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Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird In Marion Oaks

The female ruby-throated hummingbirds are now in abundance here in Marion County and are putting on a rather impressive air show for those who already have their feeders out. Thanks to Frank N. Hornyak for sharing his photo from Marion Oaks!

Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird In Marion Oaks
Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird In Marion Oaks

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Government

Ocala business offices and sanitation collection closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes on that day.

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala is preparing to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

City of Ocala announces summer 2021 paid internship program

The City of Ocala has announced Water Resources internship opportunities for summer 2021.

Headlines

Ocala man jailed after tackling roommate during fight over money

An Ocala man with a violent history was arrested after he allegedly tackled his roommate from behind, possibly breaking his leg, during an argument over money.

Dunnellon man accused of pistol whipping woman with her gun

A Dunnellon man with a couple of prior battery convictions was arrested early Sunday morning after he reportedly took a woman’s gun from her hand and pistol whipped her with it during a domestic dispute.

Ocala man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

An Ocala man was arrested on drug charges after a car he was a passenger in was pulled over for having a headlight out.

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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

15 more local COVID-19 deaths as state reports more than 849,000 vaccines given

On the day when Florida reported that more than 849,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 15 more residents succumbed to the virus and more than 16,000 new cases were reported across the Sunshine State.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to hammer Sunshine State

COVID-19 has claimed seven more local residents as Florida reported another large spike in cases of the deadly virus on Thursday.

6 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida reports another massive spike

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported close to 14,000 new cases of the virus on Wednesday.

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