• The Creation of Social Security and Other “Old People” Programs

    Part 2 in a continuing series

    By Bill Koch

    The early years of the 20th century brought some interesting – but not especially hopeful – opportunities to older folks looking for some rest and relaxation in their golden years.

    Although the concept of retirement – and retirement communities – seemed strange, even unworldly, an increasing number of older workers found themselves contemplating the principle, if only out of necessity.

  • Gas Prices Climb 9 Center


    Florida gas prices set a new 2019-high of $2.80 per gallon, last week. The state average rose a total of 9 cents, but declined a penny over the weekend.

  • Winner of a car

    Love Honda in Homosassa made one man’s Christmas a little sweeter Saturday. Shelton Peddle of Ocala won a tiger-eye-pearl 2013 Accord LXS two-door car after he shot a hole-in-one 154 yards from tee No. 8 at Candler Hills Golf Club in Ocala during the 10th annual Kinsey Lynn Bogart benefit in October. Pictured with Peddle is customer relations Jim DeSanti, left, and vice-president Chad Halleen, right.

  • Ocala Health appoints Keyser cardiovascular surgery director
  • New Chamber makes debut

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by personnel from MainStreetChamber.

    On May 10, Tuesday night, the MainStreetChamber in Marion County launched its first MainStreetChamber Marion event to the businesses in Marion County and surrounding areas.

    The lobby of the Holiday Inn Conference Center off Rt. 200 near the I-75 was flooded with business owners waiting for the doors to open.  Many came as early as 4:00 pm waiting with anticipation to find out more about this new Chamber that has come to our area.

  • Save a lot store nears completion

    A new Save a lot grocery store is scheduled for a Feb. 3 opening, according to information provided by a spokesman for the company.
    The store will employ 20-25 people.
    The grocery store will be at Steeplechase Plaza, in the long-empty old Publix site.

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