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Silver Springs State Park Opened Tuesday Morning

By , and on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Silver Springs opened as a newly renovated state park Tuesday morning after merging its property with Silver River State Park.

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Amid calls for cheerleading safety, an examination of the activity as sport

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

As UF set new standards for its cheerleaders, limiting acrobatics, this week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association continues to leave cheerleading off its official list of sports.

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Researchers find changes in great white shark’s origin

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

In a recent study, University of Florida researchers have found new evidence for a change in the history and categorization for the great white shark. The study found that the species may be about 2 million years older than previously believed.

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Drivers still speeding on Gainesville’s NW 31st Drive

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Gainesville City Commission and people who live along part of NW 31st Drive are still trying to solve the problem of drivers speeding through the neighborhood.

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Gainesville and Alachua County celebrate UN Day

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The Gainesville City Commission and Alachua County Commission celebrated United Nations Day a week early by hosting a panel discussion.

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Book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol

By on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

A new book claims food can be as addictive as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. Co-editor Mark Gold, a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, said UF’s McKnight Brain Institute is researching how the addictions are similar.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ocala police join National Pill Take-Back Day initiative

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocala Police Department are hosting an initiative for National Pill Take-Back Day to curtail the illegal use and sale of prescription drugs.

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AT&T, United Way team up to lower high-school dropout rate in Alachua County

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

A $300,000 grant from AT&T will help the United Way of North Central Florida’s efforts to lower dropout rates in Alachua County high schools.

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