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    Firefighters, EMTs, and residents get a slap in the face; you won’t believe why

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    // Ocala, Florida -- This coming Tuesday, May 5, Marion County commissioners will vote to approve a complete re-organization of county management, which...
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    MCSO receives salary adjustment for entry-level deputies

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    // Ocala, Florida -- For the first time in 11 years, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) increased the agency’s starting salary for...
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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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    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...

    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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    MCSO: Monumental change within the sheriff’s office

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    Ocala, Florida — In light of recent terrorist attacks, increased chatter, and intelligence about "lone-wolf" terrorists — both foreign and domestic — the Marion...
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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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    Sheriff Chris Blair Strong Armed By Commission But Says, “I Still Have To Protect...

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      The September 26, 2013, Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting was nothing short of political strong arming. Residents of Marion County witnessed...
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    Marion County Noise Ordinance will now be enforced

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    // Marion County -- Press Release -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, June 16, adopted an ordinance that will...
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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...

    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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    Two MCSO majors suspended following sheriff’s arrest

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    // On Saturday, Marion County interim Sheriff Emery Gainey suspended two MCSO Majors. According to a press release, Major Don Maines, who is over...
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    Marion County official resigns following community outrage

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      Ocala, Florida -- Recently, Ocala Post did an article titled 'Marion County government official belittles veteran for PTSD.' The article was about Marcel “Butch” Verrando,...

    Plans to destroy 401-acres of farmland vetoed

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    // Ocala, Florida -- Today, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, vetoed Triniy Lane development plans that would destroy 401-acres of farmland at the corner...
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    Op-ed: Incentivized rehabilitation improves public safety

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    As Chair of the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Civil and Criminal Justice, it is my job to ensure Florida’s neighborhoods remain safe and every...
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    Staffing shortages caused 3 ambulances to shut down Saturday

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    // Marion County -- Persistent staffing shortages have been the cause for Marion County Fire Rescue to shut down ambulances over the last...
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    Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair appointed to Northeast Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force

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    // Marion County -- On Wednesday, The Marion County Sheriff's Office announced that Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair was appointed as a Co-Chair...
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    Florida minimum wage to increase to $15 per hour, more than 600 thousand could...

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    Florida -- Voters in Florida have approved amendment 2 which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a six-year period. The amendment...
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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...