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Hancock appointed to citrus commission

TALLAHASSEE - Sebring's Jonathan "Ned" Hancock was appointed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Citrus Commission. Hancock, 56, is the owner and president of Hancock Citrus Inc. He succeeds Jesse Clark and is appointed for a term beginning March 21 and ending June 30, 2016.

He joins Francisco Pines, 38, of Pinecrest, owner and general counsel of Pines Ranch, and Michael Garavaglia, 46, of Vero Beach, president and general partner of The Packers of Indian River Ltd.

The Florida Senate has to confirm the appointments to make them official.