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FBI agents arrested a former Stuart youth minister Monday on suspicion of sexually abusing at least two girls under his care.
Now that the County Commission has increased the tourist tax from 2 percent to 4 percent, the amount of money available for tourist development should double from the current $1.1 million per year.
A San Diego-based dealer of recreational vehicles is interested in the former home of Mark III between Interstate 75 and Northwest 44th Avenue.
The neighbor said the 10-year-old dog, which she had owned since the canine was a puppy, suffered for hours before she died Sunday evening.
It’s not unusual for Fred Johnson to drive more than an hour to shoot his hunting rifles at paper targets.
Tracking down court records has become a bit easier to do in Marion County.
Edward D. Davis Sr. served as principal at Howard Academy from 1935 to 1942, when he was fired for his stance for equal pay for black educators.
A Democrat from Dunnellon has joined the race for County Commissioner in District Five.
Community and calendar briefs for Oct. 6, 2015, in Marion County, Florida.
Two separate robberies were reported two hours apart late Sunday and early Monday in the same area of Ocala and involved similar suspects.
Authorities have identified the man found dead on Saturday morning along railroad tracks that run near South US 441 just outside of Ocala.
James August Kuchar was last seen on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 174th Terrace and Northeast 37th Lane.
The price of gasoline inched up during the past week, but leveled off during the weekend. The national average price of $2.29 on Sunday was the cheapest for the day since 2004.
A 23–year–old Ocala man who has not been seen in nearly two weeks is considered missing and endangered, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Growing up in Marion County many years ago, Alexa Vega’s world was mostly horses and hay.