April 18, 2014


Around the State- Northeast- Feb. 2000

Changing of the GuardA former Naval air station could help growth on the city's west side.by Jane Tanner When the Navy began considering closing the Cecil Field Naval Air Station... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2000

Around the State- Northeast- Jan. 2000

Flagler County -- Plans to widen State Road 100 through Bunnell are sparking protests from some residents who say it will disturb the ambiance and pedestrian atmosphere. A$5-million, Florida Department... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2000

Around the State

Thinking Long-TermHamilton County's biggest employer is bringing in new jobs and improving the quality of life -- but it won't be around forever.In Hamilton County, phosphate mining has dominated the... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1999

Around the State

Shands Looks EastThe organization's Jacksonville strategy isn't a slam dunk, however.Jacksonville is getting a big new player on its healthcare scene. Shands HealthCare, based in Gainesville and affiliated with the... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1999

Around the State

Quid Pro Quo?Jacksonville continues to debate its use of economic incentives to create growth and stability. Like nearly every community, Jacksonville has made economic incentives part of its economic development... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1999

Around the State

Gatorade's Successors Back in 1965, University of Florida physiologists whipped up a fluid-replacement beverage for UF football players to keep them from wilting under the hot Florida sun. That concoction... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1999

Around the State

The Corner of Faith and CommerceAn Episcopal priest and a lawyer have built an ecumenical group that's helping to redevelop Jacksonville's old inner city.Developer Toney Sleiman is better known in... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1999

Around the State

Hub-less in Flagler CountyThe fastest-growing county in Florida is still looking for a commercial center.The ITT Corp. platted 46,000 homesites in Flagler County starting in the early 1970s and largely... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1999

Is Change Coming?

Along the coast of Amelia Island north of Jacksonville, construction workers put finishing touches on seven 14-unit, million-dollar condos at Summer Beach, a 500-acre resort. Just to the south, more... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1999

Around the State

Incoming Call CentersMore phone jobs coming to town doesn't thrill city officials, but call center workers see benefits. Jacksonville's reputation as a call center capital continues to grow. Outside of... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

Around the State

Alachua County -- A proposed Dollar General Corp. distribution center has been on hold pending an agreement between landowner Jacksonville-based N.G. Wade Investment Co. and the city of Alachua. Wade... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

Around the State

Out of the Rough?The much-hyped, long-awaited golf-themed destination may be gaining momentum after a slow start.by Jane Tanner The World Golf Village on I-95 in St. Johns County that opened... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

Around the State

Last Gasp?More than a third of Florida's apparel manufacturing jobs have vanished in the five years since NAFTA. In 1969, Doris Hammond got a job at Jasper Textile in Hamilton... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

Around the State-Northeast-Jan.1999

Alachua County -- Florida Rock Industries (AMEX-FRK) won a heated battle when a proposed air-quality ordinance to stop construction of its $80 million cement plant near Newberry was defeated by... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

Around the State

JACKSONVILLE - Since World War II, the Naval Aviation Depot has been getting fighter planes back into combat shape, and it has a top-gun reputation: The depot's work record helped... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

Around the State

HOUSING BOOM? Former timberlands in northwest St. Johns County are a hotbed for residential developments, and worries about adequate infrastructure and services have prompted county planners to commission an 18-month... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

Around the State

Fresh Horses - Booming development is pushing Ocala's thoroughbred horse farms from their traditional sites. While some wax sentimental about changes in the industry, owners of the horse farms aren't... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

Around the State

Regional Airports - Gainesville air travelers and residents of small and midsize communities statewide are upset that diminishing local air service is making travel more expensive and less convenient. Many... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1998

Around the State

BRADFORD COUNTY -- Proposed expansions of Camp Blanding would boost the economy of Starke, the city closest to the National Guard post that occupies part of Bradford, Clay and Baker... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1998

Around the State

ALACHUA The county's largest private business, Energizer Power Systems, laid off 136 employees, about 10% of its work force, in response to sluggish sales of its nickel-cadmium battery. Earlier this... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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