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Marion County Virtual school continues to grow

By on June 9th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

This year the Marion County virtual school expanded to 1500 students ranging from those who are doing credit recovery to those who want to take advance placement classes. Marion Virtual Schools franchise manager Carolyn Ayers says she thinks they will [...]

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Honoring twenty five years of advocacy

By on May 12th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm

An advocate for displaced women is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires after 25-years of service as the coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin says there is still a need to help women. “There was [...]

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Bernie Machen calls for a tuition increase

By on March 30th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

University of Florida president Bernie Machen is calling for a 30 percent tuition increase. More than the fifteen percent annual tuition increases established by Florida legislation. U-F assistant vice president for student affairs Jeanna Mastrodicasa says need base financial aid [...]

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Governor Scott’s plan for public hospitals

By on March 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Governor Rick Scott has created a seven-member commission to review taxpayer funded hospitals. The review will affect 30 active public hospital districts. University of Florida Chairman of Health Service Research, Paul Duncan, says the biggest issue facing hospitals in Florida [...]

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National Kick Butts Day

By on March 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

As part of National Kick butts day, Marion County students will take a stand against tobacco. Students Working Against Tobacco will team up with anti-tobacco activist Chad Bullock to host a four day event across Marion County. Marion County Health [...]

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Safely covering the most dangerous stories

By on March 16th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Some of the biggest stories in the news recently have included the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and now, the earthquake in Japan. All are very dangerous for those directly involved in the story, but what about the journalists [...]

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