Residents say getting through to My Access Florida is just as bad as filing for unemployment

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food stamps, ebt, ocala news, ocala post, food stamps earlyFlorida — Have you tried to call My Access Florida through DCF and waited hours on hold just for someone to answer and hang up on you? Well, you are not alone. Those applying for food assistance say it has been a nightmare to apply and/or get recertified. In many instances, individuals say they have […]

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Apartment fire leaves two pets dead, four others rescued

Ocala, Florida – On Monday, Aug. 15, at approximately 9:23 a.m. Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a residential structure fire at NE 14th Street and NE 17th Avenue after a passerby reported smoke in the area. Upon arrival, units found a two-story apartment building with smoke billowing from the roof. Smoke was coming from the […]

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It’s time to apply for FWC’s School Fishing Club Program

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fishing club, ocala news, ocala postFlorida — Back-to-school season is underway and Florida parents, teachers, and school staff can apply for funding to support school fishing clubs for students. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2022-23 School Fishing Club Program, previously named the High School Fishing Program, offers school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply for […]

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Local business comes to the rescue after a preschool was burglarized

Ocala, Florida — Just before teachers returned to school, a preschool was burglarized and robbed of the essential tools teachers need to do their jobs. On Sunday, August 7, at approximately 2 a.m, an unknown man entered Happy Hearts Preschool, located at 208 SE Tuscawilla Ave, Ocala, and stole hundreds of dollars in school equipment. […]

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Major accident involving semi on 484 east of Hwy 200

Ocala — The Florida Highway Patrol is urging drivers to avoid the area of HWY 484 just east of SW HWY 200. FHP is currently investigating an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a 4-door sedan. Due to lane closures, traffic is currently backed up. FHP will release information as it becomes available.

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Florida woman had relations with pet dogs, recorded it

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doggy style, ocala news, ocala post,Fort McCoy, Florida — A Marion County woman, identified as Carin T. Buford, 58,  was arrested after investigators were notified that during visitation with an inmate she had shown a video of herself committing sexual acts with multiple dogs. After reviewing the video visitation recordings, detectives confirmed that Buford had in fact shared a video […]

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Visitation program brings assistance, comfort to veterans at Cape Coral Hospital

More than 10 volunteers make daily bedside visits to 30-plus veterans at Cape Coral Hospital each week through the Lee Health program
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School orientation list for Marion County

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school orientation, ocala news, ocala postMarion County – Every school year offers new information about everything school-related. This information is often shared at school orientations, giving students and parents opportunities to become accustomed to their new or returning school before the school year starts. These special “meet and greets” also offer advance notice of class schedules, bell times, teacher assignments, […]

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Founded in 2020, Ina A. Colen Academy sets the bar for education in Marion County

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ocala news, ocala postFounded in 2020, Ina A. Colen Academy is a tuition-free public charter school of choice located in the Calesa Township Community in Marion County, Florida. The Academy serves students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade providing a high-level academic program infused with a concentration in the arts and technology. One area of focus will be […]

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Florida now allowing veterans to be teachers without any experience or teaching certificate

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ocala news, teachers, ocala postFlorida — On July 1, a new law went into effect that allows for military veterans to teach in a Florida classroom even if they do not have a teaching degree. Critics and representatives of the teachers’ unions say this is an outrageous move and lowers the bar for quality instruction which will certainly hurt […]

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