Nickelle Smith

Nickelle is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

Florida kicks off summer nutrition program

During the school year, more than 1.6 million Florida students depend on free or reduced price school meals.  When school lets out for summer break, many of these students no longer have access to a nutritional meal. Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner kicked off the state’s summer nutrition program today.  Summer BreakSpots offers meals …

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UF’s reserve funds may help cushion some budget cuts

University of Florida President Bernie Machen is suggesting the school’s reserve funds may help delay budget cuts. President Machen says people should keep in mind reserves aren’t a solution to the cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the details of these reserves, and UF’s current budget proposal standing. [audio:]

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Promoting a safe prom season

Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco is urging teens to celebrate the 2012 prom season responsibly. Underage possession and consumption of alcohol could result in up to 60 days in jail, not to mention the consequences of drunk driving. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports how a local high school is taking …

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George Zimmerman offered bail

George Zimmerman faced Trayvon Martin’s parents this morning for the first time since killing the Sanford teen almost two months ago. A 150-thousand dollar bond was set for Zimmerman in the televised court hearing. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with CBS news correspondent Peter King about the details of …

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North Florida educators unite at weekend conference

Many Florida schools have been giving the FCAT this week, a test many teachers find controversial. This coming weekend teachers will have the opportunity to voice their concerns about their role in the classroom.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, hundreds of North Florida educators from the Panhandle to Marion County will showcase …

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