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Student paralyzed as six-year-old dies at 17, mother sued for $15.5K funeral costs

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After becoming a quadriplegic 11 years ago at age 6, E’traveon Johnson passed away last year, leaving his mother to pay thousands of dollars for a funeral. Now, Lawson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is suing St. Petersburg resident Chantelle Ross, 37, for refusing to pay nearly $15,500 funeral costs for her 17-year-old son. Lawson Funeral Home is at 4535 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. The suit seeks payment for the funeral, interest and fees associated with bringing the suit.…

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Dad blogger argues ‘Failure Factories’ isn’t as bad as the Tampa Bay Times made out

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Most of us were disgusted over the weekend when we read the Tampa Bay Times investigative analysis “Failure Factories,” which showed five Pinellas County schools were grossly failing to educate its students. Those five schools — Melrose, Campbell Park, Lakewood, Maximo and Fairmount Park – went from being considered average just eight years ago to being in the bottom tier of Florida public schools. Melrose Elementary is ranked the worst elementary school in the state, with Fairmount Park right behind…

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