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Ocala lady friends jailed after victim reports attack in vehicle 

Two Ocala gal pals were jailed recently after a nasty battle that also involved two others.

Marion high and middle school students gearing up for Big Springs STEM Fair

Hundreds of young scientists – all in middle and high school – will compete virtually during the upcoming Big Springs Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair.

Judging will take place Jan. 29–Feb. 4. The public can view finalists’ projects on the Big Springs STEM Fair website (www.marionschools.net/Page/62766) on Feb. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Awards will be posted the next day on the same website.

This annual fair attracts student scientists from Marion and Sumter counties to compete using scientific approaches potentially solving world problems. Winners from public, private, charter and home schools advance to this regional level to engage in scientific battles for cash awards ranging from $50-$500, medals and various locally donated prizes.

Thirty-two regional projects advance to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair (ssefflorida.com/) being held virtually March 28-April 1, with virtual awards being presented April 6-7.  The four highest-ranked Marion County high school finalists from the Big Springs STEM Fair proceed to the International Science and Engineering Fair (www.societyforscience.org/isef) taking place virtually May 10-14.

For more information, contact Dr. Tia Brown at (352) 867-2117 or [email protected].

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Crime

Ocala lady friends jailed after victim reports attack in vehicle 

Two Ocala gal pals were jailed recently after a nasty battle that also involved two others.

Ocala woman accused of attacking woman outside her home

An Ocala woman is accused of ambushing a woman and beating her up outside her home.

Ocala man jailed after fleeing deputy twice on motorcycle

An Ocala man who twice sped away from a deputy trying to pull him over was arrested recently after his motorcycling companion identified him.

Marion sheriff seeks help in nabbing bandits who ripped off dirt bikes in Belleview

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking helping in recovering dirt bikes that were stolen last month from a Belleview residence.

Business

Lockheed Martin teams with CareerSource Florida for apprenticeship program

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that Lockheed Martin and CareerSource Florida have partnered to develop and refine a registered apprenticeship program.

Craft Cuisine falls victim to pandemic, forced to close doors

Craft Cuisine was forced to close its doors last month amidst the global pandemic that has forced the closures of a multitude of businesses in Ocala.

Ocala police chief: ‘Marijuana legalization will produce more violent crime in Ocala’

The chief of the Ocala Police Department believes the legalization of marijuana will produce more violent crime in the city of Ocala.

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.

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Headlines

Ocala lady friends jailed after victim reports attack in vehicle 

Two Ocala gal pals were jailed recently after a nasty battle that also involved two others.

Ocala woman accused of attacking woman outside her home

An Ocala woman is accused of ambushing a woman and beating her up outside her home.

Ocala man jailed after fleeing deputy twice on motorcycle

An Ocala man who twice sped away from a deputy trying to pull him over was arrested recently after his motorcycling companion identified him.

Tri-county area COVID-19 death toll continues to rise at rapid pace

The local death toll from COVID-19 continues to climb at an alarming rate, with 12 more local residents succumbing to the fast-spreading virus.

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