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New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer allow shuffling between parking spaces when time expires. [Audio clip: …

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Zipline attraction opens in Marion County

A unique attraction has opened in Ocala that has people climbing treetops.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on a community which has welcomed a family zip-line business designed for everyone from thrill seekers to environmental experts. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] A new family-owned business venture, Canyons Zip …

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Alachua County School Board concerned about budget shortfalls

Alachua County Public School officials estimate they will experience budget shortfalls in the millions in the coming year, and a pending court case could further increase that figure. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette discusses the school board’s concerns for the future. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Penn State scandal brings attention to the issue of child sexual abuse

The Penn State sexual abuse accusations are raising local concerns for parents and children. Alachua County Child Advocacy CEO and President Sherry Kitchens says this case brings the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kitchens says while every child does not react the same, there are signs and symptoms …

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Springs protection focus of water supply forums

Over the years, the Florida Springs have become a hot issue with concerns of their continuous degradation. H.T.Odom Florida Springs Institute Director and Professor Bob Knight talks with WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette about the increasing nitrate levels and the threats caused to the Springs. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Knight: There’s a …

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Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than 1,300 people a month. [Audio clip: view full post to …

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