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Wil-Power Foundation Golf Tournament coming to Royal Oaks on Feb. 27

The Wil-Power Foundation will host its annual golf tournament at a local course later this month.

The foundation, which was formed to honor the memory of William Minter, will host its charity tournament on Feb. 27 at Royal Oaks Golf and Country Club (located at 11220 SW 69th Circle) starting at 8 a.m.

All proceeds from the event will be used toward Marion County Schools academic scholarships, as well the “Heads Above Water Workshop” series scheduled for 2021.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook, or visit the Wil-Power Foundation website.

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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 COVID-19 – a number he is quite proud of.

Headlines

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.

Ocala man behind bars for shooting near elementary school with classes in session

An 18-year-old Ocala man was jailed Thursday night in connection with a shooting that took place last year near an Ocala elementary school – while classes were in session.

Marion sheriff searching for thieves connected to car burglaries and recent shooting

Marion County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in identifying vehicle burglars involved in a recent shooting.

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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

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 COVID-19 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.

Florida tops 30,000 COVID-19 deaths as virus claims 8 more local residents

Florida surpassed 30,000 COVID-19-related deaths on Friday as eight more local residents lost their battle with the fast-spreading virus.

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