Tag Archives: Marion County

Marion County school board moves forward with tax proposal

The Marion County school board will ask area residents to up the millage rate to pay for school related costs. Board member Ron Crawford says a one mill increase would make up a significant portion of the budget problems the district faces now. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/CRAWFORD6.mp3] The board decided last night to …

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Gainesville police still investigating ties to Marion County serial rapist

Gainesville police say the DNA of an accused rapist does not connect to Gainesville assault under investigation. Gainesville Police Department Corporal Angelina Valuri says Michael Frye’s DNA was not discovered on any evidence submitted to the crime lab. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/valuri3.mp3] Frye is charged in four Marion County sexual attacks that occurred …

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FP-Stormwater-Fees-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP Stormwater Fees WRAP]

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Marion parents can tell school officials their feelings

The Marion County School district is providing parents with an opportunity to give their opinions about schools. The survey that can be found on the school district website is meant to boost parental involvement. Marion County Public Schools Coordinator of Grants and Federal Programs Michelle Kernan says the district wants to give parents opportunities …

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