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Alachua County Community Support Services' Veteran Services Division and the Alachua County Communications Office have produced a Veterans Day Celebration video program honoring our veterans' community. The Veterans Day program will premiere at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, on Cox…

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The Center Square – If a thin margin holds, Florida voters Tuesday were poised to narrowly approve a constitutional amendment requiring the state’s minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour next September and to $15 an hour by 2026.

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It was a long hot day, with wind gusts blowing our supplies off the table and rattling our tent poles. Then came a torrential but brief downpour. So, by 6:30 PM when I left the Tower Road Library I was dehydrated, drenched and exhausted but, satisfied and happy to have been part of this hist…

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Many people think this is the most important election of  their lifetime and you want to be part of this historic event. You must be registered by now to vote. If you are not sure if you are registered or have not voted in the last few years, check with the Elections office to be sure you ar…

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Early voting for the 2020 General Election begins today and lasts through Oct. 31. Locations are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Early voting for the 2020 General Election begins Monday and lasts through Oct. 31. Locations are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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Counties and cities across Florida are working to interpret the Governor's newest executive order and its impact on the enforcement of safety protocols during this pandemic. The Governor has not prohibited the County's ability to have a masking requirement. He has restricted our ability to c…

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On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida would be moving to Phase 3 of reopening Florida. The Executive Order, in part, allows bars, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers operating at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols. 

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Alachua County caused quite a stir over the last few days on social media by using the county's emergency alert system to notify citizens of the more than $30 million in CARES Act funding that was available. Typically those alerts are reserved for hurricanes, tornadoes, and the like. And whi…

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