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You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers
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Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

But first, they decided to take a selfie with city police officers.

“We decided to get in on the selfie game and it just kind of went from there,” Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

The department posted multiple pictures on Facebook under the title “GPD Selfies with Shoppers.”

Holbrook said the idea is something he and the department would like to continue in the future. The sergeant also now has better gear to continue in the “selfie game.”

“By the end of the night, I did leave with a selfie stick,” Holbrook said.

Too many ... lawyers?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “A Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a waterbody can receive and still safely meet water quality standards.”

TMDL’s have caught the attention of Gainesville officials in recent weeks and months as they prepare to implement a utility and fee to pay for upgrades and repairs to aging stormwater pipes and infrastructure throughout the city.

But as Water Resources Director Kelly Randall likes to say, TMDLs are often confused for this lament: Too Many Damn Lawyers.

No offense meant to actual lawyers.

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