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Six Marion County Sheriff’s Office detention deputies are under investigation following inmate’s death

Ocala, Florida — Six Marion County Sheriff’s Office detention deputies are under investigation after an inmate at the Marion County jail died while being subdued. The officers are being considered “victims” and Sheriff Billy Woods is concealing their identities under … Continue reading

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FWC wants to further infringe on your right to use certain tackle at the Skyway fishing pier

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) says they are gathering information for potential new fishing regulations at the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. FWC says new regulations could be put into place to protect pelicans and other birds. … Continue reading

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Light Up Ocala 2022

Light Up Ocala is a longstanding community tradition to kick off the holidays that attracts thousands to downtown Ocala. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the holiday merry-making event! Light Up Ocala will have over 100 vendors including crafts, … Continue reading

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Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, to open three new exhibitions

Ocala, Florida — This December, the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will open three new exhibitions featuring a wide variety of mediums – from cut paper to mixed media to ceramics and textile art. Two solo exhibitions … Continue reading

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FWC waives commercial spiny lobster trap tag requirements for 2022-2023

Florida — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has filed an Executive Order to waive the commercial spiny lobster trap tag requirements for the 2022-2023 license year. This waiver is in response to the significant losses suffered by … Continue reading

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Op-Ed : Florida looking forward

Florida — Our lives are a balancing act between necessities and demands. As Americans, we all work diligently to earn a living, raise our children, and live productive lives. Many take time to make their community better in some way, … Continue reading

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Florida USAR Task Force 8 returns home

Florida — On Thursday, September 29 – one day after Hurricane Ian made landfall in the Southwest part of the state – Florida USAR Task Force 8 (FL TF-8) was mobilized. A 27-member team comprised of Urban Search & Rescue … Continue reading

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Abandoned home destroyed by fire

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Oct. 7, at approximately 8:52 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engines 1, 3, and 4, Rescue 1, Tower 1, Battalion Chiefs 11 and 22, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to the 1900 block of SW … Continue reading

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$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. The deadline to apply for … Continue reading

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Hurricae Ian update as it batters the Florida peninsula

IAN is BATTERING THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WITH CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, WINDS, AND FLOODING… …NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Marion County. A Flood watch is also in … Continue reading

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