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Can you name this sector of Marion County's economy? About 10 years ago, it experienced a boom and expanded rapidly, only to find its market overbuilt when the economy turned.

8/22/2014 8:56:04 PM

The FDA's test of medications believed responsible for the deaths of two thoroughbreds in Ocala revealed varying concentrations of the compounds.

8/22/2014 7:05:59 PM

Pass by any Marion County home and there is every likelihood the mechanical hum of compressors and cooling fans is emanating from the back yard like a bee relentlessly looking for a meal.

8/22/2014 4:33:22 PM

Florida coach Will Muschamp had a chance to enjoy one of his favorite moments Friday after practice, awarding scholarships to two walk-on players in front of the rest of the team.

8/22/2014 9:26:57 PM

School Board candidate Chase Basinger has sent a campaign letter to area pastors stating the nation is plagued by the sins of abortion and homosexuality.

8/22/2014 9:01:24 PM

Instead of helping customers with their Social Security benefits, Brick City Bicycles will be helping customers get healthier by selling them bicycles or paddle boards.

8/22/2014 9:01:23 PM

Police have identified a woman who readily posed for a picture at a store while holding a stolen credit card last month and have obtained an arrest warrant.

8/22/2014 9:01:23 PM

One woman was killed and a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at East State Road 40 and State Road 19 late Thursday.

8/22/2014 9:01:23 PM

Police, community and calendar briefs for Aug. 23, 2014.

8/22/2014 8:01:00 PM

Donation boxes set up to collect clothing and the like are popping up all over town and the city of Ocala is requiring permits be obtained for all of them.

8/22/2014 6:49:41 PM

A judge has sentenced a man to five years in prison for aggravated battery after the defendant stabbed a man in the chest with a pocket knife because he thought the victim was flirting with his girlfriend.

8/22/2014 5:22:50 PM

Police say two women who stole a purse from a Probation and Parole office and later attempted to use a credit card inside the purse have been arrested.

8/22/2014 5:07:29 PM

David Bice was about to step into the shower when his dog, Sadie, started scratching and pounding on his bedroom door.

8/22/2014 4:11:05 PM

As Bradenton entrepreneur Cash Shelton turned onto Ocala’s College Road in March, he noticed a once-popular-but-now-empty eatery next to Chili’s Grill & Bar.

8/22/2014 4:04:12 PM

One man was critically wounded in a shooting in Summerfield late Thursday.

8/22/2014 2:51:16 PM

A woman was injured when she lost control of the car she was driving and crashed in Dunnellon early Friday.

8/22/2014 7:51:18 AM

Marion County home sales in July increased more than 10 percent over the same month in 2013.

8/22/2014 10:30:21 AM

School Board Vice-Chairwoman Angie Boynton has reversed course on fully restoring art and music programs, asking the School District to schedule a new vote to rescind the motion she once supported.

8/22/2014 11:05:15 AM

In general, the numerous critics who spoke at Wednesday’s two-hour hearing expressed concern about increased traffic, trespassing and declining property values.

8/21/2014 5:04:11 PM

Police say an Ocala man who left his three young kids in his car for hours while he went drinking in a bar has been arrested on three counts of child neglect.

8/21/2014 5:04:11 PM