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Vanguard improves to 8-0 with 49-14 win over Lake Weir  Ocala

CANDLER — No. 3 ranked Vanguard traveled to Lake Weir on Friday night looking to stay unbeaten in District 6A-5, and overall.Led by quarterback Trevonte ...



Week 11 high school football previews  Ocala

All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise indicated.FOREST (3-6) at BELLEVIEW (0-8) Looking back: The Wildcats lost to Vanguard, 55-3, while ...



Students arrested after offensive graffiti spree leaves damage at Lake Weir High School  Villages-News

Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday and charged with breaking into a local business and vandalizing Lake Weir High School. Hunter Lee Alexander, 17, and ...



Teen arrested for threats against Lake Weir High School  WFTV Orlando

Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 17-year old Merquetio Alan Stevenson for making threats of violence towards other students at Lake Weir High ...



Lake Weir High substitute accused of groping students  Ocala

Timothy Cooke, 58, was fired by the School District on Wednesday, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. A substitute teacher at Lake Weir High ...



Report: Screaming, shirtless man runs around LWHS campus  Ocala

Marion County deputies arrested a man who reportedly jumped a fence, removed his shirt and shoes, and then ran around a high school campus.



Two Lake Weir High School students killed in crash in Ocala National Forest  WFTV Orlando

Two Lake Weir High School students died after their car left the roadway and crashed into a tree in the Ocala National Forest Friday evening, the Florida ...



Gun, Loaded Magazine In Backpack At Ocala's West Port High School Lead To Lockdown  WUFT

Not even two full weeks of the 2018 school year have passed, and Marion County is dealing with another gun incident at a school. It led to a Code Yellow ...



Lake Weir High School grieves loss of two students  WESH Orlando

Two Lake Weir High School students died in a crash Friday evening. The Florida Highway Patrol said William Wetherington of Silver Springs was driving the car, ...



Several county athletes ready for next level  Ocala

CANDLER — How often do you see a teenager welcome his first child into the world, and sign on to play Division I college football all in one week?If nothing ...



Bands from Lake, Sumter and Marion show their stuff  Ocala

Four bands from Marion County earned superiors in the FBA District 19 event.



Calendar of events for Feb. 6 and beyond - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

TODAYNavy bombing training (live/inert): 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest. For noise complaints, call 1-800-874-5059.BNI Profit ...



Lake Weir teacher accused of having sex with student says it was 'worth it'  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

A Lake Weir high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl said it would be "worth it" if he were caught, according to the Marion ...



Lake Weirs Honaker a strong competitor  Ocala

Lake Weir's Zach Honaker began his competitive prep weightlifting career as a learner.As the self-proclaimed “weakest kid on the team” during his freshman ...



Family can walk for 2 deceased LWHS students  Ocala

Clearance came from the district after precedent was discovered.



Ocala judge grants more time in Weirsdale double murder case  Ocala

Isaiah Ishmael Richard and Emanuel Angelo Tuggerson are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Jan. 29, 2017, deaths of Lake Weir High ...



Marion County schools may go straight to court if parents dont get kids to class  Ocala

Marion County parents, beware: The School District has ramped up truancy enforcement. And, after a hiatus, parents of habitual offenders are once again being ...



Marion students accused of vandalizing school with graffiti  Central Florida News 13

Marion County Sheriff's Office says a deputy found offensive graffiti all over Lake Weir High School in Ocala.



Marion County Schools announce baccalaureate and graduation dates  Villages-News

Marion County school officials have announced dates for upcoming baccalaureate and graduation schedules for students in the class of 2018. Those include:.



Ocala Lake Weir Cornerback Brian Dillard Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

Ocala Lake Weir conerback Brian Dillard announced via Twitter his verbal commitment to USF on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the Bulls' commit total to 11 for ...



Marya R. Latson: A man who lives by the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Ocala

One recent Sunday, I hurriedly entered the Belleview Winn-Dixie with the intention of getting only three items and rushing home — but something caught my ...



Lake Weir students mourn classmate  WESH Orlando

Students at Lake Weir High School in Marion County are mourning the death of a classmate. Alex Villarreal reports.



Tools 4 Teaching celebrates 10 years of stocking Marion classrooms  Ocala

When the Tools 4 Teaching school supply store launched a decade ago, housed in a small room at the Thelma Parker Center, officials wondered how they ...



Local citizens lead efforts for Wreaths Across America  Ocala

The international event will take place Dec. 15, with thousands of wreaths placed on the graves of military veterans, including in Ocala. *Fresh* green wreaths ...



Student threatened to shoot up Marion high school, officials say  WKMG Orlando

Deputies say a student was arrested in Marion County on allegations of making a threat against other students.



Belleview Christmas Parade winners  Ocala

Categories were Bands, Marching Units, Commercial Float, Marching with Vehicle, Horse Unit, Non-Commercial and Motorized.



Grad section: High school Class of 2018 graduation candidates  Ocala

GRADUATION CANDIDATES. Marion County high school students scheduled to graduate in 2018. PUBLIC. Belleview High School ...



Restaurateur, others cook up youth program  Ocala

The Future Culinary Professionals mentoring program will help propel young aspiring chefs into the restaurant community. Some of them are already dishing up ...



Local Post 284 celebrates 100 years of the American Legion  Ocala

The American Legion Centennial Celebration included a ceremonial replacement of an American flag on a pole in front of Belleview City Hall with a new one ...



Hundreds honor fallen veterans at wreath ceremony  Ocala

Saturday's ceremony at Highlands Memorial Park was part of the national Wreaths Across America Day, which saw wreath placing ceremonies at 1400 ...



Final report on January crash that killed 2 teens  Ocala

The Florida Highway Patrol has completed its investigation of a Jan. 19 single-vehicle crash that killed two teenagers.In his report, Cpl. Jason Roberts said the ...



Blues-inspired eatery with a flair for Cuban and Cajun cuisine opening in Leesburg  Villages-News

The Mojo Grill, which has two locations in Ocala and another in Belleview, is scheduled to open March 25 in the old Chili's Grill & Bar location at 9925 U.S. Hwy.



Virgil T. (Buddy) Fudge  Villages-News

On April 15th, 1943, Buddy was born to Vergiedene (Flo) Shannon Fudge & Woodrow Wilson Fudge. Flo rode the train from Belleview to Wildwood, as that was ...



Missing Teen from Marion County has been found deceased  WCJB

A Florida Missing Teen was found, and unfortunately he is deceased.



Woman picking up children from school arrested on DUI after near miss with school bus  Villages-News

A woman who was picking up her children from school was arrested on a drunk driving charge after a near miss with a school bus. Erica Rae Akins, 35, ...



Ex-substitute teacher convicted of groping-related crimes  Ocala

A former Marion County Public School substitute teacher was found guilty Thursday afternoon of four counts of misdemeanor battery related to groping ...



Court notes: 5 plead; 10 won't see charges - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

Five Marion County defendants recently entered pleas while the State Attorney's Office announced it would not pursue charges against another 10.



Marion County Deputies search for missing runaway  WCJB

16 year old, Michael Sparks, was last seen on February 28, 2018 at around 8:30am when he was dropped off at his bus stop for school.



FAU football coach Lane Kiffin visited a recruit in the hospital maternity ward  USA TODAY High School Sports

FAU football coach Lane Kiffin spent part of Wednesday in a hospital maternity ward to visit a football recruit.



MCSO: 2 men arrested in Weirsdale double murder  Daily Commercial

OCALA — Nearly four months after a man and his stepson were brutally gunned down inside their Weirsdale home, Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives ...



Court notes: 6 plead; 5 wont see charges  Ocala

Six Marion County defendants recently entered plea deals while the State Attorney's Office announced it would not pursue charges against another five.



Lake Weirs Prevatte bowls over competition  Ocala

Halfway through the fall sports season, Britteny Prevatte decided to give girls bowling a shot thanks to her love of the sport and a little push from one of the ...



Top local stories of 2018  Ocala

A 19-year-old man is accused of entering Forest High School on April 20 and firing a shotgun through the bottom of a classroom door, striking a student in the ...



Remembering Irma: A year ago Tuesday, the hurricane hit  Ocala

Hide caption. One year ago Tuesday, this was a familiar sight in Marion County and many other parts of Florida Neighbors try to make Southwest 19th Avenue ...



Marion County Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Homicide, Home Invasion In Weirsdale  WUFT

Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double homicide and home invasion that occurred Sunday. Deputies responded to a 911 call Sunday morning at ...



Winning QB Tim Hicks returns to lead Hurricanes  Ocala

Tim Hicks was Lake Weir High School's quarterback during a string of winning seasons for a program that hasn't had many over the last five decades.



Wildcats lean on rushing attack in win over Canes  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats needed to make a statement on Friday night, and oh boy, did they ever.Forest traveled to district-rival Lake Weir and defeated the ...



Photos, video released in Weirsdale double homicide  Ocala

"We hope by releasing the video we can solve this heinous crime and get these violent suspects behind bars,” said MCSO spokeswoman Lauren Lettelier.



Security beefed up at West Port; threats on social media follow racial incident  Ocala

Threats of violence on social media, as well as the general rumor mill, led the Ocala Police Department to beef up security Monday at West Port High School.



Public schools closed Friday and Monday - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

Here are the latest Irma-related news items: Schools. Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday and Monday. High school football games scheduled ...



Three candidates so far in County Commission District 2  Ocala

Two political newcomers have filed to run against incumbent County Commissioner Kathy Bryant, who announced this week that she is seeking a third four-year ...



Man's roadway death ruled a suicide - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives have concluded their investigation into last month's shooting where a man shot himself along a busy roadway and later ...



Marion County, Florida Evacuation & Shelters [Sept. 9]  Heavy.com

Are there evacuation orders for Marion County, Florida as Hurricane Irma looms? Learn about shelters, track and forecast, including Ocala and Salt Springs, ...



Shores man shot to death in Wal-Mart parking lot  Ocala

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed during an apparent dispute in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Silver Springs Shores on Wednesday night.



Marions mobile home residents ordered to evacuate  Ocala

"I've got food. I'm good," said Leon Yarborough at Ocala RV Camp Resort. "This one is more dangerous than the others, though. I'd give it more of a thought to ...



Marion County hurricane evacuations, shelters and sandbag...  WKMG Orlando

See a list of Marion County shelter and sandbag locations and evacuation announcements:



Arrest made in rash of Ocala shootings, police say  WFTV Orlando

An arrest has been made in one of the shootings that happened in Ocala last week.



Hurricane Irma Recovery Updates For North Central Florida  WUFT

Alachua County: closed through Tuesday; Clay County: district schools and offices will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13th; College of Central ...



Ocala Christmas Parade: Its go time  Ocala

Last year, the Ocala Christmas Parade set a record attendance, with an estimated 72000 spectators, said chairwoman Sue Mosley.



Ocalas Rashad Jones wins Guys Big Project  Ocala

Rashad Jones did it! Jones, owner of Big Lee's Barbecue in Ocala, and a team of brothers called the Grill Dads won Food Network's "Guy's Big Project," starring ...



Former jockey overcomes injuries to help coach runners  Ocala

Former racehorse jockey and award-winning runner Sally Chappell, right, is mentoring Katarina Dobkowski, 16, a distance runner, for competition in county, ...



Mandatory evacuations ordered for mobile homes in Marion County  Villages-News

Due to the current projected path of Hurricane Irma, Marion County Emergency Management officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for those living ...



Death gives life to cause  Citrus County Chronicle

It was the fourth quarter with 2 minutes left until the end of the junior varsity football game against Lake Weir High School.



Last splash at Wild Waters  Ocala

SILVER SPRINGS — Michelle Cole was the last person to slide down Osceola's Revenge water flume Labor Day evening at Wild Waters Water Park just before ...



Rashad Jones: From food truck to Food Network  Ocala

The co-owner of Ocala's Big Lee's will appear in the upcoming Food Network series “Guy's Big Project.” Big Lee's Barbecue is going big time. Rashad Jones ...



Troop leader has helped 50 Eagle Scouts take flight  Ocala

Through his longtime involvement with Boy Scouts of America, Bud Boyer has served as a leader and mentor for hundreds, if not thousands, of local scouts.



Everything to know about PGA Tour player Ted Potter, Jr.  PGA.com

If you're unfamiliar with the name Ted Potter, Jr., here are a few things you should know about this week's winner.



Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade set for Saturday  Ocala

These days, Sue Mosley is all about the Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade. The parade chairwoman is keeping track of the 110 units set to roll down East ...



Previews of Friday nights high school football games  Daily Commercial

Bradenton Christian (3-5) at Mount Dora Christian (8-0)7 p.m., MDCA Athletic ComplexAfter running the table in the regular season, Mount Dora Christian ...



Listado de refugios en el Centro de la Florida  Orlando Sentinel

Si todavía no has conseguido lugar donde pasar la tormenta, aquí la información de diversos refugios en la Florida Central.



Ocala Church, Community Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.  WUFT

On the eve of the celebration of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., people of all ages, races, and religions rapidly fill New St. John Baptist Church.



Silver Springs Shores Lions Club celebrates 40 years - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

No one is more excited about the Silver Springs Shores Lions Club's 40th anniversary than double eye surgery recipient Carol Hobbs.



Graduation candidates by school - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

List of graduation candidates by school in Marion County.



Diversion program starts strong - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

The new substance abuse diversion program that the school district launched last summer is getting good reviews from school administrators and parents.



Strawberry Festival and SpringsFest make a splash  Ocala

Two large outdoor festivals benefiting two great causes are set for this weekend in Ocala.



Teen killed in crash is recalled as funny and caring  Ocala

OCKLAWAHA — As family members and friends grieved over the death of a 15-year-old Silver Springs boy killed in a violent wreck on Southeast 183rd Avenue ...



Husband dies shielding his wife from gunfire in Florida  Daily Mail

Andy Fockler, 38, an operations manager at the Villages Daily Sun newspaper, died while protecting his wife, Janey Fockler, 36, in Weirsdale, southeast of ...



Crews now demolishing Wild Waters  Gainesville Sun

Two years after closing and 40 years after opening, the iconic Wild Waters park is coming down. A demolition crew started tearing the sagging landmark apart ...



PD: 23-year-old man killed in shooting at Spring Manor Apartments in Ocala  WESH Orlando

A 23-year-old man died Monday after a shooting at the Spring Manor Apartments in Ocala, police said.



Ex-NBA player Johnson found guilty - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

OCALA — Former basketball player Edward Lee Johnson Jr., whose life has spiraled out of control since his 10-year NBA career came to an end two decades ...



Teen indicted on murder, burglary in connection with Shores homicide  Ocala

A grand jury indicted 16-year-old Tykeem Weldon Tuesday on one count each of first-degree felony murder and burglary of a dwelling with a firearm.



Florida Southern student run over by car and killed; 18-year-old was lying in the road on US 98  The Ledger

A freshman member of the Florida Southern College swim team with a seemingly bright future died early Sunday morning after he was run over by a car while he ...



Jason Tarlton told girl the sex arrest was 'worth it'  Daily Mail

A high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old former student and telling her she was 'worth it' if he ever got caught.



How Rondo got his Mojo back - News - Ocala.com  Ocala

Sept. 22, 2007, was likely the darkest night of Rondo's life. Ron Fernandez, the owner of one of the hottest nightspots in Ocala at the time, was handcuffed and ...



Genesis 7 Project helps youth through music, more - News - Ocala.com - Ocala, FL  Ocala

At 6' 3" and 280 pounds Robert “Big Bert” Smith may be nicknamed for his stature, but it should be for his huge heart.



Loring Felix to join Jose Moreno at Mesa de Notte  Ocala

A pair of powerhouses in local culinary circles — Loring Felix and Jose Moreno — are reteaming.



East Ocala Horse & Hounds location closing after Mother's Day  Ocala

A five-year run for the Horse & Hounds Restaurant on the east side of Ocala is nearly over.



Dallas Brass drummer arrested, accused of trying to have sex with teen  Ocala

A drummer with Dallas Brass was arrested in Alachua County after authorities say he twice drove to meet with a 14-year-old High Springs girl for sex.



Three local kids are going to military academies in the fall; several others have won scholarships for ROTC  Ocala

The students were among seven high school seniors who were honored recently for their academy appointments and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps ...



Ted Potter's golf season ends with broken ankle  Ocala

Ted Potter Jr. will spend the rest of the 2014 season on the sidelines due to a broken ankle he suffered two weeks ago in Canada.



EKG screenings can save student athletes' lives — and your student can get one at school this week  Citrus County Chronicle

It's been 26 years since Citrus High School freshman Chip Denney Stoskopf played in his first — and last — football game, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 1992.



Familiar faces serve up fresh Braised Onion - Entertainment - Ocala.com - Ocala, FL  Ocala

Owned by Betty and Raoul Lemieux, the newly named Braised Onion returns to active duty Tuesday with Loring Felix manning the stoves and his wife, Marge, ...



Man, 23, killed in shooting at Ocala apartments, police say  WESH Orlando

A 23-year-old man is dead after a shooting at the Spring Manor Apartments in Ocala, according to police.



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