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Early voting gearing up

By on January 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Early voting for the 2012 Republican Presidential primary and the City of Gainesville elections begins tomorrow at three Gainesville locations. Alachua county Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says early elections make voting less of a chore. Carpenter says in order [...]

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Vacant seat could mean big changes for Alachua County Commission

By on December 15th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long announced his retirement yesterday almost a year earlier than expected.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports on how this could change the political make up of the Commission.

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Gainesville biz owners encourage local holiday shopping to help area economy

By on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

The holiday season is upon us and that means Americans will be spending more than usual. Where consumers decide to spend their money can have an impact on their community. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, consumers should weigh their [...]

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HIV and AIDS in North Central Florida

By on December 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Today people around the world people are celebrating World AIDS Day. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy takes a look HIV in north central Florida.

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“Great American Smokeout” events span UF

By on November 17th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the 36th annual “Great American Smokeout” today.  WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy says the University of Florida is commemorating this day with a series of events throughout campus. To hear the depth:

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Gator Growl: from yester year to 2011

By on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The notoriously spirited students and alumni of the University of Florida are celebrating Homecoming this week. This year’s festivities will begin tomorrow with the 88th annual Gator Growl. This year the Goo Goo doll’s and comedian Jole McHale will be [...]

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Area residents fight to keep Wood and Swink post office open in Evinston

By and on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The financially troubled U.S. postal service has announced it may be forced to close more than half of the post offices in the country.  One of those is in North Central Florida, where some residents look at their facility as [...]

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Theatre students from across the Southeast head to SFC for 55th annual conference

By on October 27th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

More than 1,500 high school junior and senior thespians will begin arriving today at Santa Fe College for the 55th annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, this conference will benefit students and Santa Fe’s [...]

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Like Wall Street, protestors continue to “Occupy Gainesville”

By on October 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which began almost a month ago in New York City, has now spread to 25 cities in the United States including Gainesville and as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, the local protesters have high [...]

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Durga Puja Indian Festival celebrated this weekend in Gainesville

By on October 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

The Durga Puja is one of the most anticipated festivals in Indian tradition. The four-day festival honoring the Hindu mother goddess may end today in India, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, the Gainesville celebration is still underway.

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