Tag Archives: Union County

Sawmill Fire Contained By Firefighters, Debris Still Smoldering

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Firefighters have worked to contain a fire at a Worthington Springs sawmill. The fire that was reported Wednesday morning at J.L. Wood Gator Reman sawmill continues to smolder as sawmill workers try clearing the debris.

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Informant Posing As Klan Hit Man Leads To Prison Guard Bust

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 10:10 am

A confidential informant inside the Ku Klux Klan alerted the FBI to a murder plot involving three KKK members who worked at a Florida prison.

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Research Shows Paddling Still Prevalent in Florida Schools

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Many school districts that allow corporal punishment are in Florida’s northern rural counties, with Suwannee near the top of the list. A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling, a source of increased dropouts and lawsuits, according to a research study.

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Union County Ranks Last in Health Report

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Union County ranked last in a statewide health ranking. Florida Department of Health officials attribute the issues to a lack of funding.

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North Central Florida Counties Rank Low On Health

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin shows how local counties rank in resident health.

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Plane Runs Low On Fuel, Sets Down on State Road 16

By and on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 5:57 am

On the last leg of his journey from Minneapolis to Jacksonville, pilot George Momberg made a precautionary landing on State Road 16.

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Lake Butler Children’s Splash Park to Open in March

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 20, 2014 at 11:28 am

The city of Lake Butler is opening a splash park on March 20, located by the lake’s community center and children’s park. The park is designed for kids age 13 and under and will expose children to safe physical activity.

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Domestic Abuse Network Plans to Expand Facilities

By on February 17th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network plans to kickstart its expansion project with a ground-breaking ceremony on March 4 in its main outreach office in Gainesville, Fla.

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New Union County Sheriff Sworn In, Praises Father

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Brad E. Whitehead pays tribute to his late father at Whitehead’s swearing-in as Union County’s newest sheriff.

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Union County High students earn CNA licenses before graduation

By on May 29th, 2013 | Last updated: May 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

A health occupation certification class allows Union County High School students to get their certified nursing assistant license before graduating from high school.

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