April 21, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/17/2013

› UF management of St. Augustine now producing historical dividends
Visitors to the country's oldest continuously occupied city founded by European settlers can now see the impact of the University of Florida's stewardship of two dozen state-owned properties.

› SBA to offer help to Edward Waters, surrounding area
Edward Waters College signed an agreement Thursday afternoon with the federal government to bring more business help to its students and the neighborhood that surrounds the college.

› Wawa seeks approval for Bradenton site
Wawa, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, is one step closer to opening its first location south of Tampa Bay after a Bradenton planning commission approved its permit request Wednesday.

› Enrollment freeze, layoffs plague local Job Corps Center
In the midst of a contract dispute over who gets to operate the Gainesville Job Corps Center, budget woes on a national level have led to an enrollment freeze and layoffs at the center.

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