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UF President Participates in ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By on August 25th, 2014 | Last updated: August 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm

University of Florida President Bernie Machen participated in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” on Monday. Machen nominated all YouTube viewers as well as the president of UF Student Government and the vice president of the UF Division of Student Affairs.

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Two People Die in Levy County Home Fire

By on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Local law enforcement and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a mobile home fire that occurred in Levy County early Wednesday morning.  Lt. Scott Tummond of Levy County Sheriff’s Office said the Bronson Fire Department responded to calls at […]

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Woman Found Dead in Car at Gainesville Hospital Garage

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Police are investigating the probable domestic violence incident that led to a woman’s fatal stabbing.

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Substitute Teachers Expected to be Hired Full Time

By and on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Some first-time teachers were hired as permanent substitutes as a way to cut district spending, but now Marion County is expected to hire about 100 as full-time teachers.

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Florida’s Columbia County NAACP President Examines Civil Rights Progress Since 1963

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.

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UF report: collapse of oyster industry due to drought, salinity

By and on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A University of Florida team dedicated to researching the recent decline of oysters in Florida have discovered that the shortage is not due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rather, the decline, which is affecting many fishermen and those involved in the industry, is due to drought and high salinity in the waters.

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GPD releases sketch of suspect in assault and armed burglary

By and on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

GPD released a composite sketch Thursday of a suspect still at large in a case of battery and armed burglary.

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Unmarked graves exhumed at Dozier School for Boys

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Anthropologists are starting to excavate unmarked graves at Florida’s notorious Dozier School for Boys, a former state-run correctional institution with a history of alleged abuse and death.

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Horse meat discoveries shouldn’t concern Florida, expert says

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Despite findings of horse meat in Europe, local experts say this is not a problem for Floridians and finding horse meat in America is unheard of.

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