Free back to school haircut

Free back to school haircut

Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, August 16, My Salon Suites in Ocala is offering free haircuts for elementary school students — kindergarten through 5th grade — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in exchange for a donated school supply. Girls can also have their nails polished. The collected school supplies will be donated back to the […]

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

Ocala, Florida — It was a little disheartening to see all the Marion County citizens rally for the Confederate flag recently.  Not that they shouldn’t be allowed to show their enthusiastic support for whatever cause they deem worthy, but the fact that they then show such little support for the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department […]

Unbelievable act of kindness from firefighters after man sustained serious injuries

Unbelievable act of kindness from firefighters after man sustained serious injuries

Belleview, Florida —  While an elderly man was mowing his yard Friday morning he fell and suffered serious injuries. Marion County Fire Rescue E18 and R18 were dispatched and promptly responded to the location of the incident. Upon arrival, both units began treatment. While R18 transported the patient to the hospital, E18 cleared the call […]

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

IRS phone scam hits Marion County

Ocala, Florida — An IRS phone scam taking place across the country has surfaced in Marion County. On July 25, a Marion County resident, who had been fortunate enough not to fall victim to the scam, contacted Ocala Post. According to the IRS, the calls have become more sophisticated, which often times leads a person […]

Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety

Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety

[Last updated on July 28, 2015, at 10:53 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Marion County Commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to schedule a workshop to discuss placing a one cent sales tax increase on the ballot in March 2016, amid long standing budget woes. The issue, brought forth by Marion County Commissioner David Moore, would divide […]

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are targeting vehicles in Ocala, and it doesn’t look like keeping your vehicle locked will stop them. Over this past weekend, there were multiple vehicle burglaries at Jervey Gantt, Planet Fitness, the Aquatic Center & Dog Park, and YMCA. Additionally, there were multiple vehicle burglaries in the Fore Ranch area. Detectives […]

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Aspen Foods recall includes 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed, and breaded chicken

Ocala, Florida —Aspen Foods, A Division of Koch Poultry Company, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service. The product was distributed Nationwide, however, there are no reported […]

2015-2016 school year: Back to school and sports physicals

2015-2016 school year: Back to school and sports physicals

Ocala, Florida — Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $30.00. They are also offering an optional screening/preventative electrocardiogram (EKG) for $25.00. Mention this article and receive $5.00 off these services. Click here to print. School will be starting in August, […]

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala, Florida – Ocala Utility Services (OUS) has issued a warning to its customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. The scam targets both business and residential customers. The scam Someone calls and states that if the individual or business does not pay their electric bill immediately that the electric would […]

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Ocala, Florida — Citizens have no way of knowing what types of dangers or monsters a law enforcement officer encounters on a daily basis. The disrespect toward officers that Ocala Post witnessed following shots being fired from a neighborhood near the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on July 12 was just one example of what law enforcement endure […]

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

[Last updated on July 14, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has obtained clear surveillance video of a black male suspected of firing shots from a nearby neighborhood during the Confederate flag Florida Southern Pride Ride rally on Sunday, July 12, 2015. According to police, the alleged shooter came from […]

Solid waste events for furniture and electronics

Solid waste events for furniture and electronics

Marion County Solid Waste’s monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. Upcoming furniture collection events are as follows: July 18 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  Baseline Recycling Center (5601 SE […]

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

[Last updated on July 11, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Saturday, an Ocala man who was at the anti-Confederate flag protest at the McPherson Governmental Complex, removed the flagpole with the Confederate flag. Protesters said “it just fell.” However, Confederate flag supporters are not “buying” the story that it “fell.” Witnesses said that […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop

Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop

Ocala, Florida — Marion County teens will learn how to turn ideas into movies and gain hands-on experience with professional filmmakers at the Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop to be held Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, located at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Bronson Mosley and the […]