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Be prepared to explore a diverse array of exciting artworks, both abstract and realistic, during the city of Ocala’s second annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition in Tuscawilla Park in October.

9/1/2014 3:23:15 PM

Hundreds of families took advantage of the clear weather on Monday to get in one last summer blast on Labor Day.

9/1/2014 6:39:42 PM

A 2004 Belleview High School graduate serving in the U.S. Army was recently given the prestigious American Legion Spirit of Service Award.

9/1/2014 5:38:41 PM

The evidence is clear. Little lice eggs known as nits have been spotted among the freshly washed locks of the back-to-school haircut.

9/1/2014 9:05:37 PM

For some attendees at the 16th annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, the gathering meant one fewer day without food.

9/1/2014 4:05:55 PM

World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran Paul Uber considers himself a surviving victim of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945.

9/1/2014 9:19:29 PM

Six generations of the Council family gathered over the weekend for their 2014 reunion.

9/1/2014 9:14:21 PM

The timing and location of two weekend assaults against women left Gainesville and University of Florida police officers deeply concerned.

9/1/2014 8:40:24 PM

Community briefs and calendar for Sept. 2, 2014 are featured.

9/1/2014 8:38:37 PM

A welder killed himself with a homemade .50-caliber cannon-type device Monday afternoon, just as the Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team arrived at his Ocala Park Estates home.

9/1/2014 3:12:02 PM

A Marion County man arrested on a battery charge suddenly died Saturday afternoon at the Marion County Jail.

8/31/2014 7:12:01 PM

Last October, Joy Rodak bought six American saddlebred horses from a meat broker who had planned to send the horses to slaughter in Canada.

9/1/2014 6:10:13 PM

To one side of Eric Densmore, thousands of rounds of ammunition are stacked; to the other side sits a small, metal children’s desk adorned with colorful stickers.

9/1/2014 8:28:28 PM

The room fell silent Thursday night when Vanguard High School senior Gabriella Cruz told her heart-wrenching personal story to 150 or so people.

9/1/2014 5:08:15 PM

Thanks to Quade Kirby's Eagle Scout project, families now have an oasis to visit while housed at the Interfaith Emergency Services downtown family shelter.

9/1/2014 3:26:19 PM

City officials in Dunnellon have revitalized a developer's plan to build a hotel and are preparing to apply for a $650,000 grant.

8/31/2014 7:28:53 PM

The assaults Saturday and Sunday on two different women are believed to be perpetrated by the same man, who is still at large.

8/31/2014 7:02:56 PM

A mother and her infant child were shot in the legs and feet early Sunday morning while they were sleeping in bed, according to Ocala Police Department officials.

8/31/2014 2:16:00 PM

The Florida Gators' long wait to end their seven-game losing streak and finally put a 4-8 season behind them will have to wait at least another week.

8/31/2014 4:03:46 PM

A jury acquitted a 40-year-old man accused of soliciting the killing of a confidential informant and a law enforcement official.

8/30/2014 4:06:19 PM