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Sunset Over SummerGlen Retirement Community In Ocala

Check out this amazing sunset over the SummerGlen Retirement Community in Ocala. Thanks to Terrie Bauman for sharing!

Sunset Over SummerGlen Retirement Community In Ocala
Sunset Over SummerGlen Retirement Community In Ocala

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Government

Marion County awarded federal funds for emergency food and shelter programs

Marion County has been chosen to receive $106,155 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter National Board programs in Marion County.

Ocala Recreation and Parks Department seeks applications from those ages 14 to 19

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is accepting applications from young people ages 14 to 19 for its Developing Recreation Professionals program.

Holiday schedule won’t affect residential trash pickup in Ocala

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas and on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day. But residential trash pickup won’t be affected.

Headlines

Ocala parolee charged with battering pregnant woman

An Ocala man who is on parole was arrested after he allegedly battered a pregnant woman during an argument.

Dunnellon man jailed after drunken domestic spat

A 60-year-old Dunnellon man spent a night in jail after a woman claimed he kicked her out of bed during a drunken domestic spat.

Ocoee man charged with DUI after stop in Ocala

A 22-year-old Ocoee man said he was on his way from Wildwood to Orlando when he was pulled over for driving erratically in Ocala and charged with DUI.

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Business

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 inspector shuts down Ocala eatery after finding more than 68 rodent droppings

A health inspector ordered an Ocala restaurant to close its doors recently after finding a large quantity of rodent droppings at the eatery.

Health

Significant dip in number of new COVID-19 cases after testing sites close for Christmas

Five more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the number of new cases across Florida dropped – possibly because testing sites closed for Christmas and some remained shut down over the weekend.

223 COVID-19 cases reported at 19 Marion County long-term care facilities

A total of 223 residents and staff members at Marion County long-term care facilities have tested positive for the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus.

8 more local COVID-19 deaths as tri-county area tops 36,000 cases of virus

COVID-19 has claimed eight more local residents as the tri-county area topped 36,000 cases of the deadly virus and Florida saw an increase of more than 17,000 positive results over the past two days.

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