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Man hit by speeding Ocala Police officer intends to sue the city

The City of Ocala has received a letter of intent to sue from an attorney who represents the man whose vehicle was struck earlier this year by a speeding Ocala Police Department officer. The letter of intent is a statutory requirement. It must be sent to the municipality six months...
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The Villages, FLvillages-news.com

Contractor sentenced in illegal tree-cutting incident in The Villages

A contractor has been sentenced in an illegal tree-cutting incident in The Villages. Jose Luis Carvajal Ibarra, 38, was arrested earlier this year after the unlawful removal of vegetation from a protected area at Lake Deaton, behind homes in the Village of Dunedin. He was arrested on charges of scheme to defraud, criminal mischief, trespassing, and eight counts of home solicitation without a permit.
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The Villages, FLvillages-news.com

Man arrested after crash with Villager jailed after another accident

A man arrested last week after a crash involving a driver from The Villages landed back in jail less than a week later after another traffic accident. Shane Anthony Davis, 32, of Leesburg, was arrested July 22 after his truck towing a landscaping trailer collided with a vehicle driven by a woman from The Villages at the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466. Davis was arrested at the scene of the crash on a charge of driving while license suspended. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released a few hours later after posting $2,000 bond.
Ocala, FLStar-Banner

Emory Schley: Checking out a local diner... finally

On an early Thursday afternoon several weeks back, our son Terry packed his mother, Dearly Beloved, and me up for a trip into town to see – but who else? – one of our many doctors. The trip for the most part was uneventful but the timing was right because it gave the three of us the opportunity to check out a diner I’ve been told about by a number of readers: The Golden Spoon.
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This Florida Renaissance Festival Will Be Back For Its 16th Year Of Fun & Festivities

Hear ye, hear ye! One of the most coveted Renaissance festivals is coming back to Tavares, Florida for two weekends this upcoming November. For anyone who missed out on previous years of time-traveling fun, the Lady of the Lake Renaissance Faire in Florida will be back in 2021 and better than ever. Picture live jousts, […] The post This Florida Renaissance Festival Will Be Back For Its 16th Year Of Fun & Festivities appeared first on Only In Your State.
Crystal River, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Run the road to Red Level

The proposed intersection of Suncoast II and County Road 486 is more want than need. The State should run Suncoast II to Red Level as originally planned. C.R. 486 does not need more traffic. Crystal River does not need more traffic.
Florida StateInside the Magic

Florida Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Urges Face Mask Compliance

Today, Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry Demings declared a local State of Emergency for the county. The Central Florida County has seen a huge uptick in COVID-19 cases recently, and they are continuing to increase. Demings pleaded with residents of Orange County, FL, to get their COVID-19 vaccine, which is free to all residents over the age of 12, and to wear face coverings indoors beginning immediately. Children under 12 cannot be vaccinated at this time.
Lecanto, FLCitrus County Chronicle

More business coming to Lecanto

A commercial car wash is to be built on the Northeast corner of Lecanto Highway and West Norvell Bryant Highway. And thus goes the neighborhood.
Marion County, FLWCJB

School district mask policies across North Central Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -The majority of the school districts in our area are choosing to make masks optional for students, teachers and staff this school year. Clay County schools is strongly recommending masks but not requiring them. Marion County students have the optional route with a resolution that can be changed by school board members if COVID-19 circumstances change.
Volusia County, FLclick orlando

Most Volusia hospitals won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccine for staff

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Despite the record-breaking number of hospitalizations happening in Central Florida right now, officials with most of the local hospital systems said they are not mandating staff to get vaccinated at this point. On Tuesday, several national hospital systems including the Mayo Clinic, the Department of Veterans...
Orlando, FLclick orlando

‘Feels like’ high to hit 106 before sea breeze storms strike

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rain chances will remain high across Central Florida into Thursday afternoon as we pinpoint extra moisture in the atmosphere working with the east and west coast sea breezes. Before the heaviest rain comes, it will feel more like 100 to 106. The actual high will be in...