Tag Archives: Alachua

Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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Gainesville Correctional Institution to become homeless assistance center

By on February 25th, 2013 | Last updated: February 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Members of the County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry are traveling to Atlanta to visit the Gateway Center, a homeless assistance center housed in a former jail, to see what improvements should be made in Gainesville.

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In the News: tutoring profits, eyeball wars, Alachua Co. texting rules, phone/cable tax overhaul, pope resigns

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

With millions at stake, tutoring lobby goes into action – Every year for nearly a decade, private tutoring companies have made millions in Florida because the federal government required school districts to hire them. That was in danger of changing […]

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Alachua County voters to decide on “Fix Our Roads” sales surtax

By on August 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

On the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot, voters in Alachua County will decide whether to pass the Fix Our Roads Alachua County sales surtax. The sales surtax is on the ballot to create a new funding source for road […]

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Caring for Florida’s neglected, unwanted horses

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Mill Creek Farm is a retirement home for horses.  Located in Alachua, Florida, the farm has been a safe haven for retired, abused, neglected and unwanted horses since 1984.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports on the owner’s experiences of […]

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Softball tourney brings excitement, visitors to Alachua

By on August 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

It’s a repeat performance for the City of Alachua as it hosts the 2012 Babe Ruth Softball  World Series, for players 12 and under, starting Friday. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports on what this means for the area.  

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Fireworks and fun on tap in Alachua

By on July 4th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Fourth of July celebrations are taking place in many locations. But for one north Florida city,  residents take a grreat deal of pride in their event.  Here’s chair of the city of Alachua fireworks celebration, Adam Bucari:

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Bicycling across America to help others with spinal cord injuries

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

Nearly five years ago Mark Stephan from suffered a horrific spinal cord injury in a bicycle accident in Chicago.  Though he was told he would be a quadriplegic and never walk again, the determined athlete went into six months of intensive therapy with […]

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Alachua talks about its alcohol sale policy

By on June 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

A final reading for an ordinance to change selling times of alcohol on Sundays in the city of Alachua is scheduled for the end of this month. Florida’s 89 point 1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo spoke with Adam Buchari  assistant to […]

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