Author Archives: Hannah Winston

Michelle Obama speaks to crowd of 10,000-plus at University of Florida

By and on September 17th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The first lady spoke to the crowd about the importance of the vote in Florida this election. Listen to an audio report and read a complete recap about her visit.

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Animals seized from Citra-area home receiving care

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Marion County Animals Services continues to care for pets taken from unsanitary conditions last week. County spokesperson Elaine DeIorio says there were 28 dogs and 18 cats seized, which is not uncommon in the area. She says the next step […]

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Ocala residents getting ready for weekend parade

By on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Seventy thousand people are expected to line up on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala tomorrow for the 63rd annual Christmas Parade. Marion County Schools Public Relations officer Kevin Christian says approximately 120 units, including floats, marching bands and community […]

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Fishing for job growth in Citrus County

By on December 5th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

With the recent approval of a blue tilapia farm outside of Citrus Springs, Citrus County is showing its support for small businesses. Citrus County Operations and Projects officer Gary Maidhof says the approval of the farm gives hope for the […]

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Non-profit expansion means jobs for North Central Florida

By on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

55 full-time jobs are coming to North Central Florida. Childhood Development Services Public Relations Director Brandi Cooney says they are hiring teachers and other positions in Alachua and Marion counties. Cooney says there are also 8 position in Citrus county […]

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Containment lines holding strong in Levy Prairie fire

By on November 28th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

The Olive Fire in the Levy Prairie is still smoking, but it is within the containment line. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says firefighters are monitoring the fire day to day. She says today’s forecasted rain may help prevent flare-ups […]

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Qualifying for Gainesville elections ends today

By on November 18th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:02 pm

With Gainesville city elections around the corner, the deadline for candidates to qualify is today. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says there are 8 candidates who qualify for the Gainesville At-Large 1 commission seat and two candidates for […]

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Gator Gallup races on

By and on November 4th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Homecoming celebrations are off and running with the Gator Gallup race underway.  WUFT-FM’s Hannah Winston says chilly weather did not deter the enthusiasm from event organizers. WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier says Gators of all ages are hitting the pavement.

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Civil rights fighters honored for their work

By on October 24th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Gainesville’s civil rights leaders gathered this morning to honor the memory of Rosa Parks. WUFT-FM’s Hannah Winston says this is the beginning of a celebration through next month. Reverand Milford Griner hosted today’s ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

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