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Affectionately known as "Ginny," Virginia Bruzzese started delivering "nonjudgmental health care" to those who can't afford it in 1992. Today, she spends her days traveling across Alachua County as a registered nurse with the University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic to bring primary care to the people ...
United States Department of Justice -- Mac Johnson, 50, of Newberry, Florida, pled guilty yesterday afternoon to tax fraud, wire fraud, structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements, and harboring undocumented aliens. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United ...

A sigh of relief came from the audience of more than 30 Tuesday night after the Alachua County Commission voted unanimously to temporarily withdraw its request for a special use permit to build a fire station on Millhopper Road that had raised concerns among local residents. Instead, the commissioners ...
The Alachua County sheriff's Office recovered a handgun on campus while helping school personnel and arrested a student in the process, a news release said Tuesday. The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eastside high school. School personnel were investigating the smell of marijuana ...
Gainesville, Florida (WCJB) Since February 20th there have been two horse quarantines in Alachua County due to the illness known as "Strangles." And the disease is causing some concern for participants in upcoming horse shows. Tv20's Landon Harrar was live, and shows us what veterinarians are ...
If so, you might want to reconsider looking for a new place at the moment. The housing market in Alachua County is at the stage of being favorable to the sellers in the area, leaving buyers in the dust. This means those looking to buy either need to act fast or need to have a little bit more money saved in the ...

Some have already declared it be the "year of the child" in Alachua County, but a lot of work remains to make that happen. Alachua County public schools must keep making improvements despite a lack of adequate state support. County voters have stepped up in approving local funding for arts and music ...
The Alachua County school Board unanimously voted to add instructional minutes to school days to accommodate for weather cancellations or other disturbances such as Hurricane Irma last fall. Board members adopted the proposal on Tuesday for the 2018-2019 school year calendar. The proposal ...
Friday marked the deadline for citizens and officials to submit comments and concerns regarding operations and management of the Alachua County Jail. By 10 a.m., the county had received only three letters, all three by government officials and each praising the quality of current operations. Assistant ...
DL, Tyrone Patterson will play at Edward Waters College. RB, Devin Edwards will play at Iowa Western C.C. DB, Kharri Thomas and WR, Russell Tolbert will play at Ellsworth C.C. LB, Gavin Pate signed with Southeastern University. OL, Bradley Weatherington signed will play at Florida A&M. QB, Marquez ...
Alachua County is offering jurors the opportunity to donate to people who have been abused. Alachua County gives residents $15 a day for performing jury duty. That rate goes up to 30 dollars after the third day of service. Last Monday, Alachua County started a program allowing jurors to donate those ...
Requirements for the program include, but are not limited to the following: must reside in Alachua County, must meet income qualifications, must show proof of home ownership, property taxes must be current, the home must be a primary residence, home must be built before 2001, and must have ...
Three years after an alarming audit eventually forced Waldo school to close, Alachua County public schools appear to be in much better shape. At a meeting on February 6th, the school board accepted a 94 page audit for last school year from the independent firm "Purvis, Gray, and Company." General ...
police are investigating a security threat sent by email to Alachua County public schools and at least three nearby school districts early Wednesday. Alachua, Baker, Citrus and Columbia county schools were sent the same email threatening violence in schools, said ACPS spokesperson Jackie Johnson.
Alachua County is one of the first Florida counties to sue pharmaceutical makers and distributors as a result of the opioid epidemic. The county filed a complaint last week in circuit civil court naming more than a dozen defendants, from manufacturers to individual doctors. It alleges the defendants spent ...
The Alachua County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to work with the city of Gainesville to settle its dispute about representation on an agency responsible for community re-development. Tensions between the city and county rose after the filing of House Bill 1237, which would allow county ...
flu vaccinations for a second time this school year will be provided for free to Alachua County public schools students. Beginning Wednesday at schools in east Gainesville, the vaccination will once again be available for students in an attempt to lessen the impact the flu has on Alachua County students ...

With volunteers and paid homeless surveyors, Grace conducted its annual Point-in-Time survey, a count and assessment of the homeless people living in Alachua County. Fredrick Augustus, 37, doesn't look homeless -- assuming homelessness has a look. His pants are white and crisp, his shirt, ...
41 elementary and middle school students gave their best for a shot to represent the county in the regional spelling bee in Jacksonville in early March. TV20's own Mike Potter was there to cheer on the contestants. school board curriculum specialist, Don Fitzpatrick, says that spelling bees are an important ...
The Alachua County Historical Commission on Tuesday presented research that suggested lynching was far more frequent in Alachua County than previously known. County leaders had asked the commission in September for a deeper look at the number of men and women hung here during the 18th and ...
She was an early childhood teacher assistant from 1997 to 2001, and worked with the Head Start program in Alachua County from 2002 to 2006. ... Gore, 35, began her teaching career in 2005 in Alachua County after graduating with a master's degree in special education from the University of Florida, ...
UF nursing students gave flu shots at Gainesville high school in October 2016. Alachua County officials worry that lower vaccination rates will mean higher flu numbers this season. Marion County has already had a couple of spikes in flu cases, and Alachua County officials say they are seeing higher ...
UF nursing students gave flu shots at Gainesville high school in October 2016. Alachua County officials worry that lower vaccination rates will mean higher flu numbers this season. Marion County has already had a couple of spikes in flu cases, and Alachua County officials say they are seeing higher ...
A long-awaited study commissioned by seven Alachua County organizations with hopes to understand and document racial inequities shows minorities face challenges on many fronts. The study, called "Understanding Racial Inequity in Alachua County," takes a look at economic well-being, family ...
Alachua County schools have received 84 students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands since hurricanes destoyed island homes this fall. Alachua County public schools have received more than 80 students from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after hurricanes ripped through the United States this ...
Alachua County public schools will close Wednesday and Thursday, the district announced Tuesday, in response to a National Weather Service advisory. Jacksonville forecasters at the National weather Service said wet roadways, especially bridges, could freeze late Wednesday and early Thursday in ...
Further south, no snow is expected in Central Florida, but temperatures are expected to remain well below normal, dipping below freezing in some areas. The winter weather forecast has prompted Alachua County public schools to cancel classes for Wednesday and Thursday, with classes resuming on ...
Alachua County is under a winter weather advisory and could get freezing rain, electrical outages and possibly ice, the National Weather Service said. The advisory and a winter storm warning covers Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, according to a advisory released at 3:42 p.m.. Scott Cordero, a ...
National Weather Service forecasters said wet roadways, especially bridges, could freeze late Wednesday and early Thursday. Alachua County public schools will close Wednesday and Thursday, the district announced Tuesday, in response to a National weather Service advisory. Jacksonville forecasters ...
GRADY COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) -- A fugitive from Alachua County is behind bars in Grady County, Georgia. Authories say they received a phone call from U.S. Marshals about an attack where a woman was nearly beaten to death on December 4 and that Ellison Jackson was named a suspect.
Robbie and Nolvia Smith with their newborn baby boy Jonathan who is the first baby born in Alachua County in the New Year, at North Florida Medical Center in Gainesville Monday Jan. 1, 2018. Jonathan, who was 7 pounds, 15 ounces, was born at 1:13 a.m. New Year's Day. Jonathan is the youngest of ...
The five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, the Hazardous Waste Collection Center, the Office of Waste Collection, and The Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station, will be closed on Monday. * Alachua County public schools are closed through Monday. Classes will resume on ...
I ask the citizens of Alachua County to join me in expressing our deepest sympathy and thanks to the family of former County Commissioner Thomas Coward, for sharing this community icon with us for 16 years of public service. Tom Coward, the first African American elected to the County Commission ...
With the help of a federal grant, researchers from around the country are updating an online tool for algebra students that will launch in Alachua County in January. On Jan. 16, about 20 Alachua County Public school teachers will receive an updated version of Algebra Nation, an online program that helps ...
Alachua County fugitive caught in Georgia. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Posted: Sat 12:06 AM, Dec 30, 2017. A fugitive wanted for a violent assault that took place in Gainesville, earlier this month, is now in custody. 52 year old, Ellison Jackson, was identified as the suspect in the severe beating of a ...
The county's decision is a misappropriation of public money, said Bill Richards, chair of the Alachua County Tourism Development Council. After a decision by the Alachua County Commission earlier this month, the city of Alachua won't have to repay $416,000 due for missing a deadline on the building ...
Alachua County officials knew the storm would likely bring flooding, but acknowledged they weren't expecting it to that extent. "We are seeing unanticipated flooding, and we are responding as quickly as possible," then-County Commission Chair Ken Cornell said at a news conference the day after the ...
Anyone who has seen "Toy Story" knows no matter what happens, toys always find their ways back to you. Since the beginning of 2017, Alachua County Fire Rescue has spread cheer by delivering toys to families in need, especially those they rescue. And yesterday, one of its fire trucks stopped by a ...
A Jacksonville-based hospice organization is set to expand its services to Alachua County in mid-2018. Community Hospice & Palliative Care, one of the top five nonprofit hospice organizations in the U.S., will not operate out of an inpatient facility but will serve patients in hospitals and in their homes, said ...
Alachua County sheriff's Department spokesman Brett Rhodenizer said many of the components of Scott's plan appear promising, but are not new to Alachua County. Since Jan. 2013, every elementary, middle and high school in unincorporated Alachua County has had a school resource deputy on ...
Communications Director for Alachua County school Jackie Jonson said "Very critical topics that are being discussed today coming right out of headlines, t child trafficking and and of course I think people are starting to recognize that those are things that affect every community it doesn't just happen o other ...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A spokesperson from UF says Alachua County will be returning the money the university accidentally sent them for costs form the Richard Spencer event. The county and the university had a meeting Friday morning to discuss the cost. County leaders released a statement ...
Alachua County has a new teacher of the year. It's Lilliemarie Gore of Idylwild Elementary school. In the picture, she's seen with Superintendent Karen Clarke and former Superintendent and founder of the Teacher of the Year program, Robert Hughes. Gore isn't a stranger to TV20. In 2016, she was ...
"By designating us as that (the local arts agency), we are now eligible to apply for grants through the state of Florida and also the federal government to do a number of art-related programs and projects here in Alachua County," said Peebles. "It also means whenever folks buy their (specialized) license ...
It bolsters the response for all the area fire stations, it increases the ability to have extra units on scene and also extra personnel on scene," Alachua County Deputy Chief Harold Theus said. Chief Theus also says if the county allows it, temporary building will serve as the new station in that area by June 1st.
The 60-year-old veteran had spent two weeks living on the streets before he attended the Stand Down event for veterans on Wednesday in northeast Gainesville. He learned he was eligible to move into the new housing the following day after speaking with VETSPACE Inc. "It doesn't get better than this," ...
He was the first black person to be elected to the Alachua County Commission and the first to receive his brokers license in Gainesville. Thomas Coward was well known in his community for his long list of accomplishments. He was the first black person to be elected to the Alachua County Commission.
(WCJB)- A trailblazing educator, businessman, and civic leader in Alachua County, has died. ... He was a Titan in the Alachua County community and made amazing contributions in so many different ways. ... "What he did for Alachua County and what we're still trying to accomplish. that's part of his legacy.
With the help of a federal grant, researchers from around the country are updating an online tool for algebra students that will launch in Alachua County in January. On Jan. 16, about 20 Alachua County Public school teachers will receive an updated version of Algebra Nation, an online program that helps ...
The county's decision is a misappropriation of public money, said Bill Richards, chair of the Alachua County Tourism Development Council. After a decision by the Alachua County Commission earlier this month, the city of Alachua won't have to repay $416,000 due for missing a deadline on the building ...


 

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