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      Florida -- Is Florida under attack?  Many Floridians say yes, as many organizations refer to Florida as the wild west. This includes many LGBTQ organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ rights organization in the country, on Friday, stated that...
    // Ocala, Florida -- A Marion County Sheriff's Office supervisor was demoted and suspended after an internal affairs investigation revealed that he made false statements to the Commander of the Marion County Unified Drug Enforcement...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Someone, who wishes to remain unnamed out of fear of retaliation from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, reached out to Ocala Post and expressed concerns he has about the administration within MCSO. This...
    // Marion County -- In July, Ocala Post reported that commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were the first in the state to pass an ordinance allowing marijuana (http://bit.ly/1QlQDDj) possession to be treated as a civil offense. Commissioners in...
    // Florida -- On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, in an 8-4 vote, approved HB 163 in its first round and paved the way for open carry in the State of Florida. The Bill's sponsor,...
    // Marion County, Florida -- On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted to relocate the “Five Flags Over Florida” historical flag display -- from the front of the McPherson Governmental Complex --...
    // Marion County was recently vetted as a potential site for a sunscreen (suntan lotion) manufacturing plant. The company would have brought more than 200 high paying jobs to the area. The initial plan was to renovate and...
    // Marion County -- On Wednesday, The Marion County Sheriff's Office announced that Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair was appointed as a Co-Chair of the Northeast Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF). According to MCSO, Sheriff...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Mayor Kent Guinn was re-elected Tuesday night, making this his third term as Ocala mayor. According to records, Guinn received nearly 65 percent of the votes, beating his opponent, William Gilchrist. Councilman John McLeod,...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Ocala Post is currently investing city councilman John M. McLeod, after receiving information that suggests he failed to list all real property on his Statement of Financial Interests’ forms. The disclosure of all real property...
    // Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners said that Interim Marion County Administrator Bill Kauffman is heading in a new direction. Kauffman turned in his letter of resignation on Friday. His...
    // Washington - The Obama administration announced Monday it will ban federal transfers of certain types of military-style gear to local law enforcement agencies. The decision is in response to a spate of incidents that has frayed...
    // Dear Neighbor, In September when a group of Okaloosa County elected officials met with over 200 citizens in an “Accountability Okaloosa” town hall meeting, one of the topics on many minds was tightening financial controls and...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Tonight, January 20, 2015, the Ocala City Council will be holding several public meetings. The meetings will cover the Trinity Lane mixed-use development that would destroy the farmland at Red Oak and Ocala...
      Ocala, Florida — Keith Greenberg, the owner of Gear Barrel, recently relocated to Ocala, Florida from Chicago. He opened his business within the city limits in May of 2014. He said he recently received a notice of violation from the...
      Ocala, Florida -- Recently, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Ocala Star-Banner reporter, Bill Thompson, with a series of questions, to which they responded with alacrity. The Sheriff's Office said they bent over backwards and provided very detailed...
    // Tallahassee, Florida -- Florida residents are outraged following the secret signing of House Bill 851. Governor Rick Scott quietly signed legislation over the weekend that allows students who are illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition...
    // Ocala, Florida — The inscription on the memorial plaque in front of Evergreen Cemetery in Ocala, Florida, reads as follows: "Reserved on July 8, 1850, as the first public burial ground for Ocala. Here are graves...
      Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Tom Lee (R- Brandon), passed Senate Bill 918, which advances Florida’s protection of the unborn. “Florida’s laws must keep pace with changes in medical technology,” said President Don Gaetz...
      Tallahassee, Florida -- On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a bill which would allow Florida teachers to carry loaded guns in classrooms took a huge step forward. The new bill will allow trained school teachers, principals or volunteers to carry weapons. According...