Tag Archives: Union County

Education climate reaches new lows as Scott tours state

One week ago, Gov. Rick Scott embarked on a state-wide “listening tour” to talk with Florida’s teachers, parents and students amid state- and nationwide concern about education sparked by the Chicago teachers’ strike. Alachua County teachers union president Karen McCann said she thinks he’s only listening because he’s afraid to …

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Serious injuries from three car crash

A three car crash in Union County has left two people with serious injuries.  The Florida Highway Patrol says Lake Butler resident Cailyn Stalnaker was driving eastbound on State Road 100 around 7:45 this morning and slowed to make a left turn on County Road 237.  Lake City resident Harlos …

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Search continues for missing fisherman

The search continues for a man missing since Saturday. Norris Demeritte was fishing with his mother in Lake Palestine in Union County and never returned. Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead says the Sheriff’s Office is doing everything they can to find the body of the missing man. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Whitehead1.mp3] Whitehead adds …

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“Occupy Tummies”- are you in the “percent” that knows?

There’s a group taking over the Reitz union today, but WUFT-FM’s Lauren Lettelier says this is an “Occupy” of a different color. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/LETTELIERVOICER.mp3] In depth story:  By Meredith Chipman – WUFT-FM A new occupy movement has changed its focus away from Wall Street. Occupy Tummies is working to solve issues of food …

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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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Teachers Union files suit against state of Florida

The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the state for a proposal that would repeal the current state ban on using public money to aid churches and other religious organizations. Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann says the proposal’s verbiage is misleading to voters. McCann says the …

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