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Tuition rate setting debate goes to higher court

By on March 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

The Florida Supreme Court has decided to hear a case covering who should set tuition rates at state universities. University of Florida Law Professor Emeritus Joseph Little says a fundamental question in this case is whether the appointed Board of [...]

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From clams to copper, new Levy County Sheriff’s unit tackles agriculture issues

By and on March 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

With an extensive coastline and rural area to monitor, the Levy County Sheriff’s office has created an Agriculture/Marine Unit to deal with growing Agriculture related crime.  Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says this position is something the Sheriff’s [...]

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New Marion County property tax aimed to fund public school costs

By and on March 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:37 pm

The Marion County School Board will ask area residents to up the millage rate to pay for school related costs. The proposal would add a one mill tax which would be nearly one dollar for every one-thousand dollars of taxable [...]

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Marion County school board moves forward with tax proposal

By on March 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

The Marion County school board will ask area residents to up the millage rate to pay for school related costs. Board member Ron Crawford says a one mill increase would make up a significant portion of the budget problems the [...]

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Start your engines, lock your car doors- Gatornationals is coming to town

By on March 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

With up to 150,000 racing fans expected to come in to Gainesville this weekend, there are about 150,000 more chances for crime. But Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says the annual Gatornationals event is typically quiet. He says [...]

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DCF working on a new home for victims of alleged abuse

By on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

As a case involving child abuse proceeds against two Putnam County parents… the Florida Department of Children and Families is working on where to place their three children. DCF Spokesman John Harrell says the department’s first responsibility is making sure [...]

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Investigation in to Taser-involved death continues with autopsy complete

By on March 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

The autopsy is complete, with investigation now moving forward in to the death of a man at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare yesterday. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Todd Kelly says deputies were compelled to use Tasers to subdue a Hernando County [...]

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Students cleared after bomb threat at Gainesville High School

By on March 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Gainesville Police are sweeping Gainesville High School after fielding a bomb threat called in to the department.  Alachua County Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says all the students have been evacuated, and school officials are just waiting for the “all [...]

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Student athlete concussion action par for the course at many Florida schools

By on February 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Florida lawmakers are moving closer to action protecting student athletes who have suffered head injury. The House has unanimously passed a bill requiring coaches and staff to pull athletes from play after a head injury. Florida High School Athletic Association [...]

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Texting ban facing a dead end

By and on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Although the Florida Senate’s version of a texting while driving ban is continuing to move through committee, the House draft is making little progress. Sarasota-area Representative Ray Pilon says it may mean the end for this action. He says some [...]

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