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Obituary: Byron Wayne Monday

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 2, 2019

Byron Wayne Monday, 85, of Ocala passed away September 25, 2019.

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Obituary: Tommie Lee Myers

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 2, 2019

On Thursday, September 26th, 2019, Tommie Lee Myers, loving father of 2 children, passed away at the age of 72.

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Obituary: Barbara Kay Thomas

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 2, 2019

Barbara Kay Thomas, 49, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on September 27, 2019 at Hope Hospice.

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Florida earns grade of D for manufacturing health

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 4, 2019

Florida received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

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Gainesville’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Florida

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 5, 2019

The Gainesville metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Florida, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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The price of education: Which Florida schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2019

Florida residents pay the highest in-state tuition at L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology and Rollins College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary: Arthur Williams Belden, Jr.

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Arthur Williams Belden, Jr. was welcomed into heaven with shouts of praise and trumpets blowing on Monday, September 30th.

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Obituary: Sherry Lynn Phillips Kramer

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Sherry Lynn Phillips Kramer, age 67, due to liver cancer on September 30, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

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Obituary: Jean L Reasoner

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

On Monday, September 30th 2019, Jean L Reasoner passed away at age 93 surrounded by family and friends just prior to her passing.

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Total state tax collections in Florida reach $41.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 11, 2019

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $41.3 billion, the fourth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Florida’s public pensions are 79.2 percent government funded

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 12, 2019

Taxpayer contributions to Florida’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 79.2 percent of the total, the 12th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 14, 2019

U.S. residents enrolled at Florida institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

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Obituary: William Edwin Dupre

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

William Edwin Dupre of New Smyrna Beach, passed away Friday Oct 11, 2019.

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Obituary: Brian Steadman

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Brian Steadman, age 55, died in Advent Hospital Hospice Care in Orlando, Florida on October 7, 2019 after a brief illness.

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Obituary for Luella Joan Clark

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Luella Joan Clark passed away on Oct. 07, 2019.

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2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Florida averaged $37,636

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Oct 18, 2019

A beginning teacher’s salary in Florida averaged $37,636 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

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