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Busy intersection to be closed for replacement of potable water main

Ocala motorists can expect to find a busy intersection closed next week.

Ocala International Airport to close for nighttime construction

Ocala International Airport will be closed on several upcoming nights for runway and taxiway construction.

Ocala Police Department suspends car seat classes due to COVID-19 crisis

The Ocala Police Department has suspended its car seat classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Temporary lane closures scheduled on southeast Marion County roadways

Motorists traveling in southeastern Marion will experience several temporary lane closures from Monday, Aug. 3-Tuesday, Sept. 1 due to swale and roadway work associated with the Lake Weir Heights Additional Improvement project.

Marion and Ocala leaders reject calls for mask ordinances amid COVID-19 crisis

Government leaders in Ocala and Marion County have refused to implement ordinances calling for mandatory face coverings despite pleas from many area doctors and residents.

Florida’s COVID-19 cases have exploded since DeSantis OK’d reopening plan

New COVID-19 cases have continued to pop up at a record pace across Florida since Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Phase Two of his plan to reopen the state amid the pandemic.

State agriculture commissioner at odds with DeSantis over mandatory masks

Florida’s only Democratic Cabinet member is calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue a statewide mask order.

Lake County Jail continues to battle COVID-19 with 148 cases now reported

The Coronavirus continues to sweep through the Lake County Jail, with 148 cases being reported Monday.

Trump creates firestorm with tweet showing Villages-News.com video

President Trump created a firestorm Sunday morning when he retweeted a Villages-News.com video showing a volatile protest that erupted at a Villagers for Trump golf cart parade two weeks ago.

Bryant tabbed to serve as vice chair of Florida Association of Counties committee

Marion County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Bryant has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Florida Association of Counties’ Finance, Tax & Administration Committee.