Tag Archives: Marion

Salary Raises Coming For Alachua County Educators

Alachua County Education Association President Carmen Ward addresses the school board.

Every March, salary and contract negotiations for the upcoming school year begin in Alachua County. Demands are made, salaries are deliberated upon and exact language is ironed out. This year’s changes have now been finalized, and they’ll see newer teachers making an unprecedented jump in salary. Ratified Feb. 24 after …

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Marion County Prohibits Use of Gambling Machines at Internet Cafés

The Marion County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit the use of simulated gambling devices for commercial purposes. The county sheriff’s office recommended the action because of what it said was an increase in violent crimes because of simulated gambling devices at internet cafés. According to the ordinance, simulated gambling …

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