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UF Health To Build Two New Hospitals Specializing In Cardiovascular and Neuromedical Conditions

By on January 26th, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

UF Health broke ground Friday on two new hospitals that will specialize in cardiovascular and neuromedical diseases. The facilities, due to open in early 2018, will provide more room for patients, house the latest medical technology and add around 1,000 jobs.

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A T. rex Named Sue

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

A look at the setup of the most-complete cast of a T. rex, now showing at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Gainesville Primate Sanctuary To Build New Monkey Enclosures

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

The Alachua County Development Review Committee approved a plan for the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary to build on 36 more acres. The Sanctuary plans to bring in more monkeys after building new enclosures on the property.

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Grace Marketplace Rises Above Capacity On Cold Nights

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The shelter accommodates unusually high numbers on harsh, cold nights this season.

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Early Voting Has Begun

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

Bradford county joins Levy county Monday in opening their doors for early voting. Alachua county will begin early voting Wednesday and Marion county on Thursday. These are the few counties that will have early voting until every county is open […]

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City of Hampton Kicks Off New Era with First Election In About a Decade

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The city of Hampton holds its first election in about 10 years today after state lawmakers give local leaders a second chance instead of dissolving the city. Citizens will vote to fill city council seats and approve charter amendments.

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Update: City of Hampton Under Criminal Investigation

By on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Elise Giordano / WUFT News Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, stand on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton in November. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jacksonville office is conducting a criminal investigation on the city […]

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Lawmakers Scrap Plans to Dissolve Hampton, Embattled City Celebrates

By on March 29th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

They were convinced by city Councilman Dan Williams’ presentation on how the city government will change following a damning state auditor’s report.

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Gainesville Regional Airport Closed After Bomb Threat

By on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Gainesville Regional Airport was closed for more than an hour on Friday after an unspecified bomb threat was called in to one of the rental car agencies.

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Why A Highway 301 Small Business Pays A $1,000 Monthly Electric Bill

By and on December 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.

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