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Fire Departments In Alachua County Dealing With Increasing Turnover Rates Due To Lower Salaries

A dual firefighter and emergency medical technician working at the High Springs Fire Department earns an average of $29,704 annually. The same position at Alachua County Fire Rescue equates to $33,357 per year. The salary for the same position at a South Florida town of Boca Raton is $47, 448 per year. “The turnover rate is high for us, compared to what we’ve been at in previous years,” said Harold Pheus, deputy chief of Alachua County Fire Rescue. “That’s one thing that has made us concerned about our wages.”

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Gainesville Community Playhouse Brings Together Local Theater Enthusiasts

In spring 2006 The Gainesville Community Playhouse, founded in 1927, managed to raise $2 million after a multi-year campaign and build its current building, the Vam York Theater. “Theater should be a mirror to society,” said its membership and choreography coordinator Susan Christophy. “Theater is supposed to be showing us who we are, so we can create an open dialogue.”

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