Tag Archives: deaths

Voter clarity on Gainesville’s Complete Streets program still evolving post-election

Gainesville’s Vision Zero program, a part of the national Complete Streets movement, was introduced to the city commission in 2018, and the city implemented many of its major components in 2021. The Nov. 8 election results indicate that the plan will likely maintain support over the next electoral term. But many people seem not to know what the program entails. 

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The Point, Nov. 22, 2022: Alachua County joins GNV zoning lawsuit

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • Mainstreet Daily News: Alachua County joins lawsuit against GNV zoning. “Peggy Carr and Faye L. Williams filed the lawsuit, with support from local nonprofit Gainesville Neighborhood Voices (GNVoices), and a judge will …

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Levy County school shut down after drug scare

A Levy County middle and high school shut down on Wednesday after the school’s staff feared two students had come into contact with fentanyl in the school’s bathroom. One student was taken to the hospital and arrested, and the other student was treated and released to their parent. Today, several other students reported feeling sick and school activities were briefly put on hold while an investigation unfolded. A white powdery substance was found in the bathroom with the two students on Wednesday and was confirmed to be methamphetamine with no trace of fentanyl. The students who reported feeling ill had flu-like symptoms and school activities were resumed by 10 a.m. Attorney General Ashley Moody also announced in a press release the launch of a new webpage, One Pill Can Kill, which aims to warn Floridians about the dangers of fentanyl.

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