Tag Archives: Florida

Craft Beer Scene In North Central Florida Booms

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The number of craft beer breweries in the state of Florida is rising. The state’s tourism industry is helping to increase the popularity of craft beer.

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Florida Bee Populations Growing, Not Necessarily Thriving

By on July 13th, 2015 | Last updated: July 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

While bee populations in Florida show some growth, some factors still keep them from flourishing. Land loss, overcrowding and herbicides pose problems for the bees and the beekeepers.

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Matheson History Museum Receives Grant For Historic Preservation

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm

The Matheson History Museum received a $300,000 special category grant from the Florida Department of State. The money will go toward renovating the exterior of the building, which will then be opened as a library, archive and community meeting space.

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Florida Fishermen Face Fierce Competition

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Florida fisherman are concerned with the growing taste for imported fish. As imports from other countries increase, questions of ethics and safety are floating to the surface.

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In The News: Florida Receives $3.25 Billion in Settlement, Dog Saves Family From Fire, Orlando Cook Wins $50,000, Church Fire Likely Not Arson

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Florida to Receive $3.25B from Gulf States’ Deepwater Horizon Settlement with BP – British oil company BP will pay $18.7 billion to the five Gulf Coast states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a settlement Thursday. […]

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Residents Call For Removal Of Local Confederate Statue

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.

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Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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Amendment 40 Splits Red Snapper Season, Extending For Charters

By on June 8th, 2015 | Last updated: June 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Red snapper season was divided on June 1 into two recreational sectors: federal for-hire charter captains and private recreational fishermen. The season for recreational fisherman will be limited to 10 consecutive days, ending at 12:01 a.m. on June 11.

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