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Ocala Magnet School Brings Robot, Community to Life

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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.

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Weather Kept A Giant Blimp Grounded This Week In Ocala

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 26, 2013 at 7:27 am

One of the world’s largest blimps, the Spirit of George, rests on the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport airfield just west of Ocala.

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Why A Potential Marion County ‘Bed Tax’ Increase Could Threaten Small Businesses

By on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.

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Despite Law Change, Not Many Floridians With New Tattoos Are Rushing To Give Blood

By on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

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.

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Ocala’s $200,000 Downtown Renovation Should Help People Stop Slipping On Its Bricks

By on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

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.

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Why the Location for the Ocala Homeless Site Is Still Undecided

By on July 10th, 2013 | Last updated: July 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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.

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Volunteer Fighting Back Against Sequester Cuts for Marion Senior Services

By on June 7th, 2013 | Last updated: June 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

A grassroots fundraising campaign could help keep Marion Senior Services running as it had before $78,000 in federal sequestration cuts.

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Ocala firefighters extinguish vehicle fire

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Ocala firefighters responded to a vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon. The fire destroyed the vehicle and halted rush hour traffic.

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Silver Springs absorbed into state park system

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

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.

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Carbon monoxide sickens five in Ocala

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Ocala firefighters rescued five victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a home at 1008 NE 17th Ave. Thursday morning.

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