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Williston residents, visitors celebrate peanuts during festival

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20121005WillistonPeanutFestivalPreview.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20121005WillistonPeanutFestivalPreview.mp4″ image=”http://www.wuft.org/videoupdates/files/2012/10/WUFT-Generic-Logo_final-854×480.png”] More than 9,000 people visit Williston on the first Saturday in October because of one small snack: the peanut. The annual Williston Peanut Festival, which will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., has attracted visitors from across the state for the past …

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Citrus growers work to maintain “healthy” industry

In the last decade, the Florida Citrus industry has been crippled by disease. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Hannah Schrader reports, one of Florida’s largest growers is taking action right here in North Florida. Worldwide, the Food and Drug Administration reports that orange prices surged $.20 within the last day. …

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Smart shopping series: thinking thrifty

Huge sales and big bargains the day after Thanksgiving herald the holiday season as shoppers search for the best deals. WUFT-FM’s Hannah Schrader brings us the second installment of WUFT-FM’s holiday shopping series, showing this year, shoppers are looking for savings that go beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday–and they’re …

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With community input, Gainesville police look forward

The Gainesville Police Department is developing a strategic plan with the help of the community. Residents brainstormed ways police could implement their goals at the last of four community meetings that were held around the city. GPD Police Chief Tony Jones says they will use the information from these meetings …

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

Republican Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry may lose support after making a mistake last night during the Republican Debate in Michigan. When listing the three agencies he wants to cut from the federal government, Perry could only name two. University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez says the mistake …

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