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By Rachel Crosby on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm
A video roundup of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
By Lauren Rautenkranz on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm
A new foreclosure-rehab plan that allows Habitat for Humanity programs refurbish previously foreclosed houses has helped Marion County better service more families. Marion County Habitat for Humanity was one of the 50 chosen for the plan from about 1,500 affiliates.
By Brandon Fernandez on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm
The Souther Poverty Law Center has alleged that the Suwannee County School District has policies that remove African-American students from class about twice as often as white counterparts. Complaints filed by the SPLC last year were approved by the Department of Education and have been forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights
By Lauren Rautenkranz on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Although Internet addiction is not listed as a viable mental disorder, researchers are discovering troubling facts about Web-related addictions.
By David Corrado on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am
As the Halloween season creeps forward, some schools are choosing to include Halloween themes in students’ lesson plans. However, for Putnam and Columbia County, school districts are focusing on keeping the themes in line with lesson plans.
By Jaime Sloane on October 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Florida’s agriculture industry is continuing to grow, according to a report released last week by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The report titled “Florida Agriculture: By the Numbers” cited increased sales of oranges, honey and other agricultural commodities.
By Aviela Weltman on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm
Florida is one of the most dangerous hit-and-run states, but new legislation would increase penalties.
By Yelena Orrelly on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho listened to community members and defended his decisions during a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Accountability Alliance on Monday night.
By Amber Dawson on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm
More than 180,000 signatures have been collected by United for Care campaign in an effort to get medical marijuana on the 2014 general election ballot.