Tag Archives: Publix

Red kettles getting ready for the holiday season

Applications are out for anyone interested in bringing some holiday chime to the Christmas season this year. The Salvation Army is looking for seasonal bell ringers to man the red kettles beginning next Monday. Salvation Army Core Officer Preston Lewis says some of the positions are paid to help those …

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Prescription drugs are at the heart of recent pharmacy crimes

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MarcWhitemanProject.mp3] Yet another case of prescription drug abuse has been reported in Florida. A doctor from Palmetto Bay was charged with trafficking and sale of oxycodone earlier this week, a first degree felony. Just last week, a Publix employee was arrested for stealing prescription drugs. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc …

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Prescription drug possession a growing problem

A local Publix pharmacist decided to keep the medications he was supposed to be dispensing, and this afternoon..he’s behind bars because of it. 28-year-old Joshua Barton was caught on surveillance tape at the Hunters Crossing Publix this week stealing a bottle of the pain killing drug, hydrocodone. He had stolen 45 …

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Area religious leaders join “Campaign for Fair Food”

Several Gainesville area religious leaders are joining a “Campaign for Fair Food” involving the Coalition of Immokalee workers.  As Dina Lewis reports, they want the Publix Supermarket chain to improve pay and working conditions for tomato pickers by paying more per pound for their tomatoes. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTomatowrap2.mp3] WUFT made several calls …

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Campaign for fair food comes to Gainesville

Fifteen religious leaders in Gainesville signed a joint open letter to Publix Supermarkets today urging the corporation to help end what they’re calling worker abuse in Florida’s tomato fields. The letter encourages Publix to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee Worker’s Campaign for Free Food, which seeks to improve wages …

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