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Category Archives: Florida
By Andrea Carroz on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm
After the death of Judge Johnny R. Hobbes and the retirement of David A. Glant, one circuit court judge position has been filled, but one remains and must be filled by Dec. 2.
By Angelina Perez and Brittany Bokzam on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 10:51 am
Effective Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut for Floridians, which may make the people who depend on those food benefits turn to food banks.
The Department of Children and Families in Chiefland will close its doors on March 31, 2014.
By Amber Dawson on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm
More than 180,000 signatures have been collected by United for Care campaign in an effort to get medical marijuana on the 2014 general election ballot.
By Natanya Spies on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm
Sugar Plum Ranch in Ocala provides a training program for military veterans to learn the basics of caring for horses. The program helps veterans acquire jobs on farms after they have returned home from military service.
By Brandon Fernandez on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its eighth annual Butterflyfest this weekend. Entertainment at Butterflyfest will include live performances, workshops, and engaging challenges for visitors to participate in. Jaret Daniels, Interim Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, [...]
By Madison Kirby on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:03 am
This year is the 17th annual Alligator Warrior Festival celebrating the early 1800′s. This is a time when Lake City was simply known as Alligator, Florida.
By Associated Press on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 10:56 am
Two convicted murderers escaped from a Franklin County prison in late September and early October. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were released using forged documents.
By Chabeli Herrera on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm
The Dream Defenders, including UF’s Woodjerry Louis (above), have made headlines often since Trayvon Martin’s 2012 shooting death and George Zimmerman’s 2013 acquittal, but it’s sometimes a faceless, nameless organization — until now.
By Joonhee Suh on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm
The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell is going through major setbacks due to the government shutdown.