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Still sheltered in Clay County

Clay County has opened a permanent shelter at Tynes Elementary school in Middleburg. It is already open and will remain open until it is no longer needed. Clay County Fire and Rescue Captain and Public Information Officer Bernita Bush says officials were going to close the shelter, but as many residents …

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Putting some “pop” in the 4th

Fireworks businesses set up under tents in local parking lots are especially busy today. The fourth attracts customers looking for their last-minute fireworks fix, while business on the third comes in a close second.  Co-owner of Kaboom Fireworks Scott Edwards in Gainesville says that he sees countless families coming out …

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Fanfares is back

Fanfares and Fireworks will be returning to Gainesville Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at the University of Florida bandshell at Flavet Field on the University of Florida campus. Fanfares and Fireworks is presented by the UF division of media properties and the college of journalism and communications. Gainesville …

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Less pain at the pump this July 4th

Fuel prices have continued to decrease in Florida, impacting holiday travel. Due to this decrease, more people are traveling by car, especially during the Independence Day holiday. Florida AAA spokesperson  Jessica Brady says a predicted 1.8 million Florida residents are going to be traveling by car this holiday week. She says about …

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Alachua County declares a local state of emergency due to high water

Official Press Release: Due to unusually high water and local flooding caused by Tropical Stormed Debby’s heavy rainfall, Alachua County has issued a proclamation declaring a local state of emergency. View Proclamation The County has also activated the 311 Emergency Management Information/Rumor Control Line. Roadways, parks, and residences have been …

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Update from the Clay County sheriff’s office

Clay County press release During a fly over on Wednesday around noon Clay County officials found these horses surrounded by rising water off of Sunnyside Drive in Middleburg. They could have moved to higher ground but would not do so on their own.  CCSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue …

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Clay County damage assessment efforts begin

Official Press Release Initial reports from damage assessment crews lead county officials to believe the damage reports for flood waters associated with Tropical Storm Debby may exceed initial estimates. Crews assessed the following areas: Aquarius Concourse Arora Blvd. North Bellair Tanglewood subdivision Greenwood subdivisions Orange Park South These efforts will …

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