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Precautionary boil water notice rescinded for Salt Springs community

Marion County Utilities has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice for 174 customers in the Salt Springs community due to a water main line repair.

Utilities has recorded the mandated number of successful bacteriological surveys to deem the water safe to drink and thereby has lifted the boil water notice for this community.

Residents are being notified via door tag, interactive community notification calls, media release and social media. Customers with questions should call Utilities’ customer service line at 352-307-6000.

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Crime

Left-behind driver’s license leads to arrest of 2 Ocala men on multiple charges

Two Ocala men who allegedly went on a burglary and cigarette-smoking spree at area convenience stores were nabbed Sunday after leaving behind a variety of items – including a driver’s license.

Dunnellon man’s target practice sprays neighbors’ homes

A Dunnellon man taking target practice with a 9mm handgun outside his house was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in public after neighbors’ homes were peppered with bullets.

Hair-grabbing Ocala woman jailed after brawl with fiancé’s mother

An Ocala woman was arrested after she allegedly pulled her fiancé’s mother to the ground by her hair and hit her several times during a fight over a towed vehicle.

Marion sheriff searching for bandit who ripped off generator from Belleview home

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a generator thief who recently targeted a Belleview residence.

Business

One Plant opens first medical marijuana dispensary, Ocala’s fifth overall

One Plant, a Marijuana Medical retail provider, has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary in East Ocala, which moves the city's overall number to five. 

Boulevard Market Ocala bringing new life, flea market to shuttered location

Boulevard Market Ocala, a flea market that will showcase local vendors, is looking to breathe new life into a shuttered location. 

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

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Headlines

65-year-old pilot killed when small plane crashes in Ocala National Forest

A pilot was killed early Wednesday morning when his small private plane crashed in the Ocala National Forest near Orange Springs.

Officials trying to confirm identity of man killed in crash in Marion County

Officials are trying to confirm the identity of a man killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Marion County.

Left-behind driver’s license leads to arrest of 2 Ocala men on multiple charges

Two Ocala men who allegedly went on a burglary and cigarette-smoking spree at area convenience stores were nabbed Sunday after leaving behind a variety of items – including a driver’s license.

Dunnellon man’s target practice sprays neighbors’ homes

A Dunnellon man taking target practice with a 9mm handgun outside his house was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in public after neighbors’ homes were peppered with bullets.

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