Harold Gary Morse, who transformed his father’s cluster of a few hundred mobile homes in central Florida into the gigantic retirement utopia The Villages and made it a must-stop on campaign trails with his funding of Republican politics, has died. He was 77.
Morse died Wednesday, according to The Villages Daily Sun, the newspaper that Morse once owned.
AUGUSTA — A 120-room, four-story hotel is proposed for Western Avenue in Augusta amid a cluster of hotels in a busy part of the city.
The hotel would be built at 377 Western Ave. on a lot visible from Interstate 95. The 11-acre site was cleared of most trees in recent years and is made up of five combined lots.
Auburn developer George Schott, who would co-own the 25,580-square-foot hotel with Florida-based Ocean Properties, said it would target customers staying for more than a week at a time.
Planning Board documents list the hotel as a Homewood Suites, which is a brand of Hilton Worldwide.
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Rosie the Riveter’s old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.
Yankee Air Museum board chairman Ray Hunter signed papers Thursday making the aviation museum the owner of a 144,000-square-foot slice of the former Willow Run Bomber Plant, where Rose Will Monroe and other workers built B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II.
The signing ceremony represented the culmination of efforts to raise the $8 million needed to save part of the factory for the nearby Yankee Air Museum’s new home.
The Willow Run factory, which was built by Ford Motor Co.
Carl Robinson was remembered by his loved ones Thursday as a kind, honest and helpful guy, who could easily connect with people.
Mr. Robinson, of Standish, embraced a variety of interests throughout his life. He was a carpenter, a teacher, and a driver’s education instructor. He was a ham radio operator and a talented musician, who could sing and play the piano.
Plane loses power, crashes into flight school, killing four
A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita.
Three of the dead were inside a flight simulator in the building when the plane crashed into it at the city’s Mid-Continent Airport, and the fourth was found on the roof and is believed to be the pilot, Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell said.
Five others were injured in the crash, and one of them was in serious condition at a hospital, Blackwell said.
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