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Ocala family plans to bottle Salt Springs water

The first time the Moody family approached the Marion County Commission for a special use permit to build a bottling plant near their twelve-acre site in Salt Springs, they were denied by a slim majority of 3 to 2. The Moody family revised their proposal: instead of building a large …

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Rep. Baxley: everyone made concession with the budget

As lawmakers continue to finalize the language on the budget deal struck yesterday, Ocala/Marion County State Representative Dennis Baxley says everyone had to make concessions. “If I had any regret, I wish we had a stronger message for law enforcement and firefighters and public workers- that we do value and …

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Florida unemployment levels dropping

A dampened construction market has contributed to high unemployment in Ocala. Agency for Workforce Innovation Chief Economist, Rebecca Rust says the city has the second highest unemployment rate of metropolitan areas in the state. “This is our lowest unemployment rate since November of 2009. When we look at both the …

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