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Past articles by Nicki:

Millennial entrepreneurs making a go of it

Chris Cano can remember the day his father brought home the family's first personal computer. → Read More

Jury awards $775K in damages to Ocala Trophy related to RaceTrac/Heath Brook development

A jury has awarded $775,000 in damages to the developers of Heath Brook in southwest Ocala, after hearing a week’s worth of details on their testy relationship with RaceTrac Petroleum. → Read More

Legal field struggles to overcome persistent gender bias

If Emily Calvin were being candid, she might describe her five-year plan in terms of a kid or two. → Read More

Forest Animal Rescue struggles with loss of funding

At a 30-acre sanctuary in Citra, a capuchin monkey greets the visitors who walk past his enclosure with his hands to his chest. After he spent years as an organ grinder in South Florida, begging is a tough habit to break. → Read More

Ocala prayer vigil suit moves on

The American Humanist Association lawsuit against the city of Ocala is headed, slowly, toward resolution. → Read More

Mayor: Belleview's youth commission lets kids learn, provide input

Once a month at Belleview City Hall, the chairs normally reserved for the Belleview City Commission are filled by a new roster of local politicians. And, unlike the city’s usual elected officials, these politicians will readily admit to not fully understanding the ins and outs of local government, the scope of the city’s budget or the nuances of the Florida Sunshine Law. → Read More

Meet the new judge: Former prosecutor Jennifer Bass

When Assistant State Attorney Janine Nixon moved to Marion County in 2005 she found a mentor in Jennifer Bass. Bass was a docket manager in the felony division, Nixon remembered, and so supervised Nixon as a docket attorney. And although Nixon wasn't new to the profession, having held the same title in Broward County, Bass managed to influence her work positively. → Read More

Progress in criminal justice

After spending the previous 15 months stuck in prison, Christopher Suero said the mile or so hike to his first job interview felt great. → Read More

Fort McCoy's Dreamcatcher rescue surrender 4 horses, but can keep 9

More than a dozen animal rights enthusiasts showed up to the Marion County Judicial Center on Friday afternoon, hoping that their numbers would speak volumes at a Fort McCoy couple’s animal abuse-related hearing. → Read More

Judge: Zero cats for Summerfield woman whose 102 felines were seized

A Summerfield woman can no longer own any cats, a judge has ruled. → Read More

New Lutheran church forms following years-long schism

Before members of the Christ Lutheran Church congregation settle in for the Rev. Dave Connell's sermon on Sunday, they will first do a little housekeeping. → Read More

Region needs another judge says Fla. Supreme Court

In its most modest certification in at least a decade, the Florida Supreme Court indicated a need for just one more circuit judge in the state this year. → Read More

Cowboys Saloon targeted in copyright infringement complaint

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has filed a copyright infringement complaint against the Cowboys Saloon in Ocala, calling out the South Pine Avenue nightclub for its unauthorized use of ASCAP-licensed music. → Read More

Belleview business signs on to Measure Up Marion initiative

Measure Up Marion recently counted its first Belleview business to go tobacco-free: Todd and Shelly’s Farm Fresh Produce Market. → Read More

Jury finds man guilty of sexual battery

A 39-year-old Ocklawaha man is guilty of two counts of sexual battery against a child, a jury decided last week. → Read More

New clinic will help poor, homeless

When Ray McNeal volunteers at his church’s Tuesday morning homeless ministry, he occasionally finds himself fielding legal questions from the poor and homeless. → Read More

Economic development council asked to take increased role in Belleview

The Belleview Economic Development Council may soon step up its role in bringing business to the city. → Read More

Prosecution, defense rest cases in Amber Wright murder trial

A verdict could come as early as Thursday in Amber Wright's first-degree murder trial. → Read More

Williston man gets life in prison for shooting at SWAT team

OCALA — Dustin Heathman, found guilty on charges including attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, will spend his life in prison, a judge announced Tuesday morning. → Read More

Defense witnesses take stand in Dustin Heathman trial

As Dustin Heathman’s jury trial continued into its third day, a defense witness took the stand to shed light on what was going on inside the northwest Marion County home during a six-hour standoff between Heathman and a SWAT team. → Read More