Tag Archives: Rodney Long

Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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The Complete Timeline Of Gainesville’s Homeless Shelter Saga

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

The idea of a homeless center was born eight years ago alongside an ambitious plan to end homelessness in Gainesville. In the years since, the city’s plan to construct a permanent shelter has taken many twists and turns, all of them captured in this timeline.

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March On Washington’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated In Downtown Gainesville

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Former county commissioner presents 2012 Strike Out Hunger Food Drive results

By on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

Rodney Long, president and CEO of The Long Foundation, Inc., acknowledged benefactors and beneficiaries, presented the collection’s results and announced the 2013 food drive dates to the Alachua County Commission Tuesday morning.

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Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

On what would have been Martin Luther King’s 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.

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Rodney Long to retire

By on June 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long says he won’t be seeking re-election to the seat he’s held for three terms. Long was first elected to the county commission in 2000. Before that he served two terms on the Gainesville City Commission. [...]

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