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Local NAACP to pursue legal action for ‘deceptive’ political advertisements on single-member districting; GOP rejects accusations

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s chapter for Alachua County announced at a press conference Tuesday morning that it will pursue legal action against an advertising campaign that quoted political leaders of the local Black community to garner support for single-member districts, a referendum on November’s ballot.  …

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St. Peter Cemetery in Archer designated as a Florida Heritage Site

St. Peter Cemetery in Archer has been designated a Florida Heritage Site, and a state historic marker was unveiled Saturday commemorating the space. About 120 people from the St. Peter and Pinesville communities attended the dedication ceremony to celebrate the rich history of their families. The historic Black cemetery, active since the 1840s, is the final resting place for many former slaves.

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Eagle-Glenn, Alford rematch for District 1 seat

The race for the Alachua County District 1 commissioner race features a familiar matchup, as 42-year-old incumbent Republican Raemi Eagle-Glenn faces 61-year-old Democrat Mary Alford. In 2020, the pair met in the same race — that time, both challenged Democrat incumbent Mike Byerly. After defeating Eagle-Glenn in the 2020 election …

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City of Ocala celebrates Mobility Week

The Florida Department of Transportation and its partners are celebrating Mobility Week by highlighting public transportation options in the state. In Ocala, SunTran employees are showing appreciation to riders in a special way. Riders have the opportunity to receive gifts and learn more about how public transportation works for them. …

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Ocala equestrian community raises funds and supplies for Southwest Florida community

Louisa Barton had no idea that one Facebook message would change the trajectory of her next few weeks. Immediately after Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida, Barton opened her phone up to a direct message from Kelly Moore, a member of the Ocala Equestrian Community. Moore reached out to get support …

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What Florida voters need to know about Amendment 3 before Election Day

Legislators in favor of Amendment 3 tout it as a lifeline for Floridians struggling in a volatile housing market, but those against it say the measure wouldn’t do enough. If passed, the amendment would increase the homestead exemption for K-12 teachers, police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, emergency-medical technicians, paramedics, child-welfare …

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