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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

By and on September 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

A new center in Gainesville will provide senior citizens with social, recreational, and educational opportunities. The new 17,000 square-foot City of Gainesville-Alachua county Senior Recreation center at northside park had its ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  In attendance were Gainesville city […]

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Area veterans get medical and economic help at Homeless Veteran Stand Down event

By on September 8th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Veterans gathered today at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Purpose Center in Gainesville for an event designed to give back to homeless veterans.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, organizers say they hope the veterans reach out to receive this helping […]

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Four die in Ocala house fire

By on August 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Two women and two children are dead after a house fire in Marion county early Friday morning. Marion County firefighters say a quarter of the house was already burning when they arrived, and neighbors reported seeing flames engulfing the home’s living […]

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Marion County students may see a four-day school week

By on June 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

Recent budget cuts in education have led the Marion County School Board to consider enacting a 4-day school week for its students. Florida received three billion dollars in federal stimulus tax money for education, but Marion County Schools estimates the […]

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Internet coupon industry changing the way businesses advertise

By on June 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:59 am

For many Americans, the tough economy has sent them searching for more deals when they shop, in order to stretch their budgets. As WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, the internet coupon industry could be the wave of the future:

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One hundred wildfires burning in Waccasassa District of North Florida

By on June 16th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

One-hundred wildfires are burning in the Waccasassa Forestry District covering Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, and Putnam Counties, and that doesn’t include the thousands of acres burning in the Suwannee District covering Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, and Union Counties. WUFT-FM’s […]

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