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...

County Commissioners out due to COVID-19

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

COVID-19 cases and vaccinations on the rise 

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

City approves $150,000 Optimum RV incentive deal

The Ocala City Council voted unanimously on July 20 to...

Back To School Fest at Paddock Mall

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

Stolen guns found after traffic stop

Three men, including two 18-year-olds, were arrested on Thursday on...

Events – July 30 – August 5, 2021

COMMUNITY 7/30-8/1 Ocala NSBA Summer Horse Show Series World Equestrian...

Governor to bar schools from requiring masks

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

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conferen...

Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and...

State universities won’t mandate masks

TALLAHASSEE – State universities are staying on track for a...

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...

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...

OSO tunes up for return to stage

Excitement is building over the nearing completion of the expansion...

Carlyle Ausley Jr., longtime builder, dies at 87

It would be almost impossible to drive around Marion County...

Sharing Art

Prolific local artist enjoys roles as gallerist and grandmother After...

Q & A with the candidates

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

Back to school tax holiday on tap

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

Cool Pool

Swimmers packed the Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center in Ocala...

Stuffing Away

Col. Craig Ham, president of the Marion County Veterans Council,...

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...

UF to play UCF starting in 2024

GAINESVILLE — Florida and UCF have agreed to play a...

Saving Santos

Effort hopes to preserve historic church The Little Chapel United...

Orange, Leon requiring employees get vaccine

Citing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases because of the...

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...

Historic Reddick High School set for demolition

The iconic yet dilapidated Reddick High School will face the...

Proposed sand mine irritates residents

A plan for a sand mine in Anthony found little...

COVID-19 surge continues in Marion

For a fourth straight week, COVID-19 cases nearly doubled in...

Lawsuit challenges cut to unemployment

TALLAHASSEE – Broward County residents struggling financially because of the...

Three shootings in four days, one arrested

Three shootings in four days, including one fatal incident, had...

Separate shootings claim one teen, injures another

Two shootings in less than 24 hours at Ocala apartment...

School’s expense plan short millions

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

Events – July 23 – 29, 2021

COMMUNITY 7/23-25 Summer Horse Show Series World Equestrian Center, 1390...

Hot Wheels

The Discovery Center in Ocala kicked off their Ready, Set,...

How bargain shopping helps needy families

Everyone loves a bargain–and even more so when it can...

County recognizes longtime employees

The Marion County Commission recognized several employees for their years...

Forest Football sets sights on huge season unde...

The journey to becoming head football coach at Forest High...

Single and Ready to Mingle: July 23 – 29,...

Ocala Gazette has partnered with Marion County Animal Services to...

The Centers, SMA merger final

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

‘Art & Autos’ show to rev up downtown scene

Turbo-charged with emerging talent, the Magnolia Arts Xchange’s new “Art...