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Jimmie Davis Jr.

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Veteran gets shortchanged on education benefits

For the last two semesters Army Veteran Billy Leonard, 54, has been working towards his Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service Education at Miami Dade College [MDC] to become a funeral director. The problem is his Veterans Retraining Assistance Program [VRAP] only pays for one year of educational benefits, but they specify that his curriculum must lead to an Associate Degree.

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Community celebrates the life, legacy of Arthur E. Teele, Jr.

Late Commissioner remembered for dedication and compassion

Arthur E. Teele, Jr. received a “Purple Heart” for being wounded while serving in Vietnam, and rightfully so he could have came back home and retired but he didn’t. Teele did the unthinkable and returned back to duty and was shot down a second time out of the helicopter.