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Intermittent lane closures planned in Rainbow Lake Estates subdivision

Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in the Rainbow Lakes Estates subdivision.

The closures will take place Sections D, E, F, K, L, M, O and P through May 16, 2021. Sumter Electric Cooperative Inc. will be doing maintenance work and replacing overhead poles. Workers and equipment will be located in the county right-of-way.

Crews will place barricades and signs to direct traffic through the work zones. Travelers should expect delays and use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect schedules. For more information, contact the Office of the County Engineer at (352) 671-8686.

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Crime

Suspects at large after shooting at FHP trooper during high-speed pursuit

Area law enforcement officers are searching for suspects who shot at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper during a wild chase through Ocala on Thursday afternoon.

Ocala man accused of road rage incident back behind bars after warrant arrest

An Ocala man who was arrested earlier this month in connection with a road rage incident is back in jail.

Fort McCoy man accused of pushing woman and punching her brother

A Fort McCoy man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed a woman and pushed her up against a truck, then punched her brother when he intervened.

Ocala woman jailed on DUI charge after caught with THC oil in vehicle

An Ocala woman found herself behind bars recently after Marion County sheriff’s deputies received a call about a possible impaired driver.

Business

Ocala Golden Corral reopening doors after extended pandemic closure

The Ocala Golden Corral will reopen its doors latter this month after an extended closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students encourage to apply to ‘Shark Tank’ style business plan competition

Students across the county are being encouraged to apply to be a part of a local “Shark Tank” style competition hosted by the chamber.

New hotel reserving parking spaces in Ocala downtown parking garage

The free parking spaces available in Ocala’s Downtown Parking Garage were reduced this past week when the new hotel's parking lease with the city began.

Regal Hollywood & IMAX remains closed while Marion, Epic Theatres in Ocala remain open

Regal Hollywood & IMAX has remained closed for the past month while Marion and Epic Theatres of Ocala have been operating at limited capacity. 

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Headlines

Suspects at large after shooting at FHP trooper during high-speed pursuit

Area law enforcement officers are searching for suspects who shot at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper during a wild chase through Ocala on Thursday afternoon.

Ocala man accused of road rage incident back behind bars after warrant arrest

An Ocala man who was arrested earlier this month in connection with a road rage incident is back in jail.

City officials gather to celebrate completion of MLK First Responder Campus

Ocala Fire Rescue and Ocala Police Department officials hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion and opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. First Responder Campus on Thursday morning. 

Fort McCoy man accused of pushing woman and punching her brother

A Fort McCoy man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed a woman and pushed her up against a truck, then punched her brother when he intervened.

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