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New Civil War Monument Triggers Debate in Lake City

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.

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Son Finds Solace, Understands Sacrifices Through Father’s Secret Poems, War Stories

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

Bob McPeek learns about the sacrifices his veteran father made throughout his life time after discovering a hand-written book of poems. The poems in the book, entitled “Rain or Mud, Shine or Blow,” told stories of his father’s time in war.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department Raises Physical Expectations

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is instituting a new training program to keep its deputies in shape. The program includes an obstacle course and combat training.

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Tampa Yankees One Step Closer To New Home In Ocala

By and on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

The Ocala City Council met Tuesday to discuss the potential move of the Tampa Yankees to Ocala.

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20 Months After I-75 Crash, Electronic Signs Still At Least A Year Away

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

Construction on electronic signs along areas of Interstate 75 should begin around January, nearly two years after the 20-vehicle pileup that inspired public concern over drivers’ safety on the highway.

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How Florida Lawmakers Might Strengthen Sexual Predator Laws

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Florida law enforcement officials and state legislators are considering the enactment of tougher consequences for sexual predators and are calling for a review of the current law.

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Affordable Care Act Calls Attention To Low-Income Residents

By on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.

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Florida tax collector’s offices officially take over license services

By on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

A 2011 bill moving drivers license services to tax collector’s offices went into full effect Thursday in Alachua County.

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Alachua County high risk for sinkholes like in Seffner

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

After a sinkhole opened on Thursday, and swallowed a Seffner man in the process, one UF professor discusses how sinkholes are created and how common they are in the north Florida area.

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Meteor events relatively common, UF geologist says

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

A meteorite explosion that injured about 1,200 people Friday in Russia. A UF geologist said meteorites similar to that one are not uncommon.

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