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Ocala

Ocala man says he ‘flipped out’ but didn’t batter woman after going through her phone

An Ocala man with two prior domestic battery arrests this year was arrested after he allegedly shoved a woman in anger after going through her phone.

Witnesses say Citra man slapped and threw woman down in Ocklawaha

A Citra man was arrested after two witnesses reported that he smacked a woman in the back of her head and twice threw her to the ground by her hair during an incident in Ocklawaha.

Headlines

7 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Ocala tops 8,000 cases

Seven more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Ocala surpassed 8,000 positive results and Florida topped 760,000 cases of the deadly virus.

Ocala, Marion County deadline to request ‘Vote-by-mail’ ballot on Oct. 24

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot in Ocala and Marion County is Saturday, Oct. 24, according to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections website.

Photos

Beautiful Sky In Summerfield Over Stonecrest Community Pool

Check out this beautiful sky in Summerfield over the Stonecrest community pool. Thanks to Linda Kolakoski for sharing!

Two-Day-Old Alpaca At Skunkie Acres In Ocala

Check out this two-day-old alpaca at Skunkie Acres in Ocala. It's a great place to interact with animals. Thanks to Kimberly Martin Arauz for sharing!

More Headlines

Reddick woman jailed after deaf couple’s spat over cell phone

A deaf Reddick woman was arrested after a physical altercation with a deaf man over a cell phone.

Marion County Commission to host in-person and online stream ’State of County’ address 

The Marion County Commission will offer this year’s State of the County address both in-person and through a live stream on its Facebook page next month.

Palm Cay resident charged again with trespassing at community clubhouse

A resident of the Palm Cay over-55 community in Ocala was charged with trespassing at the clubhouse for the second time this year after he reportedly asked another man to leave the premises so he could buy drugs.

Fort McCoy woman accused of beating man with rowing oar

A Fort McCoy woman is accused of beating a man with a rowing oar during a nasty domestic spat Thursday night.

Business

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

CareerSource CLM report shows unemployment rate improvement last month

The local unemployment rate improved in August, but is still much higher than it was at this same time last year, according to a new report from CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion.

Crime

Reddick woman jailed after deaf couple’s spat over cell phone

A deaf Reddick woman was arrested after a physical altercation with a deaf man over a cell phone.

Palm Cay resident charged again with trespassing at community clubhouse

A resident of the Palm Cay over-55 community in Ocala was charged with trespassing at the clubhouse for the second time this year after he reportedly asked another man to leave the premises so he could buy drugs.

Fort McCoy woman accused of beating man with rowing oar

A Fort McCoy woman is accused of beating a man with a rowing oar during a nasty domestic spat Thursday night.

Obituaries

Deacon Robert Butler

Deacon Robert Butler’s earthly journey ended on October 7, 2020 in Ocala, FL, he was 96.. Announcement by Sellers Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.

Zachary Logan Oswalt

Zachary Logan Oswalt, 21, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Announcement by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.

Ellen C. Griggs

Ellen C. Griggs, 79, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Announcement by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.

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More Headlines

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases identified in Ocala

Two more local residents have lost their battles with the COVID-19 virus as cases continue to be identified in Ocala and surrounding communities.

Region’s economy shows ‘slightly uneven’ recovery in September amid COVID-19 crisis

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.8 percent in September – .5 percentage point lower than in August and 2.1 percentage point higher than the region’s rate a year ago.

Ocala polling locations see long lines on first day of early voting

Long lines were a common theme all across Ocala polling locations after early voting opened this morning. 

Customized sculptural seating becomes part of Tuscawilla Art Park

The City of Ocala has announced the installation of new sculptural seating at Tuscawilla Art Park.