Tag Archives: safety

Haile Plantation resident reacts to news of rape suspect arrest

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Relief is one way to describe how residents living in the Haile Plantation neighborhood are feeling after hearing the news of the arrest of Andrew Payne.  The 2008 brutal rape changed the way the residents moved around their neighborhood for […]

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Inland counties not immune from hurricanes

By on June 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hurricane season has started and many of the warnings are gearing towards coastal regions. Although Bradford County is not on the coast, it still has  to worry about many areas including enviromental concerns. Bradford county emergency managment planner Michael Heeder […]

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Beware of “jumping sturgeon” in the Suwannee River this Memorial weekend

By on May 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Memorial Day weekend is usually one of the busiest times on Florida’s waterways, lakes, rivers and the ocean.  According to statistics compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Boating and Waterways, the number one cause of […]

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Mock exercise prepares county agencies for a “real disaster”

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  Ten Alachua County agencies and private partners came together today to simulate a mass casualty incident. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Gainesville used the mock drill to make sure agencies could practice what do do […]

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