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DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: A bright idea: Duke Energy helps customers estimate the cost of holiday lighting
Press release submission | Dec 14, 2019

Holiday lights are going up all across the country, bringing bright colors and welcome cheer. But if you wonder how much your energy bill will go up, Duke Energy has the solution.

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Duke Energy provides nearly $300,000 in grants to support species protection, water resources, pollinator programs in Florida
Press release submission | Dec 14, 2019

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded more than a quarter-million dollars to 16 nonprofit organizations committed to protecting and restoring Florida’s vital natural resources.

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Duke Energy Progress rates decreased for North Carolina customers on Dec. 1 due to annual adjustments

Press release submission | Dec 7, 2019

Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina will see a drop in their electric rates this winter season.

SKELETONS: MUSEUM OF OSTEOLOGY: Winter Walk to be held December 5

Press release submission | Dec 1, 2019

Throughout December, snowflakes will softly drift as even the "hottest" exhibits, like Africa and Florida, are covered in a blanket of white. Don't worry, we gave the animals our extra hats and scarves, so they will stay nice and cozy!

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Going green and diverse: Duke Energy Florida completes two financings totaling $900 million

Press release submission | Dec 1, 2019

Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), completed two debt issuances today, aligned with the company’s focus on generating cleaner energy and advancing diversity and inclusion.

Obituaries

Obituary: Dianne Kirkland Roehrich Dec 11, 2019

Dianne Kirkland Roehrich (1944-2019) died on December 3rd at her home in Groveland, Florida after a brutally short battle with a very aggressive cancer.

Obituary: Gretchen E. Coody Dec 11, 2019

Gretchen E. Coody, age 72, of Lake Butler, Florida, passed away on December 2, 2019, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, FL.

Obituary: Steve Allen Johns, Sr. Dec 11, 2019

Steve Allen Johns, Sr. 61, of Jacksonville, Fl., passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl., following an extended illness.

Obituary for Alma Faye Wolfenberger Addison Dec 3, 2019

Ms. Alma Faye Wolfenberger Addison, age 85, of Lake Butler, Florida, passed away peacefully on November 25, at her home.

Obituary: Glen Howard Stover Dec 3, 2019

Mr. Glen Howard Stover, age 37, of Lake Butler, FL, passed away on November 25, 2019, at his home.

Business

Analysis: Florida Hospital Orlando ranked among top U.S. hospitals
Florida Local New Network reports | Mar 8, 2019

Florida Hospital Orlando was listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients

Florida gets above-average marks on financial transparency
Florida Local News Network reports | Nov 15, 2018

Florida received a score of 76 on making key financial information accessible and understandable to the public, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based policy institute.

TML GROUP: Your little trick to boosting profitability 75%

Press release submission | Oct 25, 2018

They say it’s the little things in life that matter the most, but I believe the same applies to managing a business as well.

TML Group: Your EASY-IN to real estate payouts

Press release submission | Oct 11, 2018

So, you’re interested in trying your luck at real estate, but don’t necessarily want to mess around with all the work that’s involved or the risk that typically goes hand-in-hand with it.

Education

Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?
Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

Which U.S. schools receive the least state student aid?
Local Labs News Service | Oct 28, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Gwinnett Institute and South University-West Palm Beach reported receiving the least state financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools.

From Florida Business Daily

Which Florida schools receive the least state student aid?

Local Labs News Service | Oct 21, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and Gwinnett Institute reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

From Florida Business Daily

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

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).

Family

Bridges of Light Foundation fundraiser a success
Carrie Bradon | Sep 16, 2018

The Bridges of Light Foundation recently hosted its 15th Annual Players Ball.

Enjoy the summer with a lake tour of the Lake Butler Chain of Lakes
Carrie Bradon | Aug 21, 2018

There is a lot to take in when you're talking about natural scenery in the central Florida area, but perhaps the most iconic way to take in the beauty of the Lake Butler Chain of Lakes is by boat.

ROSEN COLLEGE OF HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: Battle on the Block to be held June 23

Press release submission | Jun 21, 2018

Join Late Knights, Residence Hall Association (RHA), and Knights of the Turntables for an epic DJ battle in the Academic Village Courtyard to help kick off the start of Summer B!

Real Estate

Analysis: Orange County has 17th highest home vacancy rate among Florida counties.
Florida Local News Service reports | Mar 1, 2019

The number of vacant homes in Florida's Orange County was more than 6,200 in the third quarter of 2018, an eight-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Home affordability in Orange County tanks
Florida Local News Network reports | Dec 13, 2018

Orange County had the sixth lowest home affordability index in Florida in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Q3 real estate sales report: Tildenville

Local Labs News Service | Dec 11, 2018

Median prices rose in Tildenville over last year, and are up 120.1 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to third quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com

Q3 real estate sales report: Orlovista

Local Labs News Service | Dec 10, 2018

Median prices rose in Orlovista over last year, and are up 224.1 percent over 10 years, adjusted for inflation, according to third quarter sales data collected by BlockShopper.com

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