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Three charged with stealing trucks and trailers from Ocala landscaping business

Two men and a woman were charged Monday in connection with the theft of three trucks and two trailers from an Ocala landscaping business over the weekend.

Beard-grabbing Ocala woman jailed after spat over finances

A 22-year-old Ocala woman was charged with simple domestic battery after she allegedly pushed a man and grabbed him by the beard during a spat over money.

Headlines

College of Central Florida receives largest gift in college’s history

The College of Central Florida Foundation recently received the largest gift in the college’s history – an approximately $6 million donation from the estate of Mary Brent Kraus.

COVID-19 claims 2 more local residents as Marion County cases skyrocket

Two more local residents have lost the battle against COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to pop up across Ocala and surrounding communities.

Photos

Gorgeous Sunset From The Patio At Stone Creek Grille

Check out this gorgeous sunset from the patio at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala. Thanks to Nicole for sharing!

Orange With Ice Cover

This orange was saved from frost on a chilly evening by spraying water on it to form an ice covering. Thanks to Larry Deeken for sharing!

More Headlines

Marion parents and teachers to choose textbooks for next school year

Marion County Public Schools will adopt new English Language Arts instructional materials to align with Florida’s new Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking Standards for the next school year.

Holiday lights fill Downtown Ocala Square despite ‘Light Up’ cancellation

Despite the cancellation of this year's Light Up Ocala, the Downtown Ocala Square is filled with holiday lights for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Nasty battle over fireworks lands handgun-toting Ocala man behind bars

An upset gun-wielding Ocala man who got into a violent tiff over fireworks found himself behind bars recently.

Silver Springs man arrested after failing to pull over for deputy

A Silver Springs man charged with failing to pull over for a traffic stop said he was trying to get to a suicidal friend’s house.

Business

Students encourage to apply to ‘Shark Tank’ style business plan competition

Students across the county are being encouraged to apply to be a part of a local “Shark Tank” style competition hosted by the chamber.

New hotel reserving parking spaces in Ocala downtown parking garage

The free parking spaces available in Ocala’s Downtown Parking Garage were reduced this past week when the new hotel's parking lease with the city began.

Regal Hollywood & IMAX remains closed while Marion, Epic Theatres in Ocala remain open

Regal Hollywood & IMAX has remained closed for the past month while Marion and Epic Theatres of Ocala have been operating at limited capacity. 

Crime

Nasty battle over fireworks lands handgun-toting Ocala man behind bars

An upset gun-wielding Ocala man who got into a violent tiff over fireworks found himself behind bars recently.

Silver Springs man arrested after failing to pull over for deputy

A Silver Springs man charged with failing to pull over for a traffic stop said he was trying to get to a suicidal friend’s house.

Man behind bars after allegedly admitted to smacking vehicle with crowbar

A man who admitted to damaging a vehicle with a crowbar was jailed recently in Marion County.

Obituaries

Antonio Cortez Glover, Sr.

Antonio Cortez Glover Sr., 31, of Ocala, Florida passed away on November 21,2020. Arrangements have been entrusted Snow's Funeral Ministry "Providing a memory that will never fade", Ocala, FL.

Bettye Jean Marsh

Bettye Jean Marsh, 76, of Ocala answered the heavenly call on November 25, 2020.Arrangements have been entrusted to Snow's Funeral Ministry, Ocala, FL.

William “Bill” John Boswick

William "Bill" John Boswick, 75, of Ocala, FL passed away on November 25th, 2020. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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More Headlines

Man behind bars after allegedly admitted to smacking vehicle with crowbar

A man who admitted to damaging a vehicle with a crowbar was jailed recently in Marion County.

9 more local COVID-19 deaths as new cases spike again in Ocala

Nine more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as Ocala saw yet another spike in the number of new cases of the deadly virus.

28-year-old Ocala woman jailed after deputy smells marijuana during traffic stop

A 28-year-old Ocala woman was jailed recently after she was pulled over for speeding.

Popular Discovery Center in Ocala to remain closed through Dec. 7

The Discovery Center in Ocala will remain closed through Monday, Dec. 7 for required maintenance.