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Today's News

  • Deceased veterans honored

    By Jim Clark
    The Quarterly Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park was Jan. 9. Names of veterans who died during the last three months of 2015 were read and a bell was tolled after each name, accompanied by a drum roll. Members of Marine Corps League Detachment 1072, based on State Road 200, provided the readings.
     

  • Christmas: Stores start early, finish early

    If you see a dozen or so drummers wandering the streets, you might want to see if you can lend them a hand. After all, recent events have left them trying to figure out whether the beat goes on.

    It’s very simple … the large retail stores, particularly the chains, have determined that the 12 days of Christmas no longer exist. They are now pretty much just the weeks before Christmas, and that’s it.

  • Vandals damage school property

    Over the Christmas / winter break, several vandals broke into a storage area owned and used by Marion County Public Schools. The vandals destroyed thousands of dollars in brand new pajamas, prom dresses (some new with tags), books, toys, and children’s clothing that would have benefitted local homeless students. The vandals also discharged fire extinguishers inside the building.

  • Oak Run news 01-01-2016

    By Laura Smith

  • Spruce Creek North 01-01-2016

    By Margie Beard
    Now that Christmas has passed, I, like so many others, look to the New Year. I am full of hope and good intentions, to lose a few pounds or finally overcome that bad habit that has plagued me. I realize that I have not accomplished these goals in the past, so why should I expect miracles this year. I believe that the miracle will come when the goal is right.

  • Relieve I-75 traffic, link Tampa, Jacksonville

    There’s a move afoot to help rectify significant traffic issues on Interstate 75. A group dubbed the I-75 Relief Task Force recently formed for the purpose of helping the state in addressing transportation needs.
    One of the considerations involves a road that many in Marion County don’t even know exists. It’s called the Suncoast Parkway, and connects the highway maze in Tampa to U.S. 98 in Hernando County.

  • Cherrywood news 12-25-2015

    By John Everlove

  • Marion Landing news 01-01-2016

    By Diane Bress

  • Pun Alley 01-01-2016

    By Dick Frank

  • Hoofin' It for Hospice at OTOW

      Get those walking shoes ready and limber up those leg muscles and get in shape to do a little two-mile leisurely walk around a few On Top of the World Neighborhoods for the annual Hoofin’ It for Hospice Walk that will benefit Hospice’s Legacy House. This is the 16th year this event has taken place in our community with a huge success each time.
    The event will be held Feb. 6 from the lower level of the Recreation Center at promptly 9 a.m. for registration and the walk will begin after registration has been completed.