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Tuesday, June 6, 2023



How are your tax dollars being spent? Marion County releases inaugural Popular Annual Financial Report.

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office has released its inaugural Popular Annual Financial Report to provide residents with an easy-to-read summary of the county’s financial activities and economic condition.

Marion Fire Chief appoints Health and Safety Chief to focus on mental wellness

Marion County Fire Rescue has appointed a Chief of Department Health and Safety who will focus on all aspects of employee health and safety, including their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

Marion seeks $21 million contract to address firefighter recruitment and retention

Marion County’s negotiation team has tentatively agreed to a $21 million contract with the fire union that aims to address Marion County Fire Rescue’s recruitment and retention issues.

Marion government offices closed on Memorial Day

Marion County’s government offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Now hiring: Belleview Police Department seeks full-time officers

The Belleview Police Department is looking for residents who are interested in a career in law enforcement.

Lake George garbage drop-off site closed to reduce traffic in area

Marion County Solid Waste has announced that the Lake George garbage drop-off site is closed, effective immediately, to help reduce traffic in the Juniper Springs area and along State Road 19.

Election Day for House District 24 seat, polls open until 7 p.m.

Polls are open in Marion County for today’s special general election for the Florida House of Representatives District 24 seat.

Volunteers needed for Evergreen Cemetery cleanup day

The Evergreen Cemetery is seeking volunteers for a cleanup day that will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to noon.

City releases holiday schedule for sanitation collection, SunTran on Memorial Day

The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day, and there will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste, or recycling routes.

Tourism app launched by Ocala/Marion County

A brand-new tourism app has been launched by the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.

Roundtable event for building industry professionals set for June 1

 The City of Ocala’s Growth Management Department, in collaboration Marion County Building Industry Association, will host a roundtable discussion for members of the building community on Thursday, June 1.

Skip the line: Marion County offering appointments for marriage, passport services

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office is now offering customers the option to schedule an appointment for marriage license and passport services.

City hosting Waste Amnesty Day for electronics, hazardous waste items

The City of Ocala, in partnership with Green For Life, will conduct a special Waste Amnesty Day on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of NE 14th Street and NE 8th Avenue in Ocala.

City using wellfield to meet rising water demands, improve water pressure

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department will soon begin to pump, disinfect, and distribute water from a supplemental offsite water wellfield to better meet the city’s increased water demands and improve water pressure.

Three Ocala sergeants recognized for 20 years of service

During the Ocala City Council meeting that was held on Tuesday, the city recognized three Ocala Police Department sergeants for their 20 years of service to the community.

Deputies cracking down on litter offenders in Marion County

Marion County Solid Waste has partnered with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to reduce littering on local roadways.

Candidate Workshop to provide tips on running for office in Ocala

The Marion County Supervisor of Elections is offering an Ocala Candidate Workshop for individuals who are interested in running for local office in 2023 or learning about the candidate process.

Ocala Public Works to conduct sanitation customer survey

The City of Ocala Public Works department will soon be surveying a random sample of its residential and commercial sanitation customers to gather feedback on the city’s collection practices.

Buc-ee’s full speed ahead in Marion as DeSantis awards $4 million for I-75 interchange

During a visit to Ocala on Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that a $4 million grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund will be used to build a new interchange at Interstate 75 and NW 49th Street in Marion County.

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn will not seek another term

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn has announced that he will not be seeking another two-year term.

Ocala to host water conservation workshops at Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is celebrating Water Conservation Month in April by hosting workshops on how to save water indoors and outdoors.

Ocala Electric Utility places first in annual Lineworkers Rodeo event in Kansas

Ocala Electric Utility recently made the trip to Kansas City, Kansas for the American Public Power Association’s 21st Annual Lineworkers Rodeo.

Marion County Day returns to Capitol in Tallahassee

Over 1,000 individuals representing 200-plus organizations, both from the private and public sectors, made the trip to Tallahassee today for Marion County Day at the Capitol.

Ocala Electric Utility offering free trees to customers through Arbor Day Foundation

Ocala Electric Utility is providing free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that focuses on conserving energy and reducing energy bills through the strategic planting of trees.