Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Citizens Coalition — Joined by Save Our Rural Area — has now filed a lawsuit against the Marion County Board of County Commissioners. In January, Ocala Post wrote an article that specifically addressed the reasons the lawsuit has been filed. Citizens also filed a complaint with the Florida […]
Sheriff Chris Blair Said, “Again I will say, medical use of marijuana for serious medical diseases is not what I have a problem with”
Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s across Florida are gearing up for a campaign called “Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot,” a campaign against the legalization of marijuana. Voters will decide on the legalization of medical marijuana in November of 2014. The Florida Sheriff’s Association is heading up the campaign and is looking for huge support from […]
To the Editor: Should state colleges and universities be required to give taxpayer-funded in-state tuition subsidies to ‘undocumented’ or ‘illegal’ students?
Florida — Following the Easter and Passover break, the Senate and House will be back in Tallahassee Monday for the final two weeks of Florida’s Legislative Session. I’m writing you today to share my perspective – and ask for yours – about an issue that’s on the minds of many folks who are emailing […]
PBA Responds to City of High Springs Termination of Police Chief Steve Holley: This morning, in an email to the attorneys representing High Springs Police Chief Steve Holley, the City of High Springs terminated Chief Holley’s employment alleging that he had been absent without authorization from his duties with the High Springs Police Department. […]
Ocala, Florida — Since Sheriff Chris Blair was elected as Sheriff in 2012, Blair and the Sheriff’s Office have been under constant attack. The most recent attack on the Sheriff’s Office is scrutiny for the disbursement of Longevity Pay that was due to staff. Longevity pay is nothing new with the Sheriff’s Office, it […]
The September 26, 2013, Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting was nothing short of political strong arming. Residents of Marion County witnessed the door to catastrophe opening. Ocala.com wrote, “Blair conceded.” However, it wasn’t a concession at all. Commissioners gave Sheriff Chris Blair an ultimatum; an ultimatum that Blair was not prepared to […]