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Hampton Mayor May Spend Holiday in Jail After Drug Arrest

By , and on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, talk to reporters on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton on Tuesday. Curtis found a letter signed by someone claiming to be Mayor Barry Moore in the yard of her recycling company.

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Alachua County Wants Hearing About GREC’s Operations Air Permit

By and on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

Commissioners agreed to request an administrative hearing with Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding its intent to issue an air permit to GREC. The request is due Monday.

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For North Central Florida Kickstarters, It’s All Or Nothing

By on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

More North Central Florida startup companies are turning to an online fundraising website, Kickstarter, to gain capital for their project ideas. The catch? If their dollar goal isn’t met, participants don’t see a penny of the funds.

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Pumpkins, Ready For Picking, Have Made It To North Central Florida

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 10:22 am

Thousands of pumpkins were sent on a 1,500-mile journey from the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico to one of the first patches to pop up in North Central Florida just off of U.S. 441 in Alachua.

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Families Cheer On Legacy Cars At Gainesville Raceway

By on September 17th, 2013 | Last updated: September 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

For $25, North Central Florida families can bring their prized vehicles for up to a 145-mile-per-hour adrenaline rush. About 50 drivers participate in the races at a time.

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Alachua Man Celebrates Healthy 100th Birthday

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

One hundred years ago when Alphonso Hayes was born, the population in the U.S. was one-third of what it is today, and a gallon of gas cost less than 20 cents per gallon.

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Suwannee, Santa Fe Rivers Flooding Takes Toll On Riverside Structures

By and on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

Recent flooding of the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers, in part caused by heavy rainfall, have forced some tubing and canoeing businesses to shutter, residents to evacuate and caused damage to riverside properties.

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