Tag Archives: Marion County

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted For Marion County

By on June 11th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Marion County Utilities issued a precautionary boil water warning Tuesday after water pressure levels dropped below the average rate. That notice has since been lifted following the completion of a biological survey showing the water was safe to drink again.

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Marion County Board Member Removed After Facebook Post

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Marcel “Butch” Verrando, an appointee to the Industrial Development Authority, has been removed from the board after a racially-charged Facebook post. Verrando was removed after a regularly scheduled meeting on May 19.

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In The News: Scott to Sue Over Obamacare, Red Light Cameras Lose in Court, Ocala Ranks High In Foreclosure Rates, Florida Man Lands Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

By on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]

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Fort King Heritage Association, Inc. Plans To Bring History To Life

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

The Fort King Heritage Association in Ocala hopes to bring history to life by adding two acres of land to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The association also hopes to build walls and hire re-enactors and start educational programs surrounding the area to attract students.

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Flooding Disrupts Hunting During Spring Turkey Season At Gores Landing

By on March 27th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

From March 16-29, a large portion of McLemore Road on Gores Landing WMA is closed due to recent rainfall and flooding conditions. Unfortunately for hunters, the closure of the road in this typical turkey habitat overlaps with the spring turkey hunting season, from March 21-29.

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Boy, 9, Dies In Ocala National Forest House Fire

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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I-75 Lanes Clear After Early Morning Accident

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.

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Marion Strawberry Festival Is Sweet For Habitat For Humanity

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Marion County held its second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity in order to help build homes for the Belleview community.

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High School Students Choosing High-Level Courses Over Electives

By on February 24th, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

High school students like Taylor Christian choose to enroll in higher-level classes over elective courses to attract future college admission officers. This change in enrollment has resulted in fewer elective class periods for students to choose from.

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Despite Obstacles, Solar Energy Slowly Gains Traction In Florida

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Solar energy is growing in popularity in Florida. The largest solar power system in Marion County was recently completed despite losing incentives, including Florida’s solar rebate.

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