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Saturday, June 19, 2021
The U.S. Navy will test live and inert bombs in Ocala National Forest this weekend.
An Ocala Police Department sergeant reported his patrol vehicle window was shattered in front of his home after returning from a walk around the neighborhood with his son while off duty. 

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

U.S. Navy testing live, inert bombs in Ocala National Forest

The U.S. Navy will test live and inert bombs in Ocala National Forest this weekend.

Off-duty Ocala Police Department sergeant finds patrol car window shattered

An Ocala Police Department sergeant reported his patrol vehicle window was shattered in front of his home after returning from a walk around the neighborhood with his son while off duty. 

Ocala has installed 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk since Oct 2020

The City of Ocala has installed more than 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk since October 2020.  Are there other areas in the city of Ocala where you would like to see sidewalks extended or created?

Ocala man claims someone stole identity, filed taxes, claimed stimulus check while he was imprisoned

An Ocala man who was released from prison earlier this year is alleging that someone stole his identity, filed taxes, claimed a stimulus check, and tried to create a bank account with his identity.

City purchases water tower in southwest Ocala

The city of Ocala has agreed to the purchase of a water tower in southwest Ocala.

Juvenile tackles Ocala man while trying to protect his mother

An Ocala man was arrested after allegedly attacking a juvenile who tackled him in an effort to protect his mother.

Photos
Photos in and around Ocala, Florida

Another Beautiful Sunset In SummerGlen Ocala

It was another beautiful sunset in SummerGlen Ocala. Thanks to Terrie Bauman for sharing!

Sunset Over North Lake At Ocala National Forest

Check out this sunset over North Lake at the edge of Ocala National Forest. Thanks to Bob Bethel for sharing!

Dazzling Sky Over Ocala National Forest

Sometimes the sky decides to dazzle, like in this photograph taken of the Ocala National Forest. Thanks to David Kuhn for sharing!

Sunflowers Stealing The Show In Dunnellon

These beautiful sunflowers were in bloom in all their glory at Cannon Farms on Route 484 in Dunnellon. Thanks to Maria Criscuolo for sharing!

Beautiful Peacock At Lambholm South

Check out this beautiful male peacock spotted at Lambholm South in Reddick. Thanks to Shirley Lerman for sharing!

Gorgeous Sunset In Citra

Check out this gorgeous sunset in Citra. Thanks to Dennis Ramsey for sharing!

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

Ocala has installed 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk since Oct 2020

The City of Ocala has installed more than 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk since October 2020.  Are there other areas in the city of Ocala where you would like to see sidewalks extended or created?

City purchases water tower in southwest Ocala

The city of Ocala has agreed to the purchase of a water tower in southwest Ocala.

Superintendent announces new Principals, District Leaders

Marion County Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett announced a collection of new principals and district leaders starting July 1.

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park earns national award

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department was recently selected to receive a National Innovation in Conservation Award from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park. 

City Manager updates business owners on downtown Ocala developments

The Ocala City Manager provided an update to business owners on developments across Ocala during a recent networking event.

Ocala parking attendant performs life-saving CPR on man, sparks conversation on AED in downtown

A city of Ocala parking enforcement officer’s quick actions to perform CPR on a man not only saved his life, but could potentially lead to a new AED in downtown.

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

Superintendent announces new Principals, District Leaders

Marion County Superintendent Dr. Diane Gullett announced a collection of new principals and district leaders starting July 1.

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park earns national award

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department was recently selected to receive a National Innovation in Conservation Award from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park. 

Two men released from jail found dead within week part of over two-dozen overdoses in Ocala this year

Two men whose deaths are being examined as possible overdoses will mark over two dozen deaths from overdose in Ocala this year. 

City Manager updates business owners on downtown Ocala developments

The Ocala City Manager provided an update to business owners on developments across Ocala during a recent networking event.

Countywide voluntary burn ban withdrawn

The Marion County Interagency Wildland Task Force has withdrawn the countywide voluntary residential burn ban.

Ocala parking attendant performs life-saving CPR on man, sparks conversation on AED in downtown

A city of Ocala parking enforcement officer’s quick actions to perform CPR on a man not only saved his life, but could potentially lead to a new AED in downtown.

Assistant City Attorney: Ocala is under assault by ACLU, Southern Legal Counsel

The City of Ocala has appointed the City Attorney’s Office as the lead on a case which the office labeled as an “assault” on Ocala by the American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Legal Counsel.

City explains new Fire Assessment charge replacing discontinued Fire User Fee

The City of Ocala is hoping to replace a discontinued Fire User Fee whose legality was challenged this past summer with a non-ad valorem fire assessment. ‘

Woman with mental illness missing in Ocala

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 56-year-old Lisa Gibbs, who has been missing since June 16.

Woman found with drugs, $7,000 in grocery bag during traffic stop

An Ocala woman was recently arrested after initially being pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt but was later found with illegal drugs and over $7,000 in cash.

Ocala Gran Prix closes in favor of new storage facility

Ocala Gran Prix closed its doors earlier this year in favor of a new storage facility that will take its place. 

Ocala man arrested for drunkenly slapping, throwing child’s play set at woman

An Ocala man was found intoxicated in his living room on June 9 after victim reported he slapped her in the face.

Self-employed mother waiting on unemployment says without stimulus, family support she would be homeless

A self-employed mother who has been denied unemployment says without family and stimulus checks, she and her children would be homeless.

Not enough handicapped parking spaces next to downtown Ocala square

A couple in their 70s believes that the city should have swapped the locations of the parking garage and downtown hotel to improve access for handicapped residents.

Ocala resident still hasn’t received unemployment despite dozens of calls

An Ocala resident who claims to have called the Department of Reemployment office over 25 times says she lost her job in the healthcare industry and has not been able to file for unemployment since April.

Ocala Gran Prix closes in favor of new storage facility

Ocala Gran Prix closed its doors earlier this year in favor of a new storage facility that will take its place. 

Chick-fil-A opens for breakfast again, Ocala employers still hiring

Chick-fil-A opened its doors for breakfast again after closing a month ago on account of a staffing shortage.

Silver Springs Archery Range grand opening on June 18

The grand opening of Marion County’s new Silver Springs Archery Range will be on June 18 at 9 a.m.  

John Harold Brooks

John Brooks and his wife, Ann, were avid golfers, John having made 5 holes in one.

Mary E. Strickland

Mary Strickland was a lifelong resident of Anthony and a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.

Arthur Robert Nazareth

Arthur Nazareth was an engineer. a real estate broker, a farmer, a father and a man of Catholic faith.
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