Tag Archives: Ocala news

In the News: foreclosure benefits stalled, Zimmerman trial, Latino voters, Paul Ryan in Ocala, unemployment drops

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Attorney General Pam Bondi, lawmakers haggle over millions in foreclosure cash – Florida claims first place in the number of foreclosed homes and the number of people on the verge of losing their homes. But according to a Thursday report, [...]

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Paul Ryan speaks to crowd of 1,500 during hot Ocala afternoon

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan competed with hot weather and a heated crowd of his opponents’ supporters at a campaign event in Ocala today. The Republican congressman from Wisconsin answered North Central Florida residents’ questions in a town hall style campaign event. The event was held in the Ocala Downtown Square, where the temperature hovered around 87 degrees.

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Marion County schools move toward digital textbooks

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Marion County schools are heeding the advice of Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, by slowly moving away from printed textbooks toward digital versions.

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Man charged in death of grandmother and great-grandmother

By on September 10th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

A 22-year-old Marion County man accused of the shooting deaths of his grandmother and great-grandmother is behind bars.

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Veterans remember their service on the U.S.S. Nautilus

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

Veterans from the first nuclear powered submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus, as well as other veterans from other submarines recently met in Ocala for a dedication ceremony to the men who had served on the historical vessel. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles [...]

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Ocala and Gainesville sandbag locations open

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Due potential flooding from Tropical Storm Debby the City of Gainesville the Public Works Department is offering sandbags to city residents at the 405 Northwest 39th Avenue facility.  The pre-made sandbags are available today until 6 p.m. and will continue [...]

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Ocala residents will see and hear its “feel downtown” campaign

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

The City of Ocala is starting a new campaign to unify where people can look for information about downtown events. Graffito Advertising & Marketing Incorporated is in charge of the campaign. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with that advertising firm’s owner [...]

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Marion and Alachua counties pay tribute to fallen law enforcement officers this week

By on May 10th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

The Annual Marion County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held Thursday in honor of all the law enforcement officers that have lost their lives serving their communities. The event will take place at the McPherson Complex on SE 25th [...]

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