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Job fair to help Citrus County’s unemployed

By and on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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.

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Students at St. Francis school react to new pope

By 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.

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Legislature to evaluate mental health spending

By 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.

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Low housing interest rates in Gainesville creates more sales

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

As national housing prices stabilize, Gainesville real estate has a slight raise in sales.

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GPD officer shoots man after brief chase

By 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.

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Explaining the fiscal cliff; a Q and A with Director of University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty

By on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A White House report said President Obama is committed to working with Congress to reduce the deficit, but what should Floridians expect with the so-called fiscal cliff. Director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty explains the effects of the phenomenon dominating headlines.

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Gator volleyball team cheers up children at Shands

By and 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.

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About 10,000 additional Suwannee acres designated for recreational hunting

By 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.

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Survey shows Florida seniors could swing this year’s election

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

With about a couple months to go before the presidential election, it’s becoming clearer that Florida will play a crucial role come November. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, candidates need to keep a close watch on the state’s older [...]

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Search continues for the next UF president

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

It’s been more than a couple months since University of Florida President Bernie Machen announced his resignation date. Since then, an effort has been initiated to find his replacement. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports this effort has led to UF [...]

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