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Saturday, July 4, 2020


    Stories and breaking news throughout Florida

    Covid-19, coronavirus, Marion county, Ocala news, Ocala post

    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...
    grab and go, covid-19, coronavirus, school meals, students, ocala news, ocala post

    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...
    covid-19, coronavirus, ocala news, ocala post

    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...
    covid-19, coronavirus, ocala news, ocala post, tolls suspended

    Central Florida Expressway Authority is temporarily suspending cash collection for tolls

    The Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), said, "To reduce the potential exposure of both drivers and employees to the COVID-19 virus, CFX is temporarily...
    covid-19, ocala news, ocala post

    Florida Department of Education announces additional 2019-20 school year information regarding COVID-19

    Tallahassee, Fla. -- On March 17, 2020, the Department of Education and Commissioner Richard Corcoran used executive authority to support the Florida Division of...
    Covid-19, Ocala news, hand sanitizer, Florida schools, Ocala Post

    Parents say schools are not doing enough to prevent germs from spreading

    A recent investigation shows that most Florida school districts might not be doing enough to prevent the germs that cause more serious illnesses. The investigation...
    coronavirus panic, ocala news, toilet paper shortage

    The public is creating its own crisis by stockpiling out of fear over COVID-19

    While the coronavirus should be taken seriously, the public should not panic and stockpile goods as it is creating an unnecessary shortage of many...
    coronavirus, ocala news, ocala post

    COVID-19 cases in Florida, Daytona Bike Week information

    TALLAHASSEE — People ask the same question time, and time again. Question Please explain to me how this is any worse than any strain of the...

    Emergency Order temporarily restricting visitation to nursing homes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – At Governor DeSantis’ direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order temporarily restricting visitation to nursing...
    lionfish, FWC, ocala news, florida, fishing

    2020 Lionfish Festival May 16-17 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 6th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 16 and 17...
    coronavirus, covid-19, ocala coronavirus

    New coronavirus guidelines include a mandatory self-isolation following certain travels

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware of...
    coronavirus facts, ocala news, ocal apost,

    DOH announces two presumptive positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, risk to Florida remains low

    The Florida Department of Health (Department) has announced there are two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. At this time, both...
    Trooper Chelsea Richard Funeral

    Section of I-75, Marion County, to be named in remembrance of fallen trooper, Chelsea...

    Ocala, Fla. – On Friday, February 28, 2020, a portion of Interstate 75 between the 340 and 344 mm in Marion County will be...
    Ocala news, felons voting rights, Ocala post

    Federal appeals court rules against DeSantis, felons who owe fines can vote

    A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that felons cannot be kept from voting simply because they failed to pay fines, fees, and restitution resulting...
    Ocala news, Ocala Post, fishing, Florida fishing

    All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will extend catch-and-release measures for snook, red drum, and spotted seatrout for an additional year via...
    bats, outdoors, ocala news

    It’s bat time again: check your home before maternity season

    Bat maternity season is almost here, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to check their homes and...
    publix subs, ocala-news,

    ALL Publix subs on sale for $5.99 next week

    You read right! According to Publix, all whole subs will be on sale for $5.99, even the Chicken Tender subs, which is usually $8.99 The...
    marijuana, marijuana bill, dea, legalization,

    Medical marijuana, arrests and probation

    By Tim Altman   You are a medical marijuana patient and you find yourself arrested for a crime; after you have bonded out of jail using...
    hepatitis a, mill tavern, citrus county news

    Case of Hepatitis A surfaces at Old Mill Tavern

    Citrus County — The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) has identified a positive case of hepatitis A in a food service...

    Flori-DUH man strikes again during traffic stop

    Santa Rosa County — The Florida Highway Patrol said they pulled over two men traveling 95 mph on I-10 Saturday and the men did...