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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

UF Student Awarded Posthumous Award For Heroic Act

“We live in a heroic age.” Those are the first words Andrew Carnegie wrote in the original deed that started the Carnegie Hero Fund. In its 109 years of existence the fund has awarded almost 10,000 medals to recipients in the U.S and Canada, recipients who have displayed acts of …

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Breakfast in the Plaza Offered For Gainesville Homeless

Charles Washington and his trio Company of Grace sang praise songs to set a jubilant mood as hundreds of homeless Gainesville citizens gathered Thursday morning in Bo Diddley Community Plaza to receive a hot breakfast. Washington and his singing friends volunteered at the 15th annual Breakfast on the Plaza and Homeless Services Fair. …

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