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...

Here Chick, Chick

Chicken Salad Chick will open its first Ocala location on...

More development coming to Maricamp Road

At just less than 2.5 miles, what was once a...

360-unit apartment complex proposed

Facing stiff opposition from nearby residents, a plan to build...

‘Alcohol to go’ moves closer to law

The Florida Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would...

CEP: Logistics segment booming in Marion

With an Indiana Jones-themed introduction, Kevin Sheilley of the Ocala...

West Marion construction begins

West Marion Community Hospital recently broke ground on a $33...

Marion unemployment 4.4% in February

The Marion County unemployment rate dropped to 4.4.% in February,...

Development revived with 320 homes planned

Plans for a development near Booster Stadium known as Millwood...

Proposed ARC property changes at center of dev...

Proceeds from a land deal would go to developmentally disabled...

Alcohol ‘to go’ bill stays in lane

The bill would allow restaurants to sell take-home drinks with...

CF to host Agribusiness career chat

The College of Central Florida’s Business and Technology Department is...

Jumbolair sells for $9.5 million

Jumbolair, home to one of the country’s longest private runways,...

Cocktails “to go” proposal moves forward in le...

The bill would make permanent the move enacted by Gov....

Ocala groups offer Black-owned businesses help

The goal is to increase diversity in Ocala’s business community...

Marion County hotels, lodging end year 17.4% down

COVID-19 took its toll on Marion County’s lodging industry, but...

Unemployment claims lowest since start of pandemic

Florida drew an estimated 18,982 first-time unemployment claims last week....

Going to pot: State boards to set smokable mari...

Get ready for reefer madness this week. On Wednesday, members...

Paglia named president of IMG

John A. Paglia III was recently named president of IMG,...

Convenience stores, Publix changes on tap

Construction of a new Speedway convenience store is underway at...

Commission bans internet cafe games

Marion County Commissioners effectively outlawed internet cafes in the county...

Restaurant group takes off with new projects

Attention diners, the new restaurant at the Ocala International Airport...

Never again to lockdowns

TALLAHASSEE – Businesses will remain open even as COVID-19 cases...

OBS posts $5.7 million in sales after 2020 stru...

It was worth the wait. The highest-priced horse at the...

First day of OBS sale holds steady after turbul...

The first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales winter auction...

Bill Briefs: Proposals target tax holiday, poli...

A Senate Republican recently filed a bill that would provide...

Hancock, Florida thoroughbred leader, dies at 80

Richard Hancock, longtime executive vice president of the Florida Thoroughbred...

Marion County unemployment rate 5.6% in December

Marion County’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.6% in December, according...

The war on downtown’s parking meters continues

Parking meters are back after the holidays and the debate...

The Gathering Cafe continues thriving amid pand...

Sarah Partee opened The Gathering Room Cafe & Bakery last...

WEC launches app

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala recently launched its official...

New downtown ballroom opens, Airport restaurant...

The Ocala Ballroom recently opened in the historic Sovereign Building....

Commission poised to ban internet cafe games

Marion County Commissioners seemed poised to pass an ordinance banning...

Hungry Bear serves up tradition and burgers

As a baby, Danielle Mann lay in a bassinette under...

CareerSource workshops resume via Zoom

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion resumes live employability workshops on Jan....

Ocala Main Street’s downtown mission going strong

In 2020, there were enough short straws to go around....

Accounting firms debuts new name, sign

On January 4, 2021, the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic...

Second round of PPP loans included in recent co...

The $900 billion coronavirus relief package passed by Congress and...

Culver’s hopes to bring taste of Wisconsin to O...

Ocala is in line for a dose of Midwest flavor...

Extension possible for Marion County to spend $...

As the year came to an end, local government, non-profit...

Publix rising: New Pearl Britain store takes shape

The new Publix under construction at Pearl Britain Plaza is...

Last Ocala Pizza Hut restaurant shuts doors

Ocala lost another iconic dining tradition recently. The full-service Pizza...

Marion County unemployment rate 6% in November

Marion County’s unemployment rate edged up to 6% in November...

Mall offers visitors an unrivaled Santa experience

When Ashley Gerds was hired by Washington Prime Group Inc....

Not just for horses

The majestic World Equestrian Center bristles with fine dining, family-friendly...