Ocala


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Ocala

(ōkăl`ə), city (1990 pop. 42,045), seat of Marion co., N central Fla.; inc. 1868. It is a trade and processing center for citrus fruit, vegetables, and truck farm goods. The surrounding region is known for its thoroughbred horses, cattle, lumber, and phosphates. Tourism is also important to the city; fish and game abound in the many nearby lakes and streams and in Ocala National Forest. Silver Springs, a nature theme park featuring glass-bottomed boats, is adjacent to the city. The site was named for the Native American village Ocali (visited by De Soto in 1539), which had been nearby.
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First Avenue National Bank was founded in Ocala in 2006 and operates two branches in Ocala and one in The Villages.
The Ocala area communities which will be covered at launch of 4G LTE, include Ocala, The Villages, Wildwood, Belleview, Belleview Heights, Park Ranch, Lowell, Anthony, Blichton, Fellowship, Mount Olive, Martel, Early Bird, York, Rolling Hills, Marion Oaks, Pedro, Dallas, Lake Weir, Shady, Bahia Oaks, Montague and Romeo
I've always lived in Florida, and I didn't realize that we even had springs before I started working here," says Tonee Davis, a natural resource specialist with Ocala National Forest.
BofA said Ocala used proceeds from note sales to Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas to buy Taylor Bean mortgages, but is no longer able to repay noteholders, according to Reuters, An FDIC spokesman had no comment, the story said.
I want to thank you, my hometown, for showing your support for the Grease Sing A-Long and bringing it to the Regal Hollywood 16 in Ocala," the Daily Star quoted Travolta as telling Ocala.
Allen Parsons, publisher of the Star-Banner, told the Sun, "Readers deserve and expect an Ocala Star-Banner to focus on their community and their lives.
A statement from the United States Equestrian Federation and the Florida Horse Park said: "We regret to report that Eleanor Brennan died as a result of injuries sustained in a fall on cross-country at the Florida International Three-Day Event and Ocala Fall Horse Trials in Ocala, Florida.
Fisher is holding her winning poster which was displayed during the conference and will be on display at the 2007 Law Day Luncheon in Ocala sponsored by the Marion County Bar Association.
US -- For the past 50 years, the US Navy has been dropping bombs into the 150,000 hectare Ocala National Forest in Florida.
In an unprecedented attack on an abortion provider through the criminal justice system, local officials in Ocala collaborated with federal prosecutors to shut down Pendergraft on the grounds that he conspired with a colleague to extort money from the government.
A community of rolling hills and crystal-clear springs, Ocala has always prided itself on the unique appeal of its natural landscape.