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Blueberries continue to adapt and thrive in Florida fields, and as a result new jobs are popping up around the state.

Blueberry Industry Brings Blossoming Job Opportunities

An increase in harvests of Florida blueberries helps economynin North Central Florida.

Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

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Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to the three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.


Food Safety Guidelines Could Alter Sustainable Farm

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A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.



Around the Region

In The News: Man Arrested For Boston Marathon Scare, Missing Toddler Found in Arcade Machine, Teacher Accused of Ordering Student Attack, U.S. Representative Introduces ‘Max Tax’



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Jose “Pepe” Peruyero, owner and CEO of Pepedogs, enjoys training dogs in an agility course at J&K Canine Academy located in High Springs, Fla.

Dog Obedience Business in High Springs Expands to Four States

Pepedogs, a canine behavioral correction business that began nearly two decades ago in High Springs, is nationally expanding its brand and partner companies.


Onna Maya Meyer, of Alachua, hoops at the 
Swallowtail Farm Country Fair Saturday evening.

GALLERY: Swallowtail Farm Hosts County Fair

Swallowtail Farm held its 5th annual country fair at its farm just north of Alachua on Saturday.


A younger member of the O2B Kids Fusion Dance Companyshows off her flexibility during a dance routine at the 3rd annual Duck Derby on Sunday afternoon.

GALLERY: Duck Derby

The sun was shining and fun was in abundance at Gainesville’s 3rd annual Duck Derby Sunday afternoon.


Staff member Linda Wall asks Bobellina Moric, a homeless veteran, about her medical history on April 7, 2014. Moric visited the bus to get a physical since it is difficult to reach health care services in Hernando, Fla.

Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.


Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools

Suwannee County School District has the highest number of corporal punishment incidents in Florida for the 2011-12 school year. Founder of Floridians Against Corporal Punishment in Public School has made Suwannee County the next goal of his civil rights campaign.


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Unlicensed Concealing of Weapons During Emergencies Bill Passes House

The bill passed in the house with a vote of 80-36 Friday afternoon.


The FWC restocked the lake’s depleted largemouth bass population with 100,000 bass fingerlings, but it’ll take at least a year or two before the fish mature and the depleted population is
restored.

Orange Lake Levels Rising for First Time in More Than a Decade

After years of drought, this year’s rainfall has restored Orange Lake’s water levels.


April 11, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

Virginia Hamrick produced this update.   


(Left to right) Ryan Warm, 15, watches as Blake Williams, 15, and Zach McAfee, 14, prepare Dawn Walker and William Walker's 2013 taxes. Eighty-seven Buchholz Academy of Finance students are certified tax preparers and volunteer at their computer lab on Tuesdays as a United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.

Buchholz High School Students Prepare Community Tax Returns

Buchholz High School students are helping prepare tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.


UF Begins Second Search for 12th University President

The University of Florida launched the new presidential search process on Thursday.


Proposed Legislation To Focus On Florida Foster Children

Helping foster children gain access to driver’s licenses and motor vehicle insurance is the focus of two bills currently in the Florida House and Senate.


Michael Croft and Sabine Lanninger partner dance as part of the Irish set dancing performances by the Gainesville's Inisheer Irish Dance Company at Bo Diddley Community Plaza Sunday.

GALLERY: Gainesville’s Weekend Arts Festivals

Explore the Santa Fe Community Arts Festival and Gainesville’s Viva Europe Festival.


Apr. 9, 2014: Afternoon News In 90

A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.


Helen Warren and her campaign team celebrate her win for Gainesville City Commission At-large Seat 2. Warren viewed the results at the Alachua County supervisor of elections office on Tuesday night.

Helen Warren Defeats Annie Orlando In Run-Off Race

Helen Warren wins Gainesville City Commission At-large Seat 2 in run-off election against Annie Orlando on Tuesday night.


Liberty Middle School, 4773 SW 95 Street, Ocala, Fla., would be one of the many elementary and middle schools affected by this change in the Marion County Student Code of Conduct in the 2014-2015 school year.

Marion County Set to Change Cyberbullying Prevention Policy

Marion County public schools have updated the 2014-2015 Code of Conduct. It now includes a way for administrators to address cyberbullying cases that occur off campus.


A Florida gopher tortoise in its natural habitat. A new app by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will receive geographic locations of the threatened species through user-generated images.

Florida Aims to Protect Gopher Tortoises with App

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.


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9-Year-Old Inspires Children’s Book Character

Local author Shelley Fraser Mickle published her newest book in February. Nine-year-old Audrey Allen is the inspiration for the main character.


 

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