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    OCALA, Fla.— DOH-Marion is reporting 315 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Monday. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are: 27-year-old male from Ocala 45-year-old female from Ocala 54-year-old female from Ocala 55-year-old male from Dunnellon ...
    Below is the Marion County Public School updates and actions related to COVID-19: · “Parking Lot Wi-Fi” is now available at three schools and coming to seven more. North Marion High, North Marion Middle, and Vanguard High parking lots now...
    Marion County - Members of the Marion County School Board unanimously chose Dr. Diane Gullett to be its first-ever appointed superintendent starting this fall. Gullett serves as deputy superintendent of Clark County Schools in Las Vegas, Nevada, the country’s fifth-largest...
    A 49-year-old female from Marion County passed away over the weekend after contracting COVID-19. She was an Ocala resident and did not have any underlying health conditions. This is the third death related to COVID-19 in Marion County. Florida Department of...
      Marion County received confirmation of five additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, today. This brings Marion County’s total case count to 55. The most recent individuals confirmed to have the virus are a 26-year-old female, two 29-year-old females, a...
    OCALA, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) has continued heavy activities this week as part of its response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As part of continued local and state efforts to help the public understand,...
    Marion County -- Managing chronic health conditions can be overwhelming, but it’s a reality that many residents face. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 78 percent of US adults age 55 and over have at least one...
    Three children were injured and transported to Advent Health Wednesday after their school bus struck a SUV. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a Marion County School bus, driven by Stephen Nelson, 76, was traveling west on County Road 316 when...
    On January 28, Marion County School Board members held a meeting in regards to Mike Hickman, the Belleview High School dean and Marine veteran who was suspended without pay for using prescribed marijuana. Board members said that they made a...
    Marion County -- Marion County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory due to eastern equine encephalitis activity. In an August press release, Florida Department of Health Operations director Craig Ackerman, said, “The risk of disease being spread from mosquitoes to...
    Ocala, Florida -- A killer was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after being convicted of First-Degree Murder. The sentencing stemmed from the 2014 death of 1-year-old Jayden Green. Kendall Corey Dustin Blyden, 29, was originally charged with Aggravated Child Abuse,...
    Marion County -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a baby. In an e-mail, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, wrote, "Due to the sensitive nature of the case, we cannot release...
    Ocala, Florida -- A man was arrested after Marion County sheriff's deputies say he fired several shotgun rounds into an occupied home. The incident happened on Northeast 172nd Place, Ocala. The victim told deputies that he and the suspect, Kevin Cornelius...
      The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the death of an Ocala man who jumped from a moving truck Saturday. Deputies say three co-workers from Ocala drove to Volusia County to go fishing and get a group tattoo. According...
    // Note: Before readers jump to conclusions and attack the writer, readers should realize that this information was addressed with the Sheriff's Office first and posted to their Facebook page. The post was later deleted. The...
    // Ocala, Florida -- The Ocala Police Department, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 130 a.m. outside an Ocala nightclub. Ocala Police were the first to arrive at...
    // Ocala, Florida -- On Friday, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners said that Interim Marion County Administrator Bill Kauffman is heading in a new direction. Kauffman turned in his letter of resignation on Friday. His...
    // Marion County Solid Waste’s monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to...
    // Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Marion County Jail underwent an extensive, three-day audit and was found to be 100 percent compliant with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). According to...
    //   Ocala, Florida -- On Tuesday, Marion County Commissioners voted unanimously to fly the third national Confederate flag, which had been removed in June. The flag is now back on display at the Fallen Officers Memorial in...