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Board recommends property be rezoned

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.

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