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Local golf tournament fundraiser raises over $21,000 for Boys and Girls Club of Marion County

A local golf tournament fundraiser raised over $21,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County last month.
Over 100 golfers participated in this year’s Rip It & Grip It Golf tournament, which was held at the Country Club of Ocala on October 4.
CoAdvantage, a professional employer organization, was the host of the event, with a variety of local businesses donating and participating in the tournament.
All of the $21,000 will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County and the organization’s local efforts at serving children across the community.
To read more about the club or its efforts, check out the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County website.

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70-year-old Ocala man accused of choking woman

A 70-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he allegedly took a woman’s phone away to keep her from calling 911 during an argument that was turning violent and then choked and threatened to kill her.

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