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Traffic patrols to gear up for holiday weekend

Law enforcement agencies around the nation are stepping up traffic safety this holiday weekend. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Florida Department of Transportation Law Enforcement liasonAndrew Johnson about The Hands Across the Border Campaign. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UnsafeDrivingQA.mp3]

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Two chiefs out in High Springs

Some changes are underway in the small town of High Springs in Alachua County.  Both the police chief and fire chief in the city will be out of a job on Friday.  A news release from High Springs city manager Jenny Parham says there has been public discussion to combine …

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Three cities one world concert and art auction to benefit sister cities program

Gainesville has been involved in cultural exchange programs with several cities around the world through the years. Now, Oak Hall teachers and students will be participating in an additional exchange with two new sister cities in Israel and Palestine. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke with Sister City Program of Gainesville President Steve …

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United Way gets football weekend started in downtown Gainesville

The start of University of Florida Gator football season is just days away.. and it always marks the beginning of United Downtown. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with United Way of North Central Florida Communications Vice-president Dana Napier about this new event. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UnitedDowntownQA.mp3]

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Consumer confidence in Florida at near record low

A University of Florida survey shows Floridian’s consumer confidence has decreased from July to August. This month’s mark fell five-points to a near-record low of 62, only three points higher than the record low of 59 back in the summer of 2008. UF Survey Research Director, Chris McCarty, blames the drop …

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Citrus County dedicates permanent 9/11 memorial

Although most of the residents of Citrus County didn’t feel the ashes raining down from the ruins of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York on September 11th, 2001, everyone felt the impact. The city of Inverness and Citrus County officials along with various members of the community met …

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