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Past articles by Carlos:

Hospital safety grades rank Marion County facilities

AdventHealth Ocala led Marion County hospital with an overall grade of B in the Leapfrog Group's report. → Read More

Gymnasium renovation plan for College of Central Florida's nursing program falls through

Almost 500 nurses already graduating every year in Marion County. Keeping them local is the challenge. → Read More

Saving Mercy moves homeless housing plans forward

The Ocala group hopes to develop a former motel and RV park into a homeless transition center where residents can get support. → Read More

Marion County rancher leaves local Hospice $5 million

E.W. Cates, a farmer and cattleman from Sparr, left the money to the group because of the care they gave his wife in her last days. → Read More

No left turns across traffic: Planned I-75 interchange may use diverging diamond design

The favored design for the new I-75 interchange in Ocala eliminates the need for drivers to cross multiple lanes of traffic when turning left. → Read More

Marion County Commission balks at initial Sears plan

Commissioner Kathy Bryant called for a workshop to discuss the storage issues and consider possible solutions. → Read More

Katya Vineyards wins Golden Spoon, fourth winner for Ocala

Katya Vineyards joins La Cuisine, Sky Fine Dining and Craft Cuisine among winners of the award, handed out annually by Florida Trend magazine. → Read More

WEC Ocala work continues as first horse show set for December

The first show will feature about 1,500 competitors from around the country in a Western pleasure and hunter under saddle event. → Read More

The Ocala Christmas Parade is a go

The Ocala City Council voted 4-1 to issue a permit allowing the parade, which will step off on Dec. 12. → Read More

Planned new turn lane at Pine and Silver Springs a tight squeeze

The plan would add a second turn lane for northbound traffic on Pine Avenue at Silver Springs Boulevard. → Read More

Ocala Christmas Parade awaits decision on permit

Both Ocala and Dunnellon parades need city permit approval, while the Belleview parade is all set to go. → Read More

More than 60 Ocala-connected horses in Breeders' Cup

Marion County is the center of thoroughbred breeding and training in Florida and is one of the major training centers in the world. → Read More

Stan McClain wins State House 23 race

McClain sees budget woes due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the defining issue of the upcoming legislative session. → Read More

Joe Harding wins State House 22 seat

Because of term limits, the incumbent, Charlie Stone, could not seek another two-year stint in Tallahassee. → Read More

Hilton Garden Inn: Ocala downtown hotel will open on Monday

The Hilton Garden Inn is the first hotel to operate in the downtown area in more 50 years → Read More

New medical projects on tap for West Marion, AdventHealth

AdventHealth also plans to build an urgent care facility on State Road 200, east of Interstate 75. → Read More

Marion's jobless rate dips to 5.6% in September

Marion County's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6% in September, beating Florida's overall jobless rate of 7.6% → Read More

Eye doctor warned by feds concerning COVID-19 claims

Dr. Michael Lange said he never made claims his products could prevent or treat COVID-19, but rather shared immunity-boosting properties of some → Read More

Eye doctor warned by feds for making COVID-19 claims

Dr. Michael Lange said he never made claims his products could prevent or treat COVID-19, but rather shared immunity-boosting properties of some → Read More

Stronach settlement keeps Frank in charge of Marion assets

The settlement comes just days after a prospective buyer of the Adena Golf and Country Club filed suit over the purchase of the property. → Read More