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The Point, July 17, 2019: Gainesville Security Guard By Night, Waldo Summer Camp Organizer By Day

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• See the good and tireless work of a woman in Waldo named Lisa Hill who started a summer camp when she realized children often have nothing to do in her community during the summer. At night, she’s a security guard at a Gainesville hotel. (WUFT News)

• A former Gainesville city commissioner is one of the 61 people who have so far applied to be Santa Fe College’s next president. (Gainesville Sun)

• The Marion County School Board Police Department is getting ready for its first school year with its new organizing name, though it’s still comprised of school resource officers from local police agencies in Belleview, Ocala, and the sheriff’s office. (Ocala Star-Banner)

• The rollout of the constitutional amendment that received the most votes last November has been contentious. It’s related to ethics rules for politicians and other public employees. (Florida Phoenix)

• Monroe County is going to start using state money to buy out homeowners for what their property was worth before Hurricane Irma hit The Keys in 2017. (WLRN)

• Nearly 500 people at the Kennedy Space Center celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. (Florida Today)

• The above-average heatwaves the state has seen this summer could be the norm by the end of this century, according to a new study. (Palm Beach Post)

• Nitrogen (and not just warmer water) is helping to kill off Florida’s coral. A researcher says that’s actually good news because the solution is easier than capping greenhouse gas emissions. (NPR News)

• This guy in Bradenton got so frustrated with a panhandler that he made his own sign and followed him around to stop other motorists from offering money. (Bradenton Herald)


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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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