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The Point, Aug. 26, 2019: What Floridians Should Know About Tropical Storm Dorian

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• Here’s your latest update on Tropical Storm Dorian’s projected path during the next few days. (Florida Storms)

• “It grew from nothing to something big, and it’s just really a very good feeling,” says the wife of George Edmondson, known to thousands of fans as Mr. Two Bits, who died earlier this summer. With the Gators’ return this weekend, here’s the full story of how the famous cheer came to be. (WUFT News)

• The scene outside Saturday night’s Gator football game in Orlando turned briefly violent near the Florida band, and its director was attacked from behind following the game. (The Alligator)

• The Gainesville City Commission’s online public email archive is not working all that well, and the city manager says its internal system for fulfilling public record requests isn’t, either. (Gainesville Sun)

• GateHouse has a preview of the toll road project meetings that begin tomorrow, as well as the overall pushback the idea has received.


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Around the state today

• A final report on the improper spending at the University of Central Florida was released late last week. The total: $99 million in improperly transferred funds. (Orlando Sentinel)

• Today marks one year since the deadly shooting at Jacksonville Landing, but the reasons behind it are still unclear. (Florida Times-Union)

• Lakeland city government is in the same decision-making process as Gainesville’s is right now with a proposed broadband network. (Lakeland Ledger)

• Legalizing recreational marijuana received strong support from Floridians in a new poll. (Florida Politics)

• A former Tallahassee city commissioner and would-be state senator is unlikely to ever qualify for the latter office’s race since he’ll be a convicted felon. (WFSU)

A St. Augustine historian challenges the scope of the 1619 Project, which this month received much attention for its coverage of the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans being brought to Virginia. She says slaves had been brought to St. Augustine in the 1500s. (St. Augustine Record)


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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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