Tag Archives: Marion County

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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As More Come Home, Orange Lake Veterans Welcome Those From All Wars

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.

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Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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Ocala City Council Votes to Push Ahead With ‘Project Home Run’

By on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 9:33 am

On Tuesday afternoon, Ocala City Council members voted to approve the license agreement with FSL Bomber Baseball, LLC. and delay three other agreements in what the city has dubbed “Project Home Run.”

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Substitute Teachers Will No Longer Fill Empty Full-Time Positions

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Marion County School District can no longer fill empty full-time positions with substitute teachers after a ruling on Monday.

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Marion County’s Two Largest Food Banks Have Very Little Food

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Marion County’s two largest food banks are struggling to keep their shelves stocked during a time where the demand is now larger than the supply.

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Habitat for Humanity Foreclosure-Rehab Plan Helps Marion County Serve Families

By on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

A new foreclosure-rehab plan that allows Habitat for Humanity programs refurbish previously foreclosed houses has helped Marion County better service more families. Marion County Habitat for Humanity was one of the 50 chosen for the plan from about 1,500 affiliates.

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