Tag Archives: Florida News

Project Downtown Serving Homeless During Islamic Holy Month

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

While fasting from sunrise to sunset, volunteers with Project Downtown Gainesville served food to the homeless during the last 10 days of Ramadan. In the future, Project Downtown hopes to have the funding to feed the homeless for all 30 days Ramadan.

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UF Students Welcome Bill Proposing Tax-Free Textbooks

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

A new law in Florida could help students save money on expensive textbooks. The bill looks to eliminate the sales tax from textbooks to give students a break on the hundreds they already spend on required texts.

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In The News: USDA Funding To Fight Citrus Greening, Gas Prices Rise, IT Firm Adding Jobs, Marion County Building Installs Solar Power System

By on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

USDA plans to spend $30 million on fighting citrus disease – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will dedicate $30 million to combat citrus greening, a disease that has cut Florida orange production by more than half in the past decade. […]

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Children’s Author Running En Route To Literacy Goal

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Author Dennis Yang is almost 3,000 miles into a run around the United States, a trek he says is helping him to promote children’s literacy. During his stops, Yang visits hospitals and schools and reads his published books to children.

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Ocala Artisan’s Puppets Carved Up For Adoption at Medieval Fairs

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Local artisan Bob Walker plans to sell his lifelike puppets at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville on Saturday. He and his team, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, make and sell these “Woodbabies” at various fairs throughout the year.

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Columbia County Teens Held In Brother’s Murder Case

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

Two sisters are being held in a detention center in Florida after they shot and kill their 16-year-old brother in Columbia County.

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In The News: Naval Ship Returns From ISIS Fight, Jameis Winston Hearing Delayed, 9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Younger Brother, Man Steals Chain Saw In Pants

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 2:32 pm

USS Philippine Sea returns to Mayport from Persian Gulf, ISIS fight – The USS Philippine Sea will be returning to Mayport Naval Station on Saturday after nine months at sea, which included taking part in offensive operations against ISIS as […]

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Long-Awaited Dunnellon Blue Run Trail Extension Under Construction

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Dunnellon is using funds from a Florida Department of Environmental Protection grant to finish a section of path that connects the Dunnellon and Blue Run trails. The trail will now fully support hiking, jogging, biking and rollerblading after its expected completion in December.

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UF College Democrats Rally in Support of Charlie Crist on Campus

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Members of the community gathered in Pugh Hall on Wednesday to support Charlie Crist in the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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In The News: Lower Electric Rates In Florida, Rick Scott Will Spend Personal Funds To Win, Shootings Continue Jacksonville Crime Wave

By on October 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: October 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

FPL to cut electric rates in January, will be lowest in Florida – The Florida Public Service Commission approved the proposal of Florida Power & Light Co., to lower the average electric bill for South Florida households by about $2 […]

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