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Alachua County Housing Program awarded over $500,000 in COVID-19 relief funds

Dec 5, 2020
The Alachua County Housing Program has been awarded funding, through the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), in the amount of $556,533.00 to assist with back rental, mortgage, […]
Government + Politics

What’s Good? Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau wins the “Henry Award”

Dec 4, 2020
Alachua County is pleased to announce that the Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau (VCB) “What’s Good” weekly event guide received the state’s highest honor, the […]
Government + Politics

Registration is open for virtual Alachua County Driver License Clinic

Dec 2, 2020
Multiple agencies will be working together to help individuals restore suspended or revoked driver licenses in a virtual Alachua County Driver License Clinic on February 1 […]
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Alachua County Budget Department wins award

Nov 16, 2020
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County is honored to announce that the Budget and Fiscal Services Department was recognized with two prestigious awards for their countywide […]
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Call to Artists: Alachua County Agricultural & Equestrian Center wants an outdoor sculpture

Nov 16, 2020
Alachua County is advertising a Call-to-Artists for an outdoor sculpture for Alachua County Agricultural & Equestrian Center. Submittals are due to Alachua County Procurement by Wednesday, January 13, […]
Local News

Veteran’s Day celebration goes virtual in Alachua County

Nov 6, 2020
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. […]
Government + Politics

County receives $729,639 mental health/jail diversion grant from Department of Justice

Oct 28, 2020
Alachua County is pleased to announce a second Federal Department of Justice grant award cycle ($729,639) for the “Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program: Embedding Clinicians […]
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Alachua County temporarily closes Levy Loop Trail for maintenance

Oct 16, 2020
The Alachua County Barr Hammock Preserve – Levy Loop Trailhead (14920 S.E. 11th Drive, Micanopy) will be temporarily closed for maintenance to the levee. The trail […]
Business

BOCC clarifies how State Order moving Florida into Phase 3 changes county’s Emergency Order

Oct 10, 2020
This Order was released to clarify what is currently in place in the County’s Emergency Order in light of recent actions by the Governor. Businesses are […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County UF/IFAS Extension Headquarters breaking ground this month

Oct 8, 2020
Alachua County and UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County are hosting a Ground Breaking Ceremony on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. The ceremony celebrates the building […]
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Alachua County Fire Rescue serves up Fire Safety in the Kitchen for Fire Prevention Week

Oct 3, 2020
Alachua County Fire Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years) […]
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Alachua County: Masking is essential

Sep 30, 2020
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. […]
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Browsing hours return to five Alachua County library locations

Sep 29, 2020
The Alachua County Library District will offer browsing hours six days a week at five branches and update operating hours across all 12 locations starting Monday, […]
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UF/IFAS offering Agriculture and Natural Resources program in October

Sep 26, 2020
The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Agriculture and Natural Resources Program for October 2020. This program is being offered by […]
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UF/IFAS offering horticulture program in October

Sep 25, 2020
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program for October 2020. This program is being […]
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County Commission lowers millage rates

Sep 24, 2020
In a move that will save taxpayers approximately $6.5 million, the Alachua County Commission has lowered the millage rate of both the General Fund and the […]
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County offers emergency text alerts for residents

Sep 18, 2020
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission creates and enforces new Emergency Orders in the midst of this pandemic. The goal of these Orders is […]
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Love local history? The Alachua County Historical Commission has vacancies

Sep 18, 2020
The Alachua County Historical Commission (ACHC) currently has vacancies, including one alternate member. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply, and […]
Business

State opens bars on September 14th and County steps up enforcement

Sep 12, 2020
As the latest from Tallahassee allows bars to open at the same time positive cases are spiking, the County’s new Order allows the County and other […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County Fire Rescue featured on A&E’s “Live Rescue” series premiering tonight

Aug 21, 2020
Alachua County Fire Rescue is joining A&E’s live original documentary series, “Live Rescue,” premiering Friday, August 21st. “Live Rescue” is produced by MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment […]
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Poe Springs Park closing in September

Aug 20, 2020
Alachua County’s Poe Springs Park (28800 N.W. 182nd Ave, High Springs) will be closed, except for the boat ramp, for construction and improvements beginning on September […]
Education

County Commission approves $750,000 CARES Act money for digital teacher training

Aug 14, 2020
At yesterday’s Alachua County Commission Meeting the Commission took the following actions: (1) authorized $750,000 of CARES Act money to facilitate additional digital teacher training and […]
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County seeking Citizen Climate Advisory Committee board members

Aug 4, 2020
The Alachua County Commission is seeking applications to fill openings for a new Citizen Climate Advisory Committee (CCAC).  When, where, and how the CCAC will meet […]
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Hurricane Season 2020: Preparedness includes signing up for “Alert Alachua”

Jul 31, 2020
Alachua County Emergency Management encourages everyone to make hurricane season preparations. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertalachua.com. Alert Alachua provides […]
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