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Unemployment drops for the fifth straight month

It looks like 2012 is off to a positive start with unemployment rates falling yet again. Employers nationwide added nearly a quarter of a million jobs in January.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow on what this could mean for the future of …

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Santa Fe student among casualties in Sunday’s I-75 crash

The Santa Fe College Fine Arts department has identified one of the victims in the crash Sunday along I-75 as former student, Christie Nguyen. Nguyen, 27, earned two associate degrees in business administration, and two additional vocational certificates in business from Santa Fe, according to the release. She was enrolled …

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America farmers mobile experience comes to UF

The north lawn of Reitz Union was all about Farming Monday and Tuesday. An RV that travels around the country teaching people about technology in farming and the growing need for it welcomed students, teachers, and concerned citizens. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has more on this traveling farm education. [Audio …

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Record year for DUI arrests in Ocala in 2011

The Ocala Police Department has more than doubled the amount of DUI arrests in 2011, compared to the previous year. Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Chas Maier says a DUI Suppression Grant funded by the Florida Department of Transportation has funded these efforts. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Four main officers …

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