Abbott’s mom reaches out to others whose child has cochlear implant

Abbott’s mom reaches out to others whose child has cochlear implant

This is my last article as an intern at The Gainesville Sun. This fall 2013 internship has taught me a lot about my future journalism career and I’m thankful to the editors for helping me along the way.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

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Will New Water Meters Fix Archer Residents’ Problems?

Will New Water Meters Fix Archer Residents’ Problems?

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The city of Archer started installing new water meters on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in hopes of solving past issues with people getting over billed. Several residents lived without water for up to a year because they could not pay for their bill.

The story was a collaboration between a fellow WUFT News reporter, Meghan Pryce, and myself. Listen to the audio piece that goes along with the story narrated by me. The audio aired on Tuesday on WUFT-FM 89.1.

50 years later, mystery still surrounds JFK assassination

50 years later, mystery still surrounds JFK assassination

Dr. William Warrick, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a family doctor at Southeastern Integrated Medical group in Gainesville, will give a talk on Nov. 17 and Nov. 22, which is the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination,  at 1 p.m. at the Gainesville Downtown Public Library, located at 401 E. University Ave.

Warrick will discuss an article published by The Gainesville Sun on Feb. 15, 1981, written by Larry Keen in which Paul K. O’Connor, who assisted in Kennedy’s autopsy, was interviewed.

Discussion group aims to help with veterans’ issues

Discussion group aims to help with veteran’s issues

The Talking Service group uses readings from “Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian,” published by the Great Books Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization, as a launching off point for discussion on issues veterans grapple with on their return to civilian life.

Homeless veterans find new direction with choir

Homeless veterans find new direction with choir

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The choir is now on tour for the second year in a row in the U.S. and will perform in Gainesville Nov. 10, 2013. The group, which sings doo-wop, country, gospel, patriotic songs and pop music, will perform at 2 p.m. at the University Auditorium. The group also will make an appearance in Gator Growl 2013 on Nov. 8.

Turnover In North Florida 8th Circuit And Bradford County Judge Positions

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Turnover In North Florida 8th Circuit And Bradford County Judge Positions

One circuit judge position has been filled while another remains vacant after a sudden retirement and a death left the 8th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in search of potential candidates.

Attorney Monica Brasington of Gainesville will take former circuit judge David A. Glant’s position on Dec. 16. Gov. Rick Scott must appoint another attorney for the vacant Bradford County judge seat by Dec. 2.