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Barbara Higgins: A Black History Month Spotlight

Every year, we celebrate Black History Month. This year, we are shining a light on the work of the late Barbara Higgins, who worked tirelessly to ensure equal rights for those in Alachua County.

Category: County Commissioners, Communications Office,

Keywords: Black History, Barbara Higgins,

Animal Services, Animal Stories - Cody

It doesn't matter if you're a dog or cat person. Alachua County Animal Services has over 100 pets available for adoption!

It takes a lot of work to care for so many animals. Meet Cody, one of the Animal Shelter Assistants who plays matchmaker between potential adoptees and those looking for a new companion.

If you're interested in adopting or volunteering, call 352-264-6870 or visit to learn more.

Category: Communications Office,

Keywords: Animal Services, Animal Stories,

Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program

The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently seeking volunteers. Volunteers work one-on-one with children, especially in Head Start classes, elementary schools, and after-school programs. Volunteers must meet income qualifications, be in good physical health, and pass a background screening.

In return for their service, volunteers receive a bi-weekly non-taxable stipend, a daily meal, mileage reimbursement, and supplemental insurance.

Learn more about the program at .

For more information, contact the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6730.

Category: Communications Office, Community Support Services,

Keywords: Foster Grandparent Program, Community Support Services,

Eco Industrial Park Grand Opening

This groundbreaking is a critical step in Alachua County's long-term collaboration with the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville for a sustainable waste management strategy. The site supports east side economic development and job growth.

Category: Public Works, County Commissioners, Communications Office,

Keywords: Eco Industrial Park, Groundbreaking,

Alachua County's Hurricane Michael Response Efforts

Alachua County Fire Rescue sent over two dozen rescue personnel to the panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Category: Communications Office, Department of Public Safety,

Keywords: Fire Rescue, Hurricane Michael,

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