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Forbes list billionaire wants water permit to beef up Marion County’s cattle industry

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Marion county’s largest private property owner is looking to beef up the area’s cattle industry, but he’ll need a lot of water to do it. While some residents would welcome an economical boost to the area, others wonder about the environmental […]

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Prairie Creek Lodge to display artwork from year-long project this weekend

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

The Alachua Conservation Trust and Six Artists-Six Prairies are holding a project-closing event tomorrow at Prairie Creek Lodge off CR 234 near Rochelle, just east of Gainesville. The event will feature paintings of area prairies, which have been painted over […]

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Armed robbers hold up Bank of America on Newberry Road

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

An area bank was robbed at gunpoint this morning. The Bank of America on Newberry Road in Gainesville was robbed at around 9:30 a.m.  Alachua County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Art Forgey says the the robbers were armed with a shotgun. Forgey […]

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Over the Tavern opens at Hippodrome State Theatre

By and on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Opening tonight, “Over the Tavern” brings faith, family and fun to Gainesville’s Hippodrome State Theater. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore sat down with actor Nicole Hamilton to discuss the challenges an immigrant family faces trying to balance life and […]

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Dove World pastor protests scheduled Islamic Awareness event

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

An event aimed to spread awareness of the Islamic faith on the University of Florida’s campus is gaining some extra attention.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports how Dove World Pastor Terry Jones planned to protest at tonight’s  Islam On Campus event called, […]

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College of Law conference focuses attention on Florida’s water

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Floridians are quite familiar with water policies. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, a University of Florida confernce is focusing its attention on the evolution of regulating the state’s H2O.

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Against all odds: a student’s journey at the University of Florida

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

The transition from high school to the University of Florida can be easier if your parents or siblings went to school at UF, especially when friends are also attending UF as well.  But for one University of Florida student, it’s not […]

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StoryCorps is Back in Alachua County

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The interviewers from StoryCorps are back in Gainesville because the Alachua County Library District has been recognized as one of the top 10 in the country.  StoryCorps interviews are archived in the Library of Congress. What qualities distinguish a library […]

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Eastside high school students learn valuable history lesson

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Eastside High School in Gainesville received ancient artifacts on Wednesday in honor of Black History Month.  And as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports, the students also had the opportunity to learn about the Rosewood Massacre in Levy County.

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New requirements possible for Florida felons

By on February 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Felons may soon find receiving temporary aid more difficult than it used to be. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports how a new bill would require some felons to attend drug rehabiliation programs.

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