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Gainesville’s Mental Health Co-Responder Team Diverts Arrests and Saves Taxpayers Money

Shelley Postle and MaKenzie Boyer, who works for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, are only a call away for those who are battling mental illness and in an emotionally charged situation. In April 2018, the Gainesville Police Department and Meridian formed the city’s first co-responder program.

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Residents ‘In The Dark’ Over GRU’s Response To Power Outages, Information Updates

The thunderstorm that pounded Gainesville on Friday morning left more than 38,000 customers without power. Yet by 9 p.m., 6,538 were still without refrigeration, air conditioning or hot water. Residents expressed frustration with GRU’s information shutdown at 9 p.m. on Friday, and some residents did not get their power restored …

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