Tag Archives: Florida

State Funds Used To Restore Historic Florida Hotel

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.

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Workshop Sparks Debate on Dangers of Burmese Pythons

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.

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Scott Highlights Florida’s History As He Talks Of Its Future

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state’s future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition.

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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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