Traffic advisory for 49th Ave., SW 95th St. and Marion Oaks Trl.

Traffic advisory for 49th Ave., SW 95th St. and Marion Oaks Trl.

Be advised that Marion County residents traveling along Southwest 49th Avenue will experience a temporary lane closure between the intersections of Southwest 95th Street and Marion Oaks Trail. The closure will be between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on October 26, due to road work. County officials said that there will be […]

Man arrested, masturbated in front of three victims

Man arrested, masturbated in front of three victims

Ocala — A 52-year-old man remains behind bars after he was arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior and Indecent Exposure. Ocala Police Responded to the Edward Croskey Center, located at 1510 Northwest 4th Street after a caller reported that a man had exposed his penis. According to reports, a woman and her 12-year-old […]

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 68th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 if purchased in […]

15-year-old charged with multiple felonies

15-year-old charged with multiple felonies

Ocala, Florida — A 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with multiple felonies after he stole a Chevy Camaro. The victim reported the car stolen early Monday morning. The car thief, identified as Carlos Luevano-Velasquez, has stolen the car from the victim’s driveway, but later returned it. The victim told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that […]

Stone crab claw season opens soon in state, federal waters

Stone crab claw season opens soon in state, federal waters

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 through May 15, 2018, closing May 16, in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all conservation-based management guidelines for stone crab harvest. Harvesters should only take […]

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill the World Ocala is back for its seventh year this October which will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Marion County Public Schools Public Information Officer, Kevin Christian, said, Katie Carsey, 36, a Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant who arrested on September 27, for molesting a former student, abandoned her job. Christian said that Carsey had not contacted the school since her arrest. She has since been banned from entering school property. According to […]

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Three-year-old was living with feces and urine throughout residence

Marion County Officials said they removed 56 dogs from a home, located at 931 Northeast 12th Avenue. Ocala Police said that a three-year-old child had been living in the urine and feces-filled residence. On October 5, OPD received a call in which the caller reported that there was a foul smell coming from the residence. […]

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Marion County Public Library System to provide activities and events at a location near you! Paws & Pages Pet Expo When –  Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where – Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Looking for a new best […]

Case in legal review after man files false DCF report

Case in legal review after man files false DCF report

The Florida Department of Children and Families is currently reviewing a formal complaint to bring felony charges against Walter Ravon Dawson, 48, also known as Ray Dawson, of Orlando after he filed false reports against a Marion County man. Dawson told DCF that the father of three had injected drugs into his wife, forced wine […]

WARNING: Post Hurricane Irma, mosquito population will become larger

WARNING: Post Hurricane Irma, mosquito population will become larger

Marion County  — In a press release, the Marion County Health Department said that in the near future mosquito populations are expected to be larger than normal due to Hurricane Irma. Florida Department of Health Officials is urging Floridians and visitors to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases during as floodwaters continue to recede. Everyone should remain […]

Man angry, grandmother cut him off financially

Man angry, grandmother cut him off financially

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man who was wanted by the Ocala Police Department was arrested Wednesday and charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Police say that sometime in early September, Searron Brooks III, 20, was angry and became involved in a verbal argument with […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2017. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or an application packet, […]

FEMA Disaster Declaration information for individuals and businesses

FEMA Disaster Declaration information for individuals and businesses

On September 13, 2017, FEMA released a Florida Disaster Declaration for areas hit by Hurricane Irma. Marion County is listed for Individual Assistance (IA). Ocala Post spoke with FEMA Thursday and confirmed the information. According to FEMA, individuals seeking assistance must apply within 60 days. FEMA does not provide assistance for food loss. If you […]

Hurricane warning for Marion County, flood watch, concealed carry information

Hurricane warning for Marion County, flood watch, concealed carry information

The National Weather Service Hurricane Center has issued the following warnings for Marion County. ALL information contained within this article came directly from the NOAA. This includes the State Road 200 area, Dunnellon, and Rainbow Lakes Estates area. Hurricane wind conditions are expected somewhere within the Marion county area within the next 36 hours with […]

Video: Hurricane Irma update, mandatory evacuation for some Marion County residents

Video: Hurricane Irma update, mandatory evacuation for some Marion County residents

[Video brought to you by our partners at AccuWeather] Marion County officials have issued a Mandatory evacuation for residents who live in modular and mobile homes. The latest models for Hurricane Irma have shifted the storm slightly left, taking it straight up the Florida Peninsula. AccuWeather meteorologists said that “the worst-case scenario is now possible […]

Hurricane Irma closes Ocala National Forest

Hurricane Irma closes Ocala National Forest

  Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Susan Blake said Thursday that due to Hurricane Irma, the Ocala National Forest will be closing trails, campgrounds and concession areas to the public on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. until further notice. Additionally, the Ocala district ranger offices will be closed Friday through Monday and will […]

Food stamp recipients should receive benefits early due to Hurricane Irma

Food stamp recipients should receive benefits early due to Hurricane Irma

Those who are scheduled to receive their food stamp benefits later in the month should have received them early, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. “To help families prepare for Hurricane Irma, SNAP benefits for the month of September have been released to customers who would normally receive benefits later in the […]

Video: Hurricane Irma update, sandbag locations, school closures

Video: Hurricane Irma update, sandbag locations, school closures

[Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com] Officials with Marion County Public Schools announced Wednesday that they will be closed Friday, September 8, and Monday, September  11, due to Hurricane Irma. On Monday afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida in anticipation of Irma. A state of emergency […]

Video: Hurricane Irma update, preparedness, school information

Video: Hurricane Irma update, preparedness, school information

[Video brought to you by our partners at Accuweather.com] Florida residents are once again preparing for a powerful hurricane. The Florida Keys is currently under an evacuation. “This hurricane has the potential to be a major event for the East Coast. It also has the potential to significantly strain FEMA and other governmental resources occurring […]

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