Tag Archives: Gainesville

Shots Fired Near UF Dorm: Two People In Custody

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

One person who was carrying a firearm is in police custody after shots were fired at a Murphree Hall parking lot, according to an alert sent out by the university. Police continue to look for two witnesses in a blue Mazda truck last seen heading north away from campus.

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Memorial Held for Gainesville Entrepreneur

By on July 25th, 2015 | Last updated: July 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.

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Gainesville Launches Online, Mobile Service For Non-Emergency Reporting

By on July 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 23, 2015 at 12:07 pm

The City of Gainesville launched online and mobile service 311GNV Tuesday. Through the service, Gainesville residents can report non-emergency issues like potholes, graffiti and broken street signs.

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Gainesville Adopts Plan to Form Arts Council, Improve Website

By on July 21st, 2015 | Last updated: July 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.

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Summer Programs Keep Migrant Children Learning

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Counties around north central Florida are keeping migrant children learning throughout the summer. The programs are put into place to reduce disruptions migrant children face in their education due to frequent moves.

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Alachua County Commissioners Hear Thoughts On Confederate Statue

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

A Tuesday Alachua County Commissioners meeting let residents voice their opinions on whether or not to keep the statue of the Confederate solider in downtown Gainesville. Some opponents of keeping the statue said that it was associated with slavery, while others in support of keeping it where it is said it is a symbol of history.

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Northwest 16th Avenue Construction Behind Schedule

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

Due to weather delays, a drainage failure and having a streetlight breakdown caused by a car accident the reconstruction of Northwest 16th Avenue is months behind schedule. Residents have mixed feelings about the delay.

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Protesters Clash Over Confederate Statue

By on July 14th, 2015 | Last updated: July 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

Both sides of the struggle over the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier protested feet away from each other Thursday night. Over 100 people crowded at the foot of the statue with chants, talks and conversation over the statue’s symbolism.

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Matheson History Museum Receives Grant For Historic Preservation

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

The Matheson History Museum received a $300,000 special category grant from the Florida Department of State. The money will go toward renovating the exterior of the building, which will then be opened as a library, archive and community meeting space.

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Gainesville Man Among Injured At San Fermin Festival

By on July 7th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A Gainesville man was gored in the armpit while running with fighting bulls during the San Fermin festival, according to the Associated Press. Mike Webster, 38, an occupational therapist, was running for the 38th time in 11 years.

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