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Satellite's Gabe Montague leads 2019 All-Space Coast Boys Cross Country team

Satellite's Gabe Montague leads 2019 All-Space Coast Boys Cross Country team as named by Florida Today.

       

Source: Satellite's Gabe Montague leads 2019 All-Space Coast Boys Cross Country team
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Senator Randolph Bracy Confronts a Dark Part of History and Seeks Closure for the Victims of the 1920 Ocoee Election Day Riots

As the sponsor of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre bills, State Senator Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee) is proud to announce that both SB 1262 and SB 1264 passed favorably during their first hearing in the Judiciary Committee earlier today.



The notorious Election Day incident began when a prominent black landowner, Julius “July” Perry, was lynched for attempting to exercise his right to vote. Ocoee’s African American population was forced to abandon their homes and property, or risk a fate similar to July Perry’s at the hands of a deputized mob and local government officials. According to census records, hundreds of black residents fled as a result of the incident, and an estimated fifty black residents were murdered during the Election Day riot.



The legislation not only creates a Descendant Compensation Program but also directs the State to explore ways for the Ocoee incident to be taught in schools, incorporated into museums, and in the naming of State parks to recognize victims of the violence.



Senator Bracy has relentlessly shone a light on this dark part of history and noted: “Given that 2020 will mark the centennial of this horrific tragedy, I believe it is an appropriate time for our legislature to offer healing and closure to the individuals impacted by this painful legacy”. The legislation now awaits its next hearing in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice.



 



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Source: Senator Randolph Bracy Confronts a Dark Part of History and Seeks Closure for the Victims of the 1920 Ocoee Election Day Riots
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Cape Coral / Cape girls win backyard battle with Mariner, 53-49
« Last post by Cape Coral on Today at 04:35:31 PM »
Cape girls win backyard battle with Mariner, 53-49

Friday's matchup of old rivals Cape Coral and Mariner turned in a matter of minutes.
The Seahawks won Friday night's home girls basketballduel with a comeback 53-49 victory, improving to 12-8 overalland 6-0 in District 5A-11.
Source: Cape girls win backyard battle with Mariner, 53-49
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Jacksonville / Political consultant unfazed by JEA investigation
« Last post by Jacksonville on Today at 04:35:31 PM »
Political consultant unfazed by JEA investigation

When City Council President Scott Wilson announced a special committee would investigate JEA, there were many people on hand who have political ties to those involved.
Source: Political consultant unfazed by JEA investigation
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As temperatures drop, number of calls to HVAC companies rise

The owner of Bold City Heating and Air said the company received dozens of calls for help in a two-hour span Tuesday morning.
Source: As temperatures drop, number of calls to HVAC companies rise
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Evangelist Franklin Graham takes Decision America Tour to Palm Beach County

It was the fifth of six stops in Florida for what he called the Decision America Tour.
Source: Evangelist Franklin Graham takes Decision America Tour to Palm Beach County
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Delray Beach's Coco Gauff defeats Venus Williams in first round of Australian Open

Delray Beach’s Coco Gauff has done it again!
Source: Delray Beach's Coco Gauff defeats Venus Williams in first round of Australian Open
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Tampa / Litter Effort Goes a Long Way
« Last post by Tampa on Today at 04:35:30 PM »
Litter Effort Goes a Long Way

It's a great time to soak up fresh air, get some sunshine, and pick up litter.


Pick up litter?


Hillsborough County Solid Waste has partnered with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to encourage residents to help improve their communities by collecting scattered trash. Its Adoptions Program is one such initiative.


Solid Waste has coordinated with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful to advance the County's litter prevention and recycling initiatives, which encourage beautification and education, including the Adoptions Program and volunteer cleanups.


Individuals and groups participating in the adoptions effort pick up litter at a specific location at least four times a year. Programs include Adopt-A-Road, Adopt A-Spot (school campuses, bus stops, and neighborhoods), Adopt-A-Park, and Adopt-A-Shoreline. Just about any location will do, as long as no other group is patrolling it. A map on the website shows what areas are taken.


The Brandon branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Florida has picked up litter along Oakfield Drive for 20 years. The group was patrolling a 1-mile stretch of the road when members saw a building for lease. It became the Society's first center in Brandon. "We would not be where we are today, literally, if not for Adopt-A-Road," says Joe Amodei, the branch leader.


The volunteer effort fits nicely with the Society's commitment to helping others, among its other tenets. Members have gathered discarded paper and plastic items, car parts, bottles and cans, nails and screws, and even chicken bones - "Somebody just threw their lunch out of the window," Joe says.


In 2016, almost 300 groups in Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful's Adoptions Program collected about 189,300 pounds of trash and 2,900 pounds of recyclables in Hillsborough County. Doing so made the County look better, and kept the refuse from entering storm drains and waterways.


It also can give volunteers who pick up the discards a sense of well-being. "We're all connected not only to each other, but to the Earth," Joe says. "When you take care of it, you're really taking care of yourself - and each other."


If you're not ready to adopt a road or other space, there are alternatives. Visit the Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful site to learn about their other programs and events, such as Trees for Tampa Bay, the Great American Cleanup, and Hillsborough Trash Free Waters.


Photo Information: Joe Amodei and Linda Bailey stand beside the Taoist Tai Chi Society's Adopt-A-Road sign in Brandon.

Source: Litter Effort Goes a Long Way
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SpaceX delays Crew Dragon's in-flight abort due to poor weather conditions

SpaceX's high-profile mission to test a Crew Dragon capsule's abort capabilities will have to wait one more day due to weather conditions.

       

Source: SpaceX delays Crew Dragon's in-flight abort due to poor weather conditions
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Fort Lauderdale has plan to keep sewage out of streets. It’s just going to take a while.

What's Fort Lauderdale doing to fix its crumbling network of pipes? And how can you tell a sewer main break from a water main break? We've got answers.
Source: Fort Lauderdale has plan to keep sewage out of streets. It’s just going to take a while.