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2015/03/03 16:32
2015/03/03 16:32
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Washington City Administrator Tim Gleason leaving for Decatur WASHINGTON -- The city of Washington will need a new city administrator after March 22.Washington Mayor Gary Manier announced City...
2015/03/03 16:32
2015/03/03 16:32
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2015/03/03 01:56
2015/03/03 01:56
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For many economists, the weekly economic number released at 8:30am every Thursday by the DOL is even more important than the one reported by the BLS on the first Friday of the month: that's because,...
2015/03/02 06:26
2015/03/02 06:26
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers will gather March 3 in the Capitol for the pomp-filled start of the 2015 legislative session. Then the real work begins. For 60 days, the House and Senate will grapple...
2015/02/27 06:26
2015/02/27 06:26
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Fruit Pearls are oranges and tangerines, flash frozen into “tiny pearls” and mixed with beads of fruit purees, fruit juices, yogurts. COURTESY PHOTO SEBRING — In the 1920s, Gregg Harshman’s family...
2015/02/26 06:06
2015/02/26 06:06
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Living in the city so many refer to as "paradise" requires a higher minimum wage than Florida's $8.05-an-hour, Mayor Craig Cates said Wednesday. "It goes right with affordable housing," Cates said....
2015/02/23 06:26
2015/02/23 06:26
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Highlands County welcome signs placed along U.S. 27 at the north end of the county and the south end. The three dimensional signs incorporate elements of Highlands County including caladiums, golf,...
2015/02/22 12:31
2015/02/22 12:31
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Alyce Walker, a spry 87, walks around the nearly four-acre plot where her relatives are buried and stops at a towering live oak. "That's where Reverend Abe Tillman was lynched, in 1920," says Walker,...
2015/02/22 06:47
2015/02/22 06:47
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FranklinCounty saw a tiny rise in its unemployment rate for December, as it ticked up to the 6.4 percent level. According to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic...
2015/02/20 16:50
2015/02/20 16:50
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Friday, February 20, 11:15 AM EST And now, a process that was intended to reducing lobbying may do the opposite. The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, comprising seven senators and seven...
2015/02/20 00:57
2015/02/20 00:57
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TALLAHASSEE | A legislative joint committee never got around to deciding which of four sports venues, including Jacksonville’s EverBank Field, would receive state dollars to help pay for...
2015/02/19 23:03
2015/02/19 23:03
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A panel of lawmakers decided Thursday to put off final approval of the $2 million in state taxpayer funds sought by the Orlando City Lions' for a new soccer stadium. TALLAHASSEE — A panel of...
2015/02/19 22:36
2015/02/19 22:36
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A panel of state lawmakers Thursday declined to vote on whether to approve $7 million set aside for improvements to professional sports stadiums. The issue has stoked tension, as...
2015/02/19 21:53
2015/02/19 21:53
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A legislative analysis ranked the Dolphins stadium third in line for state funding The Dolphins will have to wait to see whether their stadium will receive some state funding for its $350 million in...
2015/02/18 22:51
2015/02/18 22:51
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Bank of America is laying of 69 workers in Jacksonville, according to a notice posted Monday on the Florida Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification website. The workers will be laid off on...
2015/02/18 18:33
2015/02/18 18:33
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Home care workers' low wages are undermining the care of America's elderly and disabled, according to a new report. Personal aid and home health aides are increasingly difficult to recruit and...
2015/02/16 18:39
2015/02/16 18:39
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An estimated 97.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2014, a 3.9 percent increase from the year before, according to information released Monday by Visit Florida, the state's tourism-marketing arm....
2015/02/12 23:33
2015/02/12 23:33
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The state took one look at the planning-by-developer proposal ironically called Wellness Way and spit out the nasty taste in 39 pages of objections last week that boiled down to this: Yuck. The...
2015/02/12 22:36
2015/02/12 22:36
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A three-way fight that has Gov. Rick Scott's administration going "round and round" with legislative leaders is brewing as a budget panel prepares to vote on a pot of money for...
2015/02/10 15:58
2015/02/10 15:58
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We are bombarded daily with real estate statistics, but they are always on a national or state level- and sometimes tracking activity in Cape Coral or Fort Myers, or Lee County - but no one does North...
2015/02/06 22:30
2015/02/06 22:30
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We have a superb program in place in Florida that since 1997 has prompted significant investment to more than 65 challenged areas around the state and created 130,000 jobs in those areas. The Florida...
2015/03/03 16:32
2015/03/03 16:32
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