Author Archives: Ethan Magoc
Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.
Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.
In the end, the school buses stolen in Alachua and Flagler counties earlier this school year essentially just switched places. Now, after a two-month absence, they’re back where they belong.
Rachel Carson’s newest biographer, William Souder, will visit UF at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He spoke with WUFT News about his book on Carson, the craft of biography, and his next project: a biography of John Steinbeck.
A plane crashed behind the University of Florida’s Flavet Field on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Multiple witnesses at the scene say the crash was quiet, likely indicating a low fuel issue. After the crash, all were reported safe, including the pilot.
A petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture from several animal rights groups is seeking a federal ban on licensees who allow the public to have direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age, as well as breeding them. Not every Florida big cat owner agrees with the proposed regulations.
According to a news release sent Friday morning, a concerned citizen called deputies Thursday evening and requested a welfare check at the home, which is in the Hernando Oaks Subdivision.
Sen. Bill Nelson was on hand Monday as UF opened its new building. One half of UF Health’s new structure houses the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the other half is the Institute on Aging.
Alan and Janet Alligood used Kickstarter in High Springs during April and May, raising more than $87,000 to fund renovations and a new projector at the Priest Theatre. The Hippodrome also began fundraising Monday, as both theaters need to transition from film to digital projector units.
Workers with All Seasons Planning, Inc. hammered, chiseled and sawed out the stone Thursday morning bearing Aaron Hernandez’s name in front of the Heavener Complex at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.