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Lack of broadband hurts higher ed in rural areas

TALLAHASSEE — The lack of high-speed internet services in many rural areas is one of the challenges hindering Florida's efforts to increase college degrees and spur economic development, a new report shows.Some 680,000 Floridians do not have access...

UF prepares for ‘alt-right’ leader

TALLAHASSEE — The University of Florida is coordinating with local and state law-enforcement officials in anticipation of the potential appearance in Gainesville of a white nationalist leader affiliated with this weekend's deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia.UF President Kent...

Gainesville vigil shines light on tragedy in Virginia

Residents of Gainesville gathered in front of City Hall on Sunday evening to honor the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday during a white supremacist rally.About 200 people, including local activists,...

New study to delay Ichetucknee management plan vote

A proposed Ichetucknee Springs State Park management plan that was set to be voted on Friday has been put on hold so a more in-depth study of the park, including its aquatic vegetation, wildlife, water quality and other...

Alliance delays plan to protect Ichetucknee Springs grasses

A proposed Ichetucknee Springs State Park management plan that was set to be voted on Friday has been put on hold so a more in-depth study of the park, including its aquatic vegetation, wildlife, water quality and other...

Quota? Troopers told to write 2 citations an hour per shift

TALLAHASSEE — A top official with the Florida Highway Patrol has told troopers they aren't writing enough speeding tickets.The Tampa Bay Times reports Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H in Tallahassee told troopers under his command via email...

Pilot whale returns to the sea after rehab at SeaWorld

The whale beached herself July 1 in Dixie County. Source link

Jacksonville nursery joins growing medical pot industry

TALLAHASSEE — A longtime Jacksonville nursery has received approval for a coveted medical-marijuana license, as state health officials continue carrying out a new law that resolved key issues about the rapidly emerging cannabis industry. Loop's Nursery & Greenhouses,...

GateHouse Media acquires Times-Union

AUGUSTA — Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media Inc., the companies announced Wednesday.New Media said in a news release...

Tiger Woods to enter diversion program Oct. 25

FORT LAUDERDALE — Tiger Woods pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence Wednesday, but has agreed to enter a diversion program that would see the charge dropped later this year.Douglas Duncan, the attorney for the 41-year-old golf...

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