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Hannah Winston

Hannah is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Animals seized from Citra-area home receiving care

Marion County Animals Services continues to care for pets taken from unsanitary conditions last week. County spokesperson Elaine DeIorio says there were 28 dogs and 18 cats seized, which is not uncommon in the area. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/DeIorio2.mp3] She says the next step is file petition to custody of the animals so …

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Ocala residents getting ready for weekend parade

Seventy thousand people are expected to line up on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala tomorrow for the 63rd annual Christmas Parade. Marion County Schools Public Relations officer Kevin Christian says approximately 120 units, including floats, marching bands and community groups will take part in the parade. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Christian3.mp3] He says …

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Fishing for job growth in Citrus County

With the recent approval of a blue tilapia farm outside of Citrus Springs, Citrus County is showing its support for small businesses. Citrus County Operations and Projects officer Gary Maidhof says the approval of the farm gives hope for the county which was hit hard by unemployment. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Maidhof1.mp3] He says …

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Non-profit expansion means jobs for North Central Florida

55 full-time jobs are coming to North Central Florida. Childhood Development Services Public Relations Director Brandi Cooney says they are hiring teachers and other positions in Alachua and Marion counties. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cooney1.mp3] Cooney says there are also 8 position in Citrus county and 6 in Levy county. They are now accepting …

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Containment lines holding strong in Levy Prairie fire

The Olive Fire in the Levy Prairie is still smoking, but it is within the containment line. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says firefighters are monitoring the fire day to day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Bond1.mp3] She says today’s forecasted rain may help prevent flare-ups in the fire, but wind and dry moss in …

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Qualifying for Gainesville elections ends today

With Gainesville city elections around the corner, the deadline for candidates to qualify is today. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says there are 8 candidates who qualify for the Gainesville At-Large 1 commission seat and two candidates for the District 1 commission seat. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Carpenter3.mp3] Thomas Hawkins will be …

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Gator Gallup races on

Homecoming celebrations are off and running with the Gator Gallup race underway.  WUFT-FM’s Hannah Winston says chilly weather did not deter the enthusiasm from event organizers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/HANNAHWINSTONVOICER.mp3] WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier says Gators of all ages are hitting the pavement. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/LAURENVOICER.mp3]

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Civil rights fighters honored for their work

Gainesville’s civil rights leaders gathered this morning to honor the memory of Rosa Parks. WUFT-FM’s Hannah Winston says this is the beginning of a celebration through next month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/HANNAHVOICER.mp3] Reverand Milford Griner hosted today’s ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

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