Tag Archives: Marion County

Marion County possibly closing schools to cut costs

Marion County is looking at options to help cut costs and closing schools is on the list. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Marion County School Board Vice Chairman, Ron Crawford, about the possibility of shutting down two public schools. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMarionSchoolsQA2.mp3]

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New school year, new teachers get ready

As summer comes to an end, teachers are preparing for the first day of classes. Marion County teacher Chris Carlisle  starts his first day of teaching at West Port High School on Monday. Carlisle  was a lawyer for several years before becoming a teacher at a community college. Carlisle says …

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Marion county students gain understanding of 9/11

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20110822-Mar-Co-911-play.mp4″] The September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001 remain a vivid memory for most Americans. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports….one group of high school students in Marion County found a unique way to gain a deeper understanding of how the event affected Americans. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/08/FP911playmarioncounty.mp3|titles=FP911playmarioncounty]

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Marion County hires fewer new teachers for fall

As students prepare to head back to school, a number of teachers in Marion County are not, at least not as many new teachers as four years ago. Only 90 newly-hired teachers started their Marion County teaching careers with orientation yesterday.  Just four years ago, that number topped 400. Florida’s 89.1, …

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Arrest made in quadruple murder in Marion County

Marion County Sheriffs Office has arrested a suspect in connection with the quadruple homicide in Ocala. Deputies arrested 31 year-old James Bannister earlier this morning. He faces 4 counts of premediated murder and 1 count of arson and is being held on $50,000 bond.  Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran says an …

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Marion County teachers get an education on new technology at workshop

Marion County teachers have been spending the day in an educational workshop…but this time, the educators are the ones being educated. 600 teachers and administrators participated in the third annual “Day of Technology” at Lake Weir High School in Ocala.  Steven Gallo spoke with Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian about the …

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Four die in Ocala house fire

Two women and two children are dead after a house fire in Marion county early Friday morning. Marion County firefighters say a quarter of the house was already burning when they arrived, and neighbors reported seeing flames engulfing the home’s living room. The State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause …

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