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Ocala city officials and Marion County School Board continue feud


The City of Ocala has filed an injuction against the Marion County School Board over its stormwater utility fee. The School Board stopped paying the service fee in the fall of 2011 because board members believed, as a public entity, they didn’t have to. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tershone Phillips reports on the current status of the case.

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Devin Lawrence, a member of the Hawthorne High School basketball team, helps a first grade student, Jonas, with his reading. Students at Chester Shell Elementary School get extra reading help from Hawthorne High School athletes after school on Mondays through the Barbara Bush Foundation's Teen Trendsetters program. Photo Credit: Michelle Neeley/WUFT News

Local High School Basketball Team Tutors Young Students

Members of the local Hawthorne High School basketball team spend their Monday afternoons helping Chester Shell Elementary school students improve their reading skills as part of the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Teen Trendsetters program. Hawthorne High School’s head football coach, former UF and NFL player Cornelius Ingram, helped to get the athletes involved in the program.