Tag Archives: Gainesville

Gainesville Brewers Celebrate Legal 64-Ounce Growlers

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

As SB 186 goes into effect Wednesday, Gainesville brewers are preparing to celebrate. Breweries expect the 64-ounce growlers to attract people from outside the state that will come and patronize Florida’s growing craft beer industry.

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City Still Looking For Solution To Repair Historic Downtown Clock

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

The downtown Gainesville clock has stopped working. The city does not yet know the extent of the problem, but is looking into how long it will take to fix.

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Residents Call For Removal Of Local Confederate Statue

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.

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Commissioners Discuss Creating New County

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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Gainesville Punk Scene Provides Creative Outlet Beyond Traditional Norms

By on June 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Women are entering the Gainesville punk subculture as an alternative to the mainstream norm. According to Rose Vastola, lead singer of UV-TV, Gainesville welcomes creativity regardless of gender.

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Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.

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Burrito Brothers Is First To Move Into New Midtown Building

By on June 16th, 2015 | Last updated: June 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

Burrito Brothers Taco Co. held the grand opening for its new location on Friday. The restaurant moved into a new portion of the U14 building off University Avenue.

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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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