LATEST NEWS

18-year-old dies after Ocala shooting

An 18-year-old man died after a shooting on Tuesday afternoon….

Ocala Jockey Club sold to WEC group for $10.5 m…

The more than 900-acre Ocala Jockey Club was sold for…

SunTran to adjust routes in Marion County 

The Ocala City Council voted unanimously to adopt planned route…

Daily COVID-19 numbers available, if you know w…

Looking for the daily COVID-19 positivity rates in Marion County?…

Two shot in mall parking lot

A shooting in the Paddock Mall parking lot spilled into…

Man goes home after months-long COVID-19 fight

After being hospitalized since February with COVID-19 complications, the one…

COMMUNITY

SunTran to adjust routes in Marion County 

The Ocala City Council voted unanimously to adopt planned route…

Single and Ready to Mingle: July 30 – Aug…

Ocala Gazette has partnered with Marion County Animal Services to…

Local LGBTQ magazine wins top honors

“Embrace,” a locally produced magazine, recently earned 22 awards, including…

Carlyle Ausley Jr., longtime builder, dies at 87

It would be almost impossible to drive around Marion County…

Cool Pool

Swimmers packed the Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center in Ocala…

BUSINESS

City approves $150,000 Optimum RV incentive deal

The Ocala City Council voted unanimously on July 20 to…

Salt Springs Family Dollar plan nixed

Plans for a proposed Family Dollar near Salt Springs were…

Biz Buzz: Marijuana, Roses and glass

Plans for another marijuana dispensary are in the works after…

Proposed sand mine irritates residents

A plan for a sand mine in Anthony found little…

The Centers, SMA merger final

After nearly a year of collaboration and due diligence, The…

Mark III demolition begins ahead of marijuana p…

Almost two years after it was first announced, work has…

HEALTH

Daily COVID-19 numbers available, if you know w…

Looking for the daily COVID-19 positivity rates in Marion County?…

Man goes home after months-long COVID-19 fight

After being hospitalized since February with COVID-19 complications, the one…

COVID-19 cases and vaccinations on the rise 

Marion County saw a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases over…

Governor to bar schools from requiring masks

FORT LAUDERDALE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he…

Food allergy or food sensitivity?

A growing number of individuals suffer with digestive problems and…

Marion reopens COVID-19 test site amid surge

As cases of COVID-19 in Marion County and Florida continue…

GOVERNMENT

County Commissioners out due to COVID-19

The current COVID-19 surge touched the Marion County Commission as…

No-bid contracts tied to commissioner

County review of process finds no issues with more than…

Auditor’s report supports Alexander’s firing pr…

During the July 20, Ocala City Council meeting, Councilman Jay…

Ocala Gazette Candidate Forum Sponsored by Neig…

Ocala Gazette Candidate Forum August 9th and 11th, 6 p.m.,…

City adopts proposed $9.2 million fire assessme…

The Ocala City Council approved a plan to raise $9.2…

County reorganizes ahead of Rickman’s retirement

With the retirement of Marion County Assistant County Administrator Jeannie…

POLITICS

Q & A with the candidates

Editor’s Note: Leading up to the city election, we’ll be…

Q & A with the candidates

Editor’s Note: Leading up to the city election, we’ll be…

Fire chief termination still burns at council m…

Sentiments over the recent firing of Ocala Fire Rescue Chief…

Ocala Gazette Candidate Forum Sponsored by Neig…

Ocala Gazette Candidate Forum August 9th and 11th, 6 p.m.,…

Ocala ballot set, city elections Sept. 21

With the qualifying period ending at noon on Friday, the…

Dreyer is sixth candidate to file for City Coun…

The number of candidates who have declared their candidacy for…

EDUCATION

Back To School Fest at Paddock Mall

6,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were given out during…

State universities won’t mandate masks

TALLAHASSEE – State universities are staying on track for a…

Back to school tax holiday on tap

With most students expected to be in classrooms next month,…

School’s expense plan short millions

Marion County Public Schools has about $38 million worth of…

Marion County schools won’t require facemasks

The Marion County School Board agreed to make face coverings…

Marion County school supply drives gearing up

With the start of the 2021-22 school year just around…

OPINION

“Slo-cala.” “No-cala.”

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

Nay to City Council’s lack of support of city m…

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

Florida leads the nation in occupational licens…

Have you ever worried that your hair braider might not…

Jump on in, the tradition is fine

I squint at the spot on the water where I’m…

A taste of yesterday

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

Kicking the homeless (problem) down the road

Before you began reading this column this morning, you probably…