How do you feel about a Gainesville with no disposable plastic bags or Styrofoam containers? Well the city council recently moved an initiative forward to do just that. The next part of the voting process is in January, and if the rule is passed then it would take effect in August.
Schools in Marion county are looking to save some money on security at the elementary school level. They want to use security officers hired by the district rather than importing in police officers. The sheriff is skeptical of this plan and has veto power.
Jungle Friends in Gainesville recently received some research monkeys who were involved in nicotine studies from the FDA. The monkeys have never been outside before, and Jungle friends is slowly acclimating them to their new carefree life. They should be able to go out to the outdoor habitats in the springtime.