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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

By on April 11th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree.
After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida’s campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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In The News: FL Legislator Advocates For The Disabled, Nursing Home Construction Begins, UNF Heads To NCAA, Retail-Model Healthcare in South Florida

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

FL Legislator Advocates For The Disabled – Senate President Andy Gardiner is pushing for more legislation to increase state-funded opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals. Sarasota Herald-Tribune Nursing Home Construction Begins After 14-Year Ban – Construction of new nursing homes in […]

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UF College of Education Seeks Renovation Funding For Historic Norman Hall

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

University of Florida officials hope to receive state funding to renovate the College of Education building after years of maintenance issues. Norman Hall has had problems with mold, damaged windows and peeling paint.

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In the News: Disney Ticket Prices, Construction Worker Demand, Florida Health Care, Water Policy Revamp

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Disney World Tickets To Exceed $100 – Prices for a one-day ticket to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park are said to increase to $105. The last time prices rose was last February, when most park tickets rose to $99. Orlando Sentinel Construction Industry Faces […]

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Downtown Development Anchors Palatka Revitalization

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

The city of Palatka is revitalizing its downtown through several development projects. At its center is the restoration of four vacant buildings that will contain commercial, residential and retail spaces.

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Local Road Construction Frustrates Area Residents

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Residents near construction voice their frustrations and concerns at road blockage. The construction is preventing school buses from reaching children and obstructing mail delivery.

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Prisoner Labor Saves Taxpayer Money

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

In exchange for a reduced sentence, some Marion County inmates participate in a prison work program. The program has produced much of the jail’s infrastructure, saving taxpayers more than $9 million in 2013.

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UF Graduate Builds Future Out Of Recession

By on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The economic recession in 2007 led to the unemployment of millions of Americans. However, one University of Florida graduate turned the downturn into opportunity.

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Construction On Main Street Causes Inconvenience

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

The S Main Street northbound lane closed on Nov. 10 for construction at its intersection with Depot Avenue. The construction proved to be an inconvenience for motorists, business owners and residents alike.

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UF Breaks Ground On New Chemistry Building

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

UF held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new chemistry and chemical biological building Friday. The building, which will cost $67 million, is one of six major construction projects on campus.

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