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Ocala

Withlacoochee State Trail a favorite for local cyclists

A line of bicycles ready to embark on the Withlacoochee State Trail, which features 46 miles of mostly flat, paved trails, and is currently one of the longest paved rail-trails in the state. Photo courtesy of John McKeon.

Withlacoochee State Trail in Inverness.
Read to hit the Withlacoochee State Trail in Inverness.

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Government

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala is preparing to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

City of Ocala announces summer 2021 paid internship program

The City of Ocala has announced Water Resources internship opportunities for summer 2021.

Nightly closures planned at Ocala airport for runway and taxiway construction

Due to scheduled runway and taxiway construction work, the Ocala International Airport will be closed nightly for several days. We’ve got the list.

Headlines

Ocala man charged with aggravated child abuse on infant in critical condition

An Ocala man was arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges, the most egregious of which was aggravated child abuse.

Gun-toting Orange Springs man jailed after fleeing from sheriff’s deputy

An Orange Springs man was arrested recently after allegedly running from a Marion County sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop.

Ocala woman charged with battering man while driving him to work

An Ocala woman was arrested Sunday morning after she reportedly battered a man while she was driving him to work.

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Business

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Plenty of positives despite November’s mixed bag of employment news

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 6.2 percent in November – up 0.6 percentage point over the month and 2.6 percent higher than the same time last year.

Health

7 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus continues to hammer Sunshine State

COVID-19 has claimed seven more local residents as Florida reported another large spike in cases of the deadly virus on Thursday.

6 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida reports another massive spike

Six more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida reported close to 14,000 new cases of the virus on Wednesday.

Florida zips past 1.5 million COVID-19 cases as 11 more local residents die

Florida topped 1.5 million cumulative cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as 11 more local residents lost their battle with the deadly virus.

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