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As authorities in Florida try to reach people who have been trapped by floodwaters or isolated on barrier islands since Hurricane Ian came ashore last week, concerned members of the public have been springing into action to aid the official rescue efforts. One such group, Project Dynamo, has rescued more than 20 people, many of them elderly residents who became cut off when the Category 4 storm washed away a bridge connecting the Florida mainland with Sanibel Island, a crescent-shaped sliver of sand popular with tourists that was home to about 7,000 residents. Others have joined in the rescue efforts, using boats, paddleboards, jet skis and other resources to find people stranded by floodwaters or cut off by damage.

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Column: 'We need to fix it' safety concerns dogging NASCAR

NASCAR’s beleaguered new car made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs

NASCAR’s beleaguered new car made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs. It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season. The first four playoff races were a marred by car fires, broken parts and blown tires. Two drivers were sidelined by concussions. NASCAR will crash test some new ideas this week in Ohio, then meet with the team owners and drivers at the end of the week. Read more

Mackenzie Hughes has won the Sanderson Farms Championship with a birdie on the second playoff hole against Sepp Straka. It was the third time for Hughes to play the 18th, and the Canadian finally came through. In regulation, Hughes had to two-putt for par from 100 feet behind the green. On the 18th in the first playoff hole, he had to save par from a bunker. The third time around, he drilled his approach to 8 feet and made the putt. He shot 69. Straka closed with a 67. Hughes now has two PGA Tour wins, both in playoffs. Read more

None of us have answers to all questions out there. I want you to know that I try to be sincere and live for God. I never wanted to be a hypocrite but find along the way I let God and Jesus down. I rectified my mistakes and confessed my sins according to 1 John 1:9. My desire in sending lett… Read more