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Two employees with the Florida Department of Children and Families voluntarily transferred to lower-paying roles in the wake of a Sept. 18 murder-suicide that left six Gilchrist County children dead.
A collaborative project by the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun has been named one of the best web-based community service projects in the nation.
The 2014 Fall Parade of Homes continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at sites throughout Marion County.
Marion County Fire Rescue on Thursday held a meeting with representatives from more than 10 agencies to discuss a method to identify and transport a suspected Ebola virus.
Sunday’s celebration is free and open to the public. The 10 a.m. service will include special music and a drama depicting many humorous and tender moments in the early days of the church.
A Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy trying to serve official documents at a Marion Oaks residence Thursday night drew her gun after a dog came out of the home aggressively.
Ocala police arrested a man they found passed out in a running car at a gas station early Friday.
As one of his final acts as Ocala’s city manager, Matthew Brower is reorganizing the Public Works Department.
In terms of arts and entertainment, this is unquestionably the biggest weekend of the year in Marion County.
The third annual Ocala reThink Your Commute Day invited commuters to “find their place on the bus” to reduce their carbon footprint and save up to $5,000 annually.
Over the past several years, the School District has reduced the number of tests it requires of its 42,000 students.
This year, Halloween falls on the final day of the traditional work week. In theory, that means more opportunities for retailers to sell to adults and children.
Joel K. Taylor, 52, was supposed to go to the Ocala Police Department but instead shot himself once in the chest with a Taurus 9mm handgun in his backyard.
Officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and at Duke Energy confirmed 35-year-old Chris Dasher’s death.
With tears in her eyes and a smile on her lips, Theresa Neville released a happy birthday balloon in memory of her son, Michael Caiazzo, on Tuesday at MOMS Park, a memorial section in the Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex.