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By Joel Sebastianelli 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.
By Jorge Perez 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.
By Trevor Sikkema 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.
By Jaime Sloane 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.
By Taryn Bray 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.
By Brittany Bokzam 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.
By Lisa Greenberg 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.
By Amanda Jackson on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.
By Leanna Scachetti on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.