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Why Did The Egret Cross The Road? To Get To The

This is a (Ardea alba) – s are slightly shorter than Sandhill Cranes, at about 3-4 feet tall. They are much more slender than cranes, and have a yellow bill. These waterbirds are indigenous to the wetlands of the eastern US but are rarely seen in upland areas. This one you can see if you visit the as there is a retention pond nearby. Thanks to Andrea Proeber for sharing!

Why Did The Egret Cross The Road? To Get To The Paddock Mall

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Government

Intermittent lane closures planned along S.W. Hwy. 484 in Marion County

Marion County motorists and pedestrians traveling along S.W. Hwy. 484 in the vicinity of the Rainbow River Bridge can expect intermittent lane closures through March 12.

Ocala Police officer who saved man from burning home honored with prestigious award

An Ocala Police officer who saved a man from a burning home last month received a special honor Tuesday at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Top Marion County health official praises COVID-19 vaccination effort

The top health department official in Marion County said Tuesday that more than 42,000 residents have been vaccinated for – a number he is quite proud of.

Headlines

Marion County firefighters battle blaze that destroys Fort McCoy residence

Marion County firefighters battled a blaze early Sunday morning that destroyed a home in Fort McCoy.

Ocala man who once claimed to work for FBI while being arrested back in jail

An Ocala man who once claimed to work for the FBI while being arrested at a motel found himself back behind bars recently after a local ministry was burglarized.

Troubled Silver Springs man jailed after outburst with machete

A man who was off his mental health medication was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly chased a woman with a machete during a violent outburst.

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Business

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.

Health

6 more local COVID-19-related deaths as virus continues to slam Florida

Six more local residents have lost their battle with as Florida reported 95 more fatalities and more than 5,000 new cases of the fast-spreading virus.

Health inspector shuts Ocala fast-food eatery over roach and food temperature issues

A popular Ocala fast-food eatery was shut down recently after a health inspector cited 11 violations – the most egregious of which involved roach excrement and food temperature issues.

20 more local COVID-19 deaths as outbreak hits staff at Coleman federal prison

The local death toll from continued to rise at a rapid rate Saturday as the federal prison in Coleman reported a significant number of cases of the fast-spreading virus among staff members.

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