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Early Tee Time In Summerfield

Check out this beautiful sunrise captured during an early tee time in Summerfield. Thanks to Larry Deeken for sharing!

Early Tee Time In Summerfield
Early Tee Time In Summerfield

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Government

New Year’s Day closure won’t affect residential trash pickup in Ocala

City of Ocala business offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year’s Day but residential trash pickup won’t be affected.

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.

Headlines

Ocala man accused of battering his girlfriend’s mother

A 25-year-old Ocala man was arrested after a physical altercation with his girlfriend’s mother.

Pair jailed on drug charges after passing out in car at RaceTrac

A Reddick woman and Palm Bay man spent Christmas in the Marion County Jail on drug charges after being found passed out in a vehicle at a gas station off Interstate 75 in Ocala.

Marion County residents 65 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination

Marion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

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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

Marion County residents 65 and older can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination

Marion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

Fauci warns of dark days ahead as COVID-19 continues to hammer Florida

Five more local residents have died and new cases of COVID-19 continued to be reported across Florida on Monday as the nation’s top infectious disease expert predicted a possible “surge upon a surge” of positive results because of the back-to-back holidays.

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.

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