Tag Archives: Ocala

State Representative Dennis Baxley weighs in legislative session

Republican State Representative from Ocala, Dennis Baxley says he’s pleased with the budget process in Tallahassee, though he admits the economy has taken a toll on a wide variety of workers in the state. Baxley talked with WUFT-FM’s Lisa Stengel. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBAXLEYshort.mp3]

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Pilot okay after crash landing at Ocala airport

An aircraft crash-landed at the Ocala International Airport Thursday morning. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, the pilot did not suffer any injuries during the accident. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Ocalacrashlandingwrap.mp3]

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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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Walking to spread awareness about sexual assaults

A young woman who overcame years of physical and sexual abuse, then worked to change laws protecting victims, is walking through Ocala and Gainesville today (Thursday) for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Walkinmyshoeswrap2.mp3]

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Fate of a downtown farmers market up for discussion in Ocala

The city of Ocala will decide tonight whether to support a farmers market in Downtown Square. The proposed farmers market would occur every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downtown Business Alliance President George Carrasco says this farmers market is a great way for farmers to market their products. …

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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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Republican State Represenataive Dennis Baxley weighs in on teacher merit pay bill

Some Florida lawmakers say, the teacher merit pay bill will improve Florida’s education system. The best of the best will be rewarded based on students’ success. Another change will include year-to-year contracts for teachers. WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald spoke with Republican State Representative from Ocala Dennis Baxley about what he says …

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Police need help finding Ocala bank robber

Ocala police are looking for the man responsible for robbing a Bank of America on Silver Springs Boulevard yesterday afternoon. The man waited in line before demanding money from the teller and fleeing. He is a white male, 5 foot 7, 170 pounds last seen in a black wig black …

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