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Early Voting Has Begun

By on October 21st, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

Bradford county joins Levy county Monday in opening their doors for early voting. Alachua county will begin early voting Wednesday and Marion county on Thursday. These are the few counties that will have early voting until every county is open [...]

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City of Hampton Kicks Off New Era with First Election In About a Decade

By on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The city of Hampton holds its first election in about 10 years today after state lawmakers give local leaders a second chance instead of dissolving the city. Citizens will vote to fill city council seats and approve charter amendments.

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Update: City of Hampton Under Criminal Investigation

By on April 29th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Elise Giordano / WUFT News Sheila Bryant, left, and Billie Jean Curtis, right, stand on the grounds of Curtis Recycling in Hampton in November. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Jacksonville office is conducting a criminal investigation on the city [...]

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Lawmakers Scrap Plans to Dissolve Hampton, Embattled City Celebrates

By on March 29th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

They were convinced by city Councilman Dan Williams’ presentation on how the city government will change following a damning state auditor’s report.

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Gainesville Regional Airport Closed After Bomb Threat

By on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Gainesville Regional Airport was closed for more than an hour on Friday after an unspecified bomb threat was called in to one of the rental car agencies.

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Why A Highway 301 Small Business Pays A $1,000 Monthly Electric Bill

By and on December 19th, 2013 | Last updated: December 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Linda Gowens’ electric bill is usually $300 or $400 a month. This time of year, though, it generally triples as part of the cost of doing business at Linda’s Yard Arts on Highway 301 near Lawtey.

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Locals React to Death of Nelson Mandela

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Many people around Gainesville are joining others around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela.

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Biomass Plant Noise Levels Below Gainesville’s Ordinance, But Residents Are Still Unhappy

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.

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No, Gainesville’s Downtown Art Festival Isn’t Really In October

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

A street banner hanging between the Pi Kappa Alpha House and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium proclaims the festival for Oct. 16 and 17, a month behind the actual date: this Saturday and Sunday.

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Marion County’s Two Largest Food Banks Have Very Little Food

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Marion County’s two largest food banks are struggling to keep their shelves stocked during a time where the demand is now larger than the supply.

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