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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Armed Woman Detained at RTS Bus Depot

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:17 pm

A woman with a handgun and ammunition was kept from boarding a Gainesville RTS bus after pulling the gun on her girlfriend.

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With Baseball Stadium Proposal, Marion County Commission Decides On Sales Tax Voting Method

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:28 pm

A vote on sales tax will determine whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed Tampa Yankees baseball stadium. The commission will meet again on Dec. 17 to discuss a proposed ordinance for voting methods.

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Hernando County Approves Redesign of Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Plans

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

A unanimous vote by the Hernando County Commission approved plans for Hernando County Utilities to redesign plans to expand current wastewater treatment plant. The redesign will cost about $300,000, said Susan Goebel-Canning, the director of environmental services.

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Gainesville’s Suicide Memory Garden Dedicated to Survivors

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

A suicide memorial garden was dedicated to those who have lost their lives to suicide and to the family members and friends left behind afterward. The garden, which has been in the designing and building process for over a decade, was finally opened on Thursday to the public.

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Williston Farm Puts On Train-Themed Carnival for Halloween

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A local Williston family is putting on a train-themed event for visitors during the Halloween weekend. The farm provides a place for families to bond and grow closer while riding on the Kirby’s private railroad.

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Gainesville Businesses Hope to Learn from Experience

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

In the first of four Company Lifestyle workshops the Florida Works and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce hosted, local business met Friday with other successful business owners to discuss strategies, address issues in the workplace and establish a network of support.

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Palatka Tree Service Owner Turns Himself In For Teen’s August Death

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

Johnathan H. Wilkes turned himself in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon for charges stemming from his involvement in a teen’s wrongful death.

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ASPCA, UF Experts Show How To Investigate Animal Cruelty Crime Scenes

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.

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Gainesville Honors 9/11 Victims With Service, Good Deeds

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.

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