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CareerSource North Central Florida restructures and names new top executives

Scott Lippmann, former city manager of Williston, has been named the new chief executive officer for CareerSource North Central Florida, while Laura Guy-Rice has been appointed to serve as chief financial officer.

The appointments are part of restructuring of the Region 9 Local Workforce Development Board approved last month by the Alachua and Bradford Board of County Commissioners. The boards created three separate entities to oversee workforce development in the two-county region: CareerSource North Central Florida, the Dual County Workforce Development Council and the North Central Florida Workforce Development Board.

Board Chair Dr. Jeffrey Tate said, “CareerSource North Central Florida has come through adversity to achieve a fresh structure for the future of the Alachua and Bradford County workforce. We look forward to the leadership of these experienced executives as our local workforce development board opens a new Job Center location and gears up to address the current challenges facing our workers.”

The Dual County Workforce Development Council is the governing body for the workforce region and is made up of three Alachua County commissioners and one Bradford County commissioner.

CareerSource North Central Florida is the Administrative Entity which reports directly to the Council, while providing staffing and support for the Council and Board. It is one of 24 regions in the CareerSource Florida network.

The North Central Florida Workforce Development Board is the strategic planning and policy development entity for the workforce region of Alachua and Bradford counties.

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Crime

Silver Springs woman admits to shoving pregnant woman to keep her from drying blanket

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AdventHealth case manager charged with battering elderly woman

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Bat-wielding Ocala man seeks vengeance over sexual battery accusation

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Women popped for drug possession in Ocala traffic stop

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Business

Ruby Tuesday adds to growing list of closures along State Road 200

Ruby Tuesday recently closed the doors on its Ocala location, adding to a list of national companies with local closures along State Road 200 that dates back nearly a year.

Sovereigns and Scoundrels opening in former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala

Sovereigns and Scoundrels will open its doors at the former Doc of Rock location in downtown Ocala next week.

CareerSource CLM report shows unemployment rate improvement last month

The local unemployment rate improved in August, but is still much higher than it was at this same time last year, according to a new report from CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion.

Waffle House opens new location on Maricamp Road

Waffle House has opened the doors on a new location along Maricamp Road in Marion County.

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Headlines

Two vehicles crash into two separate Ocala businesses on same day

Two vehicles crashed into two separate Ocala businesses on the same day. We've got photos from both crash scenes.

Silver Springs woman admits to shoving pregnant woman to keep her from drying blanket

A Silver Springs woman was arrested after she admitted to battering a pregnant woman because she wouldn’t stop running a blanket through the family dryer.

AdventHealth case manager charged with battering elderly woman

A case manager was arrested at her job at AdventHealth Ocala on Thursday after being accused of “jumping” a 79-year-old woman who told her to leave her residence.

4 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases crop up in Marion County

Four more local residents have died of COVID-19 as new cases of the deadly virus continue to be identified across Ocala and Marion County.

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