Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

Brian Thomas Strangled His Wife Unconscious

  Ocala, Florida — On November 26, 2013 deputies responded to a call involving a domestic dispute. While en-route, the victim advised that she was hiding from her husband in the garage. The husband was later identified as Brian William Thomas, 46. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the wife, who was still hiding within […]

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police are searching for two black males that robbed and shot two people at a local business. At 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2013 two black men dressed all in black and wearing hoodies entered the Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio at 1524 North Magnolia Avenue, (which is a 24-hour business) […]

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

Ocala Christmas Parade 2013

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Christmas Parade is December 14th, 2013 and begins at 5:30 p.m.! The parade theme is “A Frosty White Christmas.” The Friends of the Christmas Parade are striving to make being a part of the parade easier than ever by selling Bleacher Seat tickets online! Tickets are only $8 (Plus […]

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

Belleview Christmas Parade 2013

  Belleview, Florida — The Belleview Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., This years theme is “White Christmas”. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Rd. and 441. The Parade will feature the anticipated […]

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

New trouble for pediatric dentists Rebecca and Michael Tarver

  Ocala, Florida — New trouble for Churchill Pediatric Dentistry, formerly Polliwog Dental, owner Rebecca Tarver and former Polliwog Dental owner Michael Tarver. In late October, two former employees that were fired by the pediatric dentists in retaliation for cooperating with DOH, filed a lawsuit against Polliwog Dental, LLC. The complaint is for violating the […]

Eddie Perez Arrested After Contact With Girl In Marion Oaks

Eddie Perez Arrested After Contact With Girl In Marion Oaks

  Marion Oaks, Florida — Eddie Alexander Martinez-Perez, 22, of Ocklawaha is under arrest after a mother woke to find him in bed with her 14-year-old daughter. The incident occurred in Marion Oaks around 5:30 a.m. the girl’s mother tried to enter her daughters room but the door was locked. When the girl finally opened […]

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

Jarrett Davis Shot And Killed Ramone Mike In Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — One man is dead after being shot to death following an argument at 513 SW 12th Avenue, Ocala. Jarrett Davis, 25, of Ocala, shot and killed Ramone Mike, 27, also of Ocala, Saturday, November 23, 2013. When Ocala Police arrived on the scene, Mike was lying on his back in the […]

Lake Weir Middle School Locked Down

Lake Weir Middle School Locked Down

  Summerfield, Florida — Students at Lake Weir Middle School got quite a scare this morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Lake Weir Middle School was placed on lockdown after a student had what was originally believed by students and staff members to be a handgun. Authorities say thankfully after they questioned the youth it turned […]

Marion County Crime Rate Down

Marion County Crime Rate Down

  Marion County Florida — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a lower crime rate by 5.2%, while Marion County’s crime rate has dropped 8.5%. In the State of Florida, FDLE monitors reported Part 1 crimes and the clearance rate of those […]

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

  Ocala, Florida — County land regulations forbid retail liquor sales within 500 feet of a church, school, and public parks, unless, of course the store-owner is granted an exception by County Commissioners. State zoning laws also prohibit liquor stores from being built near churches, schools, and playgrounds. Recently County Commissioners did in fact grant […]

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

Beware Of Ocala Electric Utility Scams

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Electric Utilities customers have recently been targeted with fraud calls. OPD has taken one report report ; where that customer was taken for $500. However OEU says they have received several calls from customers in regards to fraud. The scam is: customers are told to pay $500 using a pre-paid […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Rib Sale

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Rib Sale

  Marion County, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Gigantic Rib Sale is happening. This annual fundraiser will feature 1,100 slabs of succulent pork ribs that are prepared by Marion County Sheriff’s Office professionals who are volunteering their time and energy. The juicy ribs will be ready January 31, 2014 – just in time […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Swat Team Earns Top Honors

Marion County Sheriff’s Swat Team Earns Top Honors

  Marion County, Florida — On November 15, 2013 the 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International competition comes to an end with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office taking second overall in the team standings – besting 55 other teams from around the world. Plus, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office earned first place in four individual contests: […]

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Detective Jorge Fernandez and fellow detectives from the Ocala Police Department have been continuing to investigate the homicide of Samuel Washington, which occurred on November 14, 2013. In the course of their investigation they have been able to link the homicide of Washington, to the shooting of Michael Drayton, that occurred […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway For Two Families 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway For Two Families 2013

  Ocala, Florida — The holidays can be a very stressful and financially difficult time for many families; the Ocala Post understands! That is why this holiday season Ocala Post hopes to ease the financial burden just a little. Ocala Post and Symphony Healthcare, Inc. have teamed up to provide a Thanksgiving meal to two […]

Renita Rayner Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Ocala Bank Robbery

Renita Rayner Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Ocala Bank Robbery

  Ocala, Florida – At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 13, 2013 an Ocala Post staff member noticed a booking photo taken by the Hillsborough County Jail matched the name and description of wanted felon, Renita Rayner. Ocala Post contacted Hillsborough County and spoke with a public information officer who seemed a little surprised when […]

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

  Ocala, Florida — Despite more than a dozen complaints from parents and employees, former Polliwog owner Michael Tarver was approved by the Board of Dentistry to have his Dentistry License reinstated. Complaints were made to the Ocala Police Department as early as 2012, but it wasn’t until the middle of 2013 that the Department […]

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

    Ocala, Florida — As if Ocala residents would not notice, Polliwog Dental has changed its name; Polliwog is now Churchill Dentistry. Michael Tarver is not the registered owner of Churchill Dentistry. A quick search of “Churchill Dentistry” reveals it is registered to a Wendy Churchill. However, Ocala Post realized that “Churchill Dentistry” has […]

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