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By Lauren Rautenkranz on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm
A local Williston family is putting on a train-themed event for visitors during the Halloween weekend. The farm provides a place for families to bond and grow closer while riding on the Kirby’s private railroad.
By Ben Baumer on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm
People from all over the world will be flocking to Gainesville’s downtown this weekend for the annual rock music festival.
By Colette DuChanois on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 11:41 am
A wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Center in Gainesville is conducting testing using a special trap he designed to capture pythons in Florida. The five pythons being used in the study were found wild in the Everglades.
By Jaime Sloane on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm
The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park will have a halloween-themed music festival from Thursday to Saturday. “Hulaween” is hosted by the band String Cheese Incident and is expected to bring many tourists to Suwannee County and nearby Live Oak.
Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville and Palatka Golf Club are each headed in a more positive direction, despite years of operating at a financial loss.
By Lauren Rautenkranz on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm
A new foreclosure-rehab plan that allows Habitat for Humanity programs refurbish previously foreclosed houses has helped Marion County better service more families. Marion County Habitat for Humanity was one of the 50 chosen for the plan from about 1,500 affiliates.
By Brandon Fernandez on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm
The Souther Poverty Law Center has alleged that the Suwannee County School District has policies that remove African-American students from class about twice as often as white counterparts. Complaints filed by the SPLC last year were approved by the Department of Education and have been forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights
By Lauren Rautenkranz on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Although Internet addiction is not listed as a viable mental disorder, researchers are discovering troubling facts about Web-related addictions.
By David Corrado on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am
As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.