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Today's News

  • Out to Pastor 01-01-2016

    By Rev. James Snyder

  • OTOW Lions fight hunger

    The need for help doesn’t stop after the Holidays. There are still those people who need our help. In conjunction with Lions International, the Ocala On Top of the World Lions will be joining a World Wide Week of Service to fight Hunger and Poverty. We will be collecting Non-Perishable foods at several locations on State Road 200. We hope that the residents will help us fill the shelves at Interfaith so those less fortunate will have food.
    You can drop off your donations at the following locations.
    n The lobby of the Recreation Ballroom at On Top of the World.

  • No room at shelter for drop-off cats

    Due to necessary renovations to the cat rooms at the animal center, Marion County Animal Services has temporarily suspended intake of owner-surrendered cats. Beginning in January, the cat adoption and stray rooms will be hard hat-only areas as crews work to replace the roofs, and no cats will be able to be housed there for the duration of re-roofing activities.

  • Jeb visits OTOW

    By Mike Wright
    Citrus County Chronicle
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush may be languishing in the polls, but he looked and sounded like his old self among faithful Monday afternoon.
    About 400 people crammed into the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala’s On Top of the World community for a town hall meeting during which Bush spoke of supporting military veterans, senior citizens, the mentally ill and having the gumption to destroy the country’s most serious terrorist threat.

  • A nice greeting from a young boy

    The other day, I was walking down the aisle of a bustling department store here in Ocala, generally minding my own business, heading for the area that had my interest.
    Approaching me in the opposite direction was a woman who had a boy with her. He looked to be about 8 years old.
    As we got close to one another, the boy looked up at me, smiled, and said “Merry Christmas.” I responded with a “thank you, Merry Christmas to you.”
    We both continued on our separate paths, never to see each other again.

  • AAUW shares the Christmas spirit

    By Patricia Woodbury

  • County pushes recycling

    In two short weeks, the festive whirlwind of the wintertime holidays will be over. Many homes will be left with trash bags full of wrapping paper and holiday newspaper ads, a bare and brittle Christmas tree and several strands of burned out lights. But wait, don’t haul this holiday clutter to the garbage can just yet.
    “During the holidays, residents throw away more material than any other time of the year,” Solid Waste director Mike Sims said. “We want to encourage residents to recycle as much of that holiday waste as possible.”

  • Standoff on 80th Street

    At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in serving warrants on two people at a residence at 7060 SW 80th St. in Ocala.
    One wanted subject, Christine Johnson, 26, who had a warrant for custody order -remand for driving while license suspended or revoked, came out and surrendered to authorities while Elvis Williams, Jr., 26, refused to cooperate and hid inside the home.

  • Marion Landing news 12-18-2015

    By Diane Bress

  • Cherrywood news 12-18-2015

    By John Everlove