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Lake Butler Trying To Pull Together ‘Real Tight’ In Wake Of Third Shooting Victim Death

By and on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Flags remain at half-staff outside many businesses around Lake Butler, where a community mourns the loss of a third victim from a deadly Saturday shooting spree.

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‘Pillar To This Community’ Gone From Union County After Pritchett Trucking Shootings

By , , and on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

James Tallman, a Union County commissioner, said Marvin Pritchett’s death leaves a hole in the community. “And we’re going to dearly miss him.”

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Florida Musicians Valla And Pacetti Back Together In Union-Reunion Show

By on August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

Musicians Gabe Valla and Sam Pacetti will give their long-awaited second performance at Gainesville’s Thomas Center on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

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Rubio, Nelson Hold Field Hearing On Oyster Collapse In Apalachicola

By and on August 13th, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio scheduled the field hearing at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola to hear evidence concerning the oyster collapse. Speakers blamed the collapse on last year’s drought and poor water conservation practices in Georgia along the Chattahoochee river.

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After Holder’s Speech, “Stand Your Ground” Laws Are Again In The Spotlight

By and on July 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Although Attorney General Eric Holder is taking a stand against “stand your ground” law, other lawmakers, including Rep. Dennis Baxley, believe it is an important law and should remain unchanged.

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FedEx Truck Driver Dies from Injuries After Collision with CSX Train

By and on July 11th, 2013 | Last updated: July 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

The driver of a FedEx vehicle suffered critical injuries after a train collided with his truck at a railroad crossing Wednesday afternoon just south of Hawthorne.

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Due to Popular Demand, ‘Avenue Q’ Will Continue at the Hippodrome

By on July 10th, 2013 | Last updated: July 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Actors Jennifer Lauren Brown and Michael Hull of “Avenue Q.” The play, which is not recommended for children, runs through July 28 at the Hippodrome State Theatre.

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Fourth of July Celebrations Begin in Alachua County

By on July 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Fanfares and Fireworks will kick off the Fourth of July celebrations for Alachua County Wednesday night, and a host of other events are planned for the rest of the week.

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Bob Graham Concerned About NSA Intelligence Leak

By on June 24th, 2013 | Last updated: July 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

Former two-time Florida Governor and long-time U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has been following the news about the NSA surveillance revelations and the whistleblower behind them, Edward Snowden.

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Second Candidate Withdraws from County Manager Search

By on June 17th, 2013 | Last updated: June 18, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Stockton Whitten from Brevard County sent an email to Alachua County Commissioners Monday saying he had chosen to stay in his current job there as deputy county manager.

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