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A Downside Of Country Living: Roadside Birth

The rate of women giving birth without ever seeing a doctor more than doubled in Dixie County to the worst rate in Florida after the health departments got out of prenatal care.

The rate of women receiving prenatal care during the first trimester has dropped in North Central Florida. Seven county health departments in the region have gotten out of prenatal care, and women in rural communities have to drive farther for their appointments. One woman remembers a couple who stopped on their way to Gainesville to deliver the baby on the side of the road.

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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso.  WUFT-FM spoke with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Spokeswoman Karen Parker about …

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Steinhatchee businesses still hurting months after BP oil spill

Despite the fact oil from the BP Horizon spill never reached the west coast of Florida, several small fishing communities around North Central Florida still suffered economically. Recently Trent Kelly traveled to the small town of Steinhatchee just north of Cross City to see if things were getting any better now that the oil spill isn’t dominating the headlines.

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