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Ocala firefighters join with Cathy’s Kids for Christmas experience of a...

Twenty students from Wyomina Park Elementary School recently spent a fun morning with Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters.

City recovers $700,000, incurs net loss of $5,000 from email phishing...

The City of Ocala will recover more than $700,000 and incur a loss of just $5,000 after an email phishing scam earlier this year resulted in funds being misdirected to a fraudulent account.

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Marion County and Ocala firefighters battle early morning mobile home blaze

Crews from Marion County Fire Rescue and Ocala Fire Rescue battled a blaze that destroyed a mobile home early Friday morning.
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Second Amendment Sanctuary

In a letter to the editor, Ocala resident Benny Vaughn shares an opinion on the recent decision by local government to declare Marion County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

Jailed ex-professor allegedly offered to pay for victims to be killed and fed to...

An inmate at the Marion County Jail who wanted victims’ remains fed to “pigs and alligators” was charged Wednesday with five counts of solicitation of murder.

FHP warns motorists of potential visibility issues on Interstate 75

Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 in Marion County are being warned of potential visibility issues from a prescribed burn.

Marion County firefighters battle early morning blaze at Belleview mobile home

Crews from Marion County Fire Rescue battled a blaze early Wednesday morning in Belleview.
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Early Learning Coalition of Marion County asking residents to give gift of literacy to...

The Early Learning Coalition of Marion County (ELCMC) is asking residents to help give the gift of literacy this holiday season to children across the county.

Toy Drive coming to Kids Health alliance on Dec 21

A Toy Drive event will be held at the Kids Health Alliance (2650 NW 2nd Street) on Saturday, December 21, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Ocala City Council blesses ordinance allowing golf cart traffic on certain streets

The Ocala City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that will allow golf carts to operate on certain streets within the city.

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Popular Ocala gourmet coffee shop goes on the market

An Ocala business that specializes in specialty coffees, macaroons, cupcakes, pastries, iced tea and smoothies is for sale.

Pesky Elf on the Shelf proves to be culprit for burning smell inside Ocala...

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire on Tuesday – the work of a culprit known as Elf on a Shelf.

Ocala firefighters battle brush fire threatening nearby buildings

Crews from Ocala Fire Rescue battled a half-acre brush fire on E Silver Springs Boulevard early Tuesday afternoon.

Toys for charity drives can be dropped off at Ocala Police Department headquarters

The Ocala Police Department’s headquarters station is serving as a drop-off location for two major toy drives.
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The Lodge Brick City Craft Pub & Eatery expanding operations at downtown Ocala location

The owners of The Lodge will soon expand operations at their downtown Ocala location.
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World’s Greatest Baby Shower benefit coming to Marion County

The World's Greatest Baby Shower, an event to promote and support excepting and new mothers, is coming to Marion County in January. 

Winner of District 2 City Council seat ruled ineligible because of past felony conviction

The top vote-getter in the Nov. 19 City Council election won’t be allowed to fill the District 2 seat replacing longtime Council member Mary Sue Rich.

Doggie Bag Christmas Bazaar coming to Kimberden Farm on Dec 8

A Doggie Bag Christmas Bazaar will come to Kimberden Farm on Sunday, December 8, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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