New retailer coming to Ocala, taking applications

New retailer coming to Ocala, taking applications

Ocala, Florida — A new store is opening in Ocala. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is coming to Ocala and is currently accepting applications for the new store set up. Those hired will be considered for permanent positions once the store is open. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will be located at 3101 Southwest 34th Avenue, #500. The corner of Southwest […]

Fireworks that give back to the community

Fireworks that give back to the community

Ocala, Florida — Do you plan on celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang this year? If so, you might want to consider purchasing fireworks from a tent that would benefit a great cause. Extensions Dance Studio will have three firework tent locations set up in Ocala. Extensions Dance Studio is the same company […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VCSO: An officer and a gentleman

VCSO: An officer and a gentleman

  Volusia County — Morris Froscher, a patrol deputy with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, was honored this past April in Tallahassee with a National Sheriff’s Association Crime Victim Services Award for routinely going above and beyond the normal call of duty to assist and support victims. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson nominated Froscher for […]

MCSO: An officer and a gentleman

MCSO: An officer and a gentleman

  Ocala, Florida — On Friday, August 1, 2014, Deputy Bloom responded to a call for service where children were involved. During the call, Deputy Bloom played basketball (minus a hoop) with the kids until the call for service was over. Deputy Bloom knew he had to somehow get these kids a basketball net so […]