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Tall Pines Against Red Skies In Dunnellon

Check out these tall pines against red skies in Dunnellon. Thanks to Dottie McDermott for sharing!

Tall Pines Against Red Skies In Dunnellon
Tall Pines Against Red Skies In Dunnellon

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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

12 accused child predators snared in Marion sheriff’s online sting operation

Twelve people accused of seeking sex with children were nabbed in a Marion County Sheriff’s Office sting operation.

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 Silver Springs motel found himself back behind bars recently after a local ministry was burglarized.

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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 COVID-19 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 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.

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