Two deputies resign following cocaine investigation

Two deputies resign following cocaine investigation

Ocala, Florida — Two Marion County sheriff’s deputies resigned following an internal affairs investigation. On Tuesday, January 19, members of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Administration initiated an Internal Affairs Investigation in regards to allegations that former MCSO deputy, Kimberly Bray, was using cocaine. According to a press release, it was reported by another deputy […]

Annual Ocali Country Days Festival

Annual Ocali Country Days Festival

Ocala, Florida — Save the date! The 2015 festival will be on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. Ocali Country Days started in 1995 as a fundraiser for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center and has become a very popular annual event. The first three days of the festival are open to […]

To the Editor: Domestic violence victim was deaf and at my doorstep

"I was completely vulnerable and helpless."

To the Editor: Domestic violence victim was deaf and at my doorstep

Note: Before readers jump to conclusions and attack the writer, readers should realize that this information was addressed with the Sheriff’s Office first and posted to their Facebook page. The post was later deleted. The Sheriff’s Office stated that they do not have a need for an interpreter. Ocala, Florida — I usually keep to […]

Authorities need your help locating missing Ocala girl

Authorities need your help locating missing Ocala girl

Ocala, Florida — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has issued an alert for a missing Ocala teen. Destiny was last seen on October 28, 2015. She may be in the company of an adult male. Authorities believe that Destiny may still be in the Ocala area. Destiny is a black female, approximately 5 foot 7 inches […]

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive

Marion County – For more than 12 years Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters have helped meet the needs of families who are struggling to stay warm and bring joy into their homes during the holiday season. As part of this annual effort, MCFR firefighters are asking the community to partner with their Holiday Helpers Drive […]

32nd Annual Light Up Ocala 2015

32nd Annual Light Up Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The 32nd Annual Light Up Ocala will take place on Saturday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. A wide variety of dancers and entertainers will be performing throughout the evening, including Extensions Dance Studio. Entertainment highlights A “Whoville” themed kids zone at the north stage zone, which incorporates the Brick City […]

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Marion County – The Lake Weir Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 6, 2015. Kiwanis park is located at 15380 Southeast 140th Avenue Road, Weirsdale. Starting at 6:00 p.m. – Spaghetti dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drink; homemade desserts available for donation). Then, at 7:00 p.m. – Trivia (1st, […]

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, October 31, 2015, the Paddock Mall is hosting a Boo Bash and Mall-O-Ween mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event. The Boo Bash will be held at 4 p.m., and Mall-O-Ween from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, is free to the public. This event is […]

Multiple burglaries in Raven Glen Subdivision

Multiple burglaries in Raven Glen Subdivision

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is urging residents who live in the Raven Glen Subdivision to lock their vehicles. According to reports, there have been multiple vehicle burglaries in the area. In all of the cases, the victim’s vehicle was left unlocked. Ocala police recently placed an electronic sign on Northeast 26th Court, […]

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

Ocala, Florida — ‘Horsepower in Horse Country’ returns as Ocala becomes the backdrop for a premier car show and Fall Festival at Castro Farms. The Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show and Fall Festival will take place on the weekend of October 23 through the 25th, 2015, at Castro Farms, located at 7700 N US Highway […]

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The smell of food and excitement filled the air at Downtown Square Ocala on Saturday. Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival, sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc., attracted approximately 8,000 people. That is 3,000 more people than last year’s estimate. The festival included trick-or-treating, dancing, face painting, games, a haunted house, music, […]

Vandalized again: Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

Vandalized again: Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

Ocala, Florida — For the second time in less than a week, the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park was vandalized. The Ocala Police Department said that this time five flagpoles that represent the branches of the military were bent. Two of them were bent all the way to the ground. OPD said that the damage […]

Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park vandalized

Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park vandalized

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in trying to find out who vandalized the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. The park was vandalized sometime between 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, and 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 13. According to OPD, someone broke two American Bald Eagle statues that were […]

Marijuana and Marion County

Marijuana and Marion County

Marion County — In July, Ocala Post reported that commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were the first in the state to pass an ordinance allowing marijuana (http://bit.ly/1QlQDDj) possession to be treated as a civil offense. Commissioners in Broward County, Miami Beach, and Gainesville are currently discussing a similar ordinance. At that time, Ocala Post asked readers […]

FHP: The speed limit, myth and fact

FHP: The speed limit, myth and fact

  The Florida Highway Patrol said that education is the key when ensuring that the general public understands Florida traffic laws, and that they are doing everything possible to spread the word about traffic safety. On a daily basis, troopers say that there is one statement that they always hear: “I thought I was allowed to go […]