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Alachua Man Celebrates Healthy 100th Birthday

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

One hundred years ago when Alphonso Hayes was born, the population in the U.S. was one-third of what it is today, and a gallon of gas cost less than 20 cents per gallon.

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‘Pillar To This Community’ Gone From Union County After Pritchett Trucking Shootings

By , , and on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

James Tallman, a Union County commissioner, said Marvin Pritchett’s death leaves a hole in the community. “And we’re going to dearly miss him.”

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Why Venomous Lionfish Threaten Florida Reef Habitats

By on August 20th, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

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Lionfish continue to be one of Florida’s most invasive species, but organizations are creating methods to control their population.

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A New “Rescue Ranch” For Dogs Can Mean Saving Hundreds Of Tail Wagging Lives

By on August 14th, 2013 | Last updated: August 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Phoenix Animal Rescue is raising funds for a “Rescue Ranch” to help save the lives of more abandoned and abused dogs.

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How Alachua County Students Can Receive Free Vaccines

By on August 12th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

The program gives children free shots up to the age of 18. If children have health insurance, their insurance companies will only be billed vaccine administrative fees. The vaccines are given at no cost.

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Health department, in wake of West Nile, urges locals to take precautions

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Paul Myers, administrator for the Alachua County Department of Health, urges residents to take precautions around their homes to ward of mosquitoes, as well as when they are walking around at dusk and dawn. Three potential cases of West Nile Virus have recently been reported to the department.

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Aggressive driving around 18-wheelers could mean ticket

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

The Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on aggressive driving around 18-wheeler rigs.

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Mosquitoes….pesky but important in nature

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Swarms of mosquitoes are the latest hardship facing North Florida residents as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby.  Now a mosquito spraying task force has been activated by the state to provide relief requested by several counties.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Gainesville amps up battle against mosquitos

By on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

People in North Florida are warned to keep themselves protected as the mosquito populations continue to grow. The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control program is dealing with pools of standing water left after Tropical Storm Debby causing the mosquito population to [...]

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