FOOD STORE: Bulk Nation, where shoppers scoop food items into bags, is opening a store on U.S. 98 just north of I-4 this fall.

HOMICIDE: A 35-year-old man carrying a handgun was shot dead at his home near Southwest Middle School after answering a knock from another man who demanded he come to the door, police said.

PHILANTHROPY: Florida Baptist Children’s Home’s headquarters was dedicated to the memory of former Publix exec Joe Blanton after his family provided the agency a $5 million gift.

MUSICIAN: After 40 years on the road, guitarist Skip Frye shares the blues with local audiences.

Source: The Ledger

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