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• The assistant principal at Lake Forest Elementary School in Gainesville has had to perform the job duties of two people after the principal’s mandated removal earlier this year. It’s one of the effects of a state law designed to help struggling schools. (WUFT News)
• A sentence that has remained stubbornly true for more than two years appears today in the Gainesville Sun: “The future of Camp McConnell is once again open to any number of possibilities.”
• The sale of hundreds of thoroughbred horses in Ocala again brought in millions of dollars at this year’s auction. (Ocala Star-Banner)
• The owner of McIntosh Fish Camp has a major problem with the property. A leaky septic system drains right into Orange Lake. (WUFT News)
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Around the state today
• Politico reports on the mental health consequences at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other schools that have recently had mass shootings take place.
• The man convicted of manslaughter for shooting another over a parking space in Clearwater will face his sentencing today. (AP)
• Two related climate change stories today: A new study suggests the poor are most likely to face the consequences of sea level rise in Florida and elsewhere, while a University of Miami graduate student co-authored a study about who benefits from the buyouts of flood-prone homes. (WLRN, NPR News)
• The Courageous 12 are a little-known part of the effort to end segregation in Florida and are getting slightly more recognition in St. Petersburg. (Bay News 9)
• A vote on whether to fire the infamous Palm Beach County principal — he of the controversial Holocaust history comments — keeps getting delayed. (Palm Beach Post)
• Did you know there’s a Lakeland company in charge of deciding what logos will be featured on highway signs across the state? (TCPalm)