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Ocala, FL, United States

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Past articles by Rick:

'I Hate Hamlet' takes the stage at Ocala Civic Theatre

'I Hate Hamlet' is the newest show at the Ocala Civic Theatre. It opens Thursday (Jan. 14) and runs through Feb. 7. → Read More

Sheriff seeks more kiosks in more places

They might not spit out a DVD or reveal a bank balance, but the information on these kiosk screens could catch a criminal or even save a life. And, it seems, local businesses and the people who frequent them are relying on the Sheriff’s Office crime-prevention kiosks that are appearing in more corners of the county. → Read More

Information sought in home burglaries

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was seeking information Sunday in a couple of residential burglaries Saturday in which the haul reportedly totaled nearly $15,000. → Read More

Man shot to death in argument with girlfriend

An Ocala man was shot to death at a southwest Ocala home early Sunday following an argument with his girlfriend, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department reported Sunday afternoon. → Read More

OCT opens Pulitzer-winning drama 'How I Learned To Drive'

Learning to drive a car is a teenage rite of passage; with that permit and the keys to the family car, a world of independence awaits. → Read More

11 things to do on Day 1

For all its goods and ills, 2015 is history. → Read More

Tickle the theater cat recovering, may have a new home next year

OCALA — Tickle is recovering remarkably well from a mauling five weeks ago, but where the Ocala Civic Theatre house cat will call home for the remainder of his life probably won't be determined until sometime early next year. → Read More

Ex-Marion deputy dies in Levy motorcycle crash

A former Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was killed early Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a golf cart on County Road 331A in Levy County. → Read More

New life for 'haunted' home

This old house is getting an extreme makeover. → Read More

Two sleepy towns wake up for fall: A guide to McIntosh and Micanopy festivals

As October rolls into November, two long-running festivals in the twin cities on either side of the Marion-Alachua county line move into the spotlight. → Read More

Thousands turn up for Ocala theme park's Wild West Weekend

Welcome to Six Gun Resurrection! → Read More

Flagler County toddler dies after falling into hole behind Greenfields Apartments

A 1-year-old Flagler County boy died Sunday after he apparently wandered away from a guardian and fell into a hole behind a quadplex at Greenfields Apartments east of Ocala, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report. → Read More

Travolta greets fans, poses for selfies as hundreds attend premiere

There’s nothing fake about Ocala’s love for John Travolta. And, it seems, the feeling is mutual. → Read More

A much bigger 2015 film festival kicks off

Typically, sequels don’t live up to the original. But now and then, there are those that eclipse earlier efforts in box office, prestige, awards or what have you. → Read More

Reminder: March 16 is No Selfies Day

Are you observing No Selfies Day? Remember to tag your photos with #NoSelfiesDay. → Read More

Looking for good cheer in the days before Christmas? Some options to the south

It's the week before Christmas, there's so much to do ... → Read More

Fort White cook competing in World Food Championships

So, who is the best chef in America this year? The World Food Championships under way in Las Vegas is fixin' to find out. → Read More

Two motorcyclists killed in crashes near Dunnellon High

DUNNELLON — A pair of motorcyclists traveling through rural Marion County died late Saturday when their sport bikes left the roadway in front of Dunnellon High School, went through a wire fence along the Rainbow River State Park’s tubing tramway and slammed into trees inside the fence line, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. → Read More

Pair arrested after high speed chase through two counties

Two Gainesville men were taken into custody by Marion County Sheriff's deputies late Saturday afternoon, ending a high-speed chase that began earlier in the day near the annual Crab Fest in Williston. → Read More