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  • House votes to close down Internet cafes

     
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida Internet cafes, adult arcades and maquinitas may soon have to shut down. The House voted 108-7 to slam the door shut on a variety of small gambling establishments that many lawmakers say have always been illegal, but have...
  • Charter school bill gets another nod (after debate about requiring districts to turn over empty buildings to charters)

     
    A proposed House bill that would give charter schools more freedom got a favorable vote in the appropriations committee yesterday. But not before a debate over a part of the bill that would require school districts to turn empty buildings –rent free...
  • Boardways celebrate 60th anniversary

    John and Frances Boardway, formerly of Bel Air, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 17. live in Ocala, Fla.
  • Inmate, working as a trustee, stole cellphone to call girlfriend

    Inmate, working as a trustee, stole cellphone to call girlfriend
    Leon Marcus Burton, who is currently an inmate at the Marion County Jail, had been assigned to work as a trustee inmate inside the Emergency Management building which made him eligible to get an extra good-time deduction from his sentence at the rate of...
  • That's entertainment: Drunken man staggered in middle of busy highway

    That's entertainment: Drunken man staggered in middle of busy highway
    Scott Elwyn Hebert, 45, is behind bars ... again, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office news release. This time -- the Ocala man's 7th booking into the Marion County Jail since February, 2013 -- he was hauled off to the pokey after he was...
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...
  • Auditions for Ocala Symphony Orchestra

    Auditions for Ocala Symphony Orchestra
    Here's an audition notice from the Ocala Symphony Orchestra: OCALA, FL – August 13, 2013 The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be auditioning for core positions on Friday, September 13 at the College of Central Florida Fine Arts Building. Musicians...
  • Your guide to choosing a college

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  • Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash

    Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash
    RENO, NV (KTLA) -- The Reno National Championship Air Races are underway for the 49th annual event, despite last year's deadly crash. Ten spectators died at last year's show when pilot Jimmy Leeward lost control of his P51 Mustang and crashed into the...
  • 'Exhibition' film series continues with look at Edvard Munch art exhibit

     'Exhibition' film series continues with look at Edvard Munch art exhibit
    Following the release of "Manet: Portraying Life," the "Exhibition" movie series continues with "Munch 150" on Thursday, June 27. "Exhibition" is a series of art events created for exclusively for cinema screens. The series allows art lovers in 30...
  • Duo accused of running illegal, squalid assisted living facilities

    Duo accused of running illegal, squalid assisted living facilities
    Mary Alexander, 46, and Tara Tennille Collins-Johnson, 30, both of Ocala, were busted for illegally operating assisted living facilities without a license and neglect of an elderly or disabled people, according to a news release from th Marion County...