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Gainesville Inmate Program Gives Man and Man’s Best Friend a Second Chance at Life

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

Proud adoptive families watched as their pets-to-be received AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates at the The Paws On Parole 30th Academy Graduation ceremony on Friday morning.

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ATV Accident Increase In Florida Follows National Trend

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.

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Rep. Baxley, Opponents Continue to Battle over Proposed Union Civil War Monument

By on December 10th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Nearly 150 years after the Battle of Olustee, there’s a new Civil War conflict between supporters and detractors of a proposed Union soldier memorial at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, the site of Florida’s biggest Civil War battle.

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Ocala Food Drive Looks to Help Depleting Food Pantries

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.

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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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Skunkie Acres Zoo To ‘Rehome’ Animals After Neighborhood Complaints

By on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm

After three years of complaints and harassment from neighbors — who have gone as far as poisoning animals and accusing the owner of sexual abuse — Skunkie Acres Zoo is closing its doors, leaving 170 animals in need of a new home.

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Camp Blanding Gets Grant for Safety System Improvements

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Camp Blanding military base in Starke will be undergoing two safety system upgrades thanks to funds from a grant. The upgrades are to be completed by 2014.

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Florida Parks Receive Record Number Of Gold Medals For Excellence

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.

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State Agencies Seek to Prevent Infant Death During Sleep

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.

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Florida Bill Could Raise Speed Limit on Interstates, Highways

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A new bill proposed by two Florida senators could push the speed limit on highways and interstates up by 5 miles per hour.

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