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Beautiful Sunset At The Clubhouse Pool At Ocala Preserve

Check out this beautiful Florida sunset as seen from the clubhouse pool at Ocala Preserve. Thanks to John Fenstemacher for sharing!

Beautiful Sunset At The Clubhouse Pool At Ocala Preserve
Beautiful Sunset At The Clubhouse Pool At Ocala Preserve

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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 caught on audio threatening to kill woman

A 23-year-old Ocala man is in the Marion County Jail after being recorded threatening to kill a woman and then resisting the officers who arrested him.

Ocklawaha woman arrested after asking deputies for wallet with meth in it

A small amount of methamphetamine was found in a wallet that an Ocklawaha woman asked deputies to bring to jail with her.

Ocala man caught with drugs in car during speeding stop

An Ocala man was arrested on drug charges after being pulled over for speeding on SW Hwy. 200 last week.

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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

13 more local residents die of COVID-19 as tri-county area zips past 40,000 cases

COVID-19 has claimed 13 more local residents as the tri-county area topped 40,000 cumulative cases of the deadly virus.

18 more local COVID-19 deaths as massive spike in new cases hits Florida

Eighteen more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continued to skyrocket across the local area and the Sunshine State – including more than 400 in Ocala alone.

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.

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