Tag Archives: Florida News

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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With Baseball Stadium Proposal, Marion County Commission Decides On Sales Tax Voting Method

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

A vote on sales tax will determine whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed Tampa Yankees baseball stadium. The commission will meet again on Dec. 17 to discuss a proposed ordinance for voting methods.

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New Civil War Monument Triggers Debate in Lake City

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.

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Alachua County Commissioner Proposes E-cigarette Regulations

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

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What You Should Know About Human Trafficking in Florida

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center found that Florida is the third largest state for human trafficking with victims coming from all regions of Florida.

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(Updated) Who Stole Hawthorne’s School Buses?

By and on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.

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