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Marion County looks for help from federal housing fund

Marion County officials are urging area homeowners to check their eligibility on a new state housing payment program. The Florida Hardest Hit fund helps unemployed or underemployed homeowners pay their mortgages and applications are now available. Marion County Community Services Department Director Cheryl Amey says the need for this program …

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Help for homeowners in foreclosure

A new foreclosure relief program was launched in Florida to help eligible homeowners with mortgage payments. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald reports, Marion County Community Services is working with the Hardest Hit program . [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno participates in opening of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla and her sister former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Reno, who announced she had Parkinson’s disease in 1995 toured the new center with her sister. As Lauren Buchwald reports, the …

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Gainesville’s downtown scene has become revitalized

This weekend’s Orange and Blue Game will draw thousands of people to Gainesville. That’s exactly what the organizers of the Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival and the Battle of the Bands are happy about. Drawing people to Gainesville’s downtown can mean an “economic boost” for the community. Thirty years ago …

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