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Partner awards announced

The Central Florida Community Action Agency has named CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion its 2018 Partner of the Year for Marion County.

The agency, which serves Marion, Levy and Alachua counties, provides energy assistance and other programs for low-income families, particularly the elderly and disabled. Last November, the agency moved its Marion County office to CareerSource CLM’s career center in Ocala.

During the awards event July 12 in Gainesville, agency CEO Charles Harris said the move resulted in “substantial financial savings to the agency and more importantly, provided convenience for our shared clients.”

Harris joined CareerSource CLM’s board of directors earlier this year.

The Partner of the Year awards also recognized the Chiefland Police Department as Le...

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Why Many Tourists Are Very Happy Visiting Tallahassee Florida

Although it is more customary for people visiting Florida to head to the major cities with well-known attractions, some people had North up into Tallahassee. They may be visiting because they have never been to the capital city before, but sometimes it is for other reasons. It’s a much different atmosphere once you arrive. It could be its close proximity to Georgia and Alabama, or it could be that it is designed that way. Instead of seeing amusement parks, or docs where you can take a cruise out to neighboring islands, you are going to see the following instead.

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FL WFO TALLAHASSEE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO TALLAHASSEE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Sunday, July 29, 2018

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Tallahassee FL

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTH CENTRAL MADISON…

SOUTHWESTERN LOWNDES AND BROOKS COUNTIES UNTIL 815 PM EDT…

At 726 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near

Quitman, moving northeast at 10 mph.

Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include…

Quitman, Lake Park, Valdosta, Morven, Dixie, Hamburg, Kinderlou,

Lovett, Nankin, Empress, Clyattville, Brooks Co A/p, Blue Springs and

I-75 At Exit 11.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.

Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm...

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Assistant Manager Of Florida Sporting Goods Store Fired For Stopping Attempted Robbery

Tallahassee, FL (CBS Local)- The assistant manager of Academy Sports in Tallahassee, Florida was fired this week after tackling a suspect who was accused of stealing a handgun.

Dean Crouch told WXTL news in Tallahassee that he was informed on Tuesday that he was fired despite tackling Jason White and stopping him from leaving the store with a handgun from the firearms department on June 29th.

Crouch told the station that he was upset by his firing because he was only trying to prevent the man from hurting anyone.

“I was really dumbfounded honestly, that Academy would do something like this. I worked so hard for Academy, put some blood, sweat, and tears into this place,” said Crouch...

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Florida gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene says he has resources to win it all

ORLANDO, Fla. – Jeff Greene, the 63-year-old Florida real estate billionaire running for governor, said he expects to use his financial leverage to out-campaign his four rivals and put a Democratic governor in Tallahassee for the first time in two decades.

“We’ve had 20 years of Republican governors; they’ve destroyed our state,” Greene told News 6. “Any one of my opponents will be better than Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis.”

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Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham; former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a wealthy businessman in his own right; along with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Winter Park businessman Chris King; round out a crowded field of candidates vying for the party’s gubernatorial nomination.

Recent polls put Levin in the lead, but there are still a sizeable numb...

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FL Lottery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ These Florida lotteries were drawn Friday:

Estimated jackpot: $161 million

8-9

(eight, nine)

7-9-1

(seven, nine, one)

5-8-7-4

(five, eight, seven, four)

0-2-6-0-5

(zero, two, six, zero, five)

Estimated jackpot: $137 million

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