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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

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 commissioners, state officials, and senior citizens from all over the …

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Four die in Ocala house fire

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 room. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause …

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Marion County students may see a four-day school week

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 district must still shave off 19 million dollars from their …

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One hundred wildfires burning in Waccasassa District of North Florida

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 Shannon McCarthy spoke with Florida Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation …

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