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Stop Check keeps Alachua County motorists in check

Drivers Beware…Click it or Ticket has returned. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office set up a driver’s license spot check as part of the Click It or Ticket Program to check for valid licenses and for drinking and driving this past weekend. ASO Spokesman Art Forgey says the campaign has been …

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Safe driving this holiday weekend

High temperatures could cause problems for your drive this Memorial Day weekend. Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Pat Riordan says drivers need to be careful on these crowded holiday roads. “With these high temperatures what we find is that we have a lot of vehicles that overheat, we have a lot …

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County board pushes for bike lanes

In an effort to make Alachua County more bike friendly, suggestions were tossed around tonight at the county’s monthly Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting. The county is looking to add bike lanes to major roads in the area while keeping safety a top priority. Advisory Board member William Baruch says an …

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Impact of gas prices on the economy

The price of crude oil is at its highest in more than two years, driving up the prices of gasoline. Crude oil prices settled at a 29-month high on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The average price for a gallon of regular is $3.51nationally, with prices more than $4.00 in …

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Marion County school board talks transportation

As the state and other governmental agencies deal with tight budgets, the public might be noticing the use of a the term, privatization , as a means of saving money by turning over certain functions to private companies. And so, Marion County’s school board is hearing from private firms, who …

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