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City of Ocala preparing to host free tire amnesty day

The City of Ocala is providing residents with free tire disposal Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Disposal locations will be at the corner of NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue and the Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, located at 255 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Tires generated by businesses will not be accepted and there is a limit of 10 tires per resident. This service is for residents living within the city limits. A driver’s license listing a city address may be requested.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Division at (352) 351-6697.

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Crime

Ocala man charged with abuse after banging girls head into wall

A 54-year-old Ocala man who admitted to banging a girl’s head into a wall was arrested Monday and charged with child abuse.

Plate-smashing Ocala man accused of elbowing woman and keeping her from calling 911

An Ocala man is accused of elbowing a woman in the neck while she tried to call 911 during an argument Sunday night.

Police searching for U-Haul-driving bandit who targeted hospital construction area

Ocala Police officers are searching for a man wanted in connection with burglarizing a hospital construction area.

Belleview woman behind bars after being accused of tossing urine at guy pal

An agitated Belleview woman accused of tossing a bowl of urine at her man friend is behind bars in the Marion County Jail.

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

Ocala man charged with abuse after banging girls head into wall

A 54-year-old Ocala man who admitted to banging a girl’s head into a wall was arrested Monday and charged with child abuse.

Plate-smashing Ocala man accused of elbowing woman and keeping her from calling 911

An Ocala man is accused of elbowing a woman in the neck while she tried to call 911 during an argument Sunday night.

Police searching for U-Haul-driving bandit who targeted hospital construction area

Ocala Police officers are searching for a man wanted in connection with burglarizing a hospital construction area.

2 more local residents die of COVID-19 as cases mount across tri-county area

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as 112 new cases of the potentially deadly virus were reported Friday in the tri-county area.

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