Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Missing and endangered Silver Springs woman

Silver Springs, Florida — Tuesday, Charlotte Shepherd, 41, of Silver Springs, posted some comments on her Facebook timeline that have her family concerned for her well-being. Charlotte was last seen driving a 2004 White Ford F150 2 door truck, with the Florida tag 9648PK. If you know where she is, call 911. UPDATE Shepherd was found […]

Lane closure alert

Lane closure alert

Motorists traveling along Northwest 42nd Place between the intersections of Northwest Gainesville Road and North U.S. Highway 441 will experience temporary, intermittent lane closures July 6 to July 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., due to utility work, a Marion County press release states. Crews will place barricades and signage to direct traffic through […]

Free diabetes prevention program

Free diabetes prevention program

Ocala, Florida — Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up again this year to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This 16-week program will be held on Thursdays beginning July 16, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Marion County […]

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Ocala, Florida — Two children were approached and robbed of their bicycles at gunpoint on Sunday. The incident occurred in the neighborhood of Silver Springs Shores. The two boys, ages 12 and 13, told authorities that they were riding their bikes around the neighborhood when they were approached by two suspects who were also on […]

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Belleview, Florida — Parents who are considering taking their children to play at “Fred King Playground” located at 5641 SE 113 Street, Belleview might want to think twice. On Monday,  Ocala Post received an e-mail from a parent who stated that she had recently taken her child to play at the playground after stopping for ice cream […]

Free gardening classes

Free gardening classes

The Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free gardening classes to the public as an educational outreach function. The classes will offer information about garden pests, as well as information on how to keep your garden alive under the hot Florida sun. When: July 3, 10-11 a.m. — Master Gardener series: Lawns at Freedom Public […]

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

[Last updated on June 24, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The gas line has been repaired and there are no further dangers to the community. On Wednesday, officials reported a ruptured natural gas line, located in the 3800 block of U.S. 27. According to the Ocala Police Department, traffic was re-routed eastbound on U.S. […]

Investigation open after family pet slain

Investigation open after family pet slain

Sparr, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation following the June 13 shooting of a family pet. On June 15, Ocala Post reported that Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, found the family dog, Ziek, shot dead through the head. Parker said that Ziek never left the yard, but because he was extremely […]

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

[Last updated on June 23, 2015, at 11:12 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — On Monday, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) spokeswoman Janie Gunnell said that Marion County citizens should not worry about the 600 to 700 military personal that have recently occupied Ocala. The military has taken over the Westport High School parking lot and […]

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Ocala, Florida — Marion county Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two business owners following and undercover investigation that span from June 6 to June 18, 2015. Detectives said that they had received information that indicated the owners of A to Z Discount Beverages, located at 2626 North Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, were dealing in stolen property and […]

5 days of free medical, dental, and optical coming to Ocala

5 days of free medical, dental, and optical coming to Ocala

[Last updated on June 18, 2015, at 11:36 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — United Hands, Inc. has created FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA to address the growing need for dental, optical, and medical care to the indigent, homeless, and uninsured in America. Their unpaid volunteers are motivated by their love of people and their passion to share their […]

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