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New Depot Park Aims To Increase Community Redevelopment 

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Gainesville children will soon have new industrial-themed playground and park where they can play while they learn about the local environment and history. Depot Park, which features a 50-foot customized train playground with a 14-foot-tall smokestack, is expected to attract adventure-seeking kids from more than just the Gainesville area. The park has a soft opening Aug. 1 and a grand opening Aug. 20.

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The Point Podcast Episode 3: Supporting Tony Jones

The people of Gainesville filled the chambers of the city commission in support of police chief Tony Jones in response to a letter sent to the city manager questioning the chief's leadership of the department. (Courtesy Harvey Ward)

The people of Gainesville packed city hall in support of Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones after an anonymous letter questioning his leadership was sent to city officials.  Listen to their testimonies with WUFT’s Forrest Smith narrating. Subscribe to The Point, our free newsletter rounding up the most important regional and …

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Is A Bailey Bridge The Solution To This Collapsed Alachua County Creek Crossing?

A Northeast 96th Avenue resident looks across the collapsed bridge that leads to her neighborhood. Almost a year since its collapse, area residents wait for a permanent solution. (Photo by Lisandranette Rios/WUFT News)

Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson continues to look for a temporary solution to the collapsed crossing on Northeast 96th Avenue — a portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge used by the military to move heavy equipment. But he's had no luck in finding one yet. Alachua County CoAlmost a year since the bridge on Northeast 96th Avenue in Gainesville collapsed after a storm, area residents are still parking their cars and walking across the collapsed bridge to their homes every day.

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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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