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Fourth Wawa opens its doors in Ocala and offers free coffee...

The fourth Wawa is officially open for business in Ocala, just one month after the other three locations opened their doors.

Resident’s request for citywide fireworks ban prompts City Council discussion

A resident's request for a citywide fireworks ban prompted a discussion among Ocala City Council members about the Florida Legislature's role in city affairs during a recent meeting. 

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The Egg & I in Ocala, Florida

Breakfast spot named after 75-year-old memoir offering up hearty classics

A breakfast spot in Ocala that is named after a memoir written and released by Betty MacDonald in 1945 is serving up hearty breakfast...

Marion County Veterans Services hosting Memorial Day Ceremony

You are invited to join Marion County Veterans Services for a Memorial Day Ceremony, remembering those that have served, on Monday, May 27 at...

Ocala commercial kitchen shut down after health inspector cites 17 violations

An Ocala commercial kitchen that offers small businesses and food trucks the opportunity to rent facilities for food preparation was temporarily shut down by a health inspector last week.

Marion firefighters rescue driver trapped in SUV in Ocala

Crews from Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a rollover crash early Tuesday morning where a victim was trapped in a vehicle.
James Williams IV accepts 20-year service award from Ocala City Manager John Zobler

City employees honored with service awards for decades-long stewardship

Three city of Ocala employees were given service awards for their decades of employment with the city during Tuesday's City Council Meeting. The awards were...
Marion County Penny Tax

Marion Commission Chair details impact of Penny Sales Tax, stresses importance of upcoming renewal

During a State of the County presentation made to local business owners of the Ocala Chamber and Economic Partnership last week, Marion County Commission Chair Michelle Stone explained the impact of the Penny Sales Tax approved by Marion County voters in 2016, stressing the importance of its renewal. 
Dillards hosted a fashion show at this year's Womens Expo

Women’s Expo raises $1,600 for local PACE center

Dozens of businesses presented their products and services to women from all over the county at this past weekend's Women's Expo, hosted by Ocala Style Magazine.

Downtown Ocala Mexican eatery forced to close after health inspector finds flies and food...

A downtown Ocala Mexican restaurant that opened just seven months ago was temporarily shut down last week by a health inspector.

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Three people hospitalized after truck runs into building in Ocala

A driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital after their vehicle crashed into a building on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala.
Marion County Commission Chair Michelle Stone

Marion County Commission Chair emphasizes importance of 2020 census

Marion County Commission Chair Michelle Stone emphasized the importance of the upcoming 2020 census during a State of the County presentation to business leaders this past week. 
StateFarm agents Angie Lewis and Caly Bryan

‘Over the Edge’ event sees residents rappel seven stories for MCA

Residents and local business owners lined up for the chance to rappel over seven stories as part of "Over the Edge" this past Friday and Saturday.

Ocala neighborhood rattled after monstrous alligator spotted walking down street

Marion County sheriff’s deputies scrambled to an Ocala neighborhood Saturday after receiving a call about a monstrous alligator walking down a street.

Local public relations practitioner appointed to professional board

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has named Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC, as one of its representatives to the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which governs the Accreditation program.

City hosting public meeting for bigger bike lanes, wider sidewalks on NE Eighth Avenue

The City of Ocala is hosting a public meeting to talk about bigger bike lanes and wider sidewalks on NE Eighth Avenue.
Skateboarders at Ocala Skatepark

Hundreds of skaters drop in on new Ocala Skatepark

Hundreds of skaters lined up to drop in on the Ocala Skatepark, which officially opened its gates on Saturday morning.
Festival Latino in Downtown Ocala

Festival Latino coming to Citizens’ Circle on May 25

'Festival Latino' will come to Downtown Ocala on Saturday, May 25. Read the details.

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