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    Fans of Ocala Fire Rescue’s (OFR) chili won’t have to wait until next year’s chili cook-off to savor a bowl of the crews’ concoction. Today, December 10, OFR Station #1 will be serving their signature chili as part of a...
    The Belleview Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 15, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The parade will be on 441, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Rd. and 441. The Theme is...
      The Christmas Parade assembles at the McPherson Complex and disperses at Tuscawilla Park on Saturday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m. It officially steps off at SE 25th Avenue and E Ft. King Street and proceeds north to Silver Springs Boulevard....
    Twenty children from Wyomina Elementary School, who were selected to participate in the Cathy’s Kids program, spent a cheerful morning with Ocala Fire Rescue firefighters. At 9:30 a.m., Monday, a school bus filled with children identified by school personnel as...
    Marion County is continuing to see an increase in cases of hepatitis A locally and is encouraging residents to get vaccinated for the virus. To help, the Department of Health in Marion County is holding its second drive-through hepatitis...
    It is with my deepest regret that I announce the death of Firefighter/EMT Emilio Rivera. Firefighter Rivera, a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, and firefighter for over five years, was loved and respected by all. His drive, determination, and...
    After seeing an auction for a Marion County property listed by America's Auction Network (AANtv), Howard and Candy Neuner decided to purchase it. The couple used their life savings to purchase the property and relocate to Marion County from Kentucky. Howard...
    Marion County Utilities has rescinded a precautionary boil water notice for 75 customers in the Edgewater community and 114 customers in the Wineberry community, which was due to a water main line repair. According to a press release, satisfactory completion...
    The body of 43-year-old paddleboarder, Joshua Hensley, was recovered Monday by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. Hensley’s board was later found at Christmas Island. According to deputies, Hensley had last been seen Saturday...
    Damage from recent storm winds has closed two docks on Lake Weir in Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area, 13275 SE 115 Ave., Ocklawaha, according to a Marion County press release. The main, floating dock and the personal watercraft dock...
      Ocala -- On Monday, demolition company The Art of Destruction, located at 2080 NW 35th Street, Ocala, tore down a childhood favorite of many; the Silver Bullet water slide at Wild Waters. While many can hold on to the memory, the original...
    A 231 acre controlled burn will be conducted today in the area of State Road 200 and County Road 484 in Marion County. The Florida Highway Patrol said motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in this area. Visibility may...
    The much anticipated $1.2 million Cheddar’s restaurant at 4065 SW State Road 200, west of Interstate 75, is nearly finished. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has made-from-scratch food since the 70s. The founders, Aubrey Good, and Doug Rogers, believe that when a...
          Marion County residents asked for someone to listen and Republican Eddie Leedy, who is running against Carl Zalak for a seat on the county commission, seems to be doing just that. Leedy, a retired captain from the Marion County Sheriff's...
    Meet 9-year-old Jaden. Jaden was diagnosed with Leukemia recently and is currently undergoing his second round of chemotherapy. The Tomlin Brings Hope Foundation has teamed up with Jaden's family to host #jadensarmy Rib Smokeout to help raise money for Jaden's treatment. The...
    Looking for FREE fun this summer? Enjoy food, crafts, beer, and wine at the 2018 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. The Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series will take place at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located...
    Marion County Fire Rescue is teaming up with the Marion County Schools for the 2018 “Stuff the Bus” campaign. According to an MCFR Facebook post, the Stuff the Bus campaign is an annual outreach program co-sponsored by Marion County Public...
      Rashad Jones, the owner of Big Lee's Serious about Barbecue and winner of Food Network’s “Guy’s Big Project,” announced he will be celebrating the companies 4th anniversary and his 40th birthday by giving away FREE BBQ. In a recent post on Facebook,...
            Ocala, Florida -- Rashad Jones, of Ocala, along with Grill Dads, won Food Network’s “Guy’s Big Project,” which stars celebrity chef Guy Fieri. In a Facebook post, Jones wrote, "I competed on Guy’s Big Project and made it to the...
    The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, 2017. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is a ‘Home for the Holidays'. VIP bleacher seating may still...