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Traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around being grateful for what we have in life but it is also a time of great tradition. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Samantha Kerrigan reports, many residents of Gainesville have very unique Thanksgiving traditions.  

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Tech business boot camp gears up at UF

As more businesses move in to Innovation Hub, others are building a solid foundation.  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Kerrigan says entrepreneurs are drilling in the basics at a technology boot camp today. University of Florida Tech Connect Program Coordinator Chris brown says the entrepreneurs who come out to the workshops will walk …

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Honoring veterans now and for the future

The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will commemorate veterans in Starke tomorrow. The program’s director Paul Ortiz says participating in this event is going to be a great opportunity to gather oral histories to add to their collection. He says documenting these interviews will teach UF students …

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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is the most prominent. Because this is a prime time for …

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Local group reaching out for veterans

Organizations and students on the University of Florida campus had the opportunity to give back to veterans today in honor of the upcoming holiday. The Americans for Prosperity Organization held a Veterans Day Drive to help homeless veterans in Alachua County.  Americans for Prosperity Vice President Courtney Enright says this …

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FBI involved in Ocala Police officer arrest

An Ocala police officer is facing charges related to aggravated identity theft and fraud after being arrested yesterday morning. Ocala Police Department Chief Samuel Williams says Officer Dana Brown will go through the court system like any other arrestee. Williams says this is the first time someone in the department …

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