$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2018. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or an application packet, […]

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night

The End of School Summer Bash and Movie Night will be held at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 2. There will be free food prepared by Ocala Fire rescue. Photos next to a fire truck will be from 7 to 8 p.m. The movie will be Jumanji. Location Fort […]

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Some Florida schools closing due to cold weather

Florida — Yes, you read correctly. Alachua County Public Schools announced that due to a cold weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, Alachua County public schools and offices will be closed January 3 and 4. Schools will re-open Friday, January 5. According to school board officials, makeup days have been rescheduled for June […]

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

West Port High School student arrested, charged with felony

Ocala — A West Port High School student was arrested Wednesday and charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. Robert MacMillan, the school Dean, notified the school resource officer that he had received a call about a Snapchat video which showed student Kayla Agee with a taser. Agee had captioned the video, “LMFAO […]

Woman attacked child at bus stop, blames bullying

Sims stated that the victim's daughter had been bullying her child.

Woman attacked child at bus stop, blames bullying

31-year old Tameka Sims was arrested Wednesday and charged with Child Abuse after she attacked a 12-year-old girl at a bus stop. On September 26, Ocala police were called to the 500 block of Southwest Martin Luther King Boulevard after a caller reported multiple assaults. A mother, who is the victim, told police that her […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2017. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or an application packet, […]

Man arrested at elementary school, claimed he was student

Man arrested at elementary school, claimed he was student

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested after he was caught trespassing on school grounds. Ocala Police Department officers responded to the 2500 block of Northeast 11th Court after a caller reported seeing a man, later identified as Nathan Manypenny, 32, looking in sheds and vehicles throughout the neighborhood. While in route, the caller […]

Man had pornographic magazines on a school campus

Man had pornographic magazines on a school campus

Officials said several students were still on the grounds of Osceola Middle School Friday when they were notified about a suspicious man. Ocala police said when they arrived, they found Scott Harding Lynn, 38, sitting underneath an overhang with his personal belongings spread out. Police said they could smell alcohol emitting from Lynn’s breath, who […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2016. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please […]

North Marion student arrested for having weapons on campus

North Marion student arrested for having weapons on campus

Ocala, Florida — A North Marion High School student was arrested after school officials searched the student’s vehicle and found a loaded gun. On Tuesday, May 26, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy at North Marion Middle School received information that North Marion High School student, Douglas Hurteau, II. 17, was allegedly storing a […]

Public school will start a week earlier

Public school will start a week earlier

Marion County — The Marion County School Board announced that Marion County public schools will now start on August 17 — a week earlier than normal. Previously, the start date was scheduled for August 24. The school board actually wanted to change the start date to August 10, but they revised the plan and settled […]

50 shades of what were you thinking

50 shades of what were you thinking

A Pennsylvania school district is under fire after they distributed a word search puzzle based on the sexual novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The word search was passed out to Monessen middle school students and contained the terms “spanking,” “bondage,” “submissive,” and many other words that were more explicit in nature. Ocala Post contacted the […]

Student killed while walking to school

Student killed while walking to school

Eagle Lake, Florida — On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, around 6:10 a.m., Codey Kierstead, 15, from Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, was walking to school when he decided to cross U.S. Hwy 17 southbound just south of the intersection at CR 540 (Winter Lake Road), in lieu of using either of the two […]

Suspicious packages / envelopes have been received

Suspicious packages / envelopes have been received

Ocala, Florida — Suspicious packages/envelopes have been received at several locations throughout Marion County. Lake Weir High School (County) Forest High Schoool (County) Belleview High School (County) Hillcrest School ( City) Marion County Court House (City) Ocala Star Banner (City) Elk’s Lodge (City) Westport High School (City) Blessed Trinity School (City) Marion County School Board […]

Mom allegedly threatens to blow up Belleview Middle School; Mom says school is neglecting her son

Mom allegedly threatens to blow up Belleview Middle School; Mom says school is neglecting her son

Belleview, Florida — On May 14, 2014, Christina Cochran, 30, of Summerfield, was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail for making a bomb threat. This incident started when Belleview Middle School officials called Cochran to talk about her child. A Marion County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer could hear the call, according to […]