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Hurricane Irma Recovery Updates For North Central Florida

Live Blog Hurricane Irma   Original Post Schools: Alachua County: closed through Tuesday Clay County: district schools and offices will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13th College of Central Florida: closed Friday and Monday Dixie County: closed Friday and Monday Duval County: early dismissal Thursday and closed Friday Hernando County: closed Thursday and Friday …

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Polk Elementary Teacher Is Florida Teacher Of Year

A Polk County math teacher has been chosen as Florida’s 2017 teacher of the year. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Highlands Grove Elementary School teacher Jessica Solano was selected from among five finalists. Solano will receive a $20,000 award funded by the state Department of Education and the Macy’s …

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Florida’s Orange Crop Drops 16 Percent

Florida's citrus season will produce enough oranges to fill 81.5 million 90-pound boxes this year, down nearly 16 percent from the prior season. A major cause for the decrease in oranges has been citrus greening, a disease that is deadly to the crop.

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