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Alachua County sheriff clarifies FDLE investigation 

Jun 12, 2024
Gainey points to investigation involving prior sheriff’s administration.

Trial date set for racial discrimination lawsuit against former Sheriff Watson 

Apr 8, 2024
Deputy claims he was passed over for promotion due to race.

Gainesville’s top news stories of 2023 

Dec 26, 2023
New GRU Authority and school rezoning take top spots.
Government + Politics

Alachua sheriff notes issues with new jail phone system

Dec 12, 2023
Jail transitioned to three, free 15-minute calls per day.

New Alachua County sheriff talks goals, challenges

Oct 12, 2023
Gainey says 21 departed ASCO employees are returning.

DeSantis appoints new sheriff of Alachua County

Sep 7, 2023
Gainesville native Emery Gainey selected to fill position in for departing Clovis Watson.

AC Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. announces retirement

Aug 1, 2023
Letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis states Oct. 1 will be final day.

State: 668 officers moved to Florida in last year

Jul 6, 2023
Florida handed out $15 million in bonuses to new law enforcement officers.
Government + Politics

Watson decides against re-election bid

Jun 21, 2023
Alachua County Sheriff informs staff he will not run in 2024.

Suicidal man shot, killed by ACSO deputies

Jun 13, 2023
FDLE investigates Monday incident where man aims shotgun at deputies.

Meadowbrook student brings handgun to school

May 4, 2023
Teacher finds loaded firearm in first-grader’s backpack.

BOCC updated on timelines for free jail calls

Apr 25, 2023
Central receiving facility expected June 2024.

BOCC aims for free jail calls with uncertain route 

Apr 6, 2023
Motion would terminate current contract.

ACSO to lend K-9 unit to GPD

Mar 9, 2023
Announcement comes after GPD K-9 unit placed on limited duty on Friday.

Alachua County talks roads, cancels jail meeting

Mar 7, 2023
Commission discussed how to use new road dollars.

GNV, BOCC declare traffic violence crisis

Jan 23, 2023
Joint session also heard 75-acre park update.

ACSO arrests armed convict leaving city bus

Dec 20, 2022
Deputies had sought to locate man for weeks.
Local News

ACSO announces historic raises

Nov 17, 2022
Increase follows BOCC's $2.7 million allocation.

ACSO gets extra salary boost, refutes report

Nov 9, 2022
Sheriff’s office says it wants to stay competitive.
Government + Politics

ACSO, PBA strike compromise deal

Jul 14, 2022
Bargaining agreement will be finalized after vote by deputies.