Tag Archives: Marion County

Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

By on April 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.

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Marion County Set to Change Cyberbullying Prevention Policy

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Marion County public schools have updated the 2014-2015 Code of Conduct. It now includes a way for administrators to address cyberbullying cases that occur off campus.

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In The News: Olympian Takes Stand in Trial, Signals Found in Jet Search, Man Tried Eye-Gouging, Two Die Filming Movie

By on April 7th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

Pistorius testifies, apologizes to girlfriend’s family – Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympian accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013, took the stand Monday in his murder trial. He apologized to her family and maintained that the shooting was [...]

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Phone Scams Fool Marion County Residents

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

A recent phone scam in Marion County serves as a reminder to be aware of false calls, and Alachua County’s public information officer warns who is at risk.

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Marion County Bans 24/7 Tethering Of Dogs

By on April 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 12:36 am

The Marion County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance banning 24/7 unattended tethering of dogs.

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Heavy Rains Pose Health Risks for Rescued Horses

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

The heavy rainfall may lead to serious health problems for horses in a Marion County horse rescue organization. The Horse Protection Association of Florida has a drainage problem on their land that has lead to standing water that may harm the horses.

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Ocala Organization Acquires Shelter Property For Some Of City’s Homeless

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church agreed to let Open Arms Village, an organization aiming to support city homeless, use its facilities.

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Ocala Faces Lawsuit Over Unauthorized User Fees

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ocala for charging allegedly illegal emergency fire service user fees.

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In The News: Marion And Alachua Top Home Sales, GRU Rates Highest, Stadium Funding, Cuba Violated Embargo

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Marion is No. 2 in state in 2013 home sales growth – Marion County’s percentage increase in home sales in 2013 over the previous year was second-highest in the state, behind neighboring Alachua County, according to the state association of [...]

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Florida Civil Rights Association Seeks Federal Investigation After Nursing Home Raids

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm

The Florida Civil Rights Association is requesting a federal investigation of multiple agencies due to perceived discrimination against minority business owners in Marion County.

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