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Ocala Electric Utility Deputy Director Eric Weaver presents to the Ocala CEP

Ocala Electric Utility providing ‘Energy Saving Trees’ in effort to maximize residential savings

As part of the city's efforts to improve energy savings, Ocala Electric Utility and Energy Saving Trees have teamed up to provide residents with free trees over the next several months.

Alachua County motorists urged to use caution during prescribed burn in state park

Motorists traveling in or near Paynes Prairie State Park are being urged to use caution during a prescribed burn that’s taking place Wednesday.

Ocala’s Del Webb Stone Creek completes $1.5 million amenities upgrade

Del Webb recently completed a $1.5 million-plus beautification of amenities at Stone Creek in Ocala – one of its largest communities in the United States.

Marion County firefighter suffers serious injuries during early morning blaze

A Marion County Fire Rescue lieutenant was seriously injured early Saturday morning while battling a structure fire in Ocala.
Members of the Young Professionals Organization of Ocala gathered at Let's Eat Fresh Commissary Kitchen for a lesson in Italian Cuisine

Ocala Young Professionals gather for Italian cooking lesson at local commercial kitchen

A local commercial kitchen played host to Young Professionals Ocala this past week for an in-depth cooking class. Check out our photos and read more about the event.

Large oak tree falls on school bus carrying special needs children

A large oak tree fell Friday morning on a Marion County school bus carrying special needs children.

Longtime Marion County commissioner running for different office in 2020

Marion County Commissioner Carl Zalak III has announced plans to run for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller in the upcoming 2020 election cycle.
The back bar at Sayulita is fully stocked, specializing in their signature margaritas

New Mexican restaurant offers fresh take in downtown Ocala

Downtown Ocala just got a little fresher with the addition of a new Mexican restaurant that has local residents buzzing.

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Marion sheriff receives grant to boost traffic enforcement effort

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the University of North Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation for the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow campaign.

Semi-truck flips over after crashing through guardrail on I-75 in Ocala

The driver of a semi on Interstate 75 miraculously escaped injury early Friday morning when his truck crashed through a guardrail, flipped on its side and slid down the hill of an exit.

Crash victim rescued after vehicle flips over barrier and falls into embankment

Ocala Fire Rescue crews were called to rescue a motorist Wednesday night after a vehicle flipped over a barrier and fell into an embankment.

Lovable horse that was injured in fall on I-75 healing well and becoming a...

The lovable horse that was injured when he fell from a moving trailer onto Interstate 75 in November truly has proven that miracles do happen.

Ocala couple seriously injured in hit-and-run crash involving pickup truck

A couple was seriously injured Sunday night when they were involved in a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Pine Road and Pine Trace in Ocala.

Marion County trash headed to Sumter County as landfill reaches capacity

Marion County’s landfill is reaching full capacity so waste will be shipped to Sumter County.

Ocala middle-schooler nabbed with live ammunition in backpack

An Ocala middle school student found himself in hot water last week after being caught with seven bullets in his backpack.
Ocala Skate Park is nearly complete, with a scheduled grand opening on May 18

Ocala looking to open city’s first-ever skate park in May

It was a long time coming, but the City of Ocala looks poised to open its first-ever skate park in a little over a month and a half.

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