SECO honored by Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized SECO Energy as a Tree Line USA Utility for the 15th time, according to a SECO news release. The recognition goes to utilities that “take part in activities that protect and enhance America’s urban forests,” the release says.
Erin Buss is new executive vice president at Southeast Trust Company
Erin Buss has been named executive vice president of development and strategy for Southeast Trust Company, according to a company news release. Buss previously worked in commercial banking and as firm administrator for the Purvis Gray CPA firm.
Southeast Trust Company, LLC is a wholly owned service organization of MIDFLORIDA Credit Union and provides trust and investment services.
Downtown Ocala restaurant news:Mark’s Prime Steakhouse has new owner; upgrades planned
Key West comes to Ocala?:City Council gives green light to 146 townhomes off SR 200
Safe dining:Marion County restaurant inspections for May 23-27
County Commissioner Kathy Bryant appointed to Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
County Commissioner Kathy Bryant has been appointed to a three-year term on the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation. Sheriff Billy Woods also serves on the 15-person commission, “which is made up of law enforcement leadership and elected officials from around the state of Florida,” according to a county government news release.
Who’s calling? It could be a legit survey
If you get a phone call about City of Ocala Public Works, it’s not a prank. The department is sponsoring an anonymous phone survey June 8-15 to gather feedback on its residential and commercial sanitation services, according to a city news release.
Calls will be made 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. On Caller ID, the phone numbers will appear as 352-224-9053 or 352-872-7306. Sarasota-based Baldrige Group, LLC is handling the survey.
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion schedule update
As of June 6, all CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion career centers will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This change will last until Covid-related conditions warrant a return to regular hours for in-person services,” the agency said in a news release.
In Marion County, this applies to CareerSource CLM’s center at 2703 NE 14th St., Ocala, and its affiliate Talent Center (in partnership with the College of Central Florida) at 3033 SE College Road, Building 42, Suite 101.
CareerSource CLM services continue to be available by phone, chat and at the agency website. More at 1-800-434-JOBS (5627) or careersourceclm.com.
Clerk of the Circuit Court office honored
In the most recent Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) Best Practices Excellence Program, the Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office was awarded certificates in recognition of excellence for best practices in 12 areas:
- Bail Bonds
- Compliance Services
- Confidential Judicial Records
- Evidence Storage and Destruction
- Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Injunction
- Guardianship Audits
- Marriage License
- Public Records Requests
- Recording Fundamentals
- Requests to Redact Exempt Personal Information
- Service of Documents by Clerks for Pro Se Litigants
Planet 13 to locate marijuana dispensary in Ocala
Cannabis company Planet 13 announced last week that it will locate the third of its planned six Florida dispensaries in Ocala.
In a news release, the company said it is targeting “major Florida population centers with underserved local residents.”
The company has not provided a street address for its Ocala location, saying only that it will be “across the street from a Walmart Supercenter and an IMAX theater.”
According to its website, Planet 13 is “a vertically integrated cannabis company, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas and in Orange County, California. Planet 13 also holds a medical marijuana treatment center license in Florida.” More at www.planet13holdings.com.
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