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Monday, February 6, 2023
A 54-year-old Ocala man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after a woman accused him of beating and strangling her.
A Marion County school bus collided with another vehicle on W Highway 329 in Citra on Monday morning.

Headlines
News, events, politics, government in Ocala, Florida

Brick City Cabaret Company returns this week with ‘Words, Music, Art…A Love Story’

After a several-year hiatus, the vocal ensemble Brick City Cabaret Company will return this week to explore romance through songs from New York’s vibrant cabaret scene and the best of Broadway.

Ocala firefighters respond to four-vehicle crash with rollover on N Pine Avenue

Ocala firefighters responded to the intersection of N Pine Avenue and NW 10th Street on Monday morning after receiving reports of a multi-vehicle accident in the area.

Ocala woman arrested for stealing man’s vehicle, cellphone

A 23-year-old Ocala woman was arrested over the weekend after she was accused of stealing a man’s vehicle and cellphone.

Mega Job Fair comes to College of Central Florida on February 23

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will host the Mega Job Fair in Ocala on Thursday, February 23 for individuals who are seeking new career opportunities.

Ocala’s Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up heads to Tuscawilla Park this weekend

The City of Ocala’s popular Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up will return this Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to celebrate Central Florida’s ranching and cattle history.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing, endangered 14-year-old girl last seen in Citra

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing and endangered 14-year-old girl who was last seen leaving the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch located at 15833 N Highway 301 in Citra.

Government
Government meetings, press releases, and Politics in Ocala, Florida

Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office to host marriage license, passport events in February

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office will host Marriage License and Passport Day events with extended hours on Monday, February 13 through Friday, February 17 at the Marion County Clerk of Court Annex Building in Ocala.

Ocala Police Department loans historic badge to Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology

The historic badge belonging to the first known law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the City of Ocala is now on display at the Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology.

Ocala removes over 200 snipe signs throughout city

The City of Ocala’s Code Enforcement Officers collected over 200 snipe signs last week in an effort to combat litter and blight.

Ocala Electric Utility warns residents of utility payment scams

Ocala Electric Utility is reminding residents to stay alert for potential utility payment scams.

Ocala seeks local teens, young adults for lifeguard training program

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is currently accepting applications from young residents between the ages of 15 and 21 who are interested in becoming a lifeguard for the City of Ocala.

Marion County launches Property Alert Service for residents        

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office has launched a Property Alert Service to help residents identify unauthorized or potentially fraudulent activity.

Business
Business news, press releases and openings in Ocala, Florida

Tasty Bowl in Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Tasty Bowl in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector found three violations, including the presence of roach activity.

Mary Sue Rich Community Center ribbon cutting ceremony set for January 10

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, to celebrate the opening of the brand-new Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place in Ocala.

Ocala PR professional chosen for prestigious leadership program

Ocala resident Christopher Bradford has been selected for LeadershipFPRA, an intensive Florida Public Relations Association leadership program featuring seminar-style training classes from a faculty comprised of accomplished professionals in the state.

BubbaQue’s BBQ in Dunnellon temporarily closed after health inspector finds live roaches

BubbaQue’s BBQ in Dunnellon was forced to temporarily close its doors last week after an inspector found 26 health code violations, including the presence of roach activity.

Ocala seeks contractor to resurface outdoor athletic courts

The City of Ocala is currently soliciting quotes for an experienced contractor to resurface multiple outdoor athletic courts throughout the city.

Community Foundation raising funds to send first responders, military, nonprofits to Gasparilla Bowl

The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County is partnering with the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl to give back to first responders, military personnel, and nonprofits in Central Florida.

Photos
Photos in and around Ocala, Florida

Beautiful Orange Sunset Over Lake Lillian In Belleview

Check out this beautiful orange sunset over Lake Lillian in Belleview. Thanks to Kevin Robert for sharing!

Beautiful Magnolia Bloom In Ocala

Check out this beautiful magnolia bloom in Ocala. Thanks to Cynthia Bourg for sharing!

More Headlines
News, events, politics, government in Ocala, Florida

Marion County’s 2023 Teacher of the Year announced at Golden Apple Gala

The annual Golden Apple Gala culminated at the Reilly Arts Center this weekend with the announcement of Marion County’s Teacher of the Year.

Ocala Drive-in offering dinner and movie for couples on Valentine’s Day

Local couples will be able to enjoy dinner and a movie at the Ocala Drive-in Theatre on Valentine's Day.

Local blimp company exec who stole $5 million in COVID-19 relief funds gets 5-year prison sentence

A 42-year-old blimp company executive from Williston has been sentenced to over five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in connection to COVID-19 pandemic relief.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives coming to Reilly Arts Center this month

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are heading to the Reilly Arts Center on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Ocala to celebrate Black History Month with ‘African American Contributions’ event on February 6

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a new program in honor of Black History Month on Monday, February 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

Ocklawaha convicted murderer charged with possessing rifle, ammo

A 51-year-old convicted murderer from Ocklawaha was indicted this week on charges of possessing a rifle and ammunition.

Brick City Cabaret Company returns this week with ‘Words, Music, Art…A Love Story’

After a several-year hiatus, the vocal ensemble Brick City Cabaret Company will return this week to explore romance through songs from New York’s vibrant cabaret scene and the best of Broadway.

Ocala’s Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up heads to Tuscawilla Park this weekend

The City of Ocala’s popular Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up will return this Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to celebrate Central Florida’s ranching and cattle history.

Ocala Drive-in offering dinner and movie for couples on Valentine’s Day

Local couples will be able to enjoy dinner and a movie at the Ocala Drive-in Theatre on Valentine's Day.

More residents weigh in on Ocala/Marion County’s grocery shopping options

"You want grocery stores built near you in a county where growth is already out of control. These grocery stores provide hundreds of part-time, minimum wage jobs that will do nothing but increase homelessness in your area. A grocery store employee cannot pay rent when he or she only makes $250 a week," says Silver Springs resident Colleen O'Brien in a Letter to the Editor.

Resident discusses new property tax exemption for low income seniors in Marion County

"A new exemption went into effect this year and qualifying senior homeowners have until March 1st to get a reduction on their property tax bill for this year. Here are the qualifications: the homeowner must be at least 65 years old; must have lived in the home for 25-plus years; the home must be valued under $250,000; and income must be less than $32,500," says Ocala resident Joy Rumans in a Letter to the Editor.

Belleview resident shares thoughts on repaving U.S. Highway 441

"It is cheaper and faster to repave a road before it starts to crumble and develop potholes. Highway 441 is the main route for traffic in this part of Marion County. Can you imagine trying to evacuate the area during a hurricane on a road where everyone has to dodge potholes?" says Belleview resident Michael Terrell in a Letter to the Editor.

Marion County school bus collides with SUV near North Marion Middle School

A Marion County school bus collided with another vehicle on W Highway 329 in Citra on Monday morning.

Marion County’s 2023 Teacher of the Year announced at Golden Apple Gala

The annual Golden Apple Gala culminated at the Reilly Arts Center this weekend with the announcement of Marion County’s Teacher of the Year.

Marion County school bus carrying 16 children involved in crash on SW 103rd Street

A Marion County school bus carrying 16 students was involved in a crash on Wednesday afternoon.

Russell Edward Maybaum

Rusty Maybaum opened his own company, Rusty’s Plumbing, in 1996 and was a successful business owner until the day of his passing.

Mary Hellen Parker-Trowell

Mary Hellen Parker-Trowell, age 79, of Fort McCoy, passed away Jan, 23, 2023

Gary Thurman Wilson

Gary Wilson was an avid motorcyclist and gun collector. He enjoyed his church, family, and friends above all else and was known and loved for his kind and caring soul.
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