Marion Residents Express Frustration Over Recreation

By Richard Harris

August 17, 2022

 There were so many concerned citizens at last week's Marion County Commission meeting that some had to sit on the floor while others stood along the wall. They turned out in such a large number to voice their concerns about the Recreation Department.
  \f2The Journal \f1 reported two weeks ago that the Commission had voted to make the recreation director position part-time, which prompted the resignation of longtime Recreation Board member and volunteer Jan Whitley. The information had come from a news release from the county.
  However, in last Tuesday's meeting, a statement was read indicating that their news release wasn't accurate and that they had actually voted to keep the position at full-time, but to have the director split time between the...

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