Dixie County begins its fight to keep a granite monument of the Ten Commandments in front of the county courthouse. The attorney representing Dixie County is appealing a federal court ruling that ordered county officials remove the monument. The Dixie County Commission voted unanimously last week to appeal Judge Maurice Paul’s decision requiring the six-ton monument be removed. The notice of appeal is being filed with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta today.
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University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals following the Trump administration's Tuesday announcement to end the program. “The DACA program and our 'Dreamers' add significantly to our university’s excellence in education, research and the economic impact the university has on our state," Fuchs said in a statement.