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Rash of break-ins in Lake City

Eight Lake City businesses have been targeted in a series of recent business break-ins. Officers investigated after three alarm companies reported alarm activations and found the suspects tried to disable the systems and force their way inside. Police are stepping up their patrols and urging business owners to increase their …

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Early voting for runoff underway

Early voting for Gainesville’s run-off elections began today. Lauren Poe and Todd Chase are up for the district two seat, and Susan Bottcher faces Rob Zeller in district three. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says she anticipates about 15% of registered voters will participate in the run-off. Carpenter …

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Reaching out to help those in need in Marion County

Project Hope is an organization that began in 2006. Today it is housing families and expanding its services in Ocala. The organization will be purchasing an apartment complex to house homeless families. Project Hope of Marion County will soon be the owner of Knight Apartments with the recent approval of …

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Watching what you eat

The Dining Out Locally initiative is reflective of the mandate for national chains to provide nutritional information to consumers. Registered dietician and co-chair of the Dining Out committee for healthy communities in Alachua County, Kathryn Parker says, locally owned restaurants will offer residents access to the same information as chain …

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Alachua county legislative day

A handful of local residents were in Talahassee on Wednesday to show legislators how great it is to live in Alachua County. This year’s theme was “Lucky to Live in Alachua County.” Students, teachers, and senior citizens went on the trip. Executive director for Alachua County Legislative Day, Sandie Calkins …

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