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Entrepreneur Brings First Marco’s Pizza to Haines City

Marco's Pizza opened its first Haines City location at 641 US Highway 17 92 N Ste. 101 this month.

Tackling Poverty and Hunger in 2023

Food distribution at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida returned to the level we first saw at the height of the pandemic: 300,000 meals per day.

Mending Broken Hearts – and Broken Homes

Julia Eusebio, a clinical UM manager with Embrace Families, focuses on youth in foster care, but offers advice to anyone who wants to mend a broken heart.

Alleged Florida Drug Trafficking Members Indicted on Multiple Drug Charges

Alleged Florida drug trafficking members from Tampa, Tarpon Springs, and Port Richey have been indicted on multiple drug charges.

Seminole County Resident Wins $1 Million Monopoly Scratch-Off Prize

Florida lottery officials recently announced a Sanford resident won $1 million from a $5 MONOPOLY DOUBLER scratch-off lottery ticket.

Lake County Man Wins $1 Million from 500X THE CASH Scratch-Off Prize

Florida lottery officials recently announced a Astatula resident won $1 million from a 500X THE CASH scratch-off lottery ticket.

Lake County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-Off Prize

Florida lottery officials recently announced a Groveland resident won $1 million from a 500X THE CASH scratch-off lottery ticket.

Seminole County Resident Wins $1 Million Gold Rush Scratch-Off Prize

Florida lottery officials recently announced a Longwood resident won $1 million from a Gold Rush Limited scratch-off lottery ticket.

Volusia County Resident Wins $1 Million Scratch-Off Prize

Florida lottery officials recently announced a DeLand resident won $1 million from a Gold Rush Limited scratch-off lottery ticket.

Nearly 200 of Nation’s Best Construction Professionals Converged in Kissimmee

Nearly 200 of the nation’s best construction professionals competed at the premier skilled trades competition in Kissimmee, Florida.

FAIRWINDS Foundation Announces Recipients of 2023 Grants

FAIRWINDS Foundation invested a total of $325,000 into improving the financial well-being of Central Floridians through 12 local organizations.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens The Villages Location

Sprouts Farmers Market opened its newest store on March 17th, located at 330 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages, Florida.

Center for Free Enterprise Named to Oases of Excellence Network

The Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise has earned a place on another prestigious list.

Jack Daniel’s-branded Indian Motorcycle Unveiled at Bike Week

An all-new limited-edition, Jack Daniel’s-branded Indian motorcycle was unveiled at Bike Week.

New Townhomes For Sale at Master-Planned Community in Land O’ Lakes

Sales start at three townhome collections within Angeline, a cutting-edge master-planned community focused on health and wellness in Land O' Lakes, Florida.

30 Arrested in Operation Protecting Children from Sexual Offenders, Predators

Operation Child Protector III: 30 suspects arrested during a Central Florida investigation that focused on sexual predators who target children.

St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull Returns in Historic Downtown Sanford

There's a party in Historic Downtown Sanford for the St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival, with live music, craft beer, food trucks and more.

Lakeland Regional Medical Center Pays Millions to Settle Medicaid Donations Case

Florida’s Lakeland Regional Medical Center agrees to pay millions to settle common law allegations for impermissible Medicaid donations.

Central Florida Armed Fentanyl Trafficker Sentenced for Causing Fatal Overdose

A 36-year-old New Port Richey man has been sentenced for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Orlando VA Program Treats Veterans with Serious Mental Health Disorders

The Orlando VA Healthcare System in Lake Nona launched the utilization of Somatic Treatment for Veterans with serious mental health disorders.

Free Energy Makeovers for Income-Eligible Residents in DeLand from Duke

More than 1,400 income-eligible customers in Volusia County's DeLand neighborhood will soon receive a jolt of positive energy from Duke Energy.

Central Florida Teacher’s Assistant Arrested for Sexual Offenses Against Student

Detectives from Special Victims Unit at Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Poinciana Christian school 9th grade teacher’s assistant late last month.

Florida Middle School Student Arrested for Stabbing Classmate

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 15-year-old after he stabbed a 14-year-old student at Westwood Middle School in Winter Haven.

Lakeland Rapper, Gang Member Charged with First Degree Murder

Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives charged 19-year-old Lakeland rapper and gang member with first degree murder in a shooting death.

Winter Haven Hospitals Welcome New President

BayCare has selected a new president of Winter Haven and Winter Haven Women's Hospitals.

Tampa General Hospital Achieves Record Number of Organ Transplants

Tampa General Hospital's Transplant Institute continues to set records with the number of transplants performed.

Progress Village Apartments Listed for Sale in Tampa

Progress Village, a Class A multifamily community in Tampa, Florida, has been listed for sale.

New Bayshore Luxury Condo Development Reaches Vertical Completion

The Altura Bayshore tower, a luxury skyrise condominium development, reached vertical completion, adding to the South Tampa skyline.

BayCare Opens New Hospital in Wesley Chapel

BayCare Health System recently opened its newest state-of-the-art hospital in Wesley Chapel, located in Pasco County.

Florida Multifamily Property Portfolio Lists for $270 Million

Three Florida multifamily properties listed for $270 million and is comprised of 910 units.