Leon County

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Tallahassee film buffs in search of the rare, bizarre and weird may be in trouble. A local, independent video store and movie theatre is struggling to keeps its doors open.

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The Leon County Commission wants to hold a public workshop on the uptick of local crime later this fall. The announcement comes after the capital county logged the highest crime rate in the state for the third year running. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement analysis shows the bump is largely due to an increase in property theft. Commissioner John Dailey wants to understand the trend and reverse it.

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Many Tallahassee residents don’t live in walking distance of a grocery store or garden, especially in the city’s Southside. But the closing of the Winn Dixie on Paul Russell Road could be an opportunity for urban farmers.

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Tallahassee has seen a string of pedestrian deaths and injuries, with one of the most recent incidents happening over the Memorial Day weekend. But these casualties don’t have to be as common as they are. WFSU sat down with a transportation engineer who has ideas on making city streets safer.

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Local officials are moving forward with a plan to redesign the site that once held Tallahassee’s old homeless shelter. But there are concerns about whether the area can sustain more retail and private homes.

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Tallahassee’s mayor has lost the endorsement of some of his colleagues in his race to be the state’s next governor. Leon County Commissioners John Dailey and Kristin Dozier are endorsing Democrat Gwen Graham for governor.

Non-euphoric marijuana was supposed to be available January 1 of this year.
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Medical Marijuana is on the agenda for the Leon County Commission’s Tuesday meeting.

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Developments in video technology are rapidly changing how we interact with the world. Now some of those advances could ultimately change how Leon County handles crime.

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Big Bend lawmakers are asking for more than $100 million for local and regional projects. They include everything from university plans to area infrastructure projects.

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Leon County Commissioners want to be sure they have a plan in place as medical marijuana becomes more accessible and the state works out its rules stemming from Amendment Two. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley says it makes sense to get started now.

Streetlight Ordinance To Be Discussed At County Meeting

Feb 6, 2017
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Streetlights could soon come to parts of unincorporated Leon County. County Commissioners meet Tuesday to discuss a proposed ordinance. 

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The City of Tallahassee is beginning to negotiate the sale of the Firestone Building and Bloxham Annex to the North American Properties company. The properties are located at the corner of Gaines and Gadsden Streets, just east of Cascades Park. NAP hopes to replace the abandoned state offices with a mixed-use community, complete with residential housing, and space for retail, dining and entertainment venues.

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The Leon County Government will now be responsible for day to day oversight of the county’s emergency management function. County Administrator Vince Long says the move stems from a recommendation following Hurricane Hermine and removes the responsibility from the sheriff’s office.

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Despite this weekend’s severe weather, more than 130 newly planted trees stayed safe at Lafayette Park.

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Florida’s Arbor Day may be Friday, but Tallahassee and Leon County officials are inviting the public to take part in the area’s own tree planting event Saturday.

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The joint Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department is keeping all options open as it considers redeveloping part of the historic Myers Park neighborhood. But some residents are still anxious about the proposal.

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The Consolidated Dispatch Agency is agreeing to pay $950,000 to the estate of a slain sheriff’s officer. The family of Deputy Chris Smith sued the CDA and local governments after he was ambushed and killed in the line of duty in 2014.

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An evening about the nation’s racial divide attracted 600 hundred people in Tallahassee Wednesday night to participate in a frank discussion about race and lingering cultural division. 

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Five candidates for local positions are now Leon County officeholders after taking their oaths Tuesday.

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The son of Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor will remain in jail for now. 

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After the loss of the Miracle 5 theatre and Video 21, local film buffs have a reason to celebrate this holiday season. Tallahassee is once again home to a video rental store.

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Some of Leon County’s newest elected officials reintroduced themselves to voters Thursday at a local political forum. The newly minted public servants sat down with local politicos to outline their transitions and priorities.

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Leon County Commissioners are putting a contract with a D.C. lobbying firm on hold. Commissioners are hesitant to commit to a specific firm with a presidential regime change looming.

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Leon County Commissioners Tuesday reviewed the local response to Hurricane Hermine. Commissioners received a report containing more than 100 ideas for improvement.

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The economy, the environment, quality of life and governance—those are the areas County Commissioners have agreed to focus on in the coming years.

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