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Past articles by Richard:

Horse Fever rides to Ocala’s rescue again

The wildly popular public art project began after 9/11 and was reprised during the recession. Now, during a time of pandemic, it’s time for the 20th → Read More

Ocala family can’t live in rental home after sinkholes opened on property

April Naclerio and her three kids are staying with a friend. → Read More

Survivors share experience at Ocala prostate cancer group

You can ask any questions you want, because all of us have had a different experience,” said support group member Jim Miller. → Read More

Church at The Springs celebrates 25 years

In 25 years, Church at The Springs has grown from 21 people meeting in the basement of an Ocala medical office building to a membership of more than 3,000 → Read More

Kangaroos switch to Circle K

OCALA - As Circle K prepares to build a 5,000-square-foot convenience store off Maricamp Road in Ocala late this year, the gas/convenience store chain is preparing to send the Kangaroo Express brand hopping off into the sunset within weeks. → Read More

The Olive Obsession: A new store all about gourmet touches for the 'everyday' cook

Giving “the everyday cook” the opportunity to add gourmet flavors to his or her dishes with a minimum of effort is the idea behind a new specialty business in Ocala. → Read More

Realtor: Circle K looking to put store off Maricamp

Circle K, the convenience-and-gas chain, is looking to put a store and station at the intersection of Southeast 38th Street and Maricamp Road. → Read More

State: Marion labor force is down; so is number of jobless and employed

A familiar refrain sums up the jobs report for Marion County in December: The unemployment rate is down. However, in addition to a decrease in the county’s jobless, the report also shows the labor force and the number of people with jobs decreased year over year as well. → Read More

Realtors: Home prices rise, sales fall in December

The median sale price of an existing home in Marion County rose 9 percent year over year – from $101,310 to $122,000 – in December, according to Realtors’ data. → Read More

Ocala, Leesburg Spherion offices change ownership

An Ocala staffing company franchise has new ownership. → Read More

Retailer Rural King says its coming to Ocala next year

Rural King, a retailer that sells livestock feed, farm equipment, agricultural parts, lawn mowers, work wear, fashion clothing, housewares and toys, is looking to open a Marion County location in the U.S. 27 corridor. → Read More

Local retailers brace for anti-fraud credit cards

Goodbye swiping. Hello dipping. → Read More

Drummond Community Bank buys Ocala building, but it isn’t in that market

OCALA — A community bank founded in Chiefland in 1990 and mainly serving Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties recently bought the former home of Regions bank on Southwest 27th Avenue near the Hollywood 16 movie theater. → Read More

No sign of growth slowing down in The Villages

The Villages may be at or near its stated “build-out” of 100,000 residents, but growth in and around the massive senior community that spans Lake, Sumter and Marion counties continues and isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. → Read More

Gainesville metro area paces state in employment

The Gainesville metro area’s unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in February ranks it first among 25 metros in the state. → Read More

Gainesville firm installs biggest solar power system in Marion

A former factory that is now host to a state agency office is now equipped with the largest solar power system in Marion County. → Read More

Hospitals in Gainesville and Ocala named 'Top Performers'

Three north central Florida hospitals — two in Gainesville and one in Ocala — are included in list of top-performing facilities in the United States compiled by a nonprofit organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs nationwide. → Read More

Market for beef drives change as January bull sale moves to October

Demand for cattle and beef has prompted the oldest continuous graded bull sale in the country to break with precedent. → Read More

HeritageBank: Transition for Alarion to be gradual

What will change for customers in Marion and Alachua counties now that HeritageBank of the South has acquired Alarion Bank? → Read More

Local gas prices at their cheapest since 2010

This Labor Day weekend is poised to be the cheapest at the pump for Alachua County drivers since 2010, with some industry watchers predicting a gallon of gas will drop below $3 before the end of the year. → Read More