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As an Ocala school’s magnet program prepares to compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, the program continues to teach its students valuable life skills by involving them in the community.
One of the world’s largest blimps, the Spirit of George, rests on the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport airfield just west of Ocala.
A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.
Due to a 2012 state law on tattoo parlors, people who received tattoos after Jan. 1 no longer have to wait 12 months to donate blood.
The project will renovate the city’s original gazebo and will add a stage area, an additional plaza and a newly designed, less slippery star pattern made of bricks to the center of the square. Construction began June 10, and it is still in the works.
Organizers of Open Arms Village are looking for the ideal spot for a tent city to provide homes for the homeless in Ocala and Marion County. Those in western Ocala aren’t happy about the first potential site option.
A grassroots fundraising campaign could help keep Marion Senior Services running as it had before $78,000 in federal sequestration cuts.
Ocala firefighters responded to a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon. The fire destroyed the vehicle and halted rush hour traffic.
Palace Entertainment announced Wednesday that Florida’s oldest theme park, Silver Springs, in Ocala, will be absorbed into the state park system. The animal exhibits and some amusement rides may be eliminated.