Property tax breaks move through house
The Florida House continued moving forward Monday with a proposal that would provide an increased homestead property-tax exemption for classroom teachers, members of the military and first responders.
New COVID cases in Marion County, MCPS down again, local hospitals numbers remain high
COVID cases in Marion County continued their drop, as the county registered 2,621 new cases during the week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 3.
Early morning collision that closed down I-75 included at least one local
At approximately 5 am this morning, Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) reports it was alerted to a collision on southbound I-75, roughly one mile from the Hernando and Dunnellon Exit 350.
Forest boys avenge early season loss to West Port, 69-48
The Forest seniors went out on a high note as Forest dominated from start to finish.
Gallery: Winter Olympics Speed Skaters Celebrated In Ocala
Three Winter Olympics inline speed skaters, Brittany Bowe, Erin Jackson and Joey Mantia, who are all from Ocala, are competing for gold in this year’s Winter Olympics.
Thrower files paperwork to run for reelection on school board
She cited her desire to get Marion County Public School (MCPS) students back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic as her main motivation for running for re-election.
Sculpture Stroll takes shape in Tuscawilla Park
Art and nature converge in harmony at the expansive Tuscawilla Park, adding inspiration and surprises to an otherwise everyday stroll or ride around the lake.
Alternative Corridor South
The Alternative Corridor South starts from I-75 and the current Turnpike termination at Wildwood in Sumter County to a yet to be decided “logical terminus” in Citrus County, connecting with SR 41.
City Council changes start time of regular meetings, effective March 1
Ocala City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 18 to change the start time of its regular meetings from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m. The new start time will be effective on March 1.
Florida Department of Health provides additional COVID-19 testing
Beginning on Friday, Feb. 4, Statlab Mobile will offer free, drive-through testing at the campus of the former Evergreen Elementary School, located at 4000 W. Anthony Rd. in Ocala.