Author Archives: Maggie Schwartzman

Explosion like one at Texas fertilizer plant not likely in Gainesville

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

When reflecting on the aftermath of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Gainesville professionals said people shouldn’t worry.

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Pinwheels for Prevention brings awareness to child abuse

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Pinwheels scattered through Alachua County will represent the 1 in 4,000 children who are victims of child abuse in the county.

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Gainesville residents address concerns of Cabot-Koppers cleanup

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

A meeting held Wednesday regarding the cleanup of the Cabot-Koppers site in Gainesville gave residents the opportunity to address their concerns. The site has contaminated local soil for the past three decades.

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Negative effects of BP oil spill linger for Florida businesses

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

The trial over the 2010 British Petroleum oil spill began Monday. Three years later, some business owners say they can still feel the financial effects of the disaster.

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Florida residents conserving water, survey says

By on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Floridians are conserving water, according to a survey by the University of Florida’s Instutitue of Food and Agricultural Sciences. More than half of the 500 Florida residents surveyed said they use low-flow shower heads and toilets, and 65 percent turn off […]

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Ineligible parents enroll in Florida’s services for working families

By on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Ineligible parents have been enrolling in Florida’s Early Learning Coalitions, according to the Auditor General’s report on Wednesday. The service is meant for working families only, but the report showed that thousands of people who access the programs also collect unemployment.

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Vigil to be held to mark officer’s death anniversary

By on February 12th, 2013 | Last updated: February 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Community members, family and friends will gather Tuesday for a vigil to remember officer Scott Baird, who died Feb. 11, 2001 while responding to a police call about a metal cage blocking Northwest 16th Terrace.

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Marion County board approves FedEx Ground hub

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 6:02 pm

The Marion County Board of County Commisioners approved a plan to finance a FedEx Ground hub in Ocala. The Ocala City Council is still in discussion about its part of the plan.

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Sawmill to bring 350 permanent jobs to Suwannee County

By on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A new sawmill set to be built in Live Oak will provide 350 permanent jobs to Suwannee County. The mill property was purchased and cleared using funds from a county revenue surplus.

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National Science Foundation grants $1.2 million to UFTeach

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm

The National Science Foundation has granted the College of Education $1.2 million to help bolster middle and high school education.

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