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Community Pays, Government Paves Roads

The dirt road of NW 210 ave will begin construction to be paved in 2016.

Tired of cars sending up clouds of dust when driving by, High Springs residents took action to get four local roads paved. About 75 percent of residents polled were willing to pay higher property taxes to fund the construction, but some are fighting against it, citing the costs as unnecessary.

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Commissioners Discuss Creating New County

The red line shows the new county line on State Road 121, where the boundaries of Springs County and Alachua County would meet. Jonathan Munoz / WUFT News

Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.

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