Former Army soldier convicted of murder returns July 4 flag at Palm Bay leaders’ request
A former U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of murder in the 2007 killings of unarmed Iraqi detainees has returned the ceremonial flag that Mayor Rob Medina gave him during a Fourth of July public event, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Groveland hosts simultaneous fireworks displays
GROVELAND – The City of Groveland didn't host a big Fourth of July celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it did put on two dueling fireworks displays for residents to watch safely from their own homes. “In previous years, our tradition has been to gather for the best things the Fourth of July in Groveland has to offer: food, fun and fireworks,” Wilson wrote. They pinpointed two secret locations where they could set off the fireworks so everyone in the city can watch from their homes. The city estimates more than 21,000 people will enjoy the dueling fireworks display safely from their front porch or backyard. As the fireworks went up in Groveland, the same could not be said through much of Central Florida.