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Small town—big football dreams

By on November 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

You’ve heard the expression, “big fish in a little pond.”  In part one of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on not just the big fish, but the others around them in rural North Florida, to produce a slice […]

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World population tops 7 billion

By and on October 31st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The world became a bigger, more crowded place today.  The global population is expected to hit seven billion.  Along with the birth of a 5 lb., 8-oz baby girl in Manila Philippines came all the worries that surround the planet’s […]

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GPD may have gun used in weekend parking garage homicide

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The Gainesville Police Department reports that earlier this afternoon a handgun was discovered outside the Alachua County Courthouse by a Jimmy Johns delivery person.. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the gun could be tied to the homicide […]

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Eastside high school marching band plays its way to success

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

What was once a depleted musical machine has since turned into a thriving force. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the turbulent success of one area high school marching band. (News sources:  Eastside High School March Ram Band Senior […]

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Despite cooler temps, county officials remain watchful of tropics

By on October 24th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Colder temperatures mean it’s time to start breaking out scarves and sweaters, but there’s one lingering tropical phenomenon many may have lost track of. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich recently spoke with Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson who […]

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“Occupy Wall Street” rally makes its way to Gainesville

By on October 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

As the “Occupy Wall Street” rally in Lower Manhattan moves into it’s 24th day, one University of Florida professor Samuel P. Stafford says the movement starts at the heart of the nation’s youth, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports. What first started as a social […]

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Band Boosters provide much-needed support for local program

By on October 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:41 pm

When the music rings through the stands,they’re behind the scenes acting as the extra hands whenever and wherever they’re needed.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on area band boosters.

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Shooting in Lake City injures three police officers

By on September 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Three Lake City police offices are in stable condition after a standoff at a home in Lake City.  Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Seargent Ed Seifert describes the scene.

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Hearing begins in death of Sea World trainer

By and on September 19th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

SeaWorld Orlando and government attorneys are in a Sanford, Florida courtroom. They’re fighting over citations the theme park resort received following the death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water last year. SeaWorld […]

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Marion County churches come together for a service of unity on 9/11

By , and on September 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County offered a service of remembrance, hope, and light entitled “The Liturgy of the Candles.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports how a community of different religions gathered to participate in remembering the events of […]

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