Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Ocala

Newest Ocala City Councilman leads charge to appoint city manager

The newest member of the Ocala City Council took the oath of office Tuesday night and immediately led the effort to appoint a new city manager.

Legendary Wynonna Judd to perform at Ocala Drive-in Theatre in July

Country music legend Wynonna Judd is coming back to Ocala.

Headlines

Governor praises law enforcement for peaceful protests like recent Ocala event

Gov. Ron DeSantis reported that demonstrations like one held Sunday in Ocala have remained largely peaceful over the past 24 hours.

Five more Ocala residents test positive for potentially deadly COVID-19 virus

Five more Ocala residents – including two children – have tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total in Marion County to 255 cases.

Photos

Sunset At Carney Island In Ocklawaha

Check out this beautiful sunset at Carney Island in Ocklawaha. Thanks to James Athow for sharing! Share your local photos with us at https://ocala-news.com/submit-your-photos!

Female Belted Kingfisher At Lake Waldena

This female belted kingfisher perched long enough to get a photo at Lake Waldena. These birds typically feed on small fish. They also eat...

More Headlines

Ocala man held without bond after spat over drugs

An Ocala man is being held without bond in the Marion County Jail after a fight with a woman he allegedly accused of tampering with his drugs.

Groups teaming up to provide virtual professional development webinars

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, in partnership with the Association of Florida Colleges Communications and Marketing Commission, will host a variety of virtual professional development webinars throughout the month of June.

Belleview woman punches elderly man in fight over car keys

A 56-year-old Belleview woman admitted to punching an elderly family member during a struggle for his car keys.

Hundreds stage protest and march through streets of Ocala

Hundreds of protesters marched across Ocala on Sunday in a movement that has swept the nation.

Business

Ocala businesses shutter doors in wake of COVID-19 fallout

Businesses across the city of Ocala shuttered their doors Friday morning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ground the nation to a halt. 

The Fiery Chef serving up ‘Ready to Eat Meals’ at new east Ocala location

The Fiery Chef has opened the doors on its new east Ocala location in hopes of serving up "Ready to Eat Meals" to the local community. 

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar opens new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar opened the doors on their new Ocala location at Market Street at Heathbrook this week.

Crime

Lawn mower-driving Ocala man accused of strangling woman

An Ocala man was arrested after he allegedly strangled a woman two weeks after she kicked him out of her home.

Electricity-stealing Silver Springs man accused of cutting man who pulled plug

A Silver Springs man is being held without bond in the Marion County Jail after he allegedly used a large knife to cut a man who stopped him from stealing a neighbor’s power.

Marion sheriff seeks help nabbing sex offender wanted for sex battery and kidnapping

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a registered sex offender who is wanted for sexual battery and kidnapping.

Obituaries

Elizabeth H. Dugas

Elizabeth H. Dugas, 88, of Ocala, FL passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Announcement by Legacy.com.

Marcus Joseph Mercer

Marcus Joseph Mercer, 67, born November 12, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio, to Joseph Francis Mercer and Margaret Lucille Weithman, passed away May 25, 2020. Announcement by Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.

Ernesto DeJesus Arango

Ernesto DeJesus Arango, 91, passed away on May 22, 2020, in Ocala, FL. Announcement by Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL.

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