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Alachua County Newswire

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  1. 2018 Candidate Roundtable: Alachua County School Board District 5 SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Incumbent Rob Hyatt is running for reelection while challenger Paul Wolfe hopes to persuade enough voters to give him a shot on the Alachua County School Board for a four-year term. Voters will decide who holds the seat during the Aug. 28 election.

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  2. 2018 Candidate Roundtable: Alachua County School Board District 3 SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Incumbent Gunnar Paulson is running for reelection while challengers Judy McNeil and April Tisher hope to persuade enough voters to give one of them a shot on the Alachua County School Board for a four-year term. Voters will decide who holds the seat during the Aug. 28 election.

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  3. 2018 Candidate Roundtable: Alachua County School Board District 1 SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Incumbent April Griffin is running for reelection while challenger Tina Certain hopes to persuade enough voters to give her a shot on the board for a four-year term. Voters will decide who holds the seat during the Aug. 28 election.

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  4. Alachua County Schools Expands Free Meal Program For 2018-19 School YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... all students without the need for an application - since 2015. The school year began Monday, and all but four Alachua County public schools will offer free meals through the program to students this school year regardless of parent income and ...

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  5. Local elementary school student wins top honors in national pageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Gainesville.com

    ... volunteer work and mentoring with the Rotary Club of Gainesville, the Justice Teaching initiative and the Alachua County Teen Court Program. She also serves as an officer on the Board of Directors of the Reichert House, an after-school program for ...

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  6. Man threatened to lynch local NAACP presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | ABC Action News

    ... as a hate crime. Gainesville Police say he threatened to hang Evelyn Foxx who is the president of the Alachua County NAACP chapter. Police say Wadford called Foxx six times in November 2016, saying he was with the Ku Klux Klan and was going to her ...

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  7. His threats to lynch an NAACP president made her flee Florida, cops say. Now, hea s in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The Miami Herald

    For nearly two years, Evelyn Foxx, president of the Alachua County chapter of the NAACP, says she has "been looking over my shoulder" because of what a homeless man in Gainesville has done to her, The Gainesville Sun reports . Gainesville deputies arrested Ronald Morris Wadford on two counts of aggravated stalking and the charges are considered a hate crime, the Ocala Star Banner reported .

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  8. And So It BeginsBerry Picking Has Officially Started In Lehigh AcresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2015 | Lehigh Acres Gazette

    ... years. The leaves are used for thatching by several indigenous groups, so commonly so that a location in Alachua County, Florida, is named Kanapaha ("palm house"). Workers can often be seen on private property harvesting the fronds for various uses ...

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  9. Man charged with threatening to lynch local NAACP presidentRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 11 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    ... as a hate crime. Gainesville Police say he threatened to hang Evelyn Foxx who is the president of the Alachua County NAACP chapter. Police say Wadford called Foxx six times in November 2016, saying he was with the Ku Klux Klan and was going to her ...

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  10. Florida Man Threatened To Lynch Local NAACP President, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | Vibe

    Florida police arrested a 75-year-old, self-proclaimed KuKluxKlan member accused of threatening to lynch the president of an NAACP chapter, in Gainsville, Fla. Ronald Morris Wadford was taken into custody Thursday on stalking-hate crime charges, stemming from a series of threats that he made to Alachua County NAACP president Evenly Foxx, the Gainsville Sun reports.

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  11. Former Florida AD mum about Zach Smith's arrest in 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | The Republican

    ... right bicep. Zach, who was in his fourth year on Meyer's staff at Florida, was handcuffed and booked into the Alachua County Jail. Ohio State has formed a trustees committee to coordinate the investigation and hired a firm to conduct the probe of ...

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  12. Former Florida AD mum about Zach Smitha s arrest in 2009Read the original story

    Friday Aug 10 | TheCourier.com

    ... right bicep. Zach, who was in his fourth year on Meyer's staff at Florida, was handcuffed and booked into the Alachua County Jail. Ohio State has formed a trustees committee to coordinate the investigation and hired a firm to conduct the probe of ...

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  13. The Number of Dog Bites Rose The Past Four Years In Alachua County. No One Quite Knows Why.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... do not believe in murdering any animal for any reason- however, there are exceptions to the rule." Many more Alachua County residents may be feeling the same way. The number of animal bites in the county - and dog bites in particular - has increased ...

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  14. One Year Later, Identity of Human Remains Found In Newberry Septic Tank Still UnknownRead the original story

    Friday Aug 10 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    ... of the bones . The medical examiner's office since last August has been working to identify the remains. Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Art Forgey said, so far, all that's been determined is the remains were those of an adult. Forrest is ...

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  15. Man Arrested On Charges Of Aggravated Stalking Of Alachua County NAACP LeaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    A man was arrested Thursday night for sending death threats to the Gainesville's NAACP president back in November 2016. According to the Gainesville Police Department, Ronald Wadford called president Evelyn Foxx and another woman a total of 11 times in the space of two weeks threatening them - often late at night or early in the morning.

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  16. Alachua County Fire Rescue Seeks New Station In HagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    Gerry Estes has lived near the unincorporated community of Hague in Alachua County for 18 years. Being "out in the country," as Estes, 84, puts it, the closest fire station to her home is about five miles away in the city of Alachua.

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  17. New Report Will Show Extent Of GRU's Wastewater Spillage IncidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee is concerned about pipeline breaks and the sewage consequently released into stormwater systems or creeks. "I am very concerned by how many times I do hear of a pipe breaking with sewage being released and ending up in either the stormwater system or in Hogtown Creek," EPAC Chairman David Moritz said in an email.

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  18. Starving, abused, neglected horses get another chance in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... chances for adoption. The association is based at a farm near Shiloh, in northwest Marion County, near the Alachua County line. Morgan Silver is the executive director. She has formed a partnership with 4-Star Parelli Professional and Paralympian ...

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  19. Starving, abused, neglected horses get another chance Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | WFTV Orlando

    ... chances for adoption. The association is based at a farm near Shiloh, in northwest Marion County, near the Alachua County line. Morgan Silver is the executive director. She has formed a partnership with 4-Star Parelli Professional and Paralympian ...

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  20. Starving, abused, neglected horses get another chanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | SFGate

    ... chances for adoption. The association is based at a farm near Shiloh, in northwest Marion County, near the Alachua County line. Morgan Silver is the executive director. She has formed a partnership with 4-Star Parelli Professional and Paralympian ...

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