Tag Archives: Florida

In The News: ‘American Sniper’ Killer Convicted, Southwest Airlines Skips Inspections, Owners Forced Out Of Homes, Former Gov. Crist’s Sister Dies

By and on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

‘American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder – Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was convicted Tuesday for killing Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and another man. He received a life sentence without parole. The New York Times […]

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Meal Delivery Program To Help Families In Need

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.

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Ending Cuba Trade Embargo May Threaten Small Citrus Businesses

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The United States may terminate a 55-year-old trade embargo with Cuba, which could pose a threat to small citrus groves in Alachua County. The $9 billion industry may be affected by the new competition and importation, putting local growers out of business.

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Traveling Exhibit Remembers Florida Blues History

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Blues music has taken over Gainesville in the form of an exhibit at the Matheson History Museum. “Florida’s Got the Blues” runs through April 30 and showcases the history of blues music in North Central Florida.

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Alachua County Approves Resolution In Support Of Statewide Ban On Fracking

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:56 pm

The Alachua Board of County Commissioners approved two bills that could help keep the water supply safe. The resolution supports the statewide ban of fracking, which opponents say could contribute to underground water pollution.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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Local Entrepreneurs Unite To Create High Springs Hangout

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

Two couples combine four businesses to make one large hangout for High Springs. The opening of The Corner is scheduled for next month.

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Annual Battle Re-enactment Highlights History Of Olustee

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

As part of the Annual Olustee Festival, a battle re-enactment highlights what life was like in Olustee, Florida over one hundred years ago. The re-enactment uses authentic materials to create an educational and realistic experience.

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Downtown Development Anchors Palatka Revitalization

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

The city of Palatka is revitalizing its downtown through several development projects. At its center is the restoration of four vacant buildings that will contain commercial, residential and retail spaces.

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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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