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Citra man accused of beating up elderly man and stealing his liquor

A 21-year-old Citra man was arrested after he allegedly beat up an elderly man and stole two bottles of liquor off his kitchen table, and then later used one of the bottles to break a window at another house.

OPD chief stresses need for quicker DNA analyses for homicide investigations

The Ocala Police chief stressed the need for quicker DNA analyses for cases, including homicide investigations, during a recent meeting of business professionals.

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Headlines

Ocala man arrested after being pepper sprayed

A 34-year-old Ocala man spent Wednesday night in jail after an argument escalated to the point where a woman pepper sprayed him and he was charged with threatening her.

1.56 million-plus Floridians vaccinated for COVID but new cases of deadly virus continue to mount

More than 1.56 million Floridians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 but new cases of the deadly virus continue to pile up across the tri-county area and Florida.

Government

Marion County takes home prestigious state tourism award

Marion County has been honored with a prestigious tourism award.

Annual ARC art exhibit opening Jan. 29 in first floor lobby of Ocala City Hall

An annual art exhibit will be opening soon in the first floor lobby of Ocala City Hall.

Marion Commission blesses gateway signage project to welcome visitors

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners recently approved a resolution acknowledging and supporting a gateway signage project.

Temporary lane closures expected on N.W. 32nd Court in Marion County

Marion County motorists should expect temporary lane closures along N.W. 32nd Court in the coming days.

Business

Ocala police chief: ‘Marijuana legalization will produce more violent crime in Ocala’

The chief of the Ocala Police Department believes the legalization of marijuana will produce more violent crime in the city of Ocala.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Health

1.56 million-plus Floridians vaccinated for COVID but new cases of deadly virus continue to mount

More than 1.56 million Floridians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 but new cases of the deadly virus continue to pile up across the tri-county area and Florida.

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as United States hits milestone in number of cases of deadly virus

Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the United States topped 25 million cases of the deadly virus and new tri-county cases continued to be identified at a rapid pace on Sunday.

2 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area hits milestone in number of cases

Two more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as the tri-county area surpassed 50,000 cumulative cases of the fast-spreading deadly virus.

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College of Central Florida hosting event showcasing career and educational opportunities

The College of Central Florida is gearing up for its annual Preview Night open house.

Marion high and middle school students gearing up for Big Springs STEM Fair

Hundreds of young scientists – all in middle and high school – will compete virtually during the upcoming Big Springs Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fair.

Ocklawaha man jailed after neighbor claims he battered woman

An Ocklawaha man was arrested after a neighbor reported seeing him shove and batter a woman during a nasty domestic spat.

Marion sheriff seeks help in finding man wanted for violent home invasion robbery

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in catching a man wanted on multiple warrants.

Obituaries

Paul G. Purinton

Paul G. Purinton, 96, was born June 10, 1924 in Grand Junction, CO, passed away January 11, 2021 in the care of Hospice at Estelle's House in Ocala, FL after a brief illness. Paul will be buried with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

James H. “Buddy” Patrick

James H. “Buddy” Patrick, of Ocala, passed away on Jan. 13, 2021. He was a member of Countryside Presbyterian Church in Ocala and will be greatly missed.

Colonel Harry Unger, Jr.

Colonel Harry Unger Jr. passed away suddenly on Nov. 23, 2020, in Ocala, FL. Harry's funeral was conducted by Roberts Funeral Home Bruce Chapel West, and burial was in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

Crime

Ocala man arrested after being pepper sprayed

A 34-year-old Ocala man spent Wednesday night in jail after an argument escalated to the point where a woman pepper sprayed him and he was charged with threatening her.

Ocklawaha man jailed after neighbor claims he battered woman

An Ocklawaha man was arrested after a neighbor reported seeing him shove and batter a woman during a nasty domestic spat.

Marion sheriff seeks help in finding man wanted for violent home invasion robbery

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in catching a man wanted on multiple warrants.

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Ocala woman popped for DUI had just taken prescription meds

A 70-year-old woman Ocala woman who said she had recently taken her prescription medication was charged with DUI recently after she nearly crashed head-on into a Marion County sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car while going the wrong way on a divided highway.

34-year-old Ocala woman behind bars after giving deputies false name

An Ocala woman who gave Marion County sheriff’s deputies a false name found herself behind bars a short time later.

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as United States hits milestone in number of cases of deadly virus

Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the United States topped 25 million cases of the deadly virus and new tri-county cases continued to be identified at a rapid pace on Sunday.

Marion County takes home prestigious state tourism award

Marion County has been honored with a prestigious tourism award.