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After the Hurricane Comes the Clean-Up and Repairs, Be Cautious When Hiring a Contractor

After natural disasters like Hurricane Irma, unlicensed contractors and scammers often come into the affected area promising immediate clean-up and debris removal. Some demand payment up-front for work they never do. Others simply lack the skills, licenses, and insurance to … Continue reading

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Sam’s Club® Open to All Florida Residents After Irma

Sam’s Club® has announced that they are temporarily waiving their membership fees and opening their warehouse clubs to everyone affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida to help them replenish their pantries and buy other needed items for after the storm. … Continue reading

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency for All Florida Counties in Response to Hurricane Irma

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-235 declaring a state of emergency in all 67 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Irma – a major Category 4 storm approaching Florida. By declaring a state of emergency in … Continue reading

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HPS Enterprises Submits Claim for Relief under the Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act. Section 70.51, Florida Statute

In the January 21, 2016 edition of the Union County Times, a handful of Union and Bradford County Families announced their intent to join together in a multi-million dollar industrial venture of mining for phosphate deposits buried underneath some 3600 … Continue reading

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Public Notice, Recall of Bush’s Best Baked Beans

Bush’s Best has issued a voluntary recall on certain baked beans due to the discovery of defective side seams on the cans. Please read below the official notice as well as information pertaining to how to determine the affected cans.

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American Legion Post 153, Third Quarter Meeting

Article submitted by Ted Barber Following a covered-dish supper with fried chicken, Ted Barber, the new American Legion Post 153 Commander, presented Old Business information on the successful May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony, the American Legion Post $1,300 Scholarship … Continue reading

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American Legion Post 153, July 8, 2017 Meeting Review

Article submitted by Ted Barber We began 2017 with the January 19, 2017 First Quarter Meeting. Mike Riplinger, Union County High School Superintendent was our guest speaker. He proposed that the American Legion Post 153 and the Veterans of Foreign … Continue reading

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Florida’s 2017 Back to School Tax Holiday Weekend August 4th-6th

The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Lake Butler Chapter No. 40 Order of the Eastern Star Enjoys the Grand Chapter Official Visit

Article submitted by Ted Barber June 23, 2017 marked the Annual Official Visit for Lake Butler Chapter No. 40, Order of the Eastern Star. Annually since 1911 when the Lake Butler Chapter was chartered one of the Grand Chapter of … Continue reading

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Brooker’s Pine Hill Lodge Celebrates Annual Family Day

Article submitted by Ted Barber Each year Pine Hill Lodge ends the first half of the year with a “Family Day” of fellowship and fun. This year was no exception! Over forty Lodge Members, their families and friends gathered at … Continue reading

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