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Has cursive writing become a skill of the past?

By on January 4th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Florida’s elementary schools may soon erase cursive writing from their curriculum. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on the reasons behind this transition.

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Reflecting on the “big stories” of 2011

By on December 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

2011 was an eventful year….from natural disasters to memorable anniversaries to political and economic turmoil.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman brings us some of the highlights of our coverage.

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Lawmakers may tackle bill over winter break vs. Christmas break

By , and on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

The debate between Christmas Break and Winter Break has resurfaced with a new bill in Florida state senate. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on this holiday controversy.

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Marion County puts ease into recycling

By and on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Ocala City Council is entering a new contract with WastePro to bring easy curbside recycling to Marion County residents. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on the costs and logistics of the new collection plan.

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Christmas packages head to troops overseas

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

The Military Support Group of Alachua County compiled 90 care packages to send to overseas military last night. Local families with deployed friends or loved ones can submit addresses to the support group for their soldier to get a monthly present. Florida’s 89.1, [...]

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Manatee season reignites conflict between Crystal River businesses and USFWS

By and on November 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service wants to turn guidelines into law at King’s Bay, an area near Tampa that manatees gravitate toward due to its warm water in the winter. These  guidelines have, for the last several years, warned boat [...]

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Alachua County Manager reflects on accomplishments and prepares for new challenges

By on November 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Alachua County Manager Randall Reid will soon add a new title to his resume, Sarasota County Administrator. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on his career with Alachua County and his hopes for the new position.

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Alachua and Marion County to honor veterans with several events

By on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Alachua and Marion counties will experience community parades, programs in memorial parks and special guest speakers in honor of Veteran’s Day. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on these upcoming local events.

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Security a priority before, during and after the FL-GA football game

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

It’s one of the biggest weekends for Florida football. The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have met in Jacksonville almost every year since 1933. In the past few years, several deaths have occurred surrounding the Florida-Georgia game. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more [...]

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Recover Ocala aims to bring Marion County out of hard times

By on October 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

The second annual Recover Ocala will unite community agencies, churches and residents to discuss social and economic issues facing Marion County. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on Saturday’s event.

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