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Puppy Power

Hotwheels has no speed limit. The moment the pooch is…

Forest basketball coach Spencer Ashley resigns

Forest High School’s boys’ basketball coach Spencer Ashley, who took…

Gallery: Hotwheels At The Humane Society of Mar…

The dog was brought into the Humane Society with a…

Seminole gaming compact to bring sports betting…

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe are…

Tea Time

Interfaith Emergency Services recently hosted the 2021 Ladies High Tea…

Marion County names employee of the quarter

The Marion County Commission recognized the county employee of the…

COMMUNITY

Puppy Power

Hotwheels has no speed limit. The moment the pooch is…

Gallery: Hotwheels At The Humane Society of Mar…

The dog was brought into the Humane Society with a…

Tea Time

Interfaith Emergency Services recently hosted the 2021 Ladies High Tea…

Marion County names employee of the quarter

The Marion County Commission recognized the county employee of the…

New protest laws already facing challenge

TALLAHASSEE – Civil-rights attorneys are challenging a new set of…

High-Stakes Bidding

Two horses sold for seven-figures during the opening sessions of…

BUSINESS

Seminole gaming compact to bring sports betting…

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe are…

Marion unemployment 5.5% in March

The Marion County unemployment rate was 5.5% in March compared…

Bob Wines, Ocala nursery owner, dies at 79

Robert “Bob” Wines Jr., who in the 1970s took over…

CF approved to grow hemp at Ocala farm

T The College of Central Florida is growing industrial hemp…

360-unit apartment complex one step closer

Despite complaints from nearby residents, the City of Ocala’s Planning…

Gaming bill looks lift some horse racing requir…

TALLAHASSEE – Murmurs, and at times shouts, of a renewed…

HEALTH

Marion County completes list of vaccine appoint…

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all adults, but the Department…

Vaccine appointments plummet in Marion County

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all adults, but the Department…

Team delivers vaccines to homebound residents

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County prides itself…

Florida halts Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was recently vaccinated with the single-dose…

Gallery: COVID-19 Vaccinations At The Florida H…

COVID-19 Vaccinations At The Florida Horse Park.

COVID cases crater among seniors in Marion County

Mark Lander, administrator of the Florida Department of Health in…

GOVERNMENT

New protest laws already facing challenge

TALLAHASSEE – Civil-rights attorneys are challenging a new set of…

Bill protecting colleges from COVID-19 lawsuits…

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Wednesday passed a wide-ranging…

Marion County’s inmate farm its own bumper crop

You’d be hard pressed to find a meal for 60…

Marion County completes list of vaccine appoint…

COVID-19 vaccines are available to all adults, but the Department…

Bill blocking some social media bans advances

A Senate committee this week narrowly approved a measure that…

City Council ditches gender pronoun proposal

Tuesday’s Ocala City Council meeting drew an overflow crowd, most…

POLITICS

City Council ditches gender pronoun proposal

Tuesday’s Ocala City Council meeting drew an overflow crowd, most…

DeSantis signs online sales tax bill

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly signed into law a…

DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law

TALLAHASSEE – Flanked by uniformed law-enforcement officers, Gov. Ron DeSantis…

Bill targeting violent protests heads to DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE – Republican lawmakers handed Gov. Ron DeSantis one of…

Anti-protest bill moves forward in Senate

TALLAHASSEE – With critics warning that the bill would chill…

Senate passes Bright Futures changes

TALLAHASSEE – Despite an outcry from opponents warning that “guaranteed”…

EDUCATION

Tiny House – Big Benefit

Students in a vocational education program have built a small…

Bill protecting colleges from COVID-19 lawsuits…

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Wednesday passed a wide-ranging…

New charter high school proposed

The Marion County School Board will hold a public hearing…

CF approved to grow hemp at Ocala farm

T The College of Central Florida is growing industrial hemp…

CF to disburse $2.5 million in COVID-19 relief …

The College of Central Florida will distribute $2.5 million from…

Intellectual freedom bill goes to DeSantis

Florida colleges and universities could be required to issue campus-wide…

OPINION

Beyond Books: Library is a gateway to knowledge

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

Smart growth needed to protect Marion farmland

The month of April has been designated as Farmland Preservation…

An unwavering passion guides Ocala street preacher

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

COVID-19 plan needs clear path to recovery

During President Biden’s Inaugural address, the President said, “A once…

Keep Public Notices Public

Editor’s note: The Florida Press Association shared this column. From…

Why media access matters

Marion County officials stirred up a hornet’s nest last week…