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Six months after Georgia-Pacific plant closing

Last November, Georgia-Pacific decided to close its plywood mill near Hawthorne. That dealt a devastating blow to Hawthorne with the elimination of some 400 jobs. Now, six months later, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’S Bryan Garcia reports on how the community is trying to recover. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the south of Mexico. Effects were felt all the way in Mexico City and Acapulco. But as a professor of geology at the University of Florida Mark Panning says, earthquakes in that area are common. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Even though the …

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Study finds drop in consumer confidence

Confidence among Florida’s consumers dropped for the first time in three months.   As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia reports, the most recent study by the University of Florida shows that consumer spending could be on decline. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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