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A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
Emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the North Central Florida YMCA Wellness Center must determine which programs to cut to start generating badly needed revenue.
A local Williston family is putting on a train-themed event for visitors during the Halloween weekend. The farm provides a place for families to bond and grow closer while riding on the Kirby’s private railroad.
A new foreclosure-rehab plan that allows Habitat for Humanity programs refurbish previously foreclosed houses has helped Marion County better service more families. Marion County Habitat for Humanity was one of the 50 chosen for the plan from about 1,500 affiliates.
Although Internet addiction is not listed as a viable mental disorder, researchers are discovering troubling facts about Web-related addictions.
With Tropical Storm Karen looking like it could be the second named storm to make landfall in the United States this season, Downtown Cafe employee Stephanie McIntosh was reminded Thursday of the devastation when Tropical Storm Debbie dumped more than a foot of water into her Live Oak Home.
In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.
Jessica Flanagan’s stepfather posted an ad on Craigslist offering a date with Flanagan to the Florida vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday. Flanagan was surprised to see more than 300 men were willing to apply to be her date.
From GPD police chief to mayor Ed Braddy, Gainesville officials were happy Thursday to see a new tenant take over Pastor Terry Jones’ former church property. “Good Lord,” Braddy said, “it really weighed heavy on the men and women who are living here, raising children here.”
Alexa Carlin founded Hello Perfect, a blog devoted to redefining society’s definition of perfection, with a friend in 2011.