Tag Archives: North Central Florida

Humane Society Urges People To Think Before Gifting Pets

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Officials from the Alachua County and Northeast Florida Humane Societies discuss what people should consider before adopting a cat or dog for someone as a gift.

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Fla. Elected Officials Received Solid 2013 Pay Bump

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Sumter County Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss can’t remember the last time she got a raise as high as the $4,389 she received this year.

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Gustafson’s Dairy Closes In Green Cove Springs, Echoing Larger Trends

By and on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Gustafson’s Dairy in Green Cove Springs closed last Friday, mirroring state and nation dairy farm closure trends. Price increases in cow feed and milk production costs, as well as a change in the dairy consumer base, may be to blame.

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20 Months After I-75 Crash, Electronic Signs Still At Least A Year Away

By and on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

Construction on electronic signs along areas of Interstate 75 should begin around January, nearly two years after the 20-vehicle pileup that inspired public concern over drivers’ safety on the highway.

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Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.

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Affordable Care Act Calls Attention To Low-Income Residents

By on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.

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Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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Land in Palatka Sold for New Hotel, Marks Latest Development in Riverfront Revitalization

By on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The Palatka city commission approved the sale of 1.6 acres of riverfront property for a new hotel. The move is part of a riverfront revitalization movement that has been in the works for the past few years.

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Hurricane season 2013 prediction for Florida twice as high

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Forecasters are predicting a roughly 50 percent chance a major hurricane could hit Florida or the East Coast this upcoming hurricane season. Colorado State University’s William Gray explained his prediction, which includes a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. in 2013.

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