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    Marion County voters pass penny sales tax extension

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    Ocala, Florida -- Marion County residents voted to extend the penny sales tax for four more years. The millions in revenue will go toward funding...
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    Marion County pushing hard for voters to pass penny sales tax

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    Marion County -- According to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, the first four years of the Penny Sales Tax generated $167 million...
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    Bald eagles allegedly poisoned after eating euthanized animals dumped at Marion County Baseline Landfill

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      Ocala, Florida —The bald eagle—the symbol of our nation—which is protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, faces a new threat in...
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    Dennis McFatten and Billy Woods face off in race for Marion County sheriff

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    Marion County -- Retired MCSO captain Dennis McFatten (D) and 26 year Ocala police veteran Lieutenant Billy Woods (R) will face off for sheriff...
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    Marijuana and Marion County

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    // Marion County -- In July, Ocala Post reported that commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were the first in the state to pass...

    AutoZone project negotiated for 22 months, Marion County taxpayers will pay

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    Marion County -- For more than 22 months, the Memphis-based auto parts giant, AutoZone, which is worth more than $20 billion, secretly negotiated with...
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    Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair indicted by grand jury

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    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two...
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    The race for sheriff: You asked, we got answers

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    Marion County -- Ocala Post reached out to the four candidates competing in the Marion County Sheriff’s race. Only two responded—former sheriff Ed Dean (D)...
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    Kent Guinn will remain the mayor

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    Ocala, Florida -- Kent Guinn, who has been the mayor since 2011, will remain the mayor in Ocala after winning the re-election  Tuesday night. Barbara...
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    MCFR fire chief candidate accused of harassment against women and lack of higher education

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    // Ocala, Florida -- On August 26, acting County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes selected Deputy Fire Chief Paul Nevels as the candidate to become...
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    Confederate flag flies at Marion County McPherson Governmental Complex

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    //   Ocala, Florida -- On Tuesday, Marion County Commissioners voted unanimously to fly the third national Confederate flag, which had been removed in...
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    Marion County Jail on ICE’s Declined Detainer Outcome Report

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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by the president's executive order, "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," releases the Declined...
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    Former Sheriff Chris Blair makes a deal with prosecutors

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    Marion County -- Former Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair withdrew his candidacy for re-election. In a letter to Supervisor of Elections, Welsley Wilcox, Blair wrote,...

    Commissioners vote to move and replace the Confederate Flag

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    // Marion County, Florida -- On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to relocate the “Five Flags Over Florida”...
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    Ofab Inc. CEO speaks out about the removal of crime prevention kiosks

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    Ocala, Florida -- Following the July 17 removal of 147 crime prevention kiosks around Marion County, Ofab Inc. CEO, Lawrence R. Amyotte, spoke out...
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    Alleged ethics violation allegations against city councilman John M. McLeod

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    // Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Post is currently investing city councilman John M. McLeod, after receiving information that suggests he failed to list all...
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    Grand jury on MCSO: Falsified statistics, excessive force, dishonesty, and more

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      , Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts...
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    Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

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    // Ocala, Florida -- Saturday, an Ocala man who was at the anti-Confederate flag protest at the McPherson Governmental Complex, removed the flagpole...
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    Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

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    // Ocala, Florida -- SunTrust Bank is taking heavy fire after they sent out letters to some of its business customers telling them...
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    Marion County government official belittles veteran for PTSD

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      Ocala, Florida -- Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that can be very debilitating and even result in the death of the individual...