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Mount Dora Pastor Attempts To Break Guinness World Record For Longest Speech

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

A Mount Dora pastor may have broken the Guinness World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon. The speech, which lasted over 53 hours, was used to raise money for a local cause.

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MMA Fighter G-Money Victorious Over Cerebral Assassin

By and on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.

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G-Money: In The Cage With Down Syndrome

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: December 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Garrett “G” Holeve has Down syndrome, but his condition isn’t stopping him from pursuing his passion — mixed martial arts. G will face David Steffan on Nov. 8 in a long overdue fight against the odds.

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Paws On Parole Looking To Continue Perfect Adoption Rate

By on October 25th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

The Alachua County Animal Services and Florida Department of Corrections Work Camp is working together with this year’s “Hairy Pawter” dog academy to prepare a new group of house-trained dogs for homes.

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Hog Infestation Halts Historic Airport Runway

By on October 25th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

A hog infestation at Williston Municipal Airport’s grass runway is causing delays in the approval of the runway by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The Men Behind the Flying Car That Crashed in Marion County

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

A flying car crashed on Tuesday in Marion County after going on an orientation flight. Two passengers suffered minor injuries but are currently safe.

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Gov. Scott Announced Funding For Final Phase Of Restoration Projects

By on October 8th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced funding for the third and largest phase of early restoration projects to combat the Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill of 2010 on Oct. 7. Although $100 million was allocated to Florida by the Deepwater Horizon […]

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Scallop Researchers to Start Underwater Surveying

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Now that the harvesting season is over, researchers are starting underwater studies to determine the state of scallop populations at 10 sites along the west coast of Florida.

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DOC Partners with National Guard, Hires Military Personnel

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Florida Department of Corrections partnered with the Florida National Guard to hire veterans and military personnel who are unemployed. These specialty hiring events last all day and are open to all branches in the Florida National Guard and Reserves.

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‘Pot Predicament’ Forum Fuels Amendment 2 Debate

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

A panel of four met to discuss Amendment 2 and medical marijuana at a Tuesday night forum on the University of Florida Campus. Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and former Florida House Speaker John Mills dominated the forum as they debated each other about legislation language and the need for medical marijuana.

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