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Polls closed at 7 p.m. and results now show all precincts reporting. Supervisor of Elections reports nearly 15 percent turnout.
Citrus County has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation to receive a $1.5-million grant to improve safety on curvy county roads. The improvements will be installed this summer.
Lily Tallerico, 9-year-old fashion designer, will debut her first line of dresses Saturday at the second annual Fashion for Freedom runway show in downtown Gainesville.
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The new group was created for people to “feel closer to God without clothing.”
Families from across the state gathered at Hog Waller last weekend, a privately owned park in Palatka, to drive through its six-acre mud pit.
Ocala National Forest is still recovering from two notable forest fires that resulted in a noticeable loss of tree cover.
The city of Live Oak is looking to change the city administrator position to a city manager, which is hasn’t had since 1878.
A new flood chart will help residents along the Little and Withlacoochee River gauge how they could be affected by severe flooding in the future. Some city officials also believe the chart will be useful for Floridians farther south near the Suwannee River.
The Florida Department of Education’s scoring system for teachers is available for public scrutiny after a legal battle with a Jacksonville newspaper.
Archaeologists and artists gathered in Ocala for the fourth annual Silver River Knap-In.
Justine Andersen’s name was once Dennis. Her journey has changed her body and her outlook on life.
Clouds of orange and blue cornstarch rained down on more than 1,000 University of Florida students and some members of the Gainesville community as they ran through Fraternity Row, leaving Flavet Field behind them. The runners participated in the second annual […]
Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.
Update Feb. 23 12:48 a.m.: The other passenger arrested with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Deonte A. Thompson has had run ins with the law, including prison time for two attempted murder charges. In June 2007, Erskine J. McKinley, also known as […]
An 8-year-old boy is suffering from a rare and incurable liver disease, and but his 7-year-old friend wrote a book to help him.
A drug bust by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team resulted in nine arrests in Belleview on Thursday. The team was investigating the residents of 12250 SE 86th Ave. after receiving complaints from neighbors.
The scam involves innocent residents receiving phone calls saying they have missed jury duty and are being fined large sums of money.
After 25 years with the March of Dimes, Betsy Trent is set to retire on March 1. She is the executive director of the north central Florida division, yet no one has been selected to fill her position at this time.
Improvements taking root at the Sidney Lanier Center with the help of Project Makeover.
A University of Florida student has created a video about student protests in Venezuela that has gone viral.