Sheriff Chris Blair Says He Will Not Apologize For Standing Up For Citizens

Sheriff Chris Blair Says He Will Not Apologize For Standing Up For Citizens

  “It is with great honor and pride that I stand ready to serve you, the citizens of Marion County. I am humbled beyond words at the opportunity to work with you and my fellow board members in making the decisions involving growth management, solid waste, economic development, and the protection of our precious natural […]

Detective Chases Man To Grandmas House

Detective Chases Man To Grandmas House

An Ocala man was arrested after taking a Marion County Detective on a chase to grandma’s house. On September 10, 2013, around 3:00 p.m., a Marion County detective observed a beige four-door Buick driven by Courtney Lamar Carpenter, 31, of Ocala run a stop sign at SW 23rd Avenue and SW 7th Street. As the […]

Nathan Francis Love Arrested For Sex With Minor

Nathan Francis Love Arrested For Sex With Minor

A Marion County man has been arrested and charged with having sex with a juvenile. Nathan Francis Love, 22, of Ocala was arrested after investigators spoke with the victim who told them the sexual contact with Love happened while they “hung out”. When Love was interviewed by detectives he admitted to having sexual contact with […]

Winn-Dixie “buy one get one free” scam

Winn-Dixie “buy one get one free” scam

When you see the Winn-Dixie sale paper do you rush out to take advantage of the BOGO sales? Well you may want to think twice before you reach your hand into your wallet. Ocala Post was contacted by a Winn-Dixie employee who gave us some information that was quite a shock. This employee does not […]

Ocklawaha man charged with premeditated murder

Ocklawaha man charged with premeditated murder

Ocklawaha, Florida — On August 28, 2013, the Marion County Sheriffs received a 911 call from Robin McCumber, telling dispatchers she had done a well check on her neighbor. Robin stated that she had walked to the neighbor’s house and noticed the door was ajar and that it was covered in blood. Robin told dispatchers […]

Man Points Bow And Arrow At A Deputy

Man Points Bow And Arrow At A Deputy

Marion County, Florida — On September 7, 2013, Deputy Writer responded to a call at 15545 NE 148 Ter. Rd. in Ft McCoy, after Richard Hummel , 53, dialed 911. Hummel told 911 dispatchers that he was having thoughts of suicide and would like to be taken to the Centers for help. Deputy Writer arrived […]

Marion County Commissioners Admit They Did Not Comply With State Law Rejecting Blair’s Request

Marion County Commissioners Admit They Did Not Comply With State Law Rejecting Blair’s Request

  Marion County, Florida — It appears the county tried to pull the wool over Sheriff Blair’s eyes. The commission recently snubbed Blair, turning his budget proposal down. County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Bryant and County Attorney Guy Minter confirmed that the commission’s rejection of Blair’s request did not comply with a state law that grants […]

Sheriff Chris Blair wants you to know the truth about the budget

Sheriff Chris Blair wants you to know the truth about the budget

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 11 a.m., there will be a ribbon cutting at the CNG fuel station, located at 3230 SE Maricamp Road. This will be the first CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station in Marion County making that a total of eight in the State. “The Marion County Board of […]

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

OCALA, Florida — Recent allegations among healthcare facilities seems to be the topic in every Facebook status in the past month. First Polliwog Dental and most recently Ocala Regional Medical Center.       Ocala Regional Medical Center was recently investigated by the Agency for Health Care Administration and found that laws had been broken […]

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Ocala, Florida — The allegations continue to stack up against Michael Tarver, the owner, and operator of Polliwog Dental. The latest developments in the case do not really surprise parents, whose children have attended the pediatric dentistry. Ivy Castillo, a parent who has taken her five-year-old to the dentistry said, “I have experienced first-hand the […]

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post first ran a story on Polliwog Dental on August 30, 2013, after the owner, Michael Tarver, lashed out directly toward Medicaid patients. Polliwog Dental was investigated by the DEA back in July for suspicion of overmedicating children. Specifically using Demerol to sedate and “control” children whom Mr. Tarver felt were […]

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Marion County said, “None of the 12 people who tested positive […]

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Ocala – Marion County – After a Marion High School Student tested positive for tuberculosis back in August, Marion County is now investigating 12 more cases. According to the Health Department, 12 more cases have been confirmed. The Marion County Health Department said that family members, friends, classmates, and teachers from both North Marion High […]

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

Ocala, Florida – If you drink and drive in Ocala, beware, the Ocala Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012. The Ocala Police Department announces the August/Labor Day DUI Crackdown. The Ocala Police Department Joins National Crackdown […]

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

    COMPREHENSIVE ROADSIDE DUI CHECKPOINT IN OCALA   Ocala: The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint (CRSC) within the Ocala District, on Friday, August 30, 2013 starting at 8:00 P.M. This multi-agency checkpoint will be conducted in Marion County in the 700 block of South Magnolia Avenue, in the […]

Marion County Schools Could Lose Its Sports Programs

Marion County Schools Could Lose Its Sports Programs

    When the Marion County school district meets with the teachers union to discuss this year’s budget, coaches and club directors could be asked to take as much as a 30 percent pay cut. Supplemental contracts are paid to the coaches and others who lead the school districts extracurricular activities, and those payments range […]

Man Hits Ocala Police Car And Takes Off

Man Hits Ocala Police Car And Takes Off

  At 12:38 a.m. on August 28, 2013 Ocala Police officers Daniel Fitzpatrick, Officer Fried, and Officer Kelly were conducting a security check in the 3800 block of NE 7th Street, where officer Fitzpatrick had parked his car off the side of the road. Officer Fitzpatrick was walking the area on foot when a 2004 […]