Tag Archives: Florida News

In The News: Florida CFO applying for FAU presidency, FSU wins Championship

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater applying for FAU presidency post – Florida CFO Jeff Atwater will be one of about 50 considered for the presidential post at Florida Atlantic University. If the Cabinet Republican is hired, Gov. Rick Scott will appoint a [...]

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Alachua County Wage Theft Protection Ordinance in Effect

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Alachua County’s Wage Theft Protection Ordinance, which was passed in April with a 3 to 2 vote, went into effect Jan. 1. Unpaid and underpaid employees who have sought to resolve issues with their employers can file an official complaint.

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In the News: Marijuana Bill’s Leniency, Lottery Expects Record Sales, Governors Use BCS Game for Funding, Orlando Flights Canceled

By and on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Medical marijuana amendment has lenient ‘condition’ clause – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argues that the proposed medical marijuana bill’s wording may turn Florida into one of the the more lenient states to recommend the drug. The “other conditions” loophole would [...]

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Gainesville Braces for Freezing Temperatures

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

As temperatures continue to fall, preparations are being made by North Florida counties from homeless shelters expanding accommodations to the closing of schools in Columbia County on Tuesday.

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Why A Highway 301 Small Business Pays A $1,000 Monthly Electric Bill

By and on December 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.

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A Bark Sweeter Than The Bite: Man’s Best Friend Aids Veterans

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs organization held its third annual Passing of the Leash event, where disabled owners are officially paired with a service dog to help them with their specific needs.

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Priest Theatre Now Has New Digital Projector

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

The High Springs theatre owners started renovations after receiving more than $87,000 to help save the business.

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ATV Accident Increase In Florida Follows National Trend

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.

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Health Officials: It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”

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Locals React to Death of Nelson Mandela

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Many people around Gainesville are joining others around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela.

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