Saturday, January 2, 2021
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Ocala

Water As Smooth As Glass On Lake Weir

The water looked as smooth as glass on Lake Weir as seen from a kayak at 7am. Thanks to Veerle Guitar for sharing!

Water As Smooth As Glass On Lake Weir
Water As Smooth As Glass On Lake Weir

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Government

E-Verify law once pushed by DeSantis in mega-retirement community goes into effect

Florida is starting off the new year with a law in place aimed at battling the hiring of illegal immigrants – a measure that was once touted by Gov. Ron DeSantis during a visit to The Villages.

Ocala’s First Friday Art Walk moved to Jan. 8

The First Friday Art Walk will take place in downtown Ocala on Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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.

Headlines

Ocala man once caught pleasuring himself on patio finally in Marion County Jail

An Ocala man wanted on a multitude of crimes is behind bars after being transferred to the Marion County Jail from Georgia.

Ocala man back in jail after fighting with woman over money and smokes

An Ocala man who spent nearly two months in the Marion County Jail for strangling a woman in 2020 started off the new year back behind bars after he allegedly attacked a woman and demanded money and cigarettes.

Smiling bandit who targeted Ocala Wal-Mart sought by Marion sheriff

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in nabbing a smiling woman who ripped off a local Wal-Mart store.

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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

More than 40,000 Marion County residents have registered for COVID-19 vaccines

More than 211,000 Floridians have been vaccinated against the deadly COVID-19 virus and in Marion County, more than 40,000 residents have registered for the highly sought-after doses.

Florida ends 2020 with biggest spike in COVID-19 cases since pandemic first reported

Florida ended the year Thursday with the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic first hit the Sunshine State in the spring.

7 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as state tops 1.3 million cases

Seven more local residents have died of COVID-19 as Florida surpassed 1.3 million cumulative cases of the deadly virus on Wednesday.

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