Home / The Point / The Point, Jan. 22, 2019: A Celebration Of MLK Around North Central Florida

The Point, Jan. 22, 2019: A Celebration Of MLK Around North Central Florida

By


Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m.



The top stories near you

• In the days leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and national holiday, racist hate flyers were found in the driveways of many Alachua County residents. (Gainesville Sun)

• Still, hundreds gathered in Ocala to celebrate and march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. And in Newberry, which has spent much of the past year in a process of racial reconciliation, a few dozen people showed up to celebrate the holiday together. Here are a few photos from the MLK march in Gainesville. (Ocala Star-Banner, WCJB, WUFT News)

• An Alachua County commissioner likes the idea of automated speed enforcement along the county’s stretch of I-75 to slow drivers down and improve safety. (WUFT News)

• After 28 years, the artistic director of the Hippodrome Theatre stepped down. (Gainesville Sun)

• A Santa Fe student from Ocala has decided to run for Gainesville mayor. (The Alligator)


Today’s sponsored message

Crime Prevention Security Systems has more than 40 years of experience in providing peace of mind for businesses and families in North Central Florida. With its free app, local monitoring and state of the art security equipment, Crime Prevention is the local leader in security systems and home technology. Upgrade your existing system now for remote access to your security, lights, locks and thermostats – from your smartphone or tablet. Call 352-376-1499 or visit www.cpss.net.


Around the state today

• Gov. Ron DeSantis has turned his attention to the program that offers private school scholarships to low-income students with the intent of putting an end to the lengthy waitlist. (Orlando Weekly)

• Nikki Fried will decide who she will pick as the state’s first director of cannabis in the coming weeks. (Florida Politics)

• The Fort Myers Beach Public Library remains closed due to a homicide investigation involving the facility’s director. (Fort Myers News-Press)

• Suspended Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher rallied along with others to oppose the governor’s recent decision to remove her from office. (Sun Sentinel)

• An Alabama man is in police custody after assaulting Okaloosa’s County Commissioner. (Northwest Florida Daily News)


News from NPR

• Politics: The Latest on The Government Shutdown Standoff

• National: Thrift Stores Say They’re Swamped With Donations After ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ 

• World: Suicide Attackers Kill Dozens In Assault On Afghan Base

• National: In Wisconsin, Farmers May Soon Be Milking The Profits Of Solar Energy Instead Of Cows

• National: Critics Continue Adding Voices To Challenge Of Hudson River Cleanup Results

• World: China says Claim of Gene-Edited Babies ‘Seriously Violated’ Regulations

• National: Delta Air Lines Pays To Keep Martin Luther King Jr. National Park Open For Holidays

About Kylie Adkins

Kylie is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Check Also

The Point, May 16, 2019: When Florida’s 2019 Hurricane Sales Tax Holidays Will Take Place

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to create back-to-school and hurricane sales tax holidays, the latter of which starts at the end of this month.