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Owner of Cody’s in The Villages opening restaurant at neighboring retirement community

The owner of Cody’s Original Roadhouse in The Villages is opening a new restaurant at a neighboring retirement community. Allen and Amy Musikantow, owners of the Cody’s locations at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood Paddock Square, are opening another Cody’s near On Top of The World in Ocala. The restaurant will be located just west of 80th Avenue, on the north side of SW Highway 200/College Road.
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College Basketball World Praying For Former Florida Gators Star

The college basketball world is thinking of a former Florida Gators standout this weekend. Patric Young, a former Florida basketball star turned college basketball analyst, was involved in a single-car accident in Nebraska earlier this week. The car of the ex-college basketball star rolled over several times. Young has since...
GAINESVILLE, FL
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Callers comment on Corrine Brown running for Congress again, Jan. 6, abortion and more

What's on your mind? Call Sound Off, our weekly column of community comments, at 352-337-0368.  • Let me get this straight: Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown cannot vote in the state of Florida because she is a returning felon who has not completed her court-ordered restitution in money. However, she can legally run for Congress again and conceivably hold a position in the U.S. House of Representatives. I need to resurrect my Logic 101 textbook to figure out...
GAINESVILLE, FL
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American Freedom Festival at Silver Springs State Park

SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - People across North Central Florida are celebrating the 4th of July including people in Marion County. The three day American Freedom Festival is being held at Silver Springs State Park. Officials with the non-profit organization Community First Support Foundation put the festival together. The organization...
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Faith Spotlight: Local pastor looks to build bridges

Identity formation is at the heart of pastor Gerard Duncan’s community commitments. From the age of 9, Duncan recalls his mother Gloretta Knowles persistently expressing to their family that “we are the church.”. This steady declaration emphasized identity over location. Duncan has come to embody his mother’s teachings...
GAINESVILLE, FL
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Convicted felon charged with possession of gun and drugs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alunzo Devon Peoples, 23, was arrested late last night and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and driving without a valid license. Peoples previously pled nolo contendere to similar charges in 2018...
GAINESVILLE, FL
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'I’m improving': Fudge sees opportunity to realize potential with UF

Alex Fudge's last appearance in Florida’s O’Connell Center was as a visiting player. A freshman at the time, Fudge played off LSU’s bench last season and received limited game time in that capacity. Against the Gators, the 6-foot-9 forward saw the floor for 19 minutes and contributed four points in his team’s 64-58 victory over the Gators.
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Man on probation charged with marijuana possession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Samonta Leondre James, 22, who is on drug offender probation, was arrested early this morning and charged with possession of marijuana. A Gainesville Police Department officer reported that he pulled over the vehicle James was driving because it was being actively sought by detectives. Officers reportedly found about 8 grams of marijuana in his clothing during a search.
GAINESVILLE, FL
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Former Gator Patric Young recovering after car accident

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Former Gator men’s basketball player Patric Young is recovering in a South Dakota hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle car accident, earlier this week. Young was driving his pickup truck in Nebraska when he tried to slowdown as he approached an intersection, but flipped...
GAINESVILLE, FL
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Local teen becomes Ocala Police Chief for a day

A teenager from Ocala recently got to experience being Police Chief for a day. According to a social media post from the Ocala Police Department, 14-year-old John-Mark Wallace was selected to act as Police Chief for a day thanks to a community auction for a local non-profit organization. John-Mark brought...
OCALA, FL
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Authorities seeking vehicle involved in fatal Ocala hit and run

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A man from Ocala is dead after being hit and killed while walking along a road in the city. Authorities are still looking for the driver. The 29-year-old was walking on State Road 40 sometime Friday night or Saturday morning when he was hit by a car.
OCALA, FL
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Family-friendly barbecue event held in East Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A little temperamental “Raines-ville” weather did not stop a smoky good event on the east side of town today. SOAR Mentoring Services put together Saturday’s East Gainesville Backyard Barbeque community event. Chanda Mayes said the goal of the event was to have a...
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