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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

01/04/07 -- EDITOR'S NOTE: Blog break over, Code Enforcement meeting tonight

Happy New Year, McIntosh!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I know I had a great break. I graduated in December from UF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. Most of my degree, I held down a full-time job and extra journalism projects like this blog, an internship at the Sun and a section editor for a couple semesters at the Alligator. Through that I found time to get to class and actually study. I graduated magna cum laude.

So, I found some more time over break and took a little bit of an Internet vacation. But now we're into 2007. I had my first orientation session for grad school. I'm now a masters student at UF's Journalism school.

As school starts back up, so does the machine that is McIntosh's municipal government. Tonight will be the Code Enforcement meeting.

The organizational meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. It's a short notice, I know. But this is an important meeting. Code Enforcement proved a hardship in 2006 for this town. I'll put my editorial hat on and ask if maybe it's not perhaps time for a change in leadership on that board?

I've got some e-mails asking about the December meeting. I'm going to get a break-down up before next week's meeting, as well as the audio file.

posted by Cher @ 3:49 PM,


At   January 06, 2007 5:54 PM     ,    Anonymous    said...

Congrats on your graduation! I'm sure you'll do well in grad school with all that work you've been doing!

Thanks for this blog which I just read for the first time. Excellent job with the local news. Very easy to read and quite clear. I had no idea things were so contentious! Never heard of the "Wall."

Now I know why I saw a sign about people needing to identify street lights out. I happened to be returning from Gainesville the night of that accident, and figured it was probably a car wreck, and went around it. How sad to read about the man getting hit. Is he okay?


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I'm Cher From McIntosh, FL I'm a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a master's degree in Mass Communication. While I was finishing my undergrad degree in journalism last year, I reported on McIntosh, Fla. for an in-depth reporting class. I figured that the reporting and the public record files should go somewhere people can access them. Reporters don't report to keep the information they find to themselves. Some of that reporting is included here in a forum that allows response. McIntosh suffers because with no news coverage, the local government and the rumor mill have too much potential to run rampant over residents. I moved to McIntosh in the fall of 1999. My profile

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