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Sunday rally’s speakers encourage early voting

The Political Action Committee for the African American Accountability Alliance hosted the Empowerment Sunday rally at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The rally focused on the importance of early voting. Speakers included Georgia Congressman John Lewis and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

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Fighting back against domestic violence

Peaceful Paths, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, held a vigil in downtown Gainesville Thursday in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event included speeches from recovered victims and hanging of decorative T-shirts. Domestic violence survivor Mary Harker spoke about being away from her abuser for six years. …

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