Tag Archives: Ocala

Why An Ocala Community Garden Might Help Solve Food Safety Concerns

By on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

A non-profit organization works to plant free community gardens in Ocala, creating an edible landscape.

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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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Police: Ocala man shot three others after video prank

By on June 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: June 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

One of the victims played a prank on Andrew Joseph Lobban, 31, when they went shooting one time and took a video of it, police said. The victim then shared the video with the other victims, who laughed and teased Lobban.

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Double arm amputee competes in Ironman Triathlons

By on April 24th, 2013 | Last updated: April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hector Picard, a double-armed amputee, doesn’t let his lost limbs keep him from competing. The Ironman competitor inspires others to push through adversity to reach a goal.

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Hundreds of soldiers train in Ocala to respond to terrorist attacks, natural disasters

By on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

About 500 troops from around the country have been training in Ocala for the last 70 days to respond to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Their training included practicing rescues from various locations and getting familiar with the decontamination process used after a biological weapon attack.

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FAA delays closing of Ocala International Airport tower

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

The April 15 closing of the Ocala International Airport control tower was delayed by the Federal Aviation Administration to June 15.

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Ocala egg-coloring company prepares for Easter

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Ocala-based egg-coloring company PAAS, which accounts for 80 percent of the egg-decorating market, is in full swing this Easter season and has already begun preparation for Easter 2014.

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In the News: Gainesville drug suspects may be tied to Ocala burglary, Pandas FedEx-ed to Canada, babies starting solids too early, Anthony Lewis dies

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Police probe whether stolen gun ties Gainesville drug suspects to Ocala burglary – After a drug arrest early Sunday in Gainesville, Ocala police detectives are investigating a stolen gun found with the three men arrested. The gun was stolen from [...]

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Saturday storms leave area counties with damage

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Saturday’s storms leave area homes without power.

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As summer approaches, camp registrations open

By on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

With summer quickly approaching, many parents may be thinking about camp options for their children. Here are a few of the summer camps offered in North Central Florida.

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