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Red-Headed Woodpecker At Coehadjoe Park

Check out this red-headed woodpecker spotted at Coehadjoe Park. Thanks to Kelley Harriss for sharing!

Red-Headed Woodpecker At Coehadjoe Park
Red-Headed Woodpecker At Coehadjoe Park

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Government

‘Chain Reaction Charlie’ exhibit opening at Ocala’s Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is preparing for its newest exhibit to open to the public.

Spring Art Series kicks off with performance by Trinity River Band

The City of Ocala is preparing to kick off the 2021 Spring Art Park Series.

Clyatt Park tennis courts to temporarily close for maintenance

The tennis courts at Clyatt Park in Ocala will close Monday, Jan. 11 for resurfacing.

Headlines

Unveiling of refurbished Clockwork Fury statue postponed until Jan. 28

The Horse Fever 20/20 committee has postponed Tuesday’s unveiling of a refurbished iconic member of the 2010 Horse Fever herd.

Dunnellon man admits to swindling Winn-Dixie in meat price scheme

An employee at the Winn-Dixie store in Dunnellon was arrested Wednesday after he admitted to putting false UPC codes on packages of meat and paying the lower prices at the self-checkout register.

Wrong-way drunk driver from Ocala back in jail – this time on drug charge

An Ocala woman was caught with drugs in her car almost exactly a month after being charged with DUI when she went the wrong way on a divided highway.

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Business

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

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

5 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida continues to see massive rise in new cases

On the day when five more local residents lost their battle with COVID-19, Florida reported another significant increase in the number of new cases of the deadly virus.

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to run rampant across Florida

Seven more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the virus continue to be reported across Florida at an alarming rate.

2 more local COVID-19 deaths as Ocala hits milestone in cases of deadly virus

Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as Ocala surpassed 15,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases of the deadly virus on Saturday.

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