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 […]

Shots fired at Parkside Apartments

Shots fired at Parkside Apartments

  Ocala, Florida — Today, November 14, 2013, at approximately 2:36 a.m., OPD officers responded to calls of shots fired. The calls indicated that shots were fired in the 1900 block of NW 1st Avenue and also in the area of Parkside Gardens Apartments, 621 NW 2nd Street. While officers were investigating the calls at […]

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

  Ocala, Florida — On November 11, 2013 Officer Rossi with the Ocala Police Department responded to the area of 1644 NW 4th Street in Ocala in response to a call about teenagers fighting. According to reports when Officer Rossi arrived only the victim and the witnesses were still on the scene. The victim, a […]

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

  Silver Springs Shores, Florida — Residents in the Silver Springs Shores area should be aware that Howard Hill, one of three men arrested for an armed home invasion that occurred in Silver Springs Shores, has been released from jail. The release came on November 12, 2013, after the state attorney announced that they do […]

Charles Messina Molested A 91 Year Old

Charles Messina Molested A 91 Year Old

  Ocala Florida — An arrest was made by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on November 12, 2013, after a man allegedly molested a 91-year-old woman. According to reports, the staff of Emeritus House at Ocala West, notified authorities stating that Charles W. Messina, 63, was visiting an elderly dementia patient in the Memory Care […]

Alarion Bank Robbery Suspect Renita Rayner On The Run

Alarion Bank Robbery Suspect Renita Rayner On The Run

  Ocala, Florida — The hunt is on for a black female who robbed a bank just before 1:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013. It happened at the Alarion Bank located at 7605 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. Authorities say the woman got away with an undetermined amount of money. The woman was described […]

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

  WARNING: This article contains graphic testimony from the victim. Ocala, Florida — A registered sex offender from Ocala is in jail again after sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl back in September 2013. On October 30, 2013, the victim reported that on the evening of September 26, 2013, Bruce M. Robinson forced her to have […]

Bring The Harvest Home Helping The Needy For The Holidays

Bring The Harvest Home Helping The Needy For The Holidays

  Marion County food pantries are facing nearly bare shelves, having seen an estimated 25 percent increase in the amount of new families requesting help with groceries. And while new face after new face has shown up at Brother’s Keeper, Interfaith and the Salvation Army, donations have dwindled. This has left our food pantries in […]

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