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    To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

    // Ocala, Florida -- It was a little disheartening to see all the Marion County citizens rally for the Confederate flag...
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    2 of 5 deputies plead guilty after the beating of a compliant suspect

    // Ocala, Florida -- Marion County Sheriff's Deputies Trevor Wade Fitzgerald, 32, and James Louis Amidei, 32, pleaded guilty in federal...
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    Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety

    Ocala, Florida -- Marion County Commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to schedule a workshop to discuss placing a one cent sales tax increase on...
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    Labor leaders dislike county contract for firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs

      Ocala, Florida -- On July 10, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners offered a contract to firefighters and paramedics that provided wage increases of...
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    Interim Marion County Administrator Bill Kauffman resigns

    // Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners said that Interim Marion County Administrator Bill Kauffman...
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    Firefighter exodus continues with stalled negotiations; county may reduce requirements for Fire Chief

    // Ocala, Florida  -- Marion County firefighters are still waiting to hear back from county officials on their contract as the...
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    Marion County Noise Ordinance will now be enforced

    // Marion County -- Press Release -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 16, adopted an ordinance...
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    Dr. Asad Qamar; accusations of fraud, bribery, and illegal political donations

    // Ocala, Florida -- Florida cardiologist Dr. Asad Qamar could be forced to close the doors to his physician group, the...
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    New nationwide 911 policy following brutality cases

    // Due to recent tensions between citizens and law enforcement; a new policy has taken place. //
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    Florida Association of Counties provided misleading data for MCFR and EMS

    // Ocala, Florida -- A report recently issued by the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), claimed that Marion County is among...
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    Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

    // Ocala, Florida -- On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Marion County will unite with citizens from all over the world in protest...
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    President Obama bans law enforcement from using some military equipment

    // Washington - The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear to local...
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    Marion County Fire Rescue fire chief announces retirement

    // Ocala, Florida -- First on Ocala Post -- Marion County Fire Rescue fire chief M. Stuart McElhaney announced today that...
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    64-ounce beer growlers will soon be legal in Florida

    // Florida -- On July 1, Florida breweries will be able to sell beer in refillable 64-ounce containers know as the...
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    Big win for citizens: Staffing back at fire station 21, but not out of...

    // Marion County -- Staffing levels at Marion County Fire Rescue station 21 are to return to normal on May 16 after...
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    Woman fired from job and blocked from Facebook after she stomped on American Flag

    // WARNING: Videos contain adult language Some might have heard of the Eric Sheppard Jr. challenge, which is an anti-American knock-off of...
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    More Marion County Fire Rescue employees resign

    // Marion County -- Tuesday, at a Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting, it was announced that Marion County Fire...
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    Firefighters, EMTs, and residents get a slap in the face; you won’t believe why

    // Ocala, Florida -- This coming Tuesday, May 5, Marion County commissioners will vote to approve a complete re-organization of county...
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    Staffing shortages caused 3 ambulances to shut down Saturday

    // Marion County -- Persistent staffing shortages have been the cause for Marion County Fire Rescue to shut down ambulances over...
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    To the Editor: Clean-up good ol’ boy practices and wink-and-nudge government

    // Dear Neighbor, In September when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa”...