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By Courtney McKenna, David Corrado and Nickelle Smith on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Beazer East, Inc., a wood treatment company responsible for potentially-cancerous soil contamination in a neighborhood of the Gainesville area, began soil remediation at their pilot property at 436 NW 30th Ave. on Monday.
By Nickelle Smith on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm
Noise, smoke and dust invading your neighborhood may seem like an urgent problem, but when it’s the routine conditions of a licensed plant, officials say it’s really not a 911 emergency.
By Nickelle Smith on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm
Investigation will soon be underway to determine whether Republican Clay County Superintendent Charlie Van Zant Jr. used taxpayer money to sponsor an American history conference without school board approval.
The Department of Children and Families in Chiefland will close its doors on March 31, 2014.
By Nickelle Smith on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm
A House subcommittee will provide funding to the $9 billion industry to research citrus greening, a disease that affects citrus trees in Florida.
By Brittany Bokzam and Nickelle Smith on August 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm
The Gainesville Police Department is one step closer to moving into its new headquarters.
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.