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UF’s Century Tower Carillon, University Auditorium Organ Share Tradition, History

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Two University of Florida landmarks, UF Century Tower and University Auditorium, house UF’s most famous and influential instruments. Both share a long tradition and deep history.

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Holiday Theater Productions Abound In Alachua County

By on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Many local actors in North Florida are preparing for their holiday productions. That includes Rusty Salling, who has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years. He will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.

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Tree Safety Emphasized After Gainesville Tragedy

By and on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

After a a woman was killed and her husband was injured from a tree falling directly on their house on Wednesday morning, tree safety is being heavily emphasized.

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Arsonist Apparently Targeting, Torching Marion County Law Enforcement

By and on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Four cars and a home have been set ablaze in Ocala by an individual who Marion County law enforcement officials believe to be an arsonist. The twist? The people trying to track the criminal down are the target of the crimes.

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Funding Still Needed For Starke Elementary Repairs

By on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

Workers at Starke Elementary School help to insure the building will be safe for students by March 18, 2014. The school was closed Aug. 23 due to mold, and students were relocated to nearby schools.

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UF Research Team Surveys Tornado Damage

By on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 11:10 am

University of Florida researchers are evaluating the damage done after a powerful tornado ravaged Moore, Okla.

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Republican-Sponsored Bill Aims to Toughen Up on Crime Against Pregnant Women

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Two Republican lawmakers, state Sen. Kelli Stargel and Rep. Larry Ahern, of Seminole, have sponsored an amendment to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004.

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Live Oak Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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.

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Gatorade Inventor Honored With Great Floridian Award

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.

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Gator Football, High Springs Mourn Loss Of Larry Travis

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

Larry Travis, former High Springs mayor and lineman for the University of Florida Gator football team, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday. Travis’ funeral service will be held at Touchdown Terrace at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

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