Mayor Kent Guinn retains his seat, Councilman John McLeod loses

Mayor Kent Guinn retains his seat, Councilman John McLeod loses

Ocala, Florida — Mayor Kent Guinn was re-elected Tuesday night, making this his third term as Ocala mayor. According to records, Guinn received nearly 65 percent of the votes, beating his opponent, William Gilchrist. Councilman John McLeod, who was a huge supporter of destroying Red Oak and Ocala Stud horse farms, also known as the […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end, and bad land deals

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end, and bad land deals

    Ocala, Florida — Orlando in the making! The Ocala City Council recently voted 4-0 to approve a $1.067 million incentive package that allows McBride Land & Development, LLC to advance its proposed project to retrofit the former Sprint Building off Southeast Broadway Street. One would think the area would be developed as commercial; […]

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

Commissioners allow liquor store after residents said no

  Ocala, Florida — County land regulations forbid retail liquor sales within 500 feet of a church, school, and public parks, unless, of course the store-owner is granted an exception by County Commissioners. State zoning laws also prohibit liquor stores from being built near churches, schools, and playgrounds. Recently County Commissioners did in fact grant […]