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Tuesday, September 28, 2021



Marion County schools report decrease in positive COVID-19 cases, quarantines for second week

Marion County Public Schools' weekly COVID-19 report shows a decrease for the second week in a row. Last week, a total of 256 students and employees tested positive for COVID-19. To date, 9,346 students have opted out of wearing face coverings.

15-year-old student arrested for bringing loaded gun to North Marion Middle School

A 15-year-old student was arrested on Friday for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to North Marion Middle School. 

Marion County Public Schools hosting career fair for senior students, businesses

Marion County Public Schools will host a career fair for senior students at multiple local high schools next week.

New K-8 charter school by On Top of The World developer celebrates construction milestone

Ina A. Colen Academy, a new K-8. tuition-free, public charter school, celebrated a construction milestone this past week. The school is now halfway through construction and will be open to all Marion County students in August of 2022.

New Marion School board member suggests alternative revenue, mitigation options during first meeting

"The center of our county is Brick City...perhaps we have a source of some bricks...There are bricks, like Chicago bricks, that can become incredibly valuable...You get into a Salvador Dali kind of a thing, where things that might be $10, are now $100, or $1,000. We happen to have a mine right here in Marion County" - Newly appointed board member Don Browning offered his thoughts on alternate sources of revenue and COVID-19 mitigation efforts during his first official meeting on the Marion County School Board. 

Early Learning Coalition of Marion County hosting free storybook lane drive-thru event

The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County will host a free storybook character drive-thru event next week to give free books to children. Storybook characters will greet children along a storybook lane and provide free children’s books.

New Marion County School Board member Don Browning to be sworn in Tuesday

Newly appointed Marion County School Board member Don Browning will be sworn in during a special meeting on Tuesday.