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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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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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County begins planning international trip

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China in October for the second straight year. Chamber of Commerce Spokeswoman Brittany Batsell says the trip is a great opportunity for chamber members as well as Marion county citizens who have signed up to travel with the chamber. …

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