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Alachua Teachers Get Raise While Other Counties Still Waiting

By on December 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Alachua County teachers receive pay raise after five years of negotiations with the school board. Fifteen other counties are still negotiating deals.

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Area school buses clear of stalling problem

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The federal government is investigating a potential problem with school buses used across the nation.  Alachua County Public Schools Transportation Director Harrell Harrison says parents don’t have to worry about the school buses in the county. The model in question [...]

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Dive expert offers advice to stay safe in the water

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Local scuba diving experts are stressing dive safety after a Gainesville man’s drowning Saturday. Ginnie Springs dive expert Larry Green says scuba is a high-risk activity. He says one of the most important steps a diver can take ahead of [...]

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Weekend drowning likely accidental

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Detectives are waiting for final medical reports regarding a Gainesville diver’s drowning this weekend. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Cinda Moore says investigators do not suspect any foul play. Moore says detectives were called to Weeki Wachee Springs to investigate [...]

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Hooded activists rally on UF campus for Trayvon Martin

By and on March 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  On the University of Florida Campus, the Students for a Democratic Society held a rally to promote justice for Trayvon Martin. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian Baach reports.

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Incentive program may bring job growth in Gainesville

By on March 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

City Commissioners are urging big businesses to take advantage of new programs to boost jobs in Gainesville. The commission approved two incentive programs that will relocate high-tech companies to Community Redevelopment Areas.  Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says despite competition [...]

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The need for speed brings in the “big bucks” to Gainesville

By on March 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Rain or shine drag racing fans from all over traveled to Gaineville this weekend for the Gatornationals. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian de Montluzin reports, fan’s just couldn’t resist their need for speed. Gatornationals attracts fans from across the country. Aaron Weber from [...]

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Does a good night’s sleep always mean 8 hours?

By on March 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

You’ve received the advice at one point or another- make sure you get 8 hours of sleep a night. But as you settle in to bed tonight, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian de Montluzin says you may want to keep the [...]

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USPS moving closer to closing facilities

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

The U.S. Postal Service is finalizing plans to cut 35,000 jobs as an attempt to reduce company costs. Gainesville Area Postal Spokesman Sam Bolen says these cuts are necessary because more people are turning to email over letters. USPS is [...]

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New Alachua County commissioner faces a busy week

By on February 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Newly appointed Alachua County Commissioner Winston Bradley starts his first week on the commission today. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian de Montluzin says the new commissioner is hitting the ground running.

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