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Category Archives: Florida

Government Aid Loophole Raises Questions About Efficiency

By on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

A loophole in Florida’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card program allows eligible cardholders to buy restricted items through the cash-back option at many ATMs and stores.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Organic Farming Sustains Popularity Despite High Costs

By on April 17th, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

North Central farmers are straying away from pesticide-filled, genetically engineered foods with an emphasis on organic practices. The number of organic farms has more than doubled in the past two years.

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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Spreading Distracted Driving Awareness In Florida And Beyond

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Distracted driving was the focus of a recent Interstate 75 campaign. Nationwide efforts are also being made to address this issue.

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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

By , and on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, recognized for bringing transparency to Florida politics, died Thursday morning.

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Lake Butler Children’s Splash Park to Open in March

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 20, 2014 at 11:28 am

The city of Lake Butler is opening a splash park on March 20, located by the lake’s community center and children’s park. The park is designed for kids age 13 and under and will expose children to safe physical activity.

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GALLERY: Thousands Gather for 150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle

By on February 18th, 2014 | Last updated: February 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The 38th Annual Olustee Battle Re-Enactment took place last weekend in Lake City, Fla.

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Elderly Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day Together at Nursing Home

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

The Phillipses have been in love for nearly 60 years.

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Leesburg ‘Mixing Pick-up Trucks and Golf Carts’ in New Downtown Zone

By on February 14th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Residents of Leesburg, Fla. have been wanting more access for golf carts to get around town, and the city is finally addressing their pleas with expansions being made.

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