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In the News: Florida tourism record, drunk 10-year-old boy, Jerry Buss dies, Tebow to speak at anti-gay church

By on February 18th, 2013

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Man Arrested For Holding Woman Hostage, Fatally Shooting 5 Dogs

Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who shot five dogs in the head. Investigators also determined the man held a woman hostage.


Ford Trucks Targeted In String Of Gainesville Thefts

Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.


In The News: Tim Tebow Takes The Lead In NFL Merchandise Sales, Meth Kitchen Found In Interlachen, Pataki Seeks 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination, Low Consumer Confidence In Florida

Tim Tebow gear again near the top in NFL sales – Tim Tebow merchandise is the fifth-best selling in the NFL. The merchandise has sold in all 50 states since he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in April.   Orlando-Sentinel 3 […]


The computers in the media center at A.L. Mebane Middle School in Alachua are being equipped with the Fast ForWord learning program. The computer-based program is a part of Superintendent Owen Roberts' language development initiative.

Dollar General Awards Three Local Schools $135,000 For Fast ForWord

On Wednesday, Alachua Elementary School, W.W. Irby Elementary School and A.L. Mebane Middle School were awarded $135,000 by Dollar General to fund Fast ForWord, a program designed to improve language and reading competency in students. This is part of a five-year language development initiative to implement the program in all elementary schools in Alachua County.


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