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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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High Springs city comission to look at figures on managing Poe Springs

The High Springs City Commission will look at figures related to a proposal under which the city would take over day-to-day operations of Poe Springs Park on Thursday afternoon. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with High Springs City Commissioner Bob Barnas, who is spearheading the proposal, about the plan. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BarnasQNA1.mp3] Barnas …

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Keeping the historic reel spinning

High Springs in northern Alachua county is known for its small town life, proximity to local springs, antique shops–and the historic Priest Theater. That theater, in one form or another, has been a source of entertainment for over a century. Now, WUFT-FM’s Paula Bonilla says the future of this historic …

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“Operation Holiday Cheer” is a go!

The High Springs Police Department is bringing in the holiday cheer with a toy drive beginning today. Interim Chief William Benck says the community has been very supportive in the past, and he hopes this year’s drive will be bigger than ever. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/BENCK1.mp3] He says the police department gathers gifts …

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Local farmers begin chestnut harvesting season

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPChestnutFarmWrap.mp3] October marks the official start of the chestnut harvest season, but what many don’t know is this fall favorite tree is now a rare commodity.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman has more. Chestnut farms around the country have dropped dramatically over the years. Back in the early 1900s, many of these …

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Community Flouridation has High Spring’s residents worried about their health

Residents in High Springs are concerned about the addition of flouride to their drinking water. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how a High Springs Commissioner feels flouride may be outdated while a University of Florida Professor of Dentistry feels it is extremely beneficial to the community. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FlourideWRAP.mp3]

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Budget cuts bring about resignations in High Springs

By 5 p.m. Friday both Police Chief James Troiano and fire Chief Verne Riggall will be leaving their positions within their departments in High Springs.  Florida’s 89.1,  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on why the two city officials will no longer be working for High Springs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/highspringsWRAPfinal.mp3]

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