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    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...
    An Ocala business owner, who is also an attorney, filed a lawsuit against the City of Ocala Thursday for both a declaratory judgment and injunctive release on an emergency and permanent basis as a result of the mask ordinance...
    Last updated on August 10, 2020. Read the update here. The City of Ocala, in a 4-1 vote, passed an emergency measure to force citizens to wear face masks. The ordinance in part read as follows: (i) "The Proprietor of a business...
    Paddock Mall will host its annual Back to School Fest Saturday, Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd. This year, in partnership with Thaddeus Bullard a.k.a. WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil and the...
    Marion County – Students and parents alike normally pack the auditorium at Marion Technical Institute for the annual Marion County Student Media Festival. Not this year, though, because of COVID-19 concerns. Instead, the 19th annual event airs on Marion County...
    Ocala, Florida — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is preparing free art supply kits for local youth. During the temporary closure of the Appleton due to COVID-19, the museum team continued providing access to the arts,...
    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...
    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 25th Ave. State Road 200 Branch, 6154 SW SR 200 Dunnellon Branch, 19995 SW 86th...
    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 to the power cost adjustment (PCA) rate that electric customers will see on their monthly...
    Per a directive from the Florida Department of Education, all public schools in Florida will be closed through April 15. This is primarily due to revised CDC guidelines limiting groups of people in any single location to 10 or less. In...
    MARION COUNTY – To support this backpack nutrition program while campuses are closed, Marion County Public Schools encourages local residents to “share what they can” during a food drive scheduled on the Downtown Ocala Square next Wednesday, March 25,...
    Ocala -- Ocala residents are furious over an ordinance that would allow for the expansion of Friends Recycling, located at 2350 NW 27th Ave. Currently, the landfill only accepts construction debris, not household garbage. Friends Recycling is pushing for the...
    The City of Ocala and Ocala Fire Rescue will be donating Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) apparatus to Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas. In a press release, Ocala Public Information Officer, Ashley Lopez, wrote, "Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc through...
    Earth Fare announced Monday, February 3, they will be closing the remainder of their stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Stores are now marking down inventory. In a press release, it states, "We...
    In November, Krystal announced the hiring of two new senior executives -- chief operating officer Tim Ward and chief financial officer Bruce Vermilyea -- during what the company referred to as a revitalization plan. At that time, the company closed...
    Marion Oaks residents have expressed great concern over the nearly 200 acre Dollar Tree distribution center, which would be built up against Marion Oaks on County Road 484. The Dollar Tree distribution center would be built on the land known...
    In a new report, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (Law Center) surveyed 187 urban and rural cities across the country and found that Ocala is one of seven cities that has "significantly increased" its ordinances for...
    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....