Venice moving forward with Fire Station


VENICE – Venice proceeds with a new fire station. The Venice City Council agreed to find an architect to design a new fire station next to city hall.

The rendering of Sweet Sparkman Architects shows the new station is set to be a $7.2 million dollar cost for rebuilding Fire Station 1 on the City Hall campus.
While a fire fee is on the back burner for now,
City officials had hoped to establish one to provide revenue, that would be immune to fluctuating property values.

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.