October 1, 2014

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| 11/25/2013

› Heat cuts first rent check in 13 years for AA Arena
After 13 years and three championships, the Miami Heat says its home court finally has generated enough profit to pay rent to its landlord, Miami-Dade County. On Friday, a Heat affiliate delivered a check for $257,134.12 to Miami-Dade that represents the public’s portion of a revenue-sharing agreement.

› Jobless professionals have new networking group in Ocala
Workforce Connection has launched a new networking program in Marion County specifically for unemployed professionals. The organization is called Professional Networking Group and it offers workshops on topics of interest to job-seekers, such as resumes, interviews, goal-setting and social media.

› St. Petersburg gauging residents to see what they want in new pier
The city is gathering feedback from residents on what kind of pier should be built on the waterfront. The idea to gauge the opinions of residents came on the heels of voters' rejection of the Lens, which had been picked to replace the shuttered inverted pyramid.

› Country circus wows 'em in Williston
Two Hawk Hammock, a farm in Williston that provides trail rides, lodging and a space for events, held its first Country Circus on Saturday. The event was chock-full of entertainment, including live music, dance performances, trapeze artists and even an elephant.

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