Tag: Marion County

Jim RosicaOctober 17, 2016
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2min244
A Marion County circuit judge is giving a statewide racehorse owners group 20 days to explain why it shouldn’t be ordered to consider changing the way it operates. The “order to show cause” was entered against The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association Friday. It is based in Ocala, informally known as “Horse Capital of the World.” Horse trainer Adolfo […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 16, 2016
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6min315
As the Legislature continues debating a new Seminole Compact, the issue of decoupling has once again moved to the forefront. Publicly, one of the chief opponents of decoupling — which removes live race requirements for facilities to host slots and card rooms at pari-mutuels — is the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (FTBOA).  However, in the backrooms of Tallahassee, the FTBOA […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 11, 2016
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Belleview Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley said Thursday he’s shifting his Senate campaign to  newly redrawn District 12, because of incumbent Republican Sen. Alan Hays‘ decision to run for the Lake County elections supervisor post. “This district is my home. It is where I have done business, raised children, and served the public. I am honored […]

Mitch PerryAugust 24, 2015
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In two Florida counties, the Confederate flag continues to fly proudly. That would no longer be allowed under proposed legislation introduced last week by Orlando Democratic state Sen. Geraldine Thompson. Her bill would ban the display of Confederate flags on state and local government property in Florida. “Public buildings are supported by taxpayers, and taxpayers come […]

Marc YachtJuly 13, 2015

6min274
It’s tough looking at a newspaper these days. In fact, any media news is hard on the digestion. Fox commentary focuses on how terrible President Obama is, CNN beats a story to death ad nauseam, MSNBC and HNL have their own array of talking heads, and don’t forget newspapers that relegate any good news to […]


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