The state is buying 160 acres of land in the Itchetucknee Trace to help protect Itchetucknee Springs. The sale hasn't been made yet, but the state is reportedly paying about half a million dollars for it.
Alachua County is working on an ordinance that will define and help punish irresponsible pet owners. The county has been dealing with a series of brutal dog attacks. They will be be discussing the ordinance at Tuesdays meeting.
In good dog news, Jacksonville is having GoldenFest this Sunday. It's a festival for the people and a play event for the dogs. You gotta have at least one golden retriever, but you can bring another dog as well. Its $25 to get in and your dogs have to be up to date on their shots and be spayed/neutered.