Tag Archives: Florida News

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

(Photo credit: My Smokeless / Flickr)
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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Meet The Artists At The Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

The 32nd annual Fall Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists to Gainesville from around Florida and beyond.

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In The News: Tuberculosis in Seminole High, 77 Hospitals Penalized by Medicare, Sinkholes in Dunedin, Police Release DUI Video of Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

77 Florida hospitals fall short in Medicare’s quality rating program – Out of 159 hospitals in Florida, 88 are receiving bonuses while 77 are paying penalties to Medicare. Miami Herald Police video shows Broward judge during DUI arrest – – [...]

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Florida Parks Bring in Money, Visitors From Across the Country

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

Florida Parks, including the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, serve as more than just a landscape, bringing about $1.2 billion to local Florida Economies.

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Florida Bill Could Raise Speed Limit on Interstates, Highways

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A new bill proposed by two Florida senators could push the speed limit on highways and interstates up by 5 miles per hour.

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