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  • Vice President Biden to tour Florida Friday and Saturday

     
    Vice PresidentJoe Biden will be making a two-day swing through Florida this weekend with stops in Sun City and Fort Pierce on Friday and yet-to-be-announced stops on Saturday. The campaign announced that Biden will speak at the The Sun City Center...
  • Unemployment drops in many Florida metro areas

     
    The News Service of Florida Nearly half of the metro areas in the United States that saw their unemployment rate drop by more than 2 percentage points over the last year are in Florida, according to a U.S. Department of Labor report out Wednesday....
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
  • House votes to close down Internet cafes

     
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida Internet cafes, adult arcades and maquinitas may soon have to shut down. The House voted 108-7 to slam the door shut on a variety of small gambling establishments that many lawmakers say have always been illegal, but have...
  • Charter school bill gets another nod (after debate about requiring districts to turn over empty buildings to charters)

     
    A proposed House bill that would give charter schools more freedom got a favorable vote in the appropriations committee yesterday. But not before a debate over a part of the bill that would require school districts to turn empty buildings –rent free...
  • ‘Run the pigs out of the trough’ ran Cliff Stearns out of Washington

     
    By far the biggest primary night upset in Florida was the loss of 12-term U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, to a large-animal veterinarian named Ted Yoho. As of July 25, he had just $129,000 in cash — compared to Stearns' $2 million. But what the...
  • Stearns’ defeat will shake up Florida congressional delegation

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns conceded defeat on Wednesday after a very close primary election — a big surprise sure to shake up the state’s congressional delegation. His departure...
  • With half a dozen competitive races, Central Florida voters have a chance to shape Tallahassee agenda

     
    In one corner of Central Florida, a Republican state representative and the Democratic chairman of Volusia County are competing for a Senate district that reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ocala National Forest. In another, a Democratic state...
  • Senate Dem Leader Smith, Rep. Baxley debate SYG on Fox News

    TALLAHASSEE -- TALLAHASSEE – Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale and state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, were featured on Fox News show “Justice with Judge Janine” Sunday night to debate the Stand Your Ground...
  • Boardways celebrate 60th anniversary

    John and Frances Boardway, formerly of Bel Air, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 17. live in Ocala, Fla.
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...