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City looking for volunteers to serve on boards, advisory committees

The City of Ocala is currently accepting applications for multiple committee and advisory board positions within the city government.

Grants available for Marion agencies providing substance abuse prevention services

Marion County is currently accepting proposals for grant funding that will benefit local agencies that provide alcohol and substance abuse prevention, education, and treatment services.

City hosting town hall meetings in March

The City of Ocala will host two town hall meetings next month to discuss a variety of topics affecting the downtown area.

Fifth Judicial Circuit expands task force to combat animal cruelty

The Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office announced on Thursday that its Animal Task Force has expanded to better combat animal cruelty and enhance animal welfare.

Navy conducting bomb tests in Ocala National Forest through this weekend

The U.S. Navy will conduct bomb testing in the Ocala National Forest through Sunday, February 25.

City seeks contractor to provide tree removal and trimming services

The City of Ocala is currently seeking an experienced contractor to provide tree removal, trimming, and pruning services throughout the city.

Ocala hosting public meeting this week to discuss city’s future

The City of Ocala is hosting a public meeting this week to solicit feedback from the community about the future of the city.

Patriotic drone show coming to Ocala on July 4th

The City of Ocala will celebrate this year’s 4th of July with a patriotic 300-drone light show at Tuscawilla Park.

City’s electric customers will soon have lower monthly bills

City of Ocala electric customers will notice some financial relief beginning next month.

City accepting applications for 2024 Citizens Academy program

The City of Ocala is now accepting applications for its 2024 Citizens Academy program. This free 11-week program touches upon virtually every facet of city government.

Ocala to host public meetings on city’s future

The City of Ocala will host three public meetings over the next month to solicit input from the community about the future of the city.

Ocala Electric Utility receives 2023 Restoring Communities Award

The Florida Municipal Electric Association recently recognized Ocala Electric Utility, along with 15 additional public power utilities in the state, with a Restoring Communities Award.

Over 1 million gallons of public reuse water spills in Ocala

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department experienced a spill of public access reuse water on Monday, which has been contained.

City’s water conservation poster contest open to students in Marion County

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is inviting students in Marion County, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to participate in the “Drop Savers” poster contest.

City council approves $600K land purchase for new fire station in northwest Ocala

The City of Ocala is moving forward with the purchase of a $600,000 parcel of land in northwest Ocala that will become the site of a new fire station. 

Marion County Fire Rescue’s new EMS station taking shape

Construction crews are steadily making progress on Marion County Fire Rescue's new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station.

City to host 2nd public meeting on Fisher Park flood mitigation project

The City of Ocala will host its second neighborhood meeting this week to solicit feedback from residents on potential plans for flood mitigation at Fisher Park.

City releases holiday schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City of Ocala business offices will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and there will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste, or recycling routes.

City seeks approval of $600K land purchase for new fire station

The City of Ocala is seeking approval of an agreement to purchase a $600,000 parcel of land in northwest Ocala that would become the site of a new fire station.

City receives $100K grant to improve road safety

Congresswoman Kat Cammack announced this week that the City of Ocala has received a $104,000 grant to help improve safety on local roadways.

Marion County sheriff’s general counsel appointed to judgeship by DeSantis

The general counsel for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has been appointed to a judgeship by Governor Ron DeSantis.

137-acre farm in Marion to serve as animal shelter for livestock, poultry

A 137-acre farm that was originally donated to the county for a new Marion County Animal Services facility will now be used as an animal shelter for livestock and poultry.

City releases holiday schedule for Christmas, New Year’s Day

City of Ocala business offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas. Additionally, these offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024, in observance of New Year’s Day.

DeSantis awards $4.7 million to Marion County for infrastructure improvements

Governor Ron DeSantis recently awarded more than $6 million to three local government entities to support key infrastructure improvements, including $4.7 million to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners.