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"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act" We were proud to assist our neighbo...
06/13/2020

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act"

We were proud to assist our neighbors in High Springs while providing a safe location for those attending the peaceful protest.

#OneTeamOneMission

Thank you for all of your support. One team, One mission. No significant issues during the Peaceful Protest. Thank you to the Alachua Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, High Springs Fire Department, and City of High Springs Parks & Recreation!

06/10/2020
City of Alachua

City of Alachua

Due to the State of Florida’s requirements on limiting crowd size as part of the Governor’s reopening plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual July 4th Celebration in Alachua, which attracts more than 25,000 people each year, has been cancelled. We know how important this special event is for our community, so we are working on moving the festivities to Labor Day weekend. We will provide more details as the planning continues.

Check it out! Registration is open now. Go to www.cityofalachua.com for details!
06/08/2020

Check it out! Registration is open now. Go to www.cityofalachua.com for details!

Legacy Park Summer Camp 2020

Each day at Legacy Park Summer Camp, campers will discover new skills, build self-confidence, make new friends,and feel a sense of achievement. Camp activities include art, music, character development, games, sports and other outdoor activities.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.

Camp tends to fill quickly and space is limited!

Due to COVID-19, summer camp will look quite different this year to comply with federal/state guidance.

We will be implementing new check-in and check-out procedures, cleaning protocols, and staff training in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, American Camp Association, the State of Florida, and the Alachua County Health Department.

Monday, June 22 through Friday, July 31

NO Camp on Friday, July 3, 2020

Camp Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages: Camp is open to kids ages 5-13

Fees: $200 per child. Checks payable to: City of Alachua

REGISTER:

Go to http://www.cityofalachua.com/index.php/legacy-park-summer-adventure-camp for application, release form and/or financial assistance.

Chief Chad Scott would like to share this joint statement from local law enforcement leaders in Alachua County.
05/30/2020

Chief Chad Scott would like to share this joint statement from local law enforcement leaders in Alachua County.

Daniel Willis is wanted by the FBI in connection with a joint investigation involving the arrest of 4 Alachua residents....
05/28/2020

Daniel Willis is wanted by the FBI in connection with a joint investigation involving the arrest of 4 Alachua residents. Willis is considered armed and dangerous.

Alachua Police Department's cover photo
05/28/2020

Alachua Police Department's cover photo

A joint investigation between the US Department of Justice and several local agencies, including the Alachua Police Depa...
05/28/2020

A joint investigation between the US Department of Justice and several local agencies, including the Alachua Police Department, resulted in the arrest of 4 Alachua residents for Armed Drug Trafficking Conspiracy. The press release from the US Department of Justice is below.

The City of Alachua is partnering with the Florida Department of Health to provide residents with Covid 19 Testing. This...
05/28/2020

The City of Alachua is partnering with the Florida Department of Health to provide residents with Covid 19 Testing. This will be a drive-thru testing site.

City partnering with Florida Department of Health to provide Covid-19 Testing

The City of Alachua is partnering with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County to provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Alachua residents ages 10 and older.

Testing will be offered on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at no out-of-pocket cost to Alachua residents, with or without insurance. The tests will be available by appointment only to ensure residents receive important information and to increase the speed of the testing process. Tests can be administered to multiple people in one vehicle if members of households want to be tested at the same time for convenience. The nasal swab test takes less than a minute to perform. Residents will remain in their vehicle during the process.

To make an appointment, call 386-418-6147 Monday-Thursday between 7:30 am. and 6 p.m., or email [email protected] anytime. Appointments must be scheduled no later than 5 p.m. on June 3.

The Florida Department of Health of Alachua County will administer the tests. However, results are not available immediately. Results are typically available within 3-7 days.

Residents should not bring any pets with them during testing.

We honor you. We remember you.
05/25/2020

We honor you. We remember you.

Congratulations Ofc. Brown and thank you for your service to the Good Life Community!
05/15/2020

Congratulations Ofc. Brown and thank you for your service to the Good Life Community!

Congratulations to Alachua Police Department Officer T. BROWN! She was Recognized & Honored today, for National Police Week, for her Unwavering Dedication & Commitment to the Youth & Citizens of the Community she serves! This was a complete surprise to her. She didn’t know that she was nominated or selected as the North Central FL Officer to receive this from us, this year!

We showed up today during her shift & presented her with the Award, some Flowers, Balloons, & some Gift Cards; in the presence of her Supervisor & Fellow Officers.

Every day during her shift, you can always find her out of her car, spending time with the Citizens & the Youth. She works so hard & always goes the extra mile! Keep up the hard work! It’s certainly paying off! We’re praying for you & wish you much more success, in Jesus’ name!
💙🖤🙏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽

A big thanks to Mike’s Custom Catering for donating lunch for our officers today. From the looks of the empty pans after...
05/15/2020

A big thanks to Mike’s Custom Catering for donating lunch for our officers today. From the looks of the empty pans afterwards, I’d say they enjoyed it!

Alachua County
05/05/2020

Alachua County

IMPORTANT TESTING UPDATE: The Alachua County Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing to Alachua County residents, regardless of symptoms. Residents who want a COVID-19 test are asked to call (352) 334-8810 for an appointment. A referral from a doctor is not required. If your insurance covers this, it will be billed and no copay is required. If not, it is free. We expect an initial surge of calls. You may have to call back.

Clarification: The new expanded testing capacity of the local Department of Health is not an Antibody Test. Please do not call to inquire about that as it is tying up the phone line. We want people who wish to be tested to get through to set up an appointment.

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City of Alachua
05/05/2020

City of Alachua

With the State announcing Florida's reopening plans effective May 4th, visit the City of Alachua COVID-19 Response and Resource Center for the latest information on what reopening means for residents and businesses in our community.
http://www.cityofalachua.com/

04/19/2020
Alachua County Public Schools

Alachua County Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that all schools will remain closed and distance learning will continue for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

04/17/2020

Shooting Investigation

North Florida Regional Medical Center
04/14/2020

North Florida Regional Medical Center

On Easter Sunday night, first responders from our local law enforcement and EMS agencies gathered to North Florida Regional Medical Center to honor our healthcare heroes. Our team has been working diligently to care for our community during the COVID-19 crisis, and this tribute touched the hearts of so many here at NFRMC and beyond.

We're all in this together. Thank you for your support of our amazing team. @HCA Healthcare #HealthcareHeroes #CareLikeFamily #CaringDuringCOVID #COVID

Thank you to the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Alachua Police Department, High Springs Police Department, University of Florida Police Department, Santa Fe College Police Department, Gainesville Fire Rescue and Alachua County Fire Rescue.

We were honored to be a part of this salute to our healthcare heroes fighting on the frontlines. Thank you!!
04/13/2020

We were honored to be a part of this salute to our healthcare heroes fighting on the frontlines. Thank you!!

Tonight we again took time out to salute our healthcare workers in partnership with Alachua PD, High Springs PD, Santa FE College PD, UFPD, Alachua County SO, and GFR Engine 4. This salute goes out to our neighbors at North Florida Regional Medical Center. We thank you for your dedication in caring for our sick and injured always and especially during this pandemic.

City of Alachua
04/03/2020

City of Alachua

All at the click of a button!

For up-to-date information about COVID-19 Testing & Information, Resident Resources, Business Resources, Florida Department of Health, Centers For Disease Control & Prevention, and a message from our Mayor, Gib Coerper, visit www.cityofalachua.com

The City of Alachua continues to monitor and take necessary precautions related to COVID-19, consistent with the recommendations and mandates of Federal and State agencies.

From our friends over at Hitchcock's Markets! Hitchcock's will be donating meals to families in need on Saturday, March ...
03/26/2020

From our friends over at Hitchcock's Markets! Hitchcock's will be donating meals to families in need on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 12pm. Thank you Hitchcock's for supporting our local communities.

We will be donating over 3,000 meals to our local communities this Saturday, March 28th, at our 10 store locations. Families in need are invited to visit us starting at 12pm on Saturday and pick up a free meal! Meals will be distributed in the parking lots of the stores to limit exposure of customers and associates. We understand that this can be a stressful and uncertain time, and hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

03/25/2020
Alachua County

Alachua County

We are coming up with a method to report businesses that are not complying with the "closure of non-essential businesses" emergency order. It will be communicated soon. For the moment, do not call 311, 911, or 955-1818. However, if you see a crowd of more than 10 people outside, or a business like a bar or restaurant with crowds in it, call 311 or 955-1818.

Estamos ideando un método para informar a las empresas que no cumplen con la orden de emergencia de "cierre de empresas no esenciales". Será comunicado pronto. Por el momento, no llame al 311, 911 o 955-1818. Sin embargo, si ve una multitud de más de 10 personas afuera, o un negocio como un bar o restaurante con multitudes, llame al 311 o 955-1818.

City of Alachua
03/18/2020

City of Alachua

The City of Alachua continues to monitor and take necessary precautions related to COVID-19. Our preparations are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as national and state authorities. We recommend our community continue following the advice from these authorities as well, including regular hand washing and social distancing. We will continue to keep you informed of any actions that may impact you. Please be sure to check for updated information here on our page, or visit www.cityofalachua.com as this situation evolves.

City Services:

* All City services are available under normal operating conditions

* All City facilities are operating with increased sanitizing and disinfecting protocol

Recreation and Culture:

* Legacy Park Multipurpose Center - Closed

* Hal Brady Recreation Complex Gym - Closed

* Cleather Hathcock, Sr. Community Center - Closed

* All City Playgrounds - Closed

* City outdoor park areas remain open for public use; however, gatherings of 10 or more are NOT permitted.

* All youth sports have been suspended until at least March 30, 2020

* All special events have been suspended until at least March 30, 2020

City Hall Operations:

* City Hall continues to operate under normal hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 6 PM

City of Alachua
03/17/2020

City of Alachua

The City of Alachua continues to monitor and take necessary precautions related to COVID-19. Our preparations are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as national and state authorities. We recommend our community continue following the advice from these authorities as well, including regular hand washing and social distancing. We will continue to keep you informed of any actions that may impact you. Please be sure to visit www.cityofalachua.com for updated information as this situation evolves.

City Services:
* All City services are available under normal operating conditions
* All City facilities are operating with increased sanitizing and disinfecting protocol

Recreation and Culture:
* City parks remain open for public use; however, no organized gatherings are permitted
* All youth sports have been suspended until at least March 30, 2020
* All special events have been suspended until at least March 30, 2020

City Hall Operations:
* City Hall continues to operate under normal hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 6 PM

Haiden has been found and is safe! Thanks to all those who came to assist in the search.
02/17/2020

Haiden has been found and is safe! Thanks to all those who came to assist in the search.

A huge thank you to all the community that took the time to share Haiden's post and look for her. She has been located safely and is with deputies.

Alachua County Sheriff
02/17/2020

Alachua County Sheriff

On February 17, 2020, ACSO responded to the Santa Fe Hills neighborhood in Alachua in reference to a missing juvenile. According to her mother, Haiden was last seen the night before, going to bed. At approximately 0030 hours, her grandmother went in the room to check on her, and Haiden was gone.

A neighbor was able to obtain video of the juvenile on his Ring video camera at 2138 hours on February 16, 2020. She was wearing a light colored hoodie, and presumably a Jojo Siwa backpack. It is currently unknown where the juvenile may have gone.

If you have any information regarding Haiden Navarro-Escobar’s whereabouts or come into contact with her, please notify Detective Morris immediately at 352-316-1390.

Ofc. Brown and Ofc. Hunt getting the teams hyped up at the East Coast Cheerleading Championship. The event was held righ...
02/10/2020

Ofc. Brown and Ofc. Hunt getting the teams hyped up at the East Coast Cheerleading Championship. The event was held right here in Alachua at the beautiful Legacy Park facility.

Today is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Alachua County. For the past 13 years, the Alachua Police Department,...
02/08/2020

Today is School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in Alachua County. For the past 13 years, the Alachua Police Department, along with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, and the High Springs Police Department have joined together to honor those who protect the children of Alachua County as they make their way to school. Today, Command Staff from all four agencies served lunch to the School Crossing Guards. Thank you for your service to our children!

Alachua PD is on scene in the area of 441 and Turkey Creek due to a traffic crash. Southbound lanes are closed and traff...
01/28/2020

Alachua PD is on scene in the area of 441 and Turkey Creek due to a traffic crash. Southbound lanes are closed and traffic is being re-routed onto CR 25A. Please use caution when traveling in the area and follow the direction of law enforcement.

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members of the Alachua Police Department. Thank you Officer Brown for what you do in...
01/23/2020

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members of the Alachua Police Department. Thank you Officer Brown for what you do in the community!

A crash on I-75 SB at the 400 MM is currently causing travel delays. Two lanes blocked with traffic backed up for severa...
12/22/2019

A crash on I-75 SB at the 400 MM is currently causing travel delays. Two lanes blocked with traffic backed up for several miles. Please use caution and find an alternate route if possible. Florida Highway Patrol is on scene.

On December 18, 2019 we hosted our Annual Shop with a Cop Event. This event, organized by our School Resource Unit  and ...
12/20/2019

On December 18, 2019 we hosted our Annual Shop with a Cop Event. This event, organized by our School Resource Unit and sponsored by WalMart Store #538 was an amazing success!

50 deserving students from Irby Elementary, Alachua Elementary, Mebane Middle School and Santa Fe High School, were chosen by their School Resource Officers to participate. Each student was given a $100 WalMart gift card to spend in the store. Two Alachua County school buses assisted with safely transporting the students to and from WalMart.

Afterwards, all of the students were treated to a pizza party at the Swick House in the City of Alachua which was sponsored by the Alachua Dominoes.

A huge thank you to WalMart #538, Alachua Dominoes, The Alachua County School Board and all of the amazing volunteers from the High Springs Police Department, the Alachua Police Department, Alachua Police Explorer Post 537 and of course our school volunteers!

Check this out from our neighbor's over in High Springs.
11/19/2019

Check this out from our neighbor's over in High Springs.

News Release 2019-009

Wishing all those who served in our nation's Armed Forces a safe and happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!
11/11/2019

Wishing all those who served in our nation's Armed Forces a safe and happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!

08/30/2019
Alachua County Public Schools

Please see the update below from Alachua County Public Schools in reference to school closure ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Due to the latest forecast on the path of Hurricane Dorian, Alachua County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 3. We'll continue to monitor the storm to determine if we will need to close schools for additional days. We appreciate your patience as the district makes these very important decisions.

City of Alachua
08/30/2019

City of Alachua

City of Alachua officials and staff are keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian and are as prepared as we can be. Please stay tuned to this page, as well our website www.cityofalachua.com for all storm-related updates regarding The Good Life Community.

Here is the latest update from the National Hurricane Center:

08/30/2019
City of Alachua

IMPORTANT HURRICANE DORIAN PREPARATION/RESPONSE INFORMATION

In anticipation of potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian later this weekend and early next week, the City of Alachua has activated its emergency operations plan and urges its residents and businesses to get prepared.
Depending on its path, Hurricane Dorian is capable of causing widespread power outages and catastrophic property damages. In addition, restoration may be hampered by flooding, downed trees or other obstacles. City of Alachua crews are prepared to work long hours after the storm passes, restoring service to residents and businesses as quickly and as safely as possible.

Take action now!

Create a hurricane survival kit that includes first aid supplies, a battery-powered radio, tarps, batteries and flashlights. Make sure to have a few days’ supply of any needed prescription medicine, baby food and diapers, pet food, canned food and drinking water (at least one gallon per person, per day). Have extra cash on hand and make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car and proper fuel on hand for a gas grill and/or generator.
To determine a hurricane evacuation route, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.

Current sand bag locations open in Alachua:

• Wayside Park Near Hague/Turkey Creek: 12093 NW US Hwy 441 (Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Limit of 10 bags per person. Please be prepared to bring your own bags due to limited quantities.

Emergency Shelter Information:

Information about local emergency shelters that will be open during the storm can be found by visiting the Alachua County Emergency Management webpage:
https://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/EM/Preparedness/Pages/Emergency-Shelters.aspx

Hurricane shelters are a last resort. If you have family, friends or a hotel to go to out of the area, it would be preferable to living in an emergency shelter. The decision to open shelters will depend on the severity of the event as well as local needs.
Emergency shelter information will be available by calling 3-1-1 as well as through the media and the Alachua County Emergency Management website. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 for shelter or storm information. Call 9-1-1 only for a life-threatening emergency.
Power Outage Information:

Customers who experience a power outage or water/sewer issue are asked to call 386-418-6185 to report the matter.

After the severe weather passes, City of Alachua crews will begin restoring services as quickly as possible. Crews will begin restoring services by repairing treatment facilities, substations, lift stations and main distribution lines first. Once the main lines are repaired, crews will then turn their attention to individual customer outages.

If you are a City of Alachua utility customer who is medically dependent on electricity for oxygen or other equipment, please make sure you have a backup generator in place or additional power backup. Utilities typically cannot respond to customers with special needs during or immediately after a storm. Have an evacuation plan and know special needs shelter locations. If you or someone you know has special electrical medical equipment needs, notify the City’s utility billing division at 386-418-6110 prior to the storm’s arrival.

Welcome to the City of Alachua - the Good Life Community. The City of Alachua is a vibrant, diverse and historical community that has much to offer.

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My husband and I wanted to reach out in hopes to help the local community playgrounds in this time of need... https://www.facebook.com/1414982278721216/posts/2621614418057990/
Our video cameras caught this guy hanging out on our porch last night, be on alert. https://my.arlo.com/hmsweb/users/library/share/link/4D0DF66077B1F352_201909
A few months ago I was stopped by Officer Young for possibly driving too fast. Despite the inherently unpleasant nature of such a situation, I was very pleased with his professionalism and enthusiasm for the job. I left the stop thinking about how well he handles these situations for both the citizen and the town of Alachua.
Thank you very much! Our daughter’s vehicle broke down on 441 rush hour today. She was able to get off the travel road but still on road median. An officer sat behind her for over an hour until the tow truck arrived. Thank you for keeping her safe.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
My wonderful Wife was getting off a ramp from 75 yesterday when someone rammed her state car in the rear,; he took off and got away but fortunately She had the wherewithal to snap a picture with her phone as the driver eradically sped away in heavy afternoon rush hour traffic endangering others, rather than do the decent and right thing, which would be to stop to see if She was okay... I whole heartedly want to publicly thank the Alachua Police Department for responding so quickly to take care of my Wife. Within hours they arrested the person who hit her and left (as a hit and run). Great job! I always have supported our men and women in blue and this is proof of why We all need to support and respect and honor them everyday! Thanks and Happy Fourth of July God Bless the Alachua Police Department and God Bless America - Curtis Dwares
Thank you for your service. Do be safe out there!
Got a visit from a handsome four legged Alachua Police officer named Thor and a few of his friends! My security alarm got triggered and they came to check things out. I was so tired after a looong crazy day at work I totally forgot to get their names. So a HUGE thank you to the four two legged officers who came with Thor. Thanks for keeping us safe! You guys are AWESOME!!!
Were skimmers found at the gas station at 441 and 241?
Happy thanksgiving uncles police officers I am really for you uncles happy thanksgiving.
Hello Alachua Sheriff's Dept,I'm trying to get some info on The Classmstes Round up,would you send me some info please? I'm planning on coming from Pooler,Georgia!
I have a friend at 183 Rum Island Rd. Whom I have not heard from since the storm and flooding. Do you have any info on her whereabouts?