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Girls Volleyball: District Tournaments Wrap-Up

District championship week is over for local girls’ volleyball teams…

Marion County Preps Scoreboard: Oct. 18-22

Here are some selected results of prep boys’ and girls’…

Colts outlast Falcons at home in 17-10 win

It was set to be a tough game for the…

Gallery: St. John Lutheran vs. Academy At The L…

St. John Lutheran vs. Academy At The Lakes Football

Gallery: North Marion vs. Menendez Football

North Marion vs. Menendez Football

Face coverings now optional in Marion County Pu…

With local positivity rates declining, face coverings are now completely…

COMMUNITY

Face coverings now optional in Marion County Pu…

With local positivity rates declining, face coverings are now completely…

Resurgence of the Reilly

Creating a great work of art or music can take…

Into the wood

Tom Kinney beamed as his five-year-old granddaughter cut dinosaurs into…

Gallery: Pickin’ Patch Pumpkin Patch In D…

Pickin’ Patch Pumpkin Patch In Dunnellon

Marion county, a leader in COVID-19 deaths

The State of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control…

Manatee deaths rise in Florida as pollutants ki…

Manatees have starved to death by the hundreds along Florida’s…

BUSINESS

Gallery: 66th Annual Ocala Bull Sale

66th Annual Ocala Bull Sale. 84 bulls were auctioned off…

OBS October Sale wrap

Buyers of Thoroughbred horses have spent the better part of…

Gallery: OBS October Open Yearlings Sale

OBS October Open Yearlings Sale

Publix opens new store in Pearl Britain Plaza

Publix Super Markets opened a new store at the Pearl…

The Copa Nightclub shut its doors after 15 year…

After 15 years, the only all-inclusive LGBTQ+ nightclub in Ocala,…

Pull the rug: Downtown staple closing

Bahram Assary grew up learning the ancient art form of…

HEALTH

Face coverings now optional in Marion County Pu…

With local positivity rates declining, face coverings are now completely…

House panel eyes health care worker shortages

A staffing crisis currently plaguing hospitals, nursing homes and community…

COVID numbers: Marion County Public Schools COV…

MCPS recorded 41 total new cases for the week of…

Marion’s COVID numbers continue downward trend

Marion County’s COVID numbers continue to decline. The county registered…

New drive-thru Covid testing site opens in SE O…

The Florida Department of Health – Marion County (FLDOH-MC) partnered…

Marion County’s new paramedicine program

A program designed to help mostly homebound Ocala residents struggling…

GOVERNMENT

MCSO response times covering Marion

Editor’s note: This series will explore the response times of…

State poised to revamp civic education

October 21. update: The State Board of Education approved a…

CCF gets help with American Rescue Plan

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners (MCBOCC) approved the…

Marion County School Board Wrap-up

The Marion County School Board received a long introduction to…

Historic Reddick school being demolished

On a lazy Sunday afternoon in mid-August, with wind filtering…

Marion delegates meet to hear local agendas

The Marion County Legislative Delegation held a public hearing at…

POLITICS

Gallery: Marion County Delegation at the CF Kle…

Marion County Delegation at the CF Klein Conference Center

Gallery: City of Ocala Elections

City of Ocala Elections

Three charter amendments approved by voters

All three Ocala city charter amendments on the ballot during…

Dreyer, Martin Gregory head to runoff for Distr…

Kristen Dreyer and Lori Martin Gregory will go to a…

Mansfield wins District 1 seat defeating Malever

Barry Mansfield won Tuesday’s election for Ocala City Council’s District…

Hilty takes back Ocala’s District 5 seat

James P. Hilty won the Ocala City Council’s District 5…

EDUCATION

Judge clears way for case over campus shutdown

TALLAHASSEE — An Alachua County circuit judge has refused to…

State poised to revamp civic education

October 21. update: The State Board of Education approved a…

COVID numbers: Marion County Public Schools COV…

MCPS recorded 41 total new cases for the week of…

Discovery Center of Ocala presents its latest e…

They’re creepy! They’re crawly! And a lot of them are…

CCF gets help with American Rescue Plan

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners (MCBOCC) approved the…

COVID numbers: Marion County Public Schools COV…

MCPS recorded 49 total new cases for the week of…

OPINION

“First” Lady of Ocala

It was the noise that Cherrietta Prince will always remember….

Putting the Money Where the Problem Is

Editor’s Note: Sadie Fitzpatrick uses this space to explore the…

A crossed line

A healthy democracy requires citizens willing to step up and run for public office…

Decency Survives City Elections, Barely

Editor’s Note: Sadie Fitzpatrick uses this space to explore the…

Letter to the Editor: Delays in disability care…

We are living in mass confusion with a pandemic that…

Effective Alzheimer’s treatment remains elusive

In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a…