A registered sex offender was arrested by Marion County deputies on Tuesday morning after he allegedly barricaded himself inside a Silver Springs home and threatened to shoot any responding law enforcement officers.
The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office will host Marriage License and Passport Day events with extended hours on Wednesday, September 27 through Friday, September 29 at the Marion County Clerk of Court Annex Building in Ocala.
"I just moved to Ocala a year ago. Yes, we need more stores around here because they are too far away. We need a big mall, Costco, Target, Burlington, Ross, dd's store, TJ Maxx, all the good stores," says Marion Oaks resident Carmen Gonzalez in a Letter to the Editor.
"Marion County has gone downhill. I moved here from New Mexico on December 1, 2010. Previously, I lived in Lake City, Florida. I should have moved back there instead of to Ocala. When living in Lake City, we used to visit Silver Springs water park and ride the glass bottom boats, visit the animal shows, etc. All of that is gone now," says Silver Springs Shores resident James P. Fallucco in a Letter to the Editor.
"I see our county commissioners lining their pockets and not even considering for a minute what they're doing to our environment, the animals, the trees, and the land. Our way of life in Marion County is being destroyed as quickly as a few county commissioners can fill their bank accounts. It seems to me that humanity across the board has taken a back seat to money and greed. So much for the Horse Capital of the World," says Ocala resident Michelle Moore in a Letter to the Editor.