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Marion County commission, landowners have tools to protect rural lands  

Marion County is home to nearly 4,000 farms, including over 1,200 horse farms. Most of the horse farms are located in the Farmland Preservation Area, which encompasses nearly 200,000 acres in the northwest portion of the county. The FPA is the foundation of our brand and identity as the Horse Capital of the World.   


Action News Jax 

St. Johns parents complain about major traffic problems by brand new High school  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — St Johns County parents are complaining about traffic problems the brand new Beachside High school is already creating. 



Bay County TDC moves forward with $21 million beach renourishment project at St. Andrews State Park 

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – It’s one of the most popular beaches in Bay County. On any warm sunny day, St. Andrews State Park is packed with people. And with less sand to be on, it’s even more crowded. 


Orlando Sentinel 

Inflation, higher rents to blame for crowding at Orange County animal shelter 

A surge of surrendered dogs, many given up by families unable to afford them, prompted Orange County Animal Services to waive adoption fees Wednesday, hoping the move will ease crowding. 



County commissioners meet to discuss budget for next year  

Alachua County, FL — During a special budget meeting on Thursday, Alachua County commissioners discussed the possibility of fixing the roads. 


Sarasota Magazine 

No-Swim Advisory Issued for Multiple Sarasota County Beaches  

Sarasota County health officials have issued precautionary “No Swim” advisories for Siesta Key Beach, North Lido Beach and Lido Casino because the amount of enterococcus bacteria found during water quality testing on Monday, Aug. 8, was outside acceptable limits. 



Residents and Lee County Chairman speak out against proposed apartment development in Fort Myers  

Close to 100 residents living along the Treeline corridor in Fort Myers attended a town hall meeting at the Town Center of Pelican Preserve on Wednesday. Most showed up to speak out against a proposed apartment complex project at the corner of Treeline Avenue and Daniels Parkway. 



NWF Daily News 

Hope Medical Clinic in Destin, Freeport gives healthcare to uninsured  

The Destin area is renowned for its beautiful beaches and booming tourist economy. But for many service and hospitality workers who help fuel the economy, obtaining health care can be a struggle. 



Fox 4 

USF student designing a lumber alternative to help lower construction costs  

TAMPA, Fla. — It’s no secret that there’s a growing need for affordable housing. 



Florida Housing Director: ‘Almost impossible’ to find affordable housing 

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The housing crisis is so dire, some families say they are forced to sleep in cars and motels as they search for affordable units.