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Ocala

Bees Pollinating Meyer Lemon Tree

Check out these bees pollinating a Meyer lemon tree in Ocala. Thanks to Kathryn Harper for sharing this photo taken in her backyard!

Bees Pollinating Meyer Lemon Tree
Bees Pollinating Meyer Lemon Tree

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Government

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park to temporarily shut down

The Ocala Wetland Recharge Park is preparing to temporarily close.

Ocala preparing to host West Ocala Wellness Community Garden Day

The City of Ocala is preparing to host a West Ocala Wellness Community Garden Day.

Nightly closures planned at Ocala airport for runway and taxiway construction

Due to scheduled runway and taxiway construction work, the Ocala International Airport will be closed nightly for several days. We’ve got the list.

Headlines

Umatilla woman denies ‘whaling’ on man as victim says shoulder dislocated itself

An Umatilla woman was arrested after a neighbor reported seeing her “whaling” on a man during an argument, but both she and the alleged victim insist she didn’t strike him and his shoulder just dislocated itself.

Ocala man arrested after high-speed chase through neighborhood

A 25-year-old Ocala man afraid of being picked up for violating his probation led deputies on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood and then tried to flee on foot before being arrested last week.

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as country tops 400,000 cases of deadly virus

Three more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as deaths across the country from the fast-spreading virus topped 400,000 on Tuesday.

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Business

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.

Plenty of positives despite November’s mixed bag of employment news

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.2 percent in November – up 0.6 percentage point over the month and 2.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

Health

3 more local COVID-19 deaths as country tops 400,000 cases of deadly virus

Three more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as deaths across the country from the fast-spreading virus topped 400,000 on Tuesday.

New cases of COVID-19 slow but local deaths continue at rapid pace

The number of new COVID-19 cases slowed across Florida and the tri-county area on Monday but the number of new deaths continued to be recorded at an alarming pace.

Department of Health in Marion County moves COVID-19 vaccinations to Paddock Mall

The Department of Health in Marion County is moving its COVID-19 vaccination operations to the Paddock Mall.

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