Tag Archives: Marion County

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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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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In the News: Fraud Unit Raids Dental Office, Florida-Cuba Trade, Marion County Counterterrorism, Smoke Lingers Around Goethe

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]

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Collectors Seek Vintage Beer Cans In Everyday Trash

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

While other beer consumers want nothing to do with their cans once they’re empty, a small but growing number of locals keep the containers as part of their personal beer can collections. Some of the cans, which were sold in the early to mid-20th century, can be worth hundreds of dollars.

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Several Florida Clerks of Court Cease Marriage Ceremonies

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.

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Students in Marion County May Attend School Of Choice

By on January 15th, 2015 | Last updated: January 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Parents in Marion County may now apply to have their child attend their school of choice. Transfers are not guaranteed and depend on whether there is space within the desired school.

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Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.

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Florida Forever Program Confirms 2015 Priority List

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

The Florida Forever Program, a land acquisition program, hopes to obtain 119 new properties, many of which located in North Central Florida. The lands are assessed based on several criteria to determine their environmental value.

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