Tag Archives: Gainesville

New Online Marketplace Launches In Gainesville

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 28, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Brtr connects customers and vendors through Facebook. Services offered on the site range from lacrosse lessons to hair styling, and the website’s founder and CEO has plans to launch brtr in Miami next month.

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Majority Of Fire Inspections Don’t Check Out

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.

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Arbor Day Celebration Honors Fallen Officers

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Gainesville celebrated its 31st Arbor Day with a gathering at the Police Department Headquarters. The City Beautification Board planted a tree outside the building to honor fallen officer Scott Baird.

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University Of Florida Taking Steps To Prevent Campus Assaults

By on January 15th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The University of Florida is tailoring campus shrubbery and facilities to improve student safety. Recreational facilities will be lit throughout the night and overgrowth trimmed to discourage sexual assaults.

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Santa Fe College Students May Get Free Two-Year Tuition

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

President Obama announced on Thursday a plan to provide community college students with two free years of tuition. Nine million students could take advantage of this opportunity if the legislation passes.

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Old Army Reserve Property To Be Made Into Public Space

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The Gainesville City Commission voted in December to develop the Army Reserve property in a public space. Deteriorating conditions of the building and official approval from the Army, however, may setback the project.

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Raw Milk Drinkers Loyal, Despite Risks

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Although the CDC recently reported a rise in raw milk sicknesses, the unpasteurized milk continues to gain popularity in Gainesville and surrounding areas.

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Gay Marriage Ban Ends As Couples Wed Throughout Florida

By on January 6th, 2015 | Last updated: January 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]

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Local High Schools Use Technology To Battle Brain Trauma On The Field

By on December 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Between 1.6 and 3.8 million Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are diagnosed each year in the United States, most of which are concussions. Football is the leading cause of TBIs according to the CDC. Some area high schools are using technology to help battle brain trauma on the field.

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Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.

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