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By Nickelle Smith on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm
Janine Plavac and Kim Cook are two of the teachers involved in a lawsuit against both the state and district school boards. The suit has filed in response to legislation that requires teachers to be evaluated from student test scores.
Alachua County has joined other state governments in declaring April “Water Conservation Month.” Journalist and author Cynthia Barnett, who specializes in water issues, said although Florida is becoming more sustainable with water resources, conservation must become a collective effort to save the state’s natural resources.
Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties will host a job fair Wednesday at the College of Central Florida. The event is will provide job seekers with networking and employment opportunities.
By Nickelle Smith on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm
The new pope has some students excited at the St. Francis High School. WUFT’s Nickelle Smith visited the school to gauge reaction to the election of the new head of the Catholic church.
By Nickelle Smith on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Florida’s mental health spending is about $39 per person per year, said Bob Sharpe, president and CEO of Florida Council for Community Mental Health.
By Nickelle Smith on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm
As national housing prices stabilize, Gainesville real estate has a slight raise in sales.
By Nickelle Smith on December 13th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm
The Gainesville Police department is currently investigating a shooting by an officer after a car chase, police said. The man is now being treated at Shands at UF.
By Keighly Chambers and Nickelle Smith on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm
The UF women’s volleyball team made its 21st annual Thanksgiving visit to the children patients at Shands Sunday.
By Nickelle Smith on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm
The Suwannee River Water Managment District has added nearly 10,000 acres for public hunting. Deer, hog, turkey and small game hunting is available on these and other District lands from September to April.