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Kilwins Of Jacksonville Recognized For Employing People With Disabilities

Ashley Williams, 34, cuts, packages and weighs caramel chews at Kilwins Jacksonville. Williams is one of two employees with a disability who works at Kilwins Jacksonville.

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Kilwins Jacksonville was recognized as an Exceptional Employer on Oct. 7 at Tallahassee City Hall. Dana Stallings, owner of Kilwins Jacksonville, has made it a mission to consistently employ people with disabilities. Not only does employment benefit people with disabilities, but it also benefits their co-workers, she said.

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Record Rains Dampen Farmers’ Outlook On Hay, Vegetable Profits

Hay farmer Carl Allison looks at the quality of the cow hay from one of his rolls. Allison has resorted to selling cow hay because the rain has cause his horse hay to become brown and too mature.

Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.

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Alachua Publix to Open Saturday, Provide 125 Jobs

The city of Alachua is finally opening a Publix after years of requests from residents. The 45,600-square-foot store includes a drive-through pharmacy, a deli, a bakery, and seafood and floral departments.

Lydia Romig was one day too early. She went to the new Publix in Alachua on Friday during her lunch break, hoping to pick up her favorite sausage-and-kale soup. Romig is just one eager customer of many who is excited about the new store. After much anticipation, the Publix will …

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Gator Domino’s Ditches Drive-Thru Microphone, Goes Digital

From left to right: Domino’s employees Geo Crume (far left) and Sawyer Cunningham (far right) make pizzas at the new pizza theatre store. The store on Archer is the first location to offer exclusively digital services.

Gator Domino's is going digital. At the new store, scheduled to open Oct. 5, workers will not take orders at the drive-through. Food must be ordered by telephone or by a digital device ahead of time. A "pizza theater" will be featured, where customers can watch their food being prepared. The owner, Freddie Wehbe, says Gator Domino's digital changes are first of its kind among other Domino's stores.

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