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Waldo Swamped By Water Tax

Updated Nov. 6, 2019 The Waldo city council members sat back, hands folded, awaiting citizens’ complaints about the ordinance they introduced the previous week, adding a 10% utility tax on the purchase of water in the city.  About 35 people showed up to the Oct. 8 meeting to weigh in …

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County Fertilizer Ordinance in Effect, Local Landscaping Professionals Speak Up

Local lawns might not look as green this fall due to an updated Alachua County fertilizer ordinance, and lawn care companies are starting to feel the effects. The amended ordinance, which took effect on Oct. 1, implemented a seasonal ban on the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen – a main …

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Florida Counties Combat Growing Hepatitis A Outbreak Through Vaccination And Public Education

In August, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared the outbreak a public health emergency and urged health providers to begin more intensified efforts to screen and vaccinate the public. 

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