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On October 23, the Leon County School Board held their agenda review meeting and discussed life coaches and lending libraries. Get the details.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle has scheduled a Nov. 8 hearing on the state’s request to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit alleging discrimination against historically Black Florida A&M University. The lawsuit, filed last year on behalf of six students, alleges FAMU has faced such things as underfunding when compared to other state universities.
The judge in the murder trial of Dan Markel denied a request from the attorneys representing Charlie Adelson to move the trial out of Tallahassee. The attorneys claimed that too much local media coverage demonstrated too many people have knowledge of the case and could render the jury biased. But the judge denied the request.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
The Florida High Seminoles defeated the Episcopal School of Jacksonville 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) in the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A regional quarterfinals. The Seminoles will face Trinity Catholic (Ocala) in the semi-finals on Friday.
For the second consecutive week, Florida State forward Onyi Echegini was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week as she shared the honors with Clemson’s Renee Lyles. Echegini is the first-ever Seminole to win back-to-back ACC Player of the Week awards.
Florida Republican State Representative Randy Fine has withdrawn his endorsement of DeSantis for president and switched loyalties to Donald Trump. On Monday, Fine penned an op-ed in the Washington Times with the headline “Donald Trump has never let us down” where he was highly critical of DeSantis. He asserts that DeSantis’ actions broke his heart.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and State University System Chancellor Ray Rodrigues have ordered universities to dismantle various student chapters that have been aligned with support for “Hamas terrorism” after the escalated conflict between Israel and Hamas. Rodrigues wrote to university presidents that at least two chapters under the body known as “National Students for Justice in Palestine” must be immediately terminated.
A day after AAA announced that Florida’s average gas prices were at their lowest in several months, the state saw a huge jump at the pump on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Florida’s average gas price is at $3.29 per gallon, a seven-cent jump from the day before. The current record for the average price of gas in Florida is $4.89 that was set on Monday, June 13, 2022.