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Newberry to reconsider fairgrounds bid

The City of Newberry will likely pull out of its bid to move the Alachua County fairgrounds to the Canterbury Showplace. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad says the city will continue its plans for sports tourism in other ways. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Conrad02.mp3] He says the city is reconsidering its plans because of poor …

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Newberry survey isn’t playing around with sports and recreation

Newberry officials are looking for feedback on sports and recreation in the city, and they’re bringing the opportunity for comment right to the residents’ doors. City Manager Keith Ashby says the sports surveys have gone out in the mail in order to drive up the response rate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/ASHBY4.mp3] He says …

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Small town — big football dreams part 2

It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made it big in college and the pro’s. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/jmfpfootball2.mp3] News Sources: Kerwin …

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Making recreation into revenue

Newberry is taking a different approach to bring in more money to the city’s economy. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says sports play a big part in their development. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Gatorbackfeature.mp3] Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad saysthe city is boosting its sports and recreation tourism, with the Diamonds Sports Park, Easton-Newberry Archery Complex, Nations …

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Location for Alachua County Fair faces uncertain future

As the Alachua County Fair makes a comeback this month after not operating last year, a new debate has begun. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the possibility of moving the fairgrounds in the near future. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFairgroundsSB.mp3] Above are the sounds from the Alachua County Fair during past years …

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Housing project for homeless vets halted

A project to help homeless veterans in Alachua County has been stopped. The proposal to house homeless veterans at a former hotel at Newberry and Tower roads has been put on the shelf. County housing authority executive director Gail Monahan says there was too much opposition from area residents and …

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“World’s largest baseball complex” planned for Newberry

A number of new developments are coming to the city of Newberry. The city comission adopted an ordinance last night that approves the master plan for the proposed Sandia Town Park. The 7-million dollar project will bring a 32-field baseball complex as well as a development that could include a …

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New bus service for rural areas

A new bus service will offer transportation to Gainesville for only a dollar. The route will run through Alachua County areas of High Springs, Newberry and Archer. The route will connect residents in rural areas to the city and Assistant Manager at MV Transportation Kenny Gonzalaz says the route is …

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