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MUV medical marijuana dispensary coming to Ocala

MUV will soon be joining the list of medical marijuana dispensaries that operate in Ocala.

Ocala FPRA hosting Conference for Communicators in downtown Ocala next week

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is hosting its COMMference: Conference for Communicators in downtown Ocala next week, and attendees will hear from multiple public relations professionals as they share their experience and strategies in dealing with the world’s leading communications challenges.

Kings Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Center temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Kings Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Center in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 14 health code violations, including the presence of rodent and roach activity.

Denny’s purchases Keke’s Breakfast Cafe in $82.5 million deal

On Tuesday, Denny's announced the purchase of Orlando-based Keke's Breakfast Cafe in a $82.5 million deal. Keke's has 50-plus locations, including one at Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala (2427 SW 27th Avenue), and each location will continue to operate independently from Denny's.

Epic Flight Academy opens satellite pilot training center in Ocala

Epic Flight Academy recently celebrated the grand opening of its satellite pilot training center at the Ocala International Airport.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice preparing to open second location in Ocala

On April 26, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will celebrate the grand opening of its newest West Ocala location at 9121 SW State Road 200, Suite 4.

Wok ‘N Roll in Ocala temporarily closed after health inspection failure

Wok ‘N Roll in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector found five high priority health code violations, including the presence of over 200 rodent droppings and gnaw marks on bags of breadcrumbs and flour.

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop to celebrate grand opening in downtown Ocala

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, which features a $5 candy buffet, will be opening the doors to its newest location in downtown Ocala this week.

City of Ocala soliciting quotes for private entity to operate café inside Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala is soliciting quotes for a private entity to operate a 185 square-foot café inside the two-story Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training facility in Ocala opening to public next week

Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST) officially opens its doors to the public on April 5, and the community got a preview of the new facility during a recent grand opening celebration.

CareerSource CLM to host marine industries workforce meeting on April 20

CareerSource CLM will be hosting a meeting on April 20 at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel in Gainesville to discuss the recruitment and training needs of the marine industry. Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource CLM, said, "We want to hear from boat builders and the many related businesses in our regions as to how we can help buoy their workforce."

Off the Hook Seafood Market in Ocala temporarily closed for 13 violations during failed inspection

Off the Hook Seafood Market was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 13 health code violations, including the presence of approximately 35 live roaches in the kitchen.

Cristina’s Deli in Ocala temporarily closed after failed health inspection

Cristina’s Deli in Ocala was temporarily closed last week after a health inspector found several high priority health code violations, including the presence of approximately 10 live roaches and roach droppings.

February’s unemployment rate drops to 3.8% as region continues to rebound

Marion County’s unemployment rate was reported at 3.6% for the month of February, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points from last year's February rate. Among Florida's 67 counties, Marion County's unemployment rate ranked 11th highest. Among the state's 24 metropolitan areas, Ocala MSA continued to rank fifth highest.

Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training to celebrate grand opening this weekend

Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training is celebrating the grand opening of its facility in southwest Ocala this weekend.

Mr. Clean Car Wash hosting event this weekend to celebrate grand opening

This weekend, Mr. Clean Car Wash is celebrating the recent grand opening of its newest location in Ocala with an event that will include food, discounts, and prize giveaways.

CareerSource CLM to host meeting on recruitment and training needs of marine industry

CareerSource CLM will be hosting an upcoming meeting at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel in Gainesville to discuss the recruitment and training needs of the marine industry.

Georgia man arrested after allegedly stealing $4,500 statue from The Equestrian Hotel

A man from Fayetteville, Georgia was arrested after he allegedly stole a bronze statue valued at $4,500 from The Equestrian Hotel at the World Equestrian Center.

Summerfield man arrested after hiding camera in Circle K women’s bathroom

A Summerfield man was arrested after he hid a camera inside a women’s bathroom at the Circle K located at 1986 SW 27th Avenue in Ocala.

City of Ocala looking to award $134,000 contract for design-build of blacksmith shop at Fort King

The City of Ocala is looking to award a contract, in the amount of $134,711, to an Ocala-based company to design and build an 1837 period blacksmith shop at Fort King National Historic Landmark.

The Ocala Escape introduces dragon-themed escape room

The Ocala Escape has opened its newest dragon-themed escape room: Mr. Elegoo’s Enchanted Emporium.

OPD asking for public’s help identifying man who swapped sales tags at Walmart

A man swapped multiple sales tags on various items at a local Walmart which caused the store to lose hundreds of dollars, and Ocala police are turning to the public to help identify him.

Belleview man arrested after stealing numerous building materials from employer

A Belleview man was arrested after he stole materials from his employer and attempted to re-sell them at a discounted price.

Citra man with multiple theft convictions arrested after shoplifting at Walmart in SW Ocala

A Citra man with multiple prior theft convictions was arrested after he stole merchandise from a Walmart in southwest Ocala.