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Marion Commission Chair details impact of Penny Sales Tax, stresses importance of upcoming renewal

During a State of the County presentation made to local business owners of the Ocala Chamber and Economic Partnership last week, Marion County Commission Chair Michelle Stone explained the impact of the Penny Sales Tax approved by Marion County voters in 2016, stressing the importance of its renewal. 

Downtown Ocala Mexican eatery forced to close after health inspector finds flies and food...

A downtown Ocala Mexican restaurant that opened just seven months ago was temporarily shut down last week by a health inspector.

Three people hospitalized after truck runs into building in Ocala

A driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital after their vehicle crashed into a building on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala.

Witnesses back victim’s account of nasty domestic spat

An Ocala woman who claimed she was the victim in a domestic altercation ended up being the one charged when two juvenile witnesses corroborated the victim’s claim that he was the one who was battered.

Maryland woman with Nebraska tags and suspended Iowa license arrested

A Maryland woman driving a high-end vehicle with a Nebraska license plate and no tag light was arrested last week.

Umatilla woman behind bars after caught driving pickup with no registered owner

A habitual traffic offender was arrested last week after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy spotted her driving a Dodge pickup with the wrong license tag on it.

Ocala neighborhood rattled after monstrous alligator spotted walking down street

Marion County sheriff’s deputies scrambled to an Ocala neighborhood Saturday after receiving a call about a monstrous alligator walking down a street.

Ocala duo jailed after short police chase

A man was charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement and his passenger was charged with possession of marijuana after a 1.3-mile police chase in Ocala on Sunday night.

Ocala man charged after brandishing empty shotgun

An Ocala man admitted he “did something stupid because of his temper” when he pointed a double-barrel shotgun at a family member during an argument last week.

Cell phone apparently stolen from customer’s cart at Wal-Mart

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported theft of a cell phone from a customer at a Wal-Mart store in Ocala.

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