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Possible change in store for blue laws in Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ALCOHOLHRCHANGEWRAP.mp3] Until 1975, it was illegal to purchase any alcohol on Sunday in Gainesville.  At the time, Jeffrey Meldon, founder of the Great Southern Music Hall in Gainesville, called into question the blue laws because he wanted to be able to sell alcohol during the shows he held on Sunday. Florida’s …

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Sheriff and county commission spar over budget

The Alachua County Commission and Sheriff Sadie Darnell are attempting to work in a combined effort to sort out next year’s proposed budget. A majority of commissioners did say they would not budge from their working figure of approximately 65-million-dollars for the sheriff’s budget. That is approximately $507,000 below Darnell’s …

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