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    • Marion County Genealogical Society Meeting
      The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday March 21, 2019 at 2 PM at the Marion County Public Library located at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.  Free to the public. A brief business meeting will be followed by the March program TBA (see www.mcgsocala.org).  For further information, contact Joel Swanson at (352) […]
    • OBL’s Installation Banquet
      Roaring twenty’s theme was well represented at the 2019 Ocala Business Leaders Installation Banquet. It was held at a Secret Speak Easy last month and was well attended. The food was good, the games were fun, the door prizes were plenty, what more could you ask and no it not get raided! Pictured left is […]
    • 2019 Hooking for Habitat Fishing Tournament Feb 22-23
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    • Free Art Demonstration by Award-Winning Milly Sheffer
      A fre​e art demonstration by award-winning artist, Milly Sheffer will be held at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-5001 in the upstairs library, on Wednesday, February 13, from 12 noon – 2 pm. Milly Sheffer is an artist working primarily in oils, but she has worked extensively in watercolor as […]
    • ree ESL classes
      FFREE English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, FL 34471.  Classes are held every Wednesday and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Classes are taught by certified ESL teachers.  There are also provisions for child care and additional programs for teens and adults.  Please call […]
    • Missing Endangered Stephanie Durbin
      At approximately 4:00 p.m., on January 13, 2019, Stephanie Durbin left her residence located at 43 Hemlock Trace in Ocala and has not been seen or heard from since. Her family members told MCSO deputies that Stephanie has recently made some statements that have them concerned for her well-being. She was last seen driving a […]
    • 16-YEAR OLD INDICTED FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN OCTOBER 2018 SHOOTING
      MARION COUNTY, Florida (January 18, 2019) – On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives arrested and charged 16-year old Luis Ortega (DOB: 09/19/2002) with First Degree Premeditated Murder for the homicide of 18-year old Brandon Hammett (DOB: 04/27/2000). Hammett was shot and killed by Ortega during an attempted robbery […]
    • Urgent Need of Blood
      The recent tragic accident on I-75 caused the blood supply to be depleted even more than it was.  During the holidays, the need for blood goes up, but the donation go down.  People are too busy or traveling or having family come in. Then add the accident and it puts LifeSouth in a critical need […]
    • CEP
      As part of the CEP’s mission to be the catalyst for a prosperous community, the organization partners closely with local governments (as well as state and Federal) to ensure that we are creating and maintaining a business climate which encourages growth and prosperity. A recent example of this can be found in the issue of […]
    • TWO OCALA MEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER FOR OCTOBER 2018 SHOOTING
      MARION COUNTY, Florida [January 25, 2019] – Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives have arrested Demetrius Antonio Wright (DOB: 11/05/1999) and Calvin Denard Epps (DOB: 10/01/1998) for the “drive- by style” shooting and murder of June Hugo (DOB: 07/31/2000), which occurred on Thursday, October 11, 2018. On October 11th, MCSO deputies responded to […]
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    • Doorways to Opportunity
      It’s hard to believe another CEP Annual Luncheon has come and gone. We put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this event to provide our partners with an incredibly experience that leaves them excited about our community, the CEP, and how their business is investing in “Doorways to Opportunity.” Thanks to everyone who […]
    • CEP
      As part of the CEP’s mission to be the catalyst for a prosperous community, the organization partners closely with local governments (as well as state and Federal) to ensure that we are creating and maintaining a business climate which encourages growth and prosperity. A recent example of this can be found in the issue of […]
    • DETECTIVES ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP IN SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF HUSBAND AND WIFE
      MARION COUNTY, Florida (December 10, 2018) – Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major Crimes detectives have positively identified the remains of husband and wife, Robert Lee Cooper (DOB: 01/22/1981) and Ariel Vanessa Prim (DOB: 04/16/1989), whose remains were found inside their home after it had caught fire on July 28, 2018. Detectives are now asking […]
    • Where do you work?
      During this holiday season, I am often asked at parties “Where do you work?” While many people are aware of the CEP, I find a number of people are confused by our initials and who we are. It is easy to assume everyone knows who we are and what we do, but that is not […]