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Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Through a grant from State Farm officials, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office placed multiple banners around our county this week to raise awareness about this problem.  The message on the banners reads “Texting + Driving: A Deadly Combination”. Banner locations include Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Keystone and Fleming Island.

FWC Wants Public's Input About More Daylight Alligator Hunting

FWC Wants Public's Input About More Daylight Alligator Hunting

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to know what Floridians think about providing more daylight-hunting hours to alligator hunters. The public can comment via an online survey.

Use Caution Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday, Patches of Dense Fog Expected

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the Thanksgiving holiday as patches of dense fog

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings

October 23 through October 29

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29.  Detour signs will be posted. The anticipated completion time for all work on this project is late 2010.

Detours for Gainesville’s Pride Parade on Saturday, October 23

Regional Transit System (RTS) will have detours on Routes 15, 400, and 410 on Saturday, Oct. 23, between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the Gainesville Pride Parade.  These routes will bypass University Avenue between Southwest 10th Street and Southeast 1st Street.

A Family-Friendly Ghost Walk: Saturday October 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

By the light of the silvery moon with the owls and frogs we’ll croon… and we hope you’ll join us!

On October 30th, the Saturday before Halloween, come with family and friends for a night hike to the Morningside Living History Farm where you will meet ghosts from 1870 and hear about their lives in rural Florida.

The program begins at 7 p.m. and goes to 8:30 p.m. The admission gate will close when the program begins so be sure to arrive on time. Bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Meet in the parking lot. Admission for this event is one non-perishable food item for each participant. Admission to the event is one non-perishable food item for each adult or child. The donations will be given to a local food bank.

The Living History Farm is located at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., three miles east of downtown Gainesville.