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Just Before Sunset At Tiger Lake At Rainbow Lakes Estates In Dunnellon

It was just before sunset at Tiger Lake at Rainbow Lakes Estates in Dunnellon. Thanks to Tracey Baldeo for sharing!

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Government

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.

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.

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

Silver Springs bartender jailed after tiff with man friend in front of his gal pal

A scorned Silver Springs bartender wrapped up in a nasty love triangle with her man friend and his gal pal was jailed early Sunday morning after being arrested at her Silver Springs mobile home.

11 Marion County Publix pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines to seniors

Eleven Publix pharmacies in Marion County will soon begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and older.

Vaccinating 50,000 Marion County seniors could take three months

Many of Marion County’s latest COVID-19 cases can be attributed to holiday gatherings and it could take up to three months to inoculate the 50,000 senior residents who already have signed up for vaccines, according to a top health department official.

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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

11 Marion County Publix pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines to seniors

Eleven Publix pharmacies in Marion County will soon begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents age 65 and older.

Vaccinating 50,000 Marion County seniors could take three months

Many of Marion County’s latest COVID-19 cases can be attributed to holiday gatherings and it could take up to three months to inoculate the 50,000 senior residents who already have signed up for vaccines, according to a top health department official.

22 more local residents succumb to COVID-19 as massive spikes reported

COVID-19 has claimed 22 more local residents as Florida and the tri-county area both reported massive spikes in new cases of the deadly virus.

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