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Marion County man charged with home invasion robbery

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office made a quick arrest in the home robbery of an elderly woman.  A man stole her car to escape after breaking-in and demanding she turn over credit cards and jewelry.  Detectives were able to recover most of the stolen property as they arrested 33-year-old Richard …

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Keeping your name off the credit “naughty list”

During hard economic times, holiday shoppers see gift-giving as a source of stress rather than cheer. President and CEO of Campbridge Credit Counseling Christopher Viale says creating a budget is the key to staying debt free after the holidays. And creating that budget can be easy. Viale adds debt is …

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Search continues for missing fisherman

The search continues for a man missing since Saturday. Norris Demeritte was fishing with his mother in Lake Palestine in Union County and never returned. Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead says the Sheriff’s Office is doing everything they can to find the body of the missing man. Whitehead adds the …

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Increased action against dangerous driving

December is National Drinking and Drugged Driving, or 3D, Prevention Month to promote safe driving through the holiday season. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and safety partners are trying to keep fatality rates related to drinking and drugged driving down with this year’s campaign “Drive Sober or …

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Remembering the Kennedy assassination

48 years ago tomorrow President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  While there have been questions and controversy surrounding the circumstances of his death and who the shooter was, few question the long lasting impact the assassination left on Americans. Retired University of Florida History Professor Julian Pleasants looks back on …

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