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    Former Sheriff Chris Blair on Thursday was appointed to the one mill ad valorem tax oversight committee, or Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee, by the Marion County School Board. Blair will be one of 15 members. ICROC functions as an...
    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, “Having duly qualified for election for the office of Sheriff of Marion County, in the...
      , Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, May 20, 2016, the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial District indicted Sheriff Chris Blair for two counts of Perjury in an official proceeding and one count of Official Misconduct. On June 2, 2016,...
    // On Saturday, Marion County interim Sheriff Emery Gainey suspended two MCSO Majors. According to a press release, Major Don Maines, who is over the Bureau of Professional Standards, and Major Tommy Bibb, who is over the...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Xavier Washington, 43, was brought to the Marion County Jail for Violation of Probation and Career Offender Registration on May 30, 2014. Washington was in the booking office being disruptive and creating a...
    //   Ocala, Florida -- Charges have been dropped against the Ocala couple accused of "resisting arrest" at an alleged open house party that took place on April 5, 2014. Before the state was able to file its...
    // Ocala, Florida -- Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives – working with other counties – have identified a retail theft ring responsible for large scale thefts of household products, personal hygiene products, and clothing items such...
    // Williston, Florida -- Readers are urged to read the update on this story at http://bit.ly/1Rfg5em. Dustin Heathman, 35, will face ten (10) counts of attempted murder on law enforcement officers. This incident started around noon, Sunday, June 01,...
    // Ocala, Florida -- A civil jury has awarded $2.25 million to the family of Joshua Salvato in the wrongful death case against the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Salvato was 21-years-old when he was shot and killed...
      Ocala, Florida -- In November Ocala Post reported the Marion County jail was understaffed and studies showed corrections officers are being put at risk. The Department of Justice and the Florida Sheriff’s Association provided a strict and precise criteria to...
      Morale is at an all-time low for the men and women of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A not so great leader once remarked that “I don’t care about their morale as long as they do their job.” The current situation...
      Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) seem to be retaliating against Sheriff Chris Blair in response to Channel 9 News and Ocala Post running a story about the Sheriff Department's deteriorating vehicles, and the...
      Ocala, Florida -- Oblivious, outrageous, insane, out of their minds-- Just a few words that were recently used to describe Marion County, Florida, Board Of County Commissioners (BCC) after public safety was portrayed as a joke by the BCC. After...
      Ocala, Florida -- This morning more than 15,500 pounds of fresh oranges were picked in Marion County. The bulk of the oranges were off to the Marion County Jail, where the fruit is served as part of meals for...
      Ocala, Florida -- Corrections Officer, Charles Craig Broaderick, 41, was charged with battery after he slammed the head of inmate James Duckworth,33, into a concrete wall while he (Duckworth) was handcuffed. Duckworth was arrested and transported to the Marion...
      Marion County, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to stay safe during the upcoming holiday shopping season. Protect yourself from criminals who prey on others during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Black Friday kicks off the season...
      Marion County Florida -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a lower crime rate by 5.2%, while Marion County's crime rate has dropped 8.5%. In the State...
      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...
      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....
      Marion County, Florida -- A DUI arrest is made after Sheriff Chris Blair spots a reckless driver. On Monday, September, 16, 2013, Marion county Sheriff, Chris Blair was traveling along Highway 326 when he spotted a vehicle traveling westbound in...