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Alachua County Second In Florida To Launch Text-to-911

Pictured above is a sample of a text-to-911 message received by the 911 center. Through the service, responders can quickly locate and assist individuals in case of an emergency.

Alachua County is the second county in Florida to provide a text-to-911 service. Text-to-911, which launched Nov. 3, allows emergency services to locate and assist individuals in need by routing their message to the appropriate 911 center. Senders receive bounce-back messages if a text does not go through.

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Farmers Get ‘Smarter’ with New UF Apps

The Orange Shop, located on U.S. Highway 301 in Citra, maintains their 80-year-old growing practices, but continues to adapt to new technologies.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra's Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.

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