• Remembrance of fallen officers

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    In Florida 10 law enforcement agents have lost their lives in the line of duty this year.

    Those men and women as well as the other 729 officers, since records were kept, were remembered during a special Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Ceremony in front of the Fallen Officers Memorial at the McPhearson Government Complex on May 12.

  • Republican announces sheriff's candidacy

    Sheriff’s Chief of Staff Dan Kuhn, a Republican, formally announced his candidacy for the sheriff’s position in Marion County. He made the announcement Saturday at a noon rally at the Downtown Square in Ocala.

    Sheriff Ed Dean has said he will not run again in 2012.

    With his family watching, Kuhn was the featured speaker, telling the crowd of approximately 200 people he was “fully invested in the future of our community.”

  • Ocala man helps in Iraq

    Long time Ocala resident Barbara Jaggers is always proud of her children but she is especially proud this week.

    Her oldest son Robert “Bob” Morrissette delivered 30 wheelchairs to Iraqi children earlier this month. Up until the delivery those children getting the wheelchairs had been carried around by family members.

    In 2005 the program was started and since then 850 pediatric wheelchairs have gone to the Iraqi children.