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Groups teaming up to provide virtual professional development webinars

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, in partnership with the Association of Florida Colleges Communications and Marketing Commission, will host a variety of virtual professional development webinars throughout the month of June.

Ten featured speakers will cover topics such as crisis communications, internal communications, branding, integrated marketing plans, social media, personal growth and more. Communication and marketing professionals will learn about emerging trends in the changing market along with traditional and new media communication elements.
Access all 10 speakers for $65. Visit FPRAOcala.org to secure your reservation and view the webinar schedule.

FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 12 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities.

The Association of Florida Colleges was founded in 1949 with the mission to unite colleges for the purposes of helping the Florida Legislature understand the junior college mission and to advocate for Florida’s public junior colleges in the development of the state’s long-range plan for higher education. The Communications and Marketing Commission provides an opportunity for college employees with similar job responsibilities to enhance their professional skills and knowledge and to network with colleagues from around the state.

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Crime

Man pulled over in Ocala says he doesn’t know where he lives

A 33-year-old man pulled over in Ocala on Wednesday told Marion County sheriff’s deputies he doesn’t speak English, doesn’t know where he lives, has never had a driver’s license and does not have any form of United States identification.

Grand theft auto suspect and passenger nabbed after high-speed pursuit

Two men were arrested recently after fleeing from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and a Belleview Police officer.

43-year-old woman jailed after caught driving stolen vehicle in Belleview

A 43-year-old woman found herself behind bars recently after she was stopped for driving a stolen vehicle.

Dunnellon man jailed for resisting during traffic stop

A Dunnellon man jailed in February for possession of drug equipment was arrested again Wednesday night after he reportedly put up a fight while being removed from his vehicle during a traffic stop in Ocala.

Business

Local ‘1 Million Cups’ networking group warns membership of potential COVID contact

The local One Million Cups chapter issued a statement to its membership on Thursday to warn of possible contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Florida home insurance premiums second highest in United States

Florida’s home insurance premiums are the second highest in the United States after Louisiana.

Historic 12-room inn near Downtown Ocala on the market for just under $1.2 million

The Shamrock Historic Inn offers 12 guest rooms with ‘cozy and eclectic’ themes and a manager/owner apartment.

Bryant tabbed to serve as vice chair of Florida Association of Counties committee

Marion County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Bryant has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Florida Association of Counties’ Finance, Tax & Administration Committee.

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Headlines

Ocala woman claims $525,000 prize from Lottery’s Jackpot Triple Play game

An Ocala woman has claimed a $525,000 prize from the Florida Lottery’s Jackpot Triple Play game.

Man pulled over in Ocala says he doesn’t know where he lives

A 33-year-old man pulled over in Ocala on Wednesday told Marion County sheriff’s deputies he doesn’t speak English, doesn’t know where he lives, has never had a driver’s license and does not have any form of United States identification.

Grand theft auto suspect and passenger nabbed after high-speed pursuit

Two men were arrested recently after fleeing from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and a Belleview Police officer.

43-year-old woman jailed after caught driving stolen vehicle in Belleview

A 43-year-old woman found herself behind bars recently after she was stopped for driving a stolen vehicle.

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