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...

Change to emergency management operations discu...

The Marion County Commission requested a workshop to discuss whether...

City sued over panhandling ordinance

The city is facing a federal lawsuit challenging its panhandling...

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...

Gender-neutral proposal faces backlash

A proposed charter amendment that would remove masculine pronouns in...

End to no-fault insurance eyed by Legislature

With the anticipation that rates for a majority of Floridians...

Marion unemployment 5.5% in March

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

Bill targeting violent protests heads to DeSantis

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

Marion Road Funding

Roads get no respect. No one pays attention to them...

County to weigh 680-unit development near Summ...

The Market of Marion could see neighbors soon – lots...

Florida halts Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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

Gaming bill looks lift some horse racing requir...

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

FEMA to help with COVID-19 funeral costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing financial assistance for...

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”...

Ocala gets $250,000 for homeless

The Ocala City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement...

‘Alcohol to go’ moves closer to law

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

Court: Police fall under ‘Marsy’s Law’

The decision would shield identities of threatened officers TALLAHASSEE –...

Judicial help approved by county commission

With the court system facing a backlog of cases due...

Intellectual freedom bill goes to DeSantis

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

Sheriff’s returns $2.1 million to county, but w...

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved shifting $2.1...

Police Chief: More officers needed soon

Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken worries a boom in planned...

COVID cases crater among seniors in Marion County

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

CareerSource reopening offices

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion facilities will resume normal service hours...

Brad King joins OPD as reserve officer

Brad King is hitting the road again, more than 40...

Circuit Judge Scott to retire

Marion County’s administrative judge, Circuit Judge Edward Scott announced he...

Beacon Point adds program for drug exposed babies

The Marion County Hospital District will provide space at its...

World War II Veterans Honored At VFW Veterans V...

World War II Veterans Honored At VFW Veterans Village: Eight...

City considers term limits, no salary cap

Ocala residents may soon get an opportunity to vote on...

Nominees chosen for county judge seat

A judicial nominating commission on Tuesday sent the Governor’s office...

Move in Senate to raise unemployment benefits

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s unemployment payments, among the lowest in the...

Constitution reform bill moves forward

A proposal that would make it harder to change the...

Cap on contributions considered

The proposed limit would apply to constitutional amendment efforts TALLAHASSEE...

DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonus for teachers

The money would come from $216 million in federal pandemic...

All adults eligible for vaccines starting April 5

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently announced on Twitter that all...

Marion County firefighter dies at 47 

Marion County Fire Rescue Firefighter Paramedic Frank Canizares died Tuesday morning....

Legislature considers transgender athlete limit  

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida Senate panel Wednesday signed off on...

Guinn eyes another term as mayor

Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn won’t be hanging up his pinstriped...

Badge recalls OPD history

Some members of the Ocala Police Department are sporting a...

Legislature looks to cap insulin cost

In an attempt to limit high out-of-pocket costs for people...

Marion County starts administrating 50-plus va...

The drop in age came on Monday after the initial...

Vaping regulations eyed by Legislature

TALLAHASSEE – More than two years after the U.S. surgeon...

Public prayer bill approved by House committee

A proposal that could allow high schools to offer prayers...

Vaccines coming for all; Marion inmates also el...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Twitter Thursday morning that all Florida residents who...