LATEST NEWS

Post-Season: Three Marion County Teams Remain

As the only undefeated team in Marion County, Dunnellon continues…

OPD employees provide meal kits to local families

Fifty local families will be able to enjoy a delicious…

Nonprofit needs help for hurricane-ravaged Hond…

Crossroads Alliance and Ministries in Ocala has been steaming to…

First Responder Campus debuts in Ocala

  Ocala Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department (OPD)…

Pay raise for veteran teachers not enough, unio…

The Marion County School Board voted last week to increase…

Events – November 20-26, 2020

COMMUNITY Now-1/2 Astronaut Academy Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave….

 

COMMUNITY

OPD employees provide meal kits to local families

Fifty local families will be able to enjoy a delicious…

Nonprofit needs help for hurricane-ravaged Hond…

Crossroads Alliance and Ministries in Ocala has been steaming to…

First Responder Campus debuts in Ocala

  Ocala Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department (OPD)…

Events – November 20-26, 2020

COMMUNITY Now-1/2 Astronaut Academy Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave….

World Equestrian Center to debut next month ami…

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is less than a month away…

Jerry Arthur, Gus Gray inducted into Marion Cou…

Two local farmers who have spent much of their lives…

BUSINESS

World Equestrian Center to debut next month ami…

The World Equestrian Center-Ocala is less than a month away…

Forestar to acquire Trilogy at Ocala Preserve f…

Forestar, IHP Capital Partners (IHP), and Shea Homes have announced…

FDOT unveils “diverging diamond” de…

State Transportation officials on Wednesday night unveiled their concept for…

New hotel using 120 parking garage spaces

General public parking access to the downtown Ocala parking garage…

Celebrity’s Soul Food opening national headquar…

The Celebrity’s Soul Food restaurant brand is celebrating the opening…

Honorable Mentions

Ocala’s Austin Little honored by Statewide Insurance Professional Association Ocala…

HEALTH

Marion preps for arrival of COVID vaccine

Select Marion County residents might receive a vaccine for COVID-19…

16 positive tests in schools last week, 109 qua…

There were 16 positive COVID-19 tests among students and employees…

Local health officials developing COVID vaccine…

COVID-19 may still be a threat within Marion County, but…

News in Brief – November 6-12, 2020

Veterans Day ceremonies set for Wednesday Marion County government and…

23 positive tests in schools last week, 176 qua…

There were 23 positive COVID-19 tests among students and employees…

Health officials ask that kids, adults observe …

The Marion County Health Department has offered some guidelines for…

GOVERNMENT

Pay raise for veteran teachers not enough, unio…

The Marion County School Board voted last week to increase…

Campbell, Curry take oaths for School Board, C…

Two newly elected officials took their oaths of office this…

FDOT unveils “diverging diamond” de…

State Transportation officials on Wednesday night unveiled their concept for…

Christmas Parade succumbs to COVID-19 concerns

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another victim – the Ocala…

Ocala Council approves Christmas Parade

The Ocala City Council on Tuesday night gave the go-ahead…

FDOT to hold hearing on new Interstate-75 inter…

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing…

POLITICS

News in Brief

CF offers online intro to IT careers The College of…

Marion OKs sales tax

Voters overwhelmingly renewed a 1 percent local option sales tax…

GOP keeps congressional seats in Marion

Republican Kat Cammack survived 2020’s most crowded primary to earn…

GOP sweeps 4 legislative seats in Marion

Republicans swept all four state legislative races that affected Marion…

Campbell wins School Board seat

Business leader tops career educator with 53.5 percent of the…

Record turnout

Presidential race drives voter turnout to all-time high in Marion…

EDUCATION

Pay raise for veteran teachers not enough, unio…

The Marion County School Board voted last week to increase…

Campbell, Curry take oaths for School Board, C…

Two newly elected officials took their oaths of office this…

25 positive tests in schools last week, 231 qua…

There were 25 positive COVID-19 tests among students and employees…

News in Brief

CF offers online intro to IT careers The College of…

16 positive tests in schools last week, 109 qua…

There were 16 positive COVID-19 tests among students and employees…

Commission waives school impact fees again

Schools have not collected impact fees on new development since…

COMMENTARY

Rigging the election is just not that easy

There’s an old adage that Americans hate Congress but love…

Marion preps for arrival of COVID vaccine

Select Marion County residents might receive a vaccine for COVID-19…

‘This is not a simple world, my friend …’

Editor’s note: The name of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State…

A referendum that really works

When the economy crashed in 2009, I was one of…

We may loathe taxes, but we love our community…

“I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they…

Celebrating Florida’s Blacks in Energy

Few realize the array of professionals behind the scenes who…