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The Point, March 21, 2022: Hawthorne man tries to energize town through youth sports

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• WUFT News: Cornelius Ingram helps spark sports and youth revitalization in Hawthorne. “His football team has gone from a group that has only won three games in three years to an eternal playoff contender. His women’s basketball team has gone from a midfield team to a program powerful who consistently reigns at the top of the district rankings.However, Ingram’s impact also extends to the academic, social and economic fabric of the small town where he grew up.

• Florida Information Service: Here’s how a new law is quickly playing a role in the search for new college presidents in Florida. “The new law creates a public records exemption for information that could identify applicants until after the research is complete, when information about the finalists would be released. Information about the other candidates would remain protected.

• Gainesville Sun ($): Alachua County leaders seek to shame companies that sell tobacco products to underage smokers. “In Alachua County, the legal age to purchase tobacco-related products was raised to 21 in 2019, in an effort to prevent underage smoking. But last year, the state legislature barred counties and cities from regulating tobacco sales, even though the minimum age to buy tobacco in the state was also raised to 21. Medication administration was almost non-existent.

• WUFT News: Gainesville commissioners vote to end telephone commentary system that costs more than $100,000 a year. “The decision was taken at the city commission meeting on Thursday, with the majority voting in favor of his disappearance. The cost of calls was the main issue, with the price apparently exceeding $100 per call. The phone comments alone would have cost Gainesville ratepayers over $100,000 by the end of 2022.

• Mainstreet Daily News: Redistricting of the state complicates the city’s efforts. “…the manner in which the Legislative Assembly draws the boundaries of the House and Senate will necessitate modification of the districts proposed by the city, which has displeased the city commissioners.”

• Ocala Official Journal: DeSantis visits Marion County and announces over $29.5 million in aid. “After visiting Ocala on Friday…for an unscheduled shutdown, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that more than $29.5 million in funding and resources would be made available to help income-qualified individuals and families in the county. de Marion affected by recent severe weather events in the center and northeast. Florida, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

• News4Jax: Deputies are looking for a man charged in a deadly triple shooting in Lake Butler. “The Union County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Lake Butler man accused of shooting three people Saturday night. One of the victims has died, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies said Anthony George, 56, was involved in a shooting in an area west of SW 1st Terr around SW 8th Lane around 10 p.m. Investigators said it was a domestic relationship situation involving George, his significant other and two other people.

• Citrus County Chronicle ($): Massullo drops out of the Senate bid to seek re-election to the House. “The local political landscape changed overnight when Rep. Ralph Massullo dropped his plans to run for the Florida Senate and will instead seek re-election to a fourth term in the district state House of Representatives. 34.”

• WUFT News: Lake Wauburg overcomes obstacles and celebrates its centenary with Music at the Lake. “Neither tornado nor pandemic could stop the Lake Wauburg centennial celebration. September will mark 100 years since the University of Florida took ownership of North Shore Lake, an outdoor recreation center and community staple eight miles south of campus.


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• Palm Beach post office ($): Fed COVID data shows indoor masking isn’t needed in Florida, but the virus could rise again. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effectively lifted indoor masking recommendations for all Florida counties this week, even as parts of the state detect spikes in coronavirus levels in their wastewater.”

• WFTS-Tampa Bay: Budget, hundreds of bills await the governor’s signature at the end of the 2022 legislative session. “Legislators passed 275 bills this year. DeSantis has yet to receive and act on most of them. This includes controversial measures such as a 15-week abortion ban, restrictions on teaching critical race theory in schools and businesses, and what critics call the “Don ‘t Say Gay”. It prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3.

• Panama City News Herald ($): Tornado confirmed: NWS specialists say damage in St. Andrews came from EF-2 twister. “Tallahassee National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed Sunday that the St. Andrews area was hit by an EF-2 tornado on Friday that left extensive damage in its wake.”

• WMFE: Florida’s DOH addressed “compliance issues” before Dr. Pino could return as Orange County health officer. “Pino was furloughed in January following an email he sent to staff members urging them to get a COVID-19 shot.”

• WJCT: Finally, Jacksonville dedicates its first public marker to the Gullah Geechee community. “A new park tells the story of the Cosmo neighborhood in Jacksonville, a coastal community built by former slaves more than a century ago along McCormick and Fort Caroline in Arlington.”

• News4Jax: Jacob Panetta, player accused of having made racist gestures, returns to the Icemen following a suspension. “Jacob Panetta, who was suspended following allegations that he used a racial gesture directed at a black player during a game in Jacksonville, accepted an offer from the Icemen and was scheduled to join the team on Friday night. Panetta said was released after the longtime NHL player’s brother, PK Subban, accused the minor league defenseman of making “monkey gestures” in his direction.


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About Today’s Curator

I’m Ethan Magoc, Editor at WUFT. Originally from Pennsylvania, I found a home that tells stories of Florida. I’m part of a team that searches every morning for local and national stories that are important to you. please send your comments on today’s edition or ideas for stories we may have missed to [email protected]