Tag Archives: Ocala

Wild Waters Phase-Out Plan Upsets Visitors

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Officials at Wild Waters Water Park in Ocala are moving forward with plans to phase out the park and turn it into an ecotourism site by 2016. Long-time fans of the park are protesting the loss of one of Florida’s crown jewels. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes to curb the 2 million gallons of water the park drains each month from Ocala’s water system.

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The Couple That Gave Up Their Home To Serve the Homeless

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Ken and Wendy Kebrdle left the American dream behind to help the homeless in Ocala. After serving as missionaries in Romania, they began holding training classes at churches to teach members about relationally-driven service as a substitute for handouts.

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Younger Generations Revive Vinyl Business For Local Record Stores

By on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.

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Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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In The News: Scott to Sue Over Obamacare, Red Light Cameras Lose in Court, Ocala Ranks High In Foreclosure Rates, Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]

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Gun Protocols Reviewed After Officer’s Death During Training

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida police department is investigating whether its firearm protocols were followed after an officer’s death during a training accident at a shooting range. It’s not yet clear whether the Ocala Police Department’s regular weekly […]

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Fort King Heritage Association, Inc. Plans To Bring History To Life

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

The Fort King Heritage Association in Ocala hopes to bring history to life by adding two acres of land to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The association also hopes to build walls and hire re-enactors and start educational programs surrounding the area to attract students.

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Bryant House To Become Historic Resource Center

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.

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Two Dead After Murder-Suicide In Ocala Early Monday Morning

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Ocala residents Chad Alan Miller, 38, and Kristi J. Musick, 44, were found dead Monday morning. The Ocala Police Department have called the incident a murder-suicide.

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In The News: Islamic State Accepts Boko Haram, Peaceful Protest In Ferguson After Shooting, Missouri Couple Killed In Crash On I-4, Stock Prices Continue To Fall

By on March 13th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Islamic State ‘accepts’ Boko Haram’s allegiance pledge – In a tape, an IS spokesperson says the aim of establishing a caliphate has now expanded to West Africa and accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram. BBC […]

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