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    Ocala, Florida -- The Florida Department of Health says that Marion County is moving in a positive direction as far as local COVID-19 cases. The department says they are seeing a drop in the number of new cases reported...
    In March, Duke Energy launched a sweeping series of changes to help customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees, as well as fees for credit and debit card payments. As Duke Energy...
    On Monday, a judge ruled in favor of Florida’s largest teachers union stating that DeSantis' order to require schools to teach students in the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional. The decision comes after the Florida Education Association filed...
    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...
    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods believes that there is no real evidence that wearing a mask lessens the spread of COVID-19. On August 11, the same day Woods had a phone conference with President Donald Trump, Woods sent out a...
    Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods bans employees from wearing face masks On Wednesday, the Ocala City Council overturned Mayor Kent Guinn's veto after striking down the face mask ordinance. The ordinance will now go into effect immediately. Guinn made his position clear. Guinn,...
    The City of Ocala last week, in a 4-1 vote, passed an emergency measure to force citizens to wear face masks. On Monday, August 10, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn announced that he vetoed the ordinance. The ordinance was greatly frowned upon...
    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...
    In July, Ocala Post reported that Florida's largest teachers union had filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent schools from opening. On Tuesday, the Florida Education Association filed an emergency injunction against Gov. DeSantis and the Florida Department...
    Marion County is reporting 5,434 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this afternoon. This is an increase of 148 cases since yesterday (Aug. 3). Of Marion COVID-19 tests from Aug. 3, 10% were positive; the county’s cumulative positive test rate...
    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...
    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...
    Marion County is reporting 2,550 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of July 20. This is: - An addition of 127 cases since yesterday (July 19) - An increase of 1,823 cases since July 1 Of Marion COVID-19 tests from July 19, 21.1% were...
    According to recently released court documents, the Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent Gov. Ron DeSantis and state education officials from forcing all school districts to reopen campuses for the 20-21 school year. The...
    Ocala — The Department of Health in Marion County is reporting 1,043 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of this morning. This is an addition of 57 cases from yesterday and 793 cases from June 1. Key themes in new...
    On June 26, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended the on-premises consumption of alcohol at all bars in Florida. As stated in the order signed by Gov. DeSantis, all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages who derive...
    On June 26, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation suspended the on-premises consumption of alcohol at all bars in Florida. As stated in this order signed by Gov. DeSantis, all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages who derive...
    UPDATE: On July 2, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., less than 24 hours after this article was published, Judge Anthony Tatti signed an Order Releasing Defendant on His Own Recognizance with Conditions of Release. Gainesville Attorney Adam Stout said that...
    Shortly after Florida reported nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered all bars to cease alcohol sales. Effective immediately, the DBPR is suspending the on-premises consumption of alcohol at...