Today's News

  • Oak Run news 12-18-2015

    By Laura Smith

  • Spruce Creek North 12-18-2015

    By Margie Beard
    We, at Spruce Creek North, have been celebrating Christmas all month. We stated out with a special day of Christmas crafting. Thanks to Muriel Caron for organizing this event for our ladies. Cookies, punch, and Christmas music were a welcome addition.
    On Dec. 8, the community welcomed Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe entertainers. The show and refreshments were compliments of our management. The show was outstanding and we thank our management for providing the great entertainment.

  • Church notices 12-18-2015

    Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
    After welcoming in the New Year, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church invites you to come and enjoy a pancakes, eggs and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. This is a great way to meet community members and get to know Our Redeemer. A $5 donation will be appreciated.

  • Out to Pastor 12-18-2015

    By Rev. James Snyder

  • Ocala West United Methodist

    Tuesday, Dec. 8, an awards dinner was held in Stanfield Hall at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala.

  • Bouyounes named county administrator

    Marion County Commissioners have found their new county administrator. Acting County Administrator Mounir Bouyounes will officially assume the county’s top administrative role in January at a regular commission meeting.

  • Sales tax going on ballot

    The Marion County Commission last week unanimously approved putting a sales tax option before county voters in the March 2016 presidential ballot.
    If passed, the 1 percent sales tax would fund public safety equipment needs for law enforcement, fire rescue and emergency medical services, as well as transportation capital road projects for Marion County and its municipalities (Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala, Reddick and McIntosh).
    The temporary tax would be levied over a period of four years, starting on Jan. 1, 2017 and ending on Dec. 31, 2020.

  • Sheriff: Got a permit? Carry your gun

    By Jim Clark
    Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair is urging residents who have gun permits to carry their weapons.

  • Bobby James to chair School Board

    Members of the Marion County School Board elected Bobby James as their new chair during an annual organizational meeting recently.

    Board members also elected Kelly King as the vice-chair.

    James returns to the chair position for the third time, having previously served in 2008-2009 and 2013-14.  James was appointed to the board in 2007 and is currently in his second elected four-year term. He represents district three which includes 15 schools predominantly in West Ocala and Southwest Marion County.

  • State Road 200 helps United Way

    United Way of Marion County is pleased to announce that the community has currently reached 50 percent of the 2015 campaign goal. Recently, United Way invited some retirement communities located on State Road 200 to be a part of the community campaign, not an area of outreach in past years..