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Jail Booking Log, October 5

The booking report is provided by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Department of the Jail. This information is public record and copied directly from the log. Mugshots are included when available. The charges listed are at the time of arrest and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. For more details on a specific inmate use the Sheriff’s Office inmate search (for inmates currently at the jail). More specific information on charges is available by searching court records.
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Two men arrested for holding a woman hostage at Gainesville group home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Gainesville Police Officers arrested and charged Justin Hoyt, 25 and Kevarius King, 20 with sex trafficking. Officers said the suspects held a woman hostage for two weeks at Safe Hands Group Home on Northwest 31st Ave. The victims said she lived in the home from September 19th till October 3rd.
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33rd annual Central Florida Peanut Festival rescheduled for Oct. 15

WILLISTON — Like several other events and activities around Levy County last week, the 33rd annual Central Florida Peanut Festival did not take place due to Hurricane Ian. Instead, the festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 15. This came via an announcement on the Central Florida Peanut Festival’s Facebook page on Sept. 27.
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Gospel concert pays tribute to gospel greats

Singers from multiple denominations gathered to honor traditional gospel music at a concert. In connection with the Gospel Industry Network, Temple of Praise and Restoration Outreach Center Church of God In Christ (TOPROC) and Greater Bethel AME Church hosted the Choir Throwback concert at DaySpring Baptist Church located at 1945 NE Eighth Ave. on Sunday.
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Alachua County Library District hosts laptop giveaway

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the United Way to give out 70 laptops to residents in need. Applicants had until Wednesday to visit the library and sign up to be eligible to receive one. Those selected will be notified via phone or email on Monday. The program is limited to Alachua County residents, and sign-up was only available at the University Avenue Headquarters location.
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College Football World Reacts To The Tom Petty News

One of the coolest traditions in college football happens prior to the start of the fourth quarter at Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium every home game. The Gators belt out "Don't Back Down" by Gainesville native and music legend Tom Petty. Petty, who passed away in 2017, will be honored...
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County now wants voters to expand and double its ‘temporary’ sales tax increase.

Tax Hike Header(public use photo) On November 8, 2016, Alachua County voters approved a ballot initiative called “Wild Spaces & Public Places”. I’m sure you’ve seen the signs on parks and playgrounds all around the county that indicate where the money was spent. This was to be a one-half percent sales tax to be collected in the county from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2024. This tax was supposed to be earmarked to acquire and improve environmentally sensitive lands and to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities.
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Home Care Loyalty guarantees satisfaction

T’era Hopkins’ commitment to caring for people has inspired her to launch a home healthcare business called Home Care Loyalty. Home Care Loyalty, which was launched on Aug. 10, is a homemaking assistance business that provides care to seniors, women going through pregnancies and their postpartum period and those who need help around the home.
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Alachua County holds career fair in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners held a career fair Wednesday. The fair was held in partnership with CareerSource, a local job center that helps locals with job searches and career support and training. “The main goal today is to match people looking for work...
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Florida football: Florida vs Missouri best bets for week six

As we get closer and closer to Florida football’s matchup with Missouri, let’s take a look at where the smart money is for this SEC contest. The Gators come in as heavy favorites, laying 10.5 at home to a subpar Tigers team. Despite Florida’s periodic struggles, they still have a potent offense and playmakers on the defensive side of the ball.
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Gainesville Police Department warns city residents about scammer impersonating officer

The Gainesville Police Department issued a fraud warning Monday to alert people about scammers pretending to be an officer. Scammers will call from a number made to look like GPD’s and identify themselves as GPD Sgt. Nick Ferrara, according to a press release They will tell the call receiver there’s a warrant for his or her arrest for money laundering and drug offenses from a traffic stop near the U.S. and Mexico border, a press release wrote.
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