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Airport hotels are proposed
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:16PM
The Venice City Council will consider two proposals — both involving hotels — to lease the 11-acre former circus property next week. There’s the one that includes projections for rent, … Find out how to read more online.
History First
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:16PM
When word spread through Venice two years ago that almost a third of the historic downtown business district had been purchased by a largely unknown Guatemalan businessman, panic began to … Find out how to read more online.
Burgundy Square, a trip back in time
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:14PM
Although its appearance and function during the past nine decades has gradually evolved, the cluster of buildings along Venice’s Miami Avenue, known today as Burgundy Square, contributes to the ambiance … Find out how to read more online.
Nickerson to lead Gondolier
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:15PM
As Tim Smolarick, publisher of the twice weekly Venice Gondolier Sun, changes course to take on the publisher role at the daily newspaper, the Highlands News Sun, that publisher, Glen … Find out how to read more online.
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BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years. CEO Harald Krueger’s announcement coincided with the German automaker’s celebration of 25 years of manufacturing … read more.

US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers
Mon  Jun 26 2017 08:46PM
BC-Financial Markets, 8th Ld-Writethru,758 US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers AP Photo NYBZ126 Eds: Updates with close of US trading. With AP Photos. By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a … read more.

Swedish government announces release of hostage in Mali
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
BAMAKO, Mali — A Swedish man kidnapped by Islamic militants in northern Mali nearly six years ago has been released from captivity, the Swedish government confirmed Monday. There was no immediate word on the fate of a second hostage, from … read more.

Subway digging uncovers ‘Pompeii-like scene’ in Rome
Tue  Jun 27 2017 01:19AM
ROME — Digging for Rome’s new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that collapsed the structure. Archaeologists on Monday said … read more.

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Venice Regional names new CEO
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:14PM
After several CEOs brought in from out of state, Venice Regional Bayfront Health (VRBH) only needed to look as far north as Ocala to fill its current vacancy. The hospital announced Wednesday that Bob Moore, CEO of Munroe Regional Medical … Find out how to read more online.

City mulls contribution to HUD housing
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:12PM
The City of Venice is considering “plan B” to get its Phase 2 Venetian Walk HUD housing project off the ground, and it may include a $500,000 contribution. It’s been three years since Venetian Walk’s Phase 1 senior housing project … Find out how to read more online.

The Bridges sale hits a glitch
Sat  Jun 24 2017 02:12PM
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation may have a buyer for its 300 acres of vacant property called The Bridges. The parcel was purchased in 2005 with plans to create a national model for workforce housing between Laurel and Border roads … Find out how to read more online.

Landmark Dome Flea Market to close
Wed  Jun 21 2017 09:56AM
After 43 years, the owners of the Dome Flea & Farmers Market have told vendors they’re calling it quits. “It’s a nightmare, a nightmare,” said Ginger Hansel, who operates Back Room Bargains, a thrift store at the Dome. “There was … Find out how to read more online.

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