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Gainesville Woman Uses Yoga To Help Veterans

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.

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Waldo Community School May Soon Close Its Doors For Good

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Waldo Community School may have taken its last school picture ever. Unless the community can persuade the school board to keep it open, the 93-year-old school will be closing at the end of this school year.

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Winter Fine Arts Fair Unites Community Through Art

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Tioga Town Center bustled with crowds of people, the smell of frying funnel cakes and the crooning vocals of local bands as an estimated 10,000 people showed up for the Winter Fine Arts Fair this past weekend.

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Dog Supports Owner With Chronic Illness

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Justice, a young Great Dane, not only functions as a service dog but has the ability to detect illness and distress in the people around him. The dog was rescued by Fallin Turner, 17, who lives with scleroderma and Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and relies on Justice for both emotional and physical support.

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Jazz Band, Street Fair Draw Crowd To Downtown Gainesville For Frank Conference

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Thursday as part of a street fair. The fair was part of day three of the 2015 frank conference.

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Oakleaf Overpass Closed During Culvert Construction

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

A deteriorated culvert failed inspection last month, closing the Overleaf overpass over State Road 23 until a new culvert is built. The construction has caused traffic issues and added to commute times.

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Evangelical Cowboy Rides Through Gainesville As Part Of Larger Journey

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.

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Repurpose Project Finds Success in New Location

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

After moving to its new location next to Satchel’s Pizza, The Repurpose Project has more than quadrupled in size and substance. The owners plan to expand with the additional space, adding a garden, play area for kids and an event area.

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Future Uncertain For 320-Acre Dixie County Hunting Preserve

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

A wildlife preserve in Dixie County used for hunting is for sale. The current owner said he will not require the buyer to continue in the hunting business.

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HOPE Comes On Four Legs For Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Horses act as therapy animals for people with disabilities, special needs children and veterans with PTSD in a local program called HOPE. With recent expansions, HOPE now has funding to create an employment model to help veterans in their program to find a job.

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