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Nearly 121,000 pounds of litter collected in Marion County during June 2022

During the month of June, nearly 121,000 pounds of litter were collected throughout Marion County by community service workers, county staff and contract employees, and inmates.

City of Ocala accepting street banner applications from nonprofits through August 1

The City of Ocala is accepting street banner applications through Monday, August 1 for its two locations along Silver Springs Boulevard.

City of Ocala partnering with StreetScan to improve local roads

The City of Ocala is partnering with StreetScan in an effort to help improve the conditions of local roads.

DeSantis appoints three Ocala residents to judicial nominating commission

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of three Ocala residents to the Fifth Judicial Circuit’s judicial nominating commission.

Marion County Litter Task Force finalizes plan

The Marion County Litter Task Force received approval of its final plan this week, setting into motion several new initiatives to help combat the abundance of litter throughout the county.

Marion County Airport to celebrate new T-hangars with ceremony

The Marion County Airport will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week to celebrate the completion of 20 new T-hangars. 

Ocala City Councilmember Jim Hilty elected to FMPA committee

Local elected and appointed officials from throughout the Sunshine State elected Ocala City Councilmember Jim Hilty as Vice Chairman of the Florida Municipal Power Agency’s Policy Makers Liaisons Committee on Thursday.

City of Ocala looking to award $2.1 million contract for sidewalk improvement project

The City of Ocala is looking to award a $2.1 million contract to a Reddick-based company for a citywide sidewalk improvement project.

Marion County Airport T-hangar project nears completion

The Marion County Airport has announced that the addition of 20 T-hangars is scheduled for completion later this month.

Evergreen Cemetery cleanup day on July 23, volunteers needed

The Evergreen Cemetery is in need of volunteers for a cleanup day that will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Commission Chairman delivering State of the County addresses across Marion County

Marion County Board of County Commissioners chairman Carl Zalak III has delivered State of the County addresses at locations throughout the county in an effort to reach more residents, and several more dates are planned.

Marion County celebrating ‘National Park and Recreation Month’

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month once again.

Florida’s Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday now underway

Florida’s Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday is now underway, offering tax breaks for goods that are sold in fishing, camping, outdoor, and sports, among other industries.

Over 169,000 pounds of litter collected in Marion County during May 2022

The monthly Solid Waste Operations report for May shows that over 169,000 pounds of litter were collected in Marion County by community service workers, county staff and contract employees, and inmates.

City of Ocala seeking community’s input to name new library

The Mary Sue Rich Community Center is currently scheduled to open this fall, and the City of Ocala is seeking the community’s help in naming the new public library that will be located within the community center.

City of Ocala releases holiday sanitation schedule for Independence Day

City of Ocala business offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste, or recycling routes.

Marion County inviting community to ‘National Teal Out Day’ event

Marion County is inviting the community to participate in a 2.2-mile walk/run event at the McPherson Governmental Campus Wellness Trail on June 27 to help raise awareness of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Marion County conducting survey for Broadband Feasibility Study

Marion County is inviting residents to participate in a survey which will help determine where new and improved broadband services are needed throughout the county.

City of Ocala hosting two information sessions this week on proposed solid waste ordinance

The City of Ocala’s Public Works and Growth Management Departments are hosting two free information sessions this week to present a proposed ordinance concerning solid waste definitions, facilities, and alternatives within the city limits.

City of Ocala looking to purchase new fire engine for $1.1 million

The City of Ocala’s Fleet Management department is seeking approval from city council members to purchase a 2023 E-One HR100 Aerial fire engine for $1.1 million.

Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller elected to serve on 2022-2023 Executive Committee

Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Gregory C. Harrell has been elected to serve a one-year term as Secretary on the 2022-2023 Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers Executive Committee.

City of Ocala to host information sessions for proposed solid waste ordinance

The City of Ocala will be hosting two information sessions next week regarding a proposed solid waste ordinance, and both sessions are free and open to the public.

City of Ocala hosting event for local building industry professionals

The City of Ocala's Growth Management Department is inviting local contractors, engineers, architects, and other building industry professionals to attend an upcoming free community roundtable event.

City of Ocala releases holiday sanitation schedule ahead of Juneteenth

The City of Ocala has released its holiday sanitation collection schedule ahead of Juneteenth.