In Alachua County, Chickens' Importance Reaches New Heights
Poultry farming ordinances may seem random to most, but Alachua County has adopted its own set of unique ordinances in order to attend to a growing interest in backyard chicken farming.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Gainesville Inmate Program Gives Man and Man's Best Friend a Second Chance at Life
Proud adoptive families watched as their pets-to-be received AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates at the The Paws On Parole 30th Academy Graduation ceremony on Friday morning.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
The Florida Times-Union
Many uninsured Floridians need to sign up for health coverage by Dec. 23
With an estimated 3.8 million uninsured residents younger than 65, almost 25 percent of the state's population, Florida ranks third among the states in the number of adults without health insurance.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Grant awarded to help school children eat local
Students in Alachua County now have added support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to eat more locally produced foods in school meals.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
News 4 Jax
70-year-old woman missing since last week
Deputies in Alachua County are looking for a 70-year-old Gainesville woman who hasn't been seen or heard from since Friday.
All Points Blog
New GIS Tools for Florida Real Estate Buyers
The data is aimed at site selectors that companies hire to find new office and industrial locations, but the online portal offers perhaps the richest and slickest look at Miami-Dade demographics available.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Alachua County Jail Unveils Energy-Saving Project
The Alachua County Jail held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of an equipment replacement and energy conservation project.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
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Florida Court Strikes Down Ban On 'Electronic...
An appellate court on July 27 struck down a Florida law prohibiting "electronic communication" by criminal gangs, but it upheld another statute that makes it a felony to recruit new gang members if they must commit a crime to join.
News 4 Jax
Study: 4 NE Florida counties have worst voting access
Florida's election procedures are again facing national scrutiny. A new report by a Washington think tank finds that Floridians' access to the voting process varies widely from one county to another.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Deputies: Mother choked child over grade on report card
An Alachua county woman faces a child cruelty charge after she allegedly chocked her 14-year-old daughter because of a grade that appeared on the child's report card.
50-year-old man missing from Alachua County
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing man they say was last seen on Nov. 29 in Melrose.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Gainesville man indicted in pregnant woman's murder
Alvin Thomas, 32, has been indicted for the November murder of Caitlin Albritton in her northeast Gainesville residence, court records show.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
With Baseball Stadium Proposal, Marion County Commission Decides On Sales Tax Voting Method
A majority vote on sales tax in Marion County will decide whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed minor league Tampa Yankees baseball stadium.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Florida School District Invests in Security Cameras After Bus Thefts
In recent weeks, a half-dozen school buses were recovered after being stolen from school districts in Florida and Georgia, and at least one of the districts has taken steps to enhance security in its parking lot.
Police: Patient drugged, sexually assaulted
A medical assistant was arrested on Tuesday on allegations that he drugged and then sexually assaulted a patient in early November.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Humane Society Urges People To Think Before Gifting Pets
Local Humane Society officials are concerned that people don't weigh the consequences of gifting a pet during the holidays.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Gainesville, like Key West, had homeless shelter opponents
The hotly debated issue of how to deal with Key West's homeless population isn't unique.
Florida Bar Journal
The Florida Bar - Daily News Summary - Nov. 27, 2013
An electronic digest of media coverage of interest to members of The Florida Bar compiled each workday by the Public Information and Bar Services Department.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Holiday Theater Productions Abound In Alachua County
Rusty Salling has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years, and he will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Consolidating Bradenton, Manatee housing authorites not possible without changes to Florida law
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston says he wants to hand the troubled Bradenton Housing Authority off to the Manatee County Housing Authority, but holes in Florida law are preventing any quick transition.