Tag Archives: Marion County

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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Marion County Commission Adds Millage Tax to Ballot for Teacher Raises

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The property tax revenue would help fund educational salaries and arts programs.

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Marion Group Seeks to Unleash Tethered Dogs

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

The Marion County commission will hear from a task force on tethering dogs, which will recommend prohibiting 24/7 and vacant lot tethering. The Marion County Human Society, heading up the effort, is targeting neglectful dog owners who leave their pets tied up outside for long periods of time.

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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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