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A new vintage gaming store has opened its doors in Silver Springs Shores.
The Humane Society of Marion County Florida are seeking donations for a fury friend named Fergus.

Headlines
News, events, politics, government in Ocala, Florida

Volunteers needed for Chestnut Cemetery cleanup on June 28

The City of Ocala Public Works Department will host a Chestnut Cemetery volunteer cleanup day June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.

New vintage gaming store Respawn Replay opens in Silver Springs Shores

A new vintage gaming store has opened its doors in Silver Springs Shores.

Ocala Electric Utility hosting youth energy academy to promote careers in STEM fields

Ocala Electric Utility will be hosting the 7th annual Ocala Youth energy academy on June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Humane Society asking for donations to help ailing dog found on side of road

The Humane Society of Marion County Florida are seeking donations for a fury friend named Fergus.

Train barrels into semi stuck on tracks in Belleview

A train barred through a semi-tractor on Monday evening after the truck became stuck on the tracks.

Ocala couple arrested after carjacking leads to car chase

An Ocala man and woman were recently arrested after carjacking a car from a man pumping air in his tire at Kwik King and then purposely running into a sheriff’s patrol car.

Photos
Photos in and around Ocala, Florida

Beautiful Peacock At Lambholm South

Check out this beautiful male peacock spotted at Lambholm South in Reddick. Thanks to Shirley Lerman for sharing!

Gorgeous Sunset In Citra

Check out this gorgeous sunset in Citra. Thanks to Dennis Ramsey for sharing!

Beautiful Sunset At Ocala International Airport

Enjoy this beautiful orange sunset at the Ocala International Airport. Thanks to Lucy Diaz for sharing!

Turtle Heading For The Green At Ocala Preserve

This turtle was heading for the green at Ocala Preserve. Thanks to Loretta Holscher for sharing!

Beautiful Rainbow Over World Equestrian Center In Ocala

This beautiful rainbow appeared after some much-needed rain at the World Equestrian Center. Thanks to Maria Criscuolo for sharing!

Colorful Late Spring Sunset At Marion Oaks

Check out this colorful late spring sunset at Marion Oaks in Ocala. Thanks to Sal Di Domenico for sharing!

Government
Government meetings, press releases, and Politics in Ocala, Florida

City allocating over $400,000 through CARES Act by June 16

The City of Ocala announced on June 11 that it plans to allocate over $400,000 by June 16 from the CARES Act to support its COVID-19 recovery.

City to appoint attorney in lawsuit filed by Ocala homeless men, women

The city of Ocala is looking to choose legal representation for a lawsuit filed by homeless men and women who say its panhandling laws are unconstitutional.

Group seeking rezoning for new proposed 891-home development

A development group is looking for rezoning approval for a new community it hopes to construct in Marion County.

Marion School Board Chair hopes to work with county to tackle litter issues

The Marion School Board Chair is hoping to work together with the government to tackle litter issues across Marion County.

Potential multi-family housing coming to SE Ocala pending zoning request

A potential multi-family housing development is coming to southeast Ocala pending a zoning amendment request.

Marion County School Board one of few nationally that kept all schools operational during pandemic

Marion County School Board officials praised the county’s efforts to keep all schools open during the 2020-2021 school year.

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News, events, politics, government in Ocala, Florida

Naked woman’s rampage at Ocala Outback garnering international attention

A naked woman’s recent rampage at one of the Outback restaurants in Ocala is garnering international attention.

Book sale to support Marion County Public Library programs

If you’re looking for a good book, help support Marion County Public Library programs by visiting the library’s monthly book sale.

Over 7,000 students attending summer school in Marion County

Over 7,000 students will attend summer school in Marion County this year.

City allocating over $400,000 through CARES Act by June 16

The City of Ocala announced on June 11 that it plans to allocate over $400,000 by June 16 from the CARES Act to support its COVID-19 recovery.

Lanes closed near Ft. King Street for road resurfacing

The intersection of SE Watula Ave. and Ft. King Street will be closed June 14 through June 18.

Ocala woman claims $1,000,000 Florida Lottery prize with ticket purchased at Walmart

An Ocala woman claimed a $1,000,000 prize from the Florida Lottery recently after cashing in a ticket she purchased at a local Walmart.

Ocala accepting applications for street banners over Silver Springs Blvd

The City of Ocala Public Works Traffic Division is accepting applications for the street banner lottery now through August 1 for the 2022 calendar year. Reservations can only be made by non-profit organizations.

Shared office space opens new Downtown Ocala location

A new shared office space has opened in Downtown Ocala.

City to appoint attorney in lawsuit filed by Ocala homeless men, women

The city of Ocala is looking to choose legal representation for a lawsuit filed by homeless men and women who say its panhandling laws are unconstitutional.

Summerfield man arrested on molestation charge after claiming to help teen runaway

The Marion County Sheriff’s office arrested a Summerfield man after he claimed he was helping a teenage victim who was trying to runaway before he allegedly molested her. 

Speedway gas station now open in West Ocala

A new Speedway gas station is open for business in West Ocala.

Mobile photo contest coming to Appleton Museum

The Appleton Museum will feature the Mobile Photography Contest this year and all ages are welcome to participate.

Electric scooter rentals are an accident waiting to happen

In a letter to the editor, an Ocala resident shares his belief that the addition of electric scooter rentals in downtown would lead to more accidents.

Electric scooter rentals are a very poor idea

An Ocala resident who recently moved from Albuquerque says that city tried and failed to implement electric scooter rentals.

Cleveland resident: Electric scooters are abandoned everywhere in our city

In a letter to the editor, a resident of Cleveland, Ohio warns Ocala residents of his city's negative experience with scooter rentals.

New vintage gaming store Respawn Replay opens in Silver Springs Shores

A new vintage gaming store has opened its doors in Silver Springs Shores.

Ocala Electric Utility hosting youth energy academy to promote careers in STEM fields

Ocala Electric Utility will be hosting the 7th annual Ocala Youth energy academy on June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

Shared office space opens new Downtown Ocala location

A new shared office space has opened in Downtown Ocala.

Joyce Tomlinson Clayton

Joyce Clayton moving to Ocala in 1973 from Lantana, FL. She worked at Martin-Marietta as a solderer, Pioneer Products (now Signature Brands) as a machine operator and Class I (Conalec) as a solderer.

Robert Anthony DelFino, Jr.

Robert Anthony DelFino, Jr., of Ocala, FL, passed away Thursday, June 10 at the age of 33.

Dorothy Deming

Dorothy Deming had a passion for serving others and worked in the restaurant industry for over 30 years as a Chef/Kitchen Manager.
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