There are several piles of brush burning in Lafayette and Levy counties that are causing smoke issues on US 27 and CR 340. Florida Highway patrol advises motorists traveling in these areas to drive with care, especially during early morning hours, by reducing their speed, watching for advisory signs, using headlights on low beam, and using alternate routes if possible when there is reduced visibility. Smokey conditions are expected to continue over the next several days.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Ocala Turkey Trot will be including a kid's dodgeball tournament, a 10k race, and a virtual option for those who can't attend. It will also be the first event of the new Big Hammock Race Series, a collection of annual races around Ocala.