Tag Archives: Marion County

Middle school students get a musical suprise

Students at Lake Weir Middle School were presented with more than $20,000 in instruments for the band program. The brass and percussion instruments were donated this morning by Fidelity Investments. The gift far exceeds the school’s average yearly band budget of $2,500. Marion County Public Schools Spokesman Kevin Christian says …

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Help for homeowners in foreclosure

A new foreclosure relief program was launched in Florida to help eligible homeowners with mortgage payments. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald reports, Marion County Community Services is working with the Hardest Hit program . [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Hardest-HitWRAP.mp3]

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COW bus put out to pasture

The Clinic on Wheels program in Marion County is retiring one of its older buses. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Tori Saputo reports, the older clinic will be replaced. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StrausserWrap.mp3]

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Marion County juvenile escapes from detention center

Marion County officials are scratching their heads after juvenile Yarnell Bagley escaped from the Sheriff’s Office Youth Detention Center yesterday again. For 17-year-old Bagley, this is his second escape from the Center since March. Marion County spokesman Judge Cochran said Bagley’s escape has prompted a full-review of the facility’s procedures. …

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Reaching out to help those in need in Marion County

Project Hope is an organization that began in 2006. Today it is housing families and expanding its services in Ocala. The organization will be purchasing an apartment complex to house homeless families. Project Hope of Marion County will soon be the owner of Knight Apartments with the recent approval of …

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National Kick Butts Day

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 Department Health Education Supervisor Evelyn James says the main focus …

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Body found in Marion County

Marion County Sheriff’s officials and detectives are working to uncover a body found in the Florida Highlands, off of Southwest 105th Avenue. Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says the body has not yet identified. “They were led to this particular piece of property from a lead on an …

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Wildfires still burning in North Central Florida

North Central Florida firefighters continue working to contain 8 fires still burning in the area. Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says current weather conditions make it very difficult to completely kill the fires. “We have not had significant rainfall, enough to put these fires completely out. So, …

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