Kudos to council for asking questions

At the city council meeting on Jan. 4, an agreement...

A Step in the Right Direction

Reach into your pocket or purse and pull out your...

End of the year letter

I cannot close this year without expressing gratitude to all...

Resolving to change

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Marion County Year In Review

To say 2021 was a memorable year would be an...

Business Year in Review

I am not sure how one could view 2021 as...

Ocala’s Tidings of Comfort and Joy

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Ocala’s Top 10 Stories: The Year of Better, We ...

I was in the school car line on that January...

Youngblood’s favorite Gazette photos of 2021

As the year comes to a close,  we reminisce on...

Editorial: Yes! It really happened to me

“Right is right, wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t...

Public information officers—the Gazette team th...

The goal of local government and the Gazette team of...

City of Ocala council, consider hiring staff at...

The preamble to the Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct...

“Apology” from Guinn

The Ocala Gazette posted online “Mayor brings campaign hostility to...

Providing ‘TLC’ for Marion County’s special nee...

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Counting on City Council

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Get out and vote on November 16

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Where’s the data, DeSantis?

It was a thunderous oratory flourish – the kind that...

Who makes up the Ocala Gazette Editorial Board?

Question: Who makes up the Ocala Gazette Editorial Board? Answer:...

What I learned studying local agencies’ respons...

I recently completed a series of four articles about the...

Florida Supervisors of Elections: A Message to ...

The strength of our nation rests on the ability that...

“First” Lady of Ocala

It was the noise that Cherrietta Prince will always remember....

Putting the Money Where the Problem Is

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A crossed line

A healthy democracy requires citizens willing to step up and run for public office...

Decency Survives City Elections, Barely

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Letter to the Editor: Delays in disability care...

We are living in mass confusion with a pandemic that...

Effective Alzheimer’s treatment remains elusive

In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a...

Letter to the editor: Face-value not enough in ...

Earlier this week, I discovered Lori Martin Gregory on a...

Literacy council transforms lives

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“A Letter to Our Candidates”

They’re everywhere—at stoplights, in empty medians of overgrown grass, in...

Too close for comfort

On Sept. 21, Ocala voters will choose four city council...

Get the shot to give others a shot

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“Slo-cala.” “No-cala.”

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Nay to City Council’s lack of support of city m...

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Florida leads the nation in occupational licens...

Have you ever worried that your hair braider might not...

Jump on in, the tradition is fine

I squint at the spot on the water where I’m...

A taste of yesterday

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Kicking the homeless (problem) down the road

Before you began reading this column this morning, you probably...

Health is where the Heart is

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DeSantis’ overeach troubling

There are photos going around social media of “Trump DeSantis...

Marion County fails leadership test

Editor’s Note: Marion County allocated $7 million in grants to...

Homelessness comes in many faces

When I became a special education teacher more than 20...

Charter change hoped to include women, not eras...

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Beyond Books: Library is a gateway to knowledge

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Smart growth needed to protect Marion farmland

The month of April has been designated as Farmland Preservation...

An unwavering passion guides Ocala street preacher

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COVID-19 plan needs clear path to recovery

During President Biden’s Inaugural address, the President said, “A once...

Keep Public Notices Public

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Why media access matters

Marion County officials stirred up a hornet’s nest last week...