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Go-Kart Race Takes Over Downtown Inverness

By on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

Go-karts zoomed through downtown Inverness on Saturday during the Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival. New certification by the World Karting Association made this year’s race safer and more legitimate or, in the words of one city official, “absolutely off the hook.”

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Florida Fights To Join 48 States In Safety Seat Law

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Rep. Keith Perry fights to pass a bill that will require Florida to keep children between 4 and 7 years old and shorter than 4 feet and 9 inches in a booster seat while in a moving car. Florida is one of two states without a safety seat law for children older than 3.

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Farmers Get ‘Smarter’ with New UF Apps

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.

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Artist Shares Experience With Illness Through Art In Melrose

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Friday Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Melrose will host an Art Walk that is free and open to the public. The event will feature Darlene Hinkle’s art chronicling her experience with fibromyalgia, an illness causing constant pain.

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Lake Butler Community Mourns Shooting Victim Marvin Pritchett

By , , and on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The Lake Butler community mourned on Friday the death of Marvin Pritchett, a community member and business leader who was shot and killed by former employee Hubert Allen Jr this week.

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Alachua County Residents Depart For Commemoration Of 1963 March On Washington

By on August 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

At around 3 p.m. Friday, the group left on the 10-hour-long journey in a charter bus from the Walmart on Waldo Road. They expect to arrive back in Gainesville Sunday night, Chestnut said.

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