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Religious controversy rattles the residents of Bradford County

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

A recent controversy has taken over the town of Starke, Fla., regarding a monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Bradford County Courthouse. So far more than 100 people have protested in the ongoing debate over the religious marker on [...]

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More than half of Alachua County highschoolers outperform state peers on FCAT

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

The Florida Department of Education reported Alachua County high school students outperformed their peers statewide on the new FCAT biology and geometry tests. Alachua County School spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says that she is not surprised with the scores.    Johnson also added with [...]

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Keeping meals safe this holiday weekend

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

As people get ready for the Memorial Day weekend, plenty of people will have picnics or outdoor barbeques.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s  Blake Alderman spoke with Amy Simonne, associate professor of Food Safety and Quality at the University of Florida, about making sure [...]

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More people expected to travel this Memorial Weekend

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

A recent study by AAA shows there should be more travelers for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  The number of people traveling this Memorial Day is expected to be up 1.2 percent from last year on those wanting to travel 50 [...]

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Gainesville City Commissioner Poe outlines his goals

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

Having just been sworn into office Thursday, District 1 Gainesville City Commissioner Lauren Poe looks to bring the community together. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with him about what he looks to accomplish.

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Arrest made in Lake City liquor store robbery

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

A man suspected in the shooting and killing of a Lake City liquor store owner in April was arrested in Jacksonville this past Friday. Lake City Public Information Ofc. Steve Shaw says the man arrested has been identified as James [...]

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House meets sinkhole in Jonesville

By on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

A gigantic 80 by 40 foot sinkhole opened up in Jonesville, Florida late Friday night. This sinkhole caused a couple to move out of the home they build 37 years ago. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Chris Bird, Environmental Protection [...]

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Preparing nursing home facilities for natural disasters

By on April 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Hurricanes are a big point of emphasis in the state of Florida when it comes to its citizen’s preparedness. A new government study questions the procedures that nursing homes take to get ready for natural disasters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman [...]

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Citrus greening takes financial toll on the state

By on January 24th, 2012 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

A disease sweeping the state of Florida could cause citrus farmers billions in years to come. As of now there have been an estimated 3.63 billion dollars lost and more than 6500 jobs. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says it [...]

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Sunday night murder under investigation

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

A man suspected of killing a Gainesville man is still at large. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says Archer Woods residents once valued the complex’s quietness.

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