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Today's News

  • What to look forward to in Marion Landing

    July 4th picnic

    and pool party

  • Residents invited to PACOR picnic at the Orchid Club

    Dear readers, sure hope you have been able to keep dry. I find myself saying, “I better go to store now, as it has stopped raining.” We are not happy to hear Alberto might visit Florida. He is not welcome in Oak Run! The PACOR picnic is

  • Locals were active over the weekend

    Local residents were busy over the weekend with a variety of activities.

    Some of the people in Marion County came out for the Ocala Lions Club flea market along State Route 200.

    In the photo below, residents decorated mailboxes in Oak Run Saturday for the letter carrier food drive.

    In the bottom left photo is the winner of the Oak Run Golf Cart Rodeo.

  • How to break the silence about domestic violence?

    How do we break the silence about domestic violence which, with 10 deaths recorded in Marion County in the first four months of 2018, is reaching epidemic proportions locally and nationally?

    Dr. Judy Wilson, CEO of the Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center, will lead a panel discussing a crime which affects everyone regardless of age, race, education or financial status when the May 11 Friday Forum meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 2111 SW State Road 200. The luncheon discussions are always open to the public.

  • Happenings

    Tuesday, May 15

    Dementia Workshop

  • Ocala West UMC Car Show

    Ocala West United Methodist Church held its last car show and chicken barbecue of the season Friday, March 4, and the Boy Scout troop held a hot dog cookout at the same time. Beautiful weather brought out many people to admire some of the unusual cars that included a 1953 MG TD, a Plymouth Prowler, bottom left photo, and a member of the National Tin Bucket Alliance. In the top right photo is a Tin Lizzy. Over in the food area, bottom right photo, people gathered around tables enjoying the chicken barbecue. 

  • Ready or not, here I am

    Hello.

    My name is David Davis, your new editor. “New” is not the correct word, because I’m getting up in years. Maybe current is a better adjective, but that’s not right either, because there are many, many topics on which I am not current. How about if I say, “ready or not, here I am.”

  • Woman gets 50 years

    By Buster Thompson
    Citrus County Chronicle

    Circuit Judge Richard “Ric” Howard said Jessica Baker could have easily turned her cohort Darren Decker over to police as his murderous home-burglary spree ran rampant in Florida.
    But Baker didn’t and that’s why Howard sentenced the 46-year-old Ocala woman to 50 years in prison for her role in the 2016 home invasion and murder of Citrus County resident Don “Terry” Plumeri and nine other home burglaries from Marion County.

  • Proposed routes revealed for new toll road

    By Michael D. Bates
    Citrus County Chronicle

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released the proposed routes for the proposed Coastal Connector highway. The routes were unveiled last Thursday in Crystal River and were to be presented again Tuesday evening at the Hilton in Ocala.

  • Shooting at Forest High

    By Jim Clark
    South Marion Citizen
    OCALA -- A 17-year-old student was injured and his assailant was taken into custody in a shooting at Forest High School Friday morning.
    The 19-year-old non-student suspect, Sky Bouche of NW 7th Ave., Crystal River,  was confronted by the school resource officer, Deputy Jim Long, within three minutes of the 8:39 shooting. During the capture of the shooter, no shots were fired, according to Sheriff Billy Woods, who briefed the media around noon. He added that the suspect offered no resistance.