Alachua County Newswire

Alachua County Newswire

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  1. 100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael About 100...Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | York Dispatch

    ... out of state. Half of the cats on the flight were from the Jacksonville shelter, the other half were from the Alachua County Humane Society, which received cats evacuated from areas that were in Michael's path in advance of the storm, as well as ...

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  2. Know Your 2018 Candidates: Alachua County Commission, District 2Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Three people are running for the position of Alachua County Commissioner to represent District 2, which covers the northwest areas of the county. In his place, voters will choose from either Gregory Caudill, Scott Costello or Marihelen Wheeler.

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  3. Alachua County Responds To Growing Suicide Trend With Community-Wide TrainingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... health and suicide is one of many contributing factors to growing youth suicide trends, Alexendra Martinez, Alachua County Crisis Center director, said. The University of Florida psychology senior said not even her abnormal psychology class ...

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  4. 100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane MichaelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Greenwich Citizen

    ... out of state. Half of the cats on the flight were from the Jacksonville shelter, the other half were from the Alachua County Humane Society, which received cats evacuated from areas that were in Michael's path in advance of the storm, as well as ...

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  5. Alachua School Board Voted It Down, But In Clay County, Guardian Program Is Running SmoothlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Alachua County School Board member April Griffin spoke with worried teachers and principals before voting in March against implementing the guardian program. "They did not want us to go down that road," Griffin said.

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  6. Know Your 2018 Candidates: Florida State Senate, District 8Read the original story

    Monday | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... of education funding, saying that funding has been cut. Criticized the use of a referendum vote in Alachua County to obtain money for school infrastructure that the county should have received from the state legislature. Goston : It seems as though ...

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  7. Keep Alachua County Beautiful receives $20,000 grantRead the original story

    Monday | Gainesville.com

    Keep Alachua County Beautiful received a $20,000 grant to provide training for veterans and adults with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities in the agriculture industry. Keep America Beautiful in partnership with Lowe's awarded Keep Alachua County Beautiful a $20,000 grant to support the GROW HUB program, or Growing Real Opportunities to Work-Harvest of Urban Business, Working Foods, Inc., Keep Alachua County Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, nonprofit organizations working together to provide training for adults with disabilities and veterans to improve their employment opportunities in the agriculture industry.

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  8. UF All-American gymnast Melanie Sinclair arrested for storing stolen goods...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Palm Beach Post

    ... give her a pearl necklace from the safe. Police also found call logs between Williams and Sinclair from the Alachua County Jail to her residence. Sinclair has earned first team All-America honors on the uneven bars in each of her first three years ...

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  9. Northern Florida ARES Teams Handle Hurricane DutyRead the original story

    Friday Oct 12 | QST

    ... two shelters - special needs and pet-friendly - until they closed on October 10 at 1700 CDT Although the Alachua County EOC activated at Level I, the ARES volunteers never activated beyond Level 3. However, AEC Susan Halbert, KG4VWI, spent a day at ...

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  10. What A Dementia Care and Cure Initiative Task Force Means For GainesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... "Because He Lives." (Christina Morales/WUFT News) Approaching the two-year anniversary since Marr's death, Alachua County and the city of Gainesville became the ninth community in Florida, alongside others such as Miami, Sarasota and Tallahassee, to ...

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  11. Council Continues to Wrestle With Manager SearchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | Coastal Breeze News

    ... back another group of finalists in the fall of 2017 and council focused on hiring Dr. Lee Niblock from Alachua County, Florida. Niblock had been terminated from his position in Alachua only 45 days previously. Niblock's tenure would only last three ...

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  12. Scathing NASA report blasts SLS rocket and Boeing overruns; first launch likely to be delayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Florida Trend

    ... to Tampa. The investment in Concept Medical Inc. will pay for clinical studies Most of the homeless people in Alachua County have limited options to fill their prescriptions, largely due to their limited income and lack of transportation. But at ...

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  13. OU's Kruger Named 2019 Wooden Award Legends of Coaching RecipientRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 10 | Big 12 Conference

    ... was named the Gainesville (Fla.) Volunteer of the Year. From 1991-93, the couple served as co-chairpersons of Alachua County's Red Ribbon Campaign, a week-long program aimed at increasing awareness and promoting a drug-free environment for the ...

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  14. Twenty-four local students named finalists in prestigious national programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | Gainesville.com

    Twenty-four Alachua County Public School students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their high scores on a college entrance exam. They are now eligible to compete for more than $30 million in scholarships through the program.

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  15. $25M for UF parents of student killed by truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 9 | WPTV Local News

    Jurors have awarded $25 million to the parents of a University of Florida student who was run over and killed by a garbage truck near campus. The Gainesville Sun reports that an Alachua County jury awarded $12.5 million each on Friday to the parents of 20-year-old Abigail Dougherty.

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  16. Gainesville City Commissioners Offer Tentative Support of Half-Cent Schools Tax ReferendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... the ballot this upcoming November. The focus of the tax is to modernize and revitalize public schools around Alachua County. If it passes, it will produce about $22 million over the next 12 years starting in January. Six of the seven commissioners ...

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  17. New Alachua County Fire Rescue Station Near Hague Receives Funding In 2018-19 BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 5 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    As part of its 2018-19 budget that went into effect this week, Alachua County Commissioners approved funding for a new fire station in Hague. People living between Gainesville and Alachua will no longer feel like they're in "no man's land" for coverage.

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  18. Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 Ballot AmendmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The 2018 General Election ballot in Alachua County will feature 12 constitutional amendments along with two referendums for Alachua County and two for the city of Gainesville. Thirteen constitutional amendments were proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission, the Florida Legislature and citizens' initiatives.

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  19. Congratulations, Gainesville: You Survived The Hottest September In 93 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... savings. Despite the warmer weather, hospitals have yet to report any heat-related illnesses or deaths to the Alachua County Department of Health between Jan. 1 and Friday, said Anthony Dennis, its environmental health director. The number of people ...

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  20. Local nonprofit receives state recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Gainesville.com

    ... Weatherization Coalition, or CWC, with support from local volunteers has helped 900 renters and homeowners in Alachua County save money, water, and energy. CWC is a grassroots community coalition with a mission is to improve home weatherization and ...

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