1st Annual Ocala Amazing Race

1st Annual Ocala Amazing Race

Ocala, Florida — During the 1st Annual Ocala Amazing Race teams can experience Ocala like never before. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, and when the tasks are completed at each location,  that team will receive a clue to the next destination. The first team to arrive at each […]

Former game show host, Bob Barker, helps local animal sanctuary

Former game show host, Bob Barker, helps local animal sanctuary

    Ocala, Florida — Forest Animal Rescue will immediately start construction on the Bob Barker Animal Care Building, thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the former game show host himself. The grant comes from Barker through the DJ&T foundation. The DJ&T Foundation was named after Barker’s late wife, Dorothy Jo, and his mother, Tilly. The building […]

Firefighters deliver $25,000 in toys

Firefighters deliver $25,000 in toys

Ocala, Florida – Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters delivered approximately $25,000 worth of toys to 15 Marion County public schools on Thursday, wrapping up the department’s annual Holiday Helpers drive. For six weeks, firefighters collected gifts and donations from residents at all Marion County Fire Rescue stations. On Dec. 17, firefighters loaded toys onto several […]

Ocala girl chosen to represent Florida; All-American National American Miss

NAM is not a beauty pageant; they are building tomorrow's leaders.

Ocala girl chosen to represent Florida; All-American National American Miss

Ocala, Florida — A young girl from Ocala has been chosen to represent Florida in the prestigious All-American National American Miss (NAM), which teaches young girls life skills and confidence. NAM is not a beauty pageant; they are building tomorrow’s leaders. From a very young age, Celia Rose Jeffreys, 10, wanted to be a dancer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

Ocala, Florida — Seaman Apprentice Christopher Kimball, 14, a Marion County resident and member of the Manatee Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, recently graduated from recruit training. The two week exercise was held at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Cadets participated in physical training, drills, inspections, and course work. “The recruits got […]

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 […]

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 […]

MCSO sergeant honored with award from American Legion

MCSO sergeant honored with award from American Legion

Official Press Release – Marion County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Supervisor Sgt. Ben Adams, has been selected as the American Legion’s Southern Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. This award recognizes those officers who have selflessly distinguished themselves over and beyond their normal duties, predominately through professional achievements and community service activities. Before Sgt. […]

Deputy and citizen work together and save a life

Deputy and citizen work together and save a life

Summerfield, Florida — A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy, with the help of a citizen, saved a 29-year-old man’s life after the deputy responded to a residence and found a man to be unresponsive. According to reports, a witness and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation when the victim retreated to a bathroom and locked the […]

Domestic violence survivor who nearly died thanks first responders

Domestic violence survivor who nearly died thanks first responders

WARNING: Video contains graphic images.   Ocala, Florida — Recently, the Ocala Police Department received an inspiring message from a victim of a past case of Domestic Violence. OPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble said that it was one of the worst cases of domestic violence some of OPD’s officers had ever responded to. […]

Deputy saved girl’s life first day on job

Deputy saved girl’s life first day on job

Deltona, Florida – A Volusia County sheriff deputy’s first day on the job turned out to be a blessing for one Florida mother. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Deputy Brant Lickiss, during his very first shift, was at a traffic light near Normandy Boulevard. Deputy Lickiss said [that] is when he saw a woman frantically […]