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Board recommends property be rezoned

Published Apr. 11, 2006

Blood center sends out

emergency call for donors

Life South Community Blood Centers reports an emergency need for blood donors in Florida. The center needs O-negative, A-negative and B-negative blood and is in urgent need of O-positive and B-positive donors. Blood donors must be at least 17, weigh 110 pounds or more and show a photo ID. Call the Inverness office (220 S Pine Ave.) at 344-5332 or the Lecanto center (1241 S Lecanto Highway/ County Road 491) at 527-3061.

Man who set home on fire

given 7-year sentence

INVERNESS _ Kent Vernon Hamilton, the Floral City man accused of setting fire to a home when his wife was inside, accepted a plea deal Thursday that calls for him to serve a seven-year prison term. Sylvia Hamilton was not injured in the September 2004 blaze. Her 52-year-old husband was charged with arson of an occupied dwelling, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, and with violating probation on a previous drug case.