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Ocala City Council overrides Mayor Guinn’s veto of controversial mask ordinance

A mask ordinance is now in effect in Ocala after the City Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Kent Guinn’s veto of the controversial measure.

Marion County sheriff orders deputies and employees to not wear masks

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods has made one thing perfectly clear – the majority of his deputies, employees and those visiting the sheriff’s office are forbidden from wearing face coverings amid the COVID-19 crisis.


10 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to slam Ocala and Marion County

Ten more tri-county residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as the virus continues to plague Ocala and other areas of Marion County.

Visitors Center reopening at Fort King National Historic Landmark

The Visitors Center at the Fort King National Historic Landmark is reopening to the public on a limited basis.


Bank In Downtown Reddick

Check out this shot of the old Reddick State Bank in downtown Reddick. Thanks to Warren Steffey for sharing! Share your local photos with us...

Pine Tree Forest At 49th Avenue Trailhead

Check out this beautiful pine tree forest at 49th Avenue Trailhead. Thanks to Wendy Melnyk for sharing! Share your local photos with us at!

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Ocala man charged with punching female roommate and taking her phone

A 75-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he allegedly punched his 67-year-old female roommate and took her phone to keep her from calling 911.

Dunnellon man jailed after fight with man and woman

A Dunnellon man was arrested last week after a nasty family spat with a man and woman.

Ocala woman charged with abusing disabled man

A 72-year-old Ocala woman was arrested recently after she allegedly abused a disabled man who caught her going through and taking clothes out of his wife’s closet.

58-year-old bicyclist dies after being hit by SUV in Marion County

A bicyclist was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a vehicle in Marion County.


Local ‘1 Million Cups’ networking group warns membership of potential COVID contact

The local One Million Cups chapter issued a statement to its membership on Thursday to warn of possible contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Florida home insurance premiums second highest in United States

Florida’s home insurance premiums are the second highest in the United States after Louisiana.

Historic 12-room inn near Downtown Ocala on the market for just under $1.2 million

The Shamrock Historic Inn offers 12 guest rooms with ‘cozy and eclectic’ themes and a manager/owner apartment.


Fort McCoy man facing DUI charges after popped riding lawn mower on Hwy. 316

A Fort McCoy man with a history of drunk driving convictions found himself behind bars recently after he was caught driving a lawn mower on Hwy. 316.

Georgia man nabbed on DUI charge after found slumped over inside running vehicle

A Georgia man found himself behind bars recently after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy received reports of a reckless driver in the area of S. U.S. Hwy. 441 in Belleview.

34-year-old Ocala man jailed after caught driving vehicle reported stolen

An Ocala man was arrested recently after Marion County sheriff’s deputies received reports of a stolen vehicle being driven near the Days Inn in Silver Springs.


Marion Louise Birkhimer

Marion Louise Birkhimer, 88, of Ocala Florida passed away on August 8, 2020. Announcement by Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.

Alan F. Spencer

Alan F. Spencer, 84, of Ocala, FL passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, FL 34470.

Mattie “ Willene” Yarbrough

Mattie “ Willene” Yarbrough, 79 of Ocala, FL passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. Arrangements are being handled by Heirs-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, FL.

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