Tag Archives: Alachua County

Alachua County and Gainesville City Managers co-author article on how negative publicity over last year’s planned Koran burning event pulled community together

Last year Gainesville found itself in the national and international spotlight when Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones announced his plans to burn copies of the Koran. As a result of poor publicity, Gainesville City Manager, Russ Blackburn and Alachua County Manager, Randall Reid joined together to write an …

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High school student is "Keeper of the Dream"

The observance of Martin Luther King day in Alachua County brings people together, and gives some young people, a chance to speak out on the holiday, sharing some of their thoughts with the community. WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski reports on an Alachua county teenager, who remembers what Martin Luther King meant …

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