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Alcohol possibly a factor in Belleview roll-over crash that left three...

A two-vehicle crash in Belleview on Tuesday afternoon that left three people injured is being investigated as a possible alcohol-related incident.

Principals hiring ‘on the spot’ at Teacher Job Fair this Saturday

Marion County Public Schools will hold a teacher job fair this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vanguard High School,...

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Multiple Ocala fire crews battle fast-moving flames in semi-truck cab

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue responded to the 5000 block of SW 6th Place on Sunday night to battle a blaze in a semi-truck cab.

Completion of General Aviation Terminal at Ocala International Airport on track for year’s end

Construction of a new General Aviation Terminal at Ocala International Airport is on track for completion at the end of this year. We've got more from the city manager.
Pine Oaks Golf Course to be closed for residential, retail development

City-owned golf course shutting down to make way for residential and retail development

A city-owned golf course that has been a mainstay in Ocala for more than three decades is closing to make way for residential and retail development.

Marion County Fire Rescue lieutenant injured during blaze recovering after spinal surgery

A Marion County Fire Rescue lieutenant who was seriously injured while battling a house fire last week has been released from a local hospital.
N Magnolia and SR 40

Magnolia Avenue to be closed next week for water main replacement

Magnolia Avenue, from SW Broadway Street to State Road 40, will be closed beginning Monday. We've got details on the detour.

Wawa plans to wow customers with three Ocala openings on the same day

Wawa plans to open three new food markets in Ocala next week, with grand-opening celebrations planned at each one.

Deputy called into action after possible death threats during school bus tussle

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to Fort McCoy Middle School on Monday afternoon after a fight broke out on a school bus and a student reportedly made death threats.
Hazardous and eletronic waste collection

City to conduct household hazardous and electronic waste collection this Saturday

The city of Ocala will conduct household hazardous and electronic waste collection this Saturday, April 20. We've got more details on what times and where.

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John Zobler presenting State of City to Ocala CEP

Ocala City manager highlights employment diversity, commercial growth over past decade

Ocala City Manager John Zobler highlighted the city's employment diversity and commercial growth over the past decade during a presentation to local businesses. We've got the full breakdown.
Richard's Place Restaurant in Ocala, Florida

Health inspector forces Ocala breakfast eatery to lock its doors again

For the fourth time in two and a half months – and the ninth time since November 2016 – an Ocala eatery boasting an all-day breakfast has been shut down by a health inspector.
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.

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