Honorable Mentions – August 3-9, 2020

Breast Imaging Specialist Joins Ocala Team Dr. Ridgely Meyers, a...

Sheriff’s Office, county Fire Rescue move...

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office recently moved closer to having...

Mask it or casket

Bill Thompson’s commentary (July 27) supported the businesses that choose...

Habitat for Humanity Hard at Work

Habitat For Humanity is currently building three homes in Ocala...

Record $651 million schools budget unveiled

The Marion County School Board paused from talking about how...

Deplorable inaction by local leadership endange...

Your paper’s recent commentary, “It’s in our DNA to resist...

Aspen Olmstead to install suspended sculpture, ...

The City of Ocala, through its Cultural Arts and Sciences...

Watching the death toll rise

As a citizen of Ocala, I am appalled that our...

Backpack Fever

In honor of Bob Kuperberg’s 90th birthday, his family organized...

Let’s go swimming!

State plans to open Silver Springs for swimming. Silver Springs...

Horse Fever 20/20 invites artists to apply

“Do we have room for a horse in the house?”...

Art in the attic

Marion Cultural Alliance’s y-ART Sale was a fundraising event that...

Underlying conditions present in most COVID-19 ...

As of Wednesday, 51 Marion County residents had died of...

New SW Ocala Charter School to Open in 2022

A planned new K-8 public charter school, the Ina A....

Single & Ready to Mingle July 27-31

July Adoption Special: Take a new friend home for free!...

Responding to the Census will help plan health ...

Hospitals, health care clinics, and health care programs such as...

Do what is right for our kids!

The primary purpose of the K-12 public school system is...

It’s in our DNA to resist a mandate

Last week Publix Super Markets mandated mask-wearing for its customers...

Doctors urge COVID-19 precautions

COVID-19 has killed more than 4,000 Floridians. We don’t have...

Essential in every way: CF has a job plan for you

The pandemic has introduced us to words like social distancing,...

After almost 50 years, state decides that above...

We know that government infrastructure projects can sometimes move at...

Paddock Mall Announces Backpack and School Supp...

Every August, local families look forward to Paddock Mall’s Back...

Inmates contribute to rising coronavirus number...

As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to escalate...

We want to hear from you

One of the main goals of a community newspaper is...

A plan to keep school clean, safe

When Marion County schools open next month, school officials plan...

Marion County eyes plan to move septic users to...

Marion County is home to some of Florida’s most storied...

Kelly Preston was a positive force in Ocala

Ocala/Marion County has always had celebrity landowners and part-time residents....

I hear Horse Fever is coming back.

Join me on a journey, kiddies. Once upon a time...

Ride ‘em cowboy!

Shriners’ annual rodeo will go on as planned. COVID-19 has...

No mask mandate

City Council narrowly rejects mask mandate amid heated debate Nearly...

Negotiations for WEC to hook up to city fall apart

After nearly two years of negotiations, a deal between Marion...

County commission holds the line on tax rates, ...

Marion County property owners won’t see higher tax rates for...

Furr-ever homes: Animal Services matches pet lo...

Laverne and Shirley have been roommates for more than a...

When you can be around others after you had or...

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had...

Yoho apologizes, sort of, for testy exchange w...

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho opted to apologize after all –...

Paddock Mall Announces Backpack and School Supp...

Every August, local families look forward to Paddock Mall’s Back...

OBS Sale

Photos from the first day of the Two-Year-Olds and Horses...

Endangered designation could reignite old debat...

A longtime conservation group has declared the Ocklawaha River to...

Project Hope poised to expand accommodations to...

Kya was out of options. Two years ago, the mother...

They call them experts for a reason

What is with all the dissing of good, smart, respected...

It takes a village

Community effort leads to finding 16-year old Connor Hoff They...

Prevent further damage to our imperiled springs

Science tells us that it has been about 4.5 billion...

County Commission seeks to empower homeowners w...

The Marion County Commission is mulling changes to the local...

Please, please wear your masks

My wife and I are in our late 70s. Her...

On behalf of over 70,000 educators in Central F...

Editor’s note: The following letter was signed by Mark Avery,...

Mini artwork makes big impact

The unique “Small Spaces, Big Places” public art project is...

Duke reports record number of reported scam att...

Scams targeting electric and natural gas customers are on the...

Reilly Arts Center taking over operation of the...

The Reilly Arts Center is bringing film, live performances, music,...

State Road 200 resurfacing nearing completion

State transportation officials say a two-year project to improve State...

Carter’s now open

Carter’s in Gaitway Plaza on Southwest College Road hosted its...