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Six months after Georgia-Pacific plant closing

Last November, Georgia-Pacific decided to close its plywood mill near Hawthorne. That dealt a devastating blow to Hawthorne with the elimination of some 400 jobs. Now, six months later, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’S Bryan Garcia reports on how the community is trying to recover. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/BGHAWTHORNESTORY.mp3]

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Ocala economy may see a boost from a new business moving in

Another big company might be coming to North Florida.The Marion County Commission has unanimously approved a 2.5 million dollar incentive package to bring Sitel Worldwide Corporation to the city of Ocala. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Eileen Cofre reports on the details of the agreement and how this will affect Ocala’s economy. …

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Gainesville economy is looking up

New numbers show economic growth in the United States slowed in the first quarter of this year, going from 3% to 2.2%. Locally, though, the economy is faring better. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Vice President of Economic Development at the Council for Economic Outreach, David Ramsey, about how …

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Protestors call for UF to “spend reserves” before cutting programs and employees

Florida Lawmakers cut the University of Florida’s state funding by $36.5 million dollars based on the amount of unrestricted net assets and recent tuition increases. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how the “Save UF, Spend the Reserves Campaign” held a rally on campus today demanding UF’s administration spend the UF reserves fund before making …

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Stretching those dollars at the gas pump

Even though the latest national surveys show gas prices dropping, most  people these days still wince at how much it costs to fill up the tank.   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dana Kurtz talked with some people who have ideas on how to keep your car at top efficiency–or how to avoid buying gas …

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More houses selling in the Gainesville area

The Gainesville housing market may be looking up. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s CameronTaylor spoke with the Alachua County Association of Realtors President Craig Wilburn about the outlook of the Gainesville Housing market. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WilburnQNACT.mp3]

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Airing concerns about an open-air shelter

The size and scope of a community’s controversy is relative. A bigger city like Gainesville can become divided over things like tax hikes, biomass and bike paths, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alex de Armas reports in High Springs, an antebellum style gazebo has people talking and feelings stirred up. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/FINALdeArmasgazebowrap.mp3]

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Tax Day doesn’t have to be taxing

Tomorrow is the last day to file your tax returns and Florida’s IRS has a few tips for those rushing to meet the midnight deadline. Florida IRS Spokesman Mike Dobzinski says filing electronically is the best way to go, but you must be careful. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Dobzinski1.mp3] Dobzinski says the IRS website …

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