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Three injured when pickup collides with Marion County School bus at...

Three Ocala residents were injured early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash involving a Marion County School bus.

School board chairman to lead discussion on Black History Month

The Rev. Eric Cummings, who serves as chairman of the Marion County School Board, will lead a special presentation this Thursday, Feb. 27 to honor Black History Month.
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Boyfriend arrested in pickup-dragging death of Ocala woman

A boyfriend has been arrested in the pickup-dragging death of an Ocala woman.
The Lodge Brick City Craft Pub & Eatery

New upscale bar Loft, Anti-Monopoly speakeasy move one step closer to opening

Loft, a new upscale bar above The Lodge Brick City Craft Pub & Eatery, and Anti-Monopoly Drug Store speakeasy both inched closer to opening their doors. 

Fundraiser to benefit displaced staff of popular fire-ravaged Belleview eatery

The owners of Aunt Fannie’s Restaurant in Belleview will be holding a benefit Sunday in the parking lot of the fire-damaged facility.
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

Downtown Ocala Hilton Garden Inn moves one step closer to April grand opening

The new Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Ocala moved one step closer to its grand opening in April.

Chain steakhouse in Ocala suddenly shuts its doors and thanks patrons with posted sign

Logan’s Roadhouse in Ocala, known for providing free buckets of peanuts to its customers, has suddenly shut its doors.
Ocala Police Department

Over two-dozen overdoses in Ocala in 2020

Over two dozen overdoses have already occurred in Ocala in 2020.

Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force hosting gathering aimed at unity

The Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force is preparing to host “REACH Across the Table” at Silver Springs State Park.

Appointment of new city manager delayed after Ocala City Council splits on candidates

The appointment of a new city manager was delayed after Ocala City Council members could not come to an agreement on which candidate to select.

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Three taken to hospital after Marion County school bus carrying 38 students crashes into...

A Marion County school bus carrying 38 elementary and middle school students was involved in a crash early Wednesday afternoon.
Marion County Public Schools Headquarters

Marion County Commission, chair squash rumors of second possible tax increase on November ballot

The Marion County Commission and Chair Kathy Bryant set out to squash rumors of a second possible tax increase on the ballot this November that they say started online.

Ribbon-cutting event planned at new general aviation terminal at Ocala International Airport

The City of Ocala is preparing to host a ribbon-cutting event at the new general aviation terminal at Ocala International Airport.
Marion County Commissioners

Citing possible Roe v. Wade reversal, commissioners move closer to declaring Marion County ‘Pro-Life...

Citing the possibility of the United States Supreme Court reversing its decision in Roe v. Wade, Marion County commissioners moved one step closer in approving a resolution to declare the county as a "sanctuary for life."
Marion County Penny Tax

Marion Commission approves referendum placing Penny Sales Tax on ballot this November

Marion County commissioners have cleared the way for the Penny Sales Tax to return to ballots this November.

Ocala getting ready for popular Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll Celebration

The City of Ocala is gearing up for the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll Celebration.

Nine injured in fiery three-vehicle crash on West Hwy. 40 in Marion County

Nine people were injured – two critically – early Monday morning in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in Marion County.
Marion County Public Schools Headquarters

History takes top priority for hundreds of students in popular local fair

Hundreds of students in Marion County Public Schools will be participating in the upcoming third annual National History Day Fair.

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