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Ocala Main Street names new community-oriented executive director

Jessica Marr will lead the organization’s efforts to foster growth at the heart of the community, working to revitalize downtown Ocala.

Two killed in three-vehicle collision on County Road 484 in Marion County

Two people were killed and four others were injured Wednesday night in a three-vehicle crash on County Road 484 in Marion County.

Early morning blazes rips through vacant Ocala home

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue battled a structure fire that heavily damaged a vacant house early Thursday morning.

Health inspector shuts down Ocala strip-mall eatery after finding live roaches

An Ocala eatery was closed last week after a health inspector found seven violations in the restaurant.

School resource officer swings into action when 8-year-old brings live ammo to class

An 8-year-old boy caused a stir at Belleview-Santos Elementary School on Monday when he brought a .38 special revolver bullet to class.

Lady Lake Mexican restaurant owner hopes to get past code violations to renovate shuttered...

The owner of a popular Mexican restaurant in Lady Lake will face the City of Ocala Growth Management Department this week in hopes of continuing the renovation of a shuttered Ocala seafood spot.

Health inspector cites multiple violations – and 30 lives roaches – in 3-day closure...

An Ocala restaurant was shut down for a little more than three days last week after a health inspector found 11 violations in the eatery.

School resource officer swings into action after Ocala third-grader makes death threat

A school resource officer was quickly called into action amid reports that a third-grader had threatened to kill a classmate and his family.

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Central Florida motorists warned about heavy smoke from planned burn

The Florida Highway Patrol says motorists could encounter heavy smoke on SW 49th Avenue near the Greenway State Park in Marion County.

Marion County sheriff adopts tiny kitten abused by Ocala teenager

A kitten that was rescued after being abused by an Ocala teenager last month has a new home – with Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods and his wife, Samantha.

Ocala Fire Rescue scrambles to blaze at College Road grocery store

Ocala Fire Rescue sent three engines, a rescue unit and a battalion chief to a report of a structure fire at a grocery store late Saturday afternoon.

Citra woman’s email to Ocala mayor draws quick response from sheriff’s deputies

A Citra woman says it wasn’t her intention to threaten Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn or imply she was going to harm herself when she sent him what could be interpreted as a threatening email.

Ocala Fire Rescue offering free CPR class for area residents

Ocala Fire Rescue is encouraging area residents to take advantage of its upcoming free CPR class.

Marion County gearing up for bash to celebrate 175th anniversary

Marion County is preparing to celebrate a special anniversary – and everyone is invited to a festival at the end of the month.

Marion County Fire Rescue honors personnel at Firefighter Ball Banquet

The Marion County Fire Rescue Benevolence Fund held its annual Firefighter Ball Banquet this past Saturday night.

Sixth Annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival coming to Ocala in April

The sixth annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival will be held April 20 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Citizens’ Circle, located at 151 SE Osceola Ave.

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