Tag Archives: Florida

New Legislation Lowers Cost of Florida Prepaid College Plans

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Beginning Sept. 20, families that purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan may receive refund benefits, price reductions and waived enrollment fees. Payment reductions will be applied to Prepaid Plans and refund checks will be processed and mailed within four to six weeks after.

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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3

By on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial [...]

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Why The Orange Is So Important to Florida – The Greening Series, Part 1

By on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange

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Florida Inches Closer to Other States in Tuition Charged Undocumented Students

By and on May 1st, 2014 | Last updated: May 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Florida may soon offer undocumented students in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, joining the ranks of 20 other states with similar tuition equity laws and policies.

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency for Heavy Rain Event

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties, including Alachua County Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued flood or flash flood warnings in several counties throughout North Central Florida.

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Hernando Parents Fear Potential School Closures Despite Poor Facilities

By on April 28th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Students would have to bus an extra 14 miles should Westside Elementary close.

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Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.

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Clay County Improves Attendance, Discipline with Classroom Technology

By on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:28 am

Clay County School District recently implemented iPad technology into its curriculum as part of a district-wide initiative to improve attendance and behavior.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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