The “first” of the first responders

It’s time to honor our local 911 call takers and dispatchers.

Farmland Preservation Festival at Majestic Oaks in Reddick

The 16th annual event included a farmer’s market, traditional farm and cottage crafts, farm animals, a petting zoo, hayrides and the popular horse and tractor parade. There was live entertainment and food concessions. The event was organized by the nonprofit Save Our Rural Areas (SORA), which opposes urban sprawl on farmland, especially within the county’s designated Farmland Preservation Area.


Highlighting Marion’s magnet schools

Diane Gullett a finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Pucker up

Ocala Civic Theatre’s new black box show features a slew of smooches.

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Farmland Preservation Festival at Majestic Oaks in Reddick

The 16th annual event included a farmer’s market, traditional farm and cottage crafts, farm animals, a petting zoo, hayrides and the popular horse and tractor parade. There was live entertainment and food concessions. The event was organized by the nonprofit Save Our Rural Areas (SORA), which opposes urban sprawl on farmland, especially within the county’s designated Farmland Preservation Area.

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Going with the flow

Flow artists have found a welcoming performance venue in Ocala.

Rodeo royalty

Marion County’s Callie Sue Edwards and Shane Kuhn recently collected pro rodeo awards in saddle bronc riding and for best specialty act.

Pucker up

Ocala Civic Theatre’s new black box show features a slew of smooches.

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Ocala City Council protests continue, citizens demand support for ceasefire in Gaza

Public comment to be moved to end of meetings as city council refuses to vote on resolution.

BOCC to vote on 312-unit apartment complex at On Top of the World

Neighbors oppose the project citing 55+ community concerns, safety issues for seniors in the area and incompatibility with multifamily housing.

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