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    Ocala, Florida – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Marion region was 5.5 percent in January, up 1.4 percent over December 2020 and 0.9 percentage point higher than the same time last year. There were 11,193 unemployed in the...
    On March 3, 2021, Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, a frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Bravo is recalling...
    In February, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted on an ordinance spearheaded by the Marion County Sheriff's Office to prohibit internet cafes from allowing customers to play simulated games. Many of the games are no different than...
    An Ocala man, identified as Adam, says he is angry at how Automax treated his friend while he was on the lot browsing for a new Dodge Ram. Adam stated that his friend "speaks broken English" and was approached by...
    Florida -- Planet Fitness dubs itself as “The Judgment Free Zone,” with other signs that read, "you belong," or "no critics," but members say PF seems to be the biggest critics of all. PF has also come under criticism for...
      A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of two residents, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, citing that people have been tricked by Subway. In the lawsuit, attorney Alex Brown,...
    Photo gallery of the fire below the article Belleview, Florida --  A well-known business in Belleview was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning. At approximately 6:46 a.m, MCFR units were dispatched to a commercial structure fire located at Top Tech of...
    The shutdown due to COVID-19 was not bad news for everyone. Philip Hurst, of Ocala, spent most of his work career in sales and restaurant management. In March, when the pandemic hit, he was left with no income and he had...
      PatrioticMe, a company founded by wife and mother, LeeAnn Miller, has been ban by Facebook from advertising patriotic merchandise. Millers said she began having issues with her advertising the day after Joe Biden was elected president. The merchandise sold by the...
    Ocala has lost an icon. Tony's Sushi Japanese Steakhouse owner, "Tony" Wu Li, died Saturday at the age of 46. Tony's family said that Tony had a brain tumor and died from complications related to surgery. The restaurant, located 3405 SW State...
    McDonald's and Starbucks are expected to close hundreds of stores by the end of 2020. McDonald's will permanently close 200 of its U.S. locations, and over half of them are located inside of Walmart. Many analysts say the decline in sales...
    Dunkin' announced Thursday that the Massachusetts-based company will be closing 800 of its stores by the end of 2020. Additionally, the company said they "may also close" 350 locations outside the U.S. The closures include 450 locations in Speedway gas...
    After 131 years, PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats seemingly caved to the cancel culture and announced the company would do away with the Aunt Jemima branding on its breakfast products. According to PepsiCo, the company’s line of maple syrups, pancake and waffle...
    LEGO announced that amid tensions between police and civilians that they are pulling back all advertising on police-related lego sets. The company said the move is temporary. Multiple news sites reported that the company had pulled or would pull the lego...
    AGM Roofing & Tree Service says they are looking for serious workers who want a good-paying, real job. They are looking for two people to join their tree crew. The owner, Tommy Lea, said previous employees never want to show up....
    The Market of Marion is set to reopen on Saturday, May 23. "We at the Market of Marion are taking every precaution to make sure everything is cleaned and sanitized, all of our Market employees will be wearing masks and...
    Pier 1 imports announced Tuesday that the retailer will most likely cease operation at all locations, including Ocala. Blaming COVID-19, Wayfair, and Amazon, and with more than 500 stores in U.S and Canada, Pier 1 said they tried everything to...
    Omnicare, Inc., a subsidiary of CVS Health and a leading provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities, has agreed to pay the United States a $15.3 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by...
    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 Manager, Ashley Wheeler-Gerds, said, " On Friday, May 8, from noon to 2 p.m., first...
    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 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Planned reopening dates for individual tenants may vary, so guests are encouraged...