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Marion Senior Services plans survey to discover community’s livability and aging needs

Marion Senior Services has launched a new survey developed in conjunction with AARP that is crucial to determining Marion County’s collective needs as they relate to making its communities as livable and age-friendly as possible.

Ocala Christmas Parade canceled amid fears of COVID-19 spread

Organizers of the Ocala Christmas Parade have been forced to pull the plug on the highly popular event – largely because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ocala partners with software company to streamline growth management processes

The City of Ocala has partnered with an Orlando company to streamline growth management processes.
MLK First Responder Campus Ribbon Cutting

City officials gather to celebrate completion of MLK First Responder Campus

Ocala Fire Rescue and Ocala Police Department officials hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion and opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. First Responder Campus on Thursday morning. 
Road Work Ahead sign

Intermittent lane closures planned in Rainbow Lake Estates subdivision

Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures in the Rainbow Lakes Estates subdivision.

Traffic signals being removed along Magnolia Avenue in Ocala

The City of Ocala Engineering Department is removing traffic signals along Magnolia Avenue.

City Council blesses mayor’s appointment of Balken as Ocala’s new police chief

Mike Balken was appointed to serve as the City of Ocala’s 31st police chief during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

Ocala mayor set to recommend new police chief to replace late Greg Graham

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn is set to recommend the hiring of a new police chief on Tuesday night – a move that could draw the ire of at least two City Council members.
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City of Ocala awarded grant from FEMA to protect sewer collection systems

The City of Ocala has been awarded grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to install backup generators and make other improvements to the city’s sanitary sewer collection systems.
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City of Ocala hosting upcoming cooking oil recycling day

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is preparing to host a cooking oil recycling day.