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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

United Way of Marion County receives $30,000 gift from Ocala company to support those in need

United Way of Marion County announced recently that it has received a $30,000 corporate gift from Custom Window Systems, a Pella Company. This gift will assist Marion County residents with their health, education, financial stability and basic needs.

Scot Quintel, CEO of United Way of Marion County, said “this partnership with Custom Window Systems began with us assisting a few of their employees with emergency shelter and housing needs in 2020. We were able to work with their HR department, our 2-1-1 information and referral line and local contacts to ensure their employees remained housed and in safe living conditions.”

The United Way of Marion County was excited to learn that Custom Window Systems had decided to provide such a generous gift that will support 1,524 Marion County individuals and families.

Cole Adrian, president of Custom Window Systems, said, “At CWS, we believe strongly in serving the communities where our team members live and work. This donation to United Way was a great opportunity for us to help support their efforts to provide housing and other resources right here in Marion County. We’re proud to make this contribution to their continued work.”

Residents of Marion County who are struggling with basic needs, or need information regarding services in the local area, are encouraged to call the United Way information and referral line by dialing 2-1-1. Available 24/7, callers will be connected to a live 211 team member who will provide resources that are available to help. Visit UWMC.org/211 for additional information or to chat online.

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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Victim left with scratches after brawl escalates over car keys

A Citra woman was jailed recently after a nasty spat with her man friend over car keys.

Ocala woman jailed after fight with romantic rival in Ocklawaha

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was arrested nearly a week after she reportedly showed up with a couple of friends at a romantic rival’s workplace in Ocklawaha and threatened to kill her, and then returned minutes after the business owner told her to leave and assaulted the woman.

Umatilla man jailed after ‘marijuana wax’ found in vehicle during traffic stop

A 20-year-old Umatilla man was arrested recently after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for having an obstructed license plate.

Business

Lockheed Martin teams with CareerSource Florida for apprenticeship program

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Craft Cuisine falls victim to pandemic, forced to close doors

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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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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Victim left with scratches after brawl escalates over car keys

A Citra woman was jailed recently after a nasty spat with her man friend over car keys.

Ocala woman jailed after fight with romantic rival in Ocklawaha

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was arrested nearly a week after she reportedly showed up with a couple of friends at a romantic rival’s workplace in Ocklawaha and threatened to kill her, and then returned minutes after the business owner told her to leave and assaulted the woman.

21 more local COVID-19 deaths as Florida ranks poorly in study on Coronavirus safety

On the day when Florida fared poorly in a study on COVID-19-related safety, 21 more local residents lost their battle with the deadly illness.

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