Tag Archives: Marion County

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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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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