Tag Archives: Ocala

Open seat in Ocala calling for candidates

Qualifying for the open Ocala District 3 City Council seat is underway, and Marion County Assistant Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox expects interest in the seat to be high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/WILCOX1.mp3] He says part of the interest in the seat may be driven by economic concerns or other special interests that …

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New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer allow shuffling between parking spaces when time expires. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAMondell.mp3]

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Zipline attraction opens in Marion County

A unique attraction has opened in Ocala that has people climbing treetops.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on a community which has welcomed a family zip-line business designed for everyone from thrill seekers to environmental experts. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlyssaAveretteProject2] A new family-owned business venture, Canyons Zip Line, is expanding the ecotourism offerings …

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Marion County puts ease into recycling

Ocala City Council is entering a new contract with WastePro to bring easy curbside recycling to Marion County residents. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on the costs and logistics of the new collection plan. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MGCOcalaRecycling.mp3]

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Ocala residents getting ready for weekend parade

Seventy thousand people are expected to line up on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala tomorrow for the 63rd annual Christmas Parade. Marion County Schools Public Relations officer Kevin Christian says approximately 120 units, including floats, marching bands and community groups will take part in the parade. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Christian3.mp3] He says …

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Search for missing Ocala teen continues

A missing Ocala teenager may be at risk. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says 17-year-old Katelynn Sargent has been missing since Monday. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cochran1.mp3] Cochran says they believe Sargent may around St Augustine now, but possibly heading towards Orlando.  Anyone with information about Katelynn’s location can contact local law …

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Crisis management speaker shares expertise in Ocala

Having a crisis management plan for your company can be a necessary precaution.  As Floridas 89.1, WUFT-FM Jessica Becerra reports, the Ocala Chapter for Public Relations Association looks to bring awareness in preparing companies for these unexpected events. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CrisisWrap.mp3]

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Human Signs” to stay in Ocala

People waving and spinning signs advertising a sale or business isn’t an unfamiliar sight on a lot of street corners. The Ocala City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to refrain from regulating these so-called “human signs” or “sign spinners” within the city. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with City Commissioner and …

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