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The Insomniac Theatre Company season kicks off later this month at the Reilly Arts Center with Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery." The theater company will perform multiple productions throughout the season, concluding in May 2022 with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Shadowcast.
The August unemployment rate in Marion County saw a slight decrease in August to 5.4% from the previous month. The rate is 30% lower than last year's August rate of 7.2%. Among Florida’s 67 counties, Marion County's unemployment rate ranked 13th highest. The Ocala MSA held the sixth highest unemployment rate among the state’s 24 metropolitan areas.
Marion County Commissioner Michelle Stone will be the county’s champion as the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) seeks to deliver reliable and affordable high-speed internet to all Floridians.
The Ocala Police Department reported no injuries after an officer fired his gun at armed suspects at the Promenade Apartments.
A 66-year-old Ocklawaha man, who was identified by witnesses through video surveillance and Facebook, was arrested after allegedly stealing customized tables and a Confederate flag from a local pub.
The city of Ocala has repealed certain sections of the city code relating to panhandling and roadway solicitation that were deemed unconstitutional in federal court.
The City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division recently announced the addition of “Job” by Claudia Lauster to the city's permanent public art collection.
A 46-year-old Citra man employed at the Marion County Jail, was arrested after admitting that he falsely impersonated a detective to intimidate a victim.
Driver stops car, prevents homeless man’s alleged attack on Ocala City Council candidate’s campaigning wife
A driver stopped his vehicle and intervened after he saw a homeless man attempting to attack an Ocala City Council candidate’s wife while she was campaigning for her husband outside of the Hilton Garden Inn.
The Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division is hosting its final meeting seeking public input on a new mural planned for the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center.
The Polar Patrol, a new ice cream truck initiative by the Ocala Police Department, will start serving sweet treats around the city later today. Ocala Police Department Chief Mike Balken says he believes officers visiting neighborhoods and handing out free ice cream will enable children and families to talk, listen, and build trust with police.
Marion County health officials are reminding immunocompromised residents across the county that there are opportunities to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Marion County Public Schools will host a career fair for senior students at multiple local high schools next week.
The Ocala Art and Food Festival will take place on Saturday, October 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Magnolia Art Xchange, which is located at 531 NE 1st Avenue.
Two south Florida men were arrested after police seized nearly 300 marijuana plants being grown at a northeast Ocala residence.
An Ocala woman was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop and trying to hide drugs in a police vehicle while en route to the Marion County Jail.
DeNaya Wilkerson will host a free yoga class on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Fort King National Historic Landmark.
A & N Caribbean Cuisine was temporarily closed last week after an inspector cited 13 health code violations, including 20 live roaches and 20 dead roaches found around the kitchen.
The city of Ocala has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 in attorney’s fees and costs for what a judge ruled "cruel and unusual punishment" in arresting homeless individuals sleeping outside without first checking availability at local shelters.
A bowling event to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is coming to Ocala next week.
A 28-year-old Ocala man was arrested after allegedly attacking officers who were responding to a call about a domestic violence incident.
The newly established Marion County Litter Task Force is looking for public feedback about the state of litter in the county.
The Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will host a homeownership informational meeting on Saturday.
A local Elvis tribute artist who has garnered international fame will perform a concert to benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County this winter.