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There is no greater sacrifice than to give your life to save someone else. On the occasion of Memorial Day, we honor these brave men who made that ultimate sacrifice and to whom these local roads are dedicated.
AAA recommends motorists be aware of safe driving in the reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions that can accompany wet weather.
Memorial Day is a true shared holiday — a time when everyone pauses to remember the men and women of the armed forces who died in service. Among those most attentive to the task are military veterans who lost some of their comrades in arms.
Printers are quieting – slowly – at the Marion County Judicial Center.
Openings and closings for Memorial Day.
Decker and his longtime girlfriend, Jessica Baker, 44, were arrested last month in connection with what authorities describe as a four-month string of approximately 60 burglaries in Alachua, Citrus, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties. They also are persons of interest in the January death of Tamara Bedenbaugh in Marion County and suspects in the April killing of Don “Terry” Plumeri on the Citrus County side of Dunnellon.
A reorganizational plan released by newly appointed Sheriff Emery Gainey is meant to forge a clear path to bring deputies and staff together but not hinder plans the next sheriff might have after the November election.
A 48-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries during a shooting early Saturday in Ocala.
A 13-year-old Marion Oaks girl was reported missing but non-endangered after she did not return home on Friday night.
A ceremony was held here Saturday to name Northeast 135th Street — the road that leads to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans Village retirement center — “Hammett L. Bowen Memorial Way” to honor Marion County’s only Medal of Honor recipient.
Noted artist Jose Antonio Serbia feels that art is exciting and that the appeal should be for all, and in a setting bigger than the four walls of any gallery. To that end, he is giving away two of his paintings in a finders-keepers art treasure hunt that begins today.
Vietnam War veteran Tom Curtis, a volunteer at the park, calls the site a living memorial.
Ocala police charged a 31-year-old woman with two counts of child neglect on Thursday for leaving her two young children in a locked vehicle, which was left running in a grocery store parking lot for an hour and a half while she shopped.
For more than four decades, Wayne Williams has been teaching children in Marion County in physical education and Exceptional Student Education classes.
Four year-old Kaleb Evans, born with only the right side of his heart developed, loves baseball and can’t wait to swing for the fences with the Oriels T-Ball team at the recently reopened Fort McCoy/Rite Way Little League Ball Park.