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    MCSO detective resigns following multiple sexual harassment claims

    A Marion County Sheriff’s Office detective resigned following an internal affairs investigation that revealed he had sexually harassed several women within the agency. MCSO Detective...
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    Update on Marion County Public Schools

    MARION COUNTY – First and foremost, the school district asks that all parents please be patient during this trying time as many parents have...
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    Suspect had to be tased as he fled from police

    A 31-year-old man was charged with Driving While License Suspended-Habitual, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting Arrest after he fled from police during a traffic...
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    Having a hard time with Florida’s unemployment website or phoning in? You are not...

    The website to apply for unemployment in Florida, connect.myflorida.com, is broken. You read correctly, broken. The website, which cost taxpayers $77 million, keeps crashing because...
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    Boyfriend headedbutted girlfriend, punched her in the face

    Ocala police responded to the Dixie Motel, located at 1539 South Pine Avenue after a caller reported that a woman had been battered. The victim...
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    Work requirements waived for SNAP and TANF

    At the request of Governor DeSantis, and in accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Act, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will...
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    State line checkpoint put in place for those trying to enter Florida

    The Florida Highway Patrol now has a checkpoint in place at the Florida state line. Some citizens are angry over the checkpoint, referring to it...

    Marion County commission enacts ordinance for temporary closures

    The BOCC says that based on testimony received by local law enforcement officials, certain establishments beyond restaurants involve handling and touching many surfaces. The establishments...

    Citrus County officials report first death from COVID-19

    On Wednesday, the Citrus County Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 death in the county. An 80-year-old Citrus County resident diagnosed with COVID-19 passed...

    Wearing gloves in public is a waste of time, spreads germs, masks under certain...

    Health officials say that wearing latex gloves while you are out and about is not a good idea. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),...
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    Businesses could face license suspensions if they do not comply with executive order

    The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced this week that bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that do not adhere to the restrictions outlined...
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    Testing had been non-existent, third case confirmed in Marion County

    The fourth case was confirmed by the DOH at 9:54 p.m. Original story OCALA, Fla.— On March 22, the Marion County Department of Health received notice...

    Rabies alert for Marion County

    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the area within the following boundaries: Northwest Highway 320 to...
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    Marion County DOH confirms first case of COVID-19

    Marion County received notice of its first positive case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. The person ill with the virus is a 59-year-old...
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    March 20, COVID-19 update – Marion County, complete updated report for Florida

    Last updated on March 20, at 7:15 p.m. The DOH reported that Marion County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. More information to follow. Original article TALLAHASSEE...
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    Fatal shooting in Ocala, one man dead

    Ocala, Florida -- Ocala police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the 2800 block of Southeast Fourth Street on Thursday at approximately...
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    Coast Dental delivers an upsetting blow to employees over PTO

    Special to Ocala Post Employees with Coast Dental say they could not believe their eyes when they received an email from Human Resources this week...
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    43,000 students to be provided with a “Grab & Go” meal

    Per a directive from the Florida Department of Education, all public schools in Florida will be closed through April 15. This is primarily due to...
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    Food for students and families who otherwise would not eat

    MARION COUNTY – To support this backpack nutrition program while campuses are closed, Marion County Public Schools encourages local residents to “share what they...
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    COVID-19 surveillance tracker

    To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware of the status of the COVID-19 virus, Ocala Post has provided this up-to-date information...