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.
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.
Southside Recreation Complex Adds New Amenities
The Southside Recreation Complex in Lake City will complete the first step of its renovation process this month. The $2.9 million project began in June 2013.
Wearing the badge of a breast cancer survivor
A Doctor’s Fight
Dr. Natalie Valdez went through chemotherapy, raised her child by herself and still managed to work as an anesthesiologist at North Florida Regional Medical Center when diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.
Against the Odds
Kristina Campbell was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She was received radiation treatment at the Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center.
Read both survivor’s fight on page 9 and 10 of The Gainesville Sun’s Think Pink issue by clicking the link to the story above.
FWC, UF team up to monitor fox squirrels
The Sherman’s and Big Cypress fox squirrels are part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Imperiled Species Management Plan, which began earlier this year. This blueprint is designed to conserve 60 animals on Florida’s Endangered and Threatened Species list.
One-woman show portrays life of actress Vivien Leigh
Soap opera actress Judith Chapman will star in Rick Foster’s “Vivien,” a one-woman show about the “Gone With the Wind” actress. Chapman said the play, which celebrates Vivien Leigh’s centennial birthday, showcases the brilliance, beauty and damaged soul of Leigh. The play will be in the Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. on Sept, 14, 2013.
In the News: USF’s Second Dozier School Excavation Day, Heart Disease Research Loses Steam, Military Dog Retires
In the News is a daily segment where web producers at WUFT News gather stories published locally, nationally and internationally that WUFT.org reporters can’t get to. As a web producer for WUFT this fall 2013 semester, I wrote a summary to each story, which also includes a link to the original story.