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Violent battle with gal pal over weed money lands Ocala man behind bars

A battle with his lady friend over money to buy marijuana that included an alleged death threat left a 28-year-old Ocala man behind bars last week.
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City installing automatic water reading meters for 15,000 residents

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department has begun the process of replacing 15,000 water meters for residents within city limits as of this week. 
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Ocala Christmas Parade to bring road closures

The Ocala Christmas Parade will create a variety of road closures when it comes to the city on Saturday, December 14.

Jealous Silver Springs man jailed after lady friend allegedly bangs head on table

A scorned Silver Springs man was arrested early Monday night after his lady friend claimed he pushed her and made her hit her head on a dining room table.

Ocala men nabbed in Marion sheriff’s sting targeting bicycle-stealing bandits

Two Ocala men were jailed recently after getting caught in a Marion County Sheriff’s Office sting targeting bicycle thieves.
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Ocala offering free parking at 159 downtown meters through Dec. 31

The city of Ocala is gifting residents free downtown parking this holiday season.

Marion Commissioners honor county’s fire marshal for prestigious post

Marion County commissioners paid tribute Tuesday to the county’s fire marshal.

26-year-old Ocala woman jailed after returning to Salvation Army Center of Hope

A 26-year-old woman found herself behind bars Monday after visiting a charitable organization where she wasn’t welcome.

Ocala Eats bringing Winter Wonderland theme to Downtown Market on Dec 12

The weekly installment of Ocala Eats will take on a Winter Wonderland theme when it comes back to the Downtown Market on Thursday, December...
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Ocala Regional, West Marion named among top 100 best hospitals for orthopedic surgery

Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital were named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery. 

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