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Florida moves to Phase 3 of reopening

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov.Ron DeSantis lifted state covid-19 business restrictions Friday, including limits on the numbers of people who can dine in restaurants, while also prohibiting local governments fr

Area jobless rates decline in August

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After a jump in July, the unemployment rate in Columbia and Suwannee counties dropped from around 8% to just above 5% last month, according to figures released Friday by the state.