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    Chick-fil-A offering free chicken sandwich to teachers, first responders

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    The Paddock Mall plans to reopen Friday, May 8, and Chick-fil-A is offering a free chicken sandwich to teachers and first responders. Paddock Mall General...
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    Paddock Mall plans to reopen

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    Paddock Mall plans to reopen on Friday, May 8 with reduced hours of 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to...
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    Several arrested during two-day Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Operation

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    On April 28-29, 2020, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) participated in a two-day North Florida High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Domestic Highway...
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    Marion County Tax Collector reopens several offices

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    Some Marion County Tax Collector offices are now open but are taking precautions against COVID-19. The list of open offices: Ocala Annex Branch, 110 SE...
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    Important Marion County school updates for teachers and students

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    The following are Marion County school district updates and actions taken due to COVID-19. These updates were issued on Monday, May 4, 2020. · Summer...
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    DOH-Marion is expanding COVID-19 testing

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    Based on new CDC guidelines, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) is expanding COVID-19 testing opportunities. As of Monday, May 4, the...

    Marion County officials want to expand phase 1 beyond Governor’s guidelines

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    Marion County Commissioner Kathy Bryant said she is urging Gov. DeSantis to let Marion County officials make their own decisions when it comes to...

    Police discover bag full of cash and drugs, searching for owner

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    Police officers with the Ocala Police Department discovered a bag that contains $36,040 in cash and over 200 grams of Fentanyl. Unified Drug Enforcement Strike...
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    Marion County burn ban rescinded

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    The Marion County Interagency Wildland Task Force has rescinded the countywide voluntary burn ban due to the county receiving an adequate amount of rainfall...
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    Marion County COVID-19 updates, 1-year-old tests positive

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    Marion County is reporting 175 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m. today. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 1-year-old male...
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    Marion County school updates, graduation, summer school & more

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    Marion County Public Schools’ update and actions taken related to the COVID-19 are as follows: · Class of 2020 cap and gown deliveries start Monday...
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    Update on the Marion County WIC program

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    The Florida Department of Health in Marion County WIC program continues to welcome families during COVID-19. In order to limit exposure and help prevent the...
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    Truck reported stolen, later found torched

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    The Marion County Sheriffs Office is investigating after the charred remains of a 2019 F-250 pickup truck were found in the Florida Highlands. The owner...
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    Pedestrian hit by train near NW 4th Ave

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    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train at 500 NW 4th Ave. Monday at approximately 4:43...
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    Marion County COVID-19 update for April 28

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      OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 160 COVID-19 cases as of 11 a.m., April 28. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 55-year-old...
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    Marion County, April 23, COVID-19 update, 145 cases, including 7-year-old

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    OCALA, Fla.—Marion County is reporting 145 COVID-19 cases as of 6 p.m. April 23, 2020. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: ...
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    City of Ocala electric customers will see a little savings

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    The City of Ocala electric customers will notice some financial relief beginning in May. On Tuesday, April 21, Ocala City Council members approved a reduction...
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    Important Marion County school updates for April 22

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    Marion County – Marion County Public Schools’ update for April 22, 2020, includes the following actions taken related to COVID-19: · Per the governor’s order,...
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    Ocala Fire Rescue paramedics staffing COVID-19 testing site

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    Ocala Fire Rescue paramedics will be staffing a temporary COVID-19 testing site at the Hampton Center, located at 1501 W Silver Springs Blvd. Testing will...
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    Belleview business heavily damaged by fire

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      Belleview, Florida -- TSL Commercial Landscaping, located 10521 US-27, Belleview, suffered significant damage Monday following a fire. According to Marion County Fire Rescue, at approximately...