Tag Archives: Marion County

Coal Train Derailed in Dunnellon

By and on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

A train derailment in Dunnellon early Friday morning saw nine cars carrying coal overturned, but no injuries or fires were reported.

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Marion Residents Peek Behind the Government Curtain

By on January 14th, 2014 | Last updated: January 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Marion County residents can take a course that gives a behind-the-scenes look into various government services.

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Suspect arrested in patrol car torching

By on January 10th, 2014 | Last updated: January 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A 21-year-old Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the arson investigation in fall 2013 of law enforcement official’s personal and service vehicles.

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Substitute Teachers Expected to be Hired Full Time

By and on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Some first-time teachers were hired as permanent substitutes as a way to cut district spending, but now Marion County is expected to hire about 100 as full-time teachers.

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Health Officials: It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”

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Ocala Food Drive Looks to Help Depleting Food Pantries

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.

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Marion County Commissioners May Delay Ocala’s Project Home Run

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

All five commissioners voiced concerns over the looming March special election, which would present voters with the option to build a $38 million stadium for the Yankee’s AAA minor league team to relocate to from its current home in Tampa.

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Florida Parks Bring in Money, Visitors From Across the Country

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

Florida Parks, including the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, serve as more than just a landscape, bringing about $1.2 billion to local Florida Economies.

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Marion County Public School Students Honor Veterans

By on November 12th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Instead of getting a day off of school, about 2,000 Marion County public school students honored veterans at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocala on Monday.

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‘Kingpin’ or ‘Angel Lady’: Marion County Woman Claims Racial Discrimination

By on November 11th, 2013 | Last updated: November 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Mary Alexander was arrested in June for charges of operating an unlicensed assisted living facility and neglecting a disabled or elderly adult. Though officials are still trying to shut her and other unlicensed ALFs down, Alexander believes she’s facing racial discrimination and said she will continue to operate her facilities.

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