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Hurricane sales tax holiday starts today

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Starting today, shoppers in Florida emerging from coronavirus stay-at-home orders can avoid paying sales taxes while putting together disaster-preparation stockpiles for the 2020 hurricane season.<

Hurricane season meets covid-19

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With the six-month Atlantic hurricane season starting Monday, emergency-management officials have changed how Florida will respond to storms as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Shands Lake Shore hangs in the balance

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Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center isn’t profitable enough to be worthwhile for the corporation running the facility, casting uncertainty on the future of an institution at the crossroads of

Jobless rate in county jumps to 9.6 percent

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More than three-quarters of a million Floridians — 2,561 of them from Columbia County — joined the ranks of the unemployed as the coronavirus pandemic fully took hold in April, pushing the state’s