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Volunteers sought to help with cleaning up Evergreen Cemetery in Ocala

The City of Ocala Public Works Department is preparing to host an Evergreen Cemetery volunteer cleanup day.

Volunteers will meet at Evergreen Cemetery, located at the 300 block of NW Eighth Street, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. They will assist with cleaning headstones, raking leaves, picking up fallen tree limbs and cleaning up debris. Participants will be provided with masks and are asked to maintain social distance.

The City of Ocala encourages volunteers to support the restoration and beautification of the Historical Evergreen Cemetery. For more information, contact Tom Casey with the City of Ocala Public Works Department at (352) 351-6723.

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Crime

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Business

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Headlines

Silver Springs man allegedly threatens family with gun during rage over home sale

A 26-year-old Silver Springs man was arrested after he reportedly threatened to shoot three family members during a fit over the planned sale of a house he believes he has rights to.

Berserk Ocala woman accused of assaulting sheriff’s deputy

An Ocala woman whose husband said she is off her mental health medication was arrested recently after she allegedly threw her shoes at a deputy and called him a fascist and a member of the KKK.

Ocala man admits he punched step-grandson over unpaid rent

A 69-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he admitted to punching his step-grandson in the stomach for not paying his rent.

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