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Tallahassee's higher education establishment is warily eyeing university and community college plans in the House and Senate. Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community college leaders are looking to opposite legislative chambers for support.

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Update: 12:52 p.m.: TCC's Public Safety Institute has been given the all clear after officials evacuated one of the campus buildings due to a bomb threat.

Officials say the evacuation was just a precaution. No bombs were found.

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Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) are partnering to simplify student transition between the two schools.

The agreements will allow TCC students with an Associate’s degree and the required grade point average to gain admission to VSU and pay in-state tuition. VSU’s Joe Weaver says the programs are a part of his school’s effort to bring non-traditional students into the Georgia university system.

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Tallahassee Regional Airport will soon be offering direct flights to South Florida as well as some additional flights to another top destination in the state.

Silver Airways is one of the three major airlines flying out of Tallahassee Regional Airport. And, in a TLH terminal Wednesday, the carrier’s spokeswoman Misty Pinson announced the new services.

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Friday marks National Manufacturing Day, and local business leaders are hosting a roundtable focused on getting a younger crowd involved.

The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee-Leon County focuses on seven industry sectors—one of which is manufacturing. EDC Spokesman James Miller says his group’s partnering with Tallahassee Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, or the AMTC, to hold a “half day celebration of manufacturing” to mark its importance on the community.

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Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Environmental Institute hopes to train a generation of future park rangers, and they believe a tract of land on the west side of Wakulla Springs State Park could be the perfect classroom.  The nearly 2,000 acre parcel includes Cherokee Sink, a popular swimming hole closed in 2009. 

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Tallahassee Community College’s proposal to sublease part of Wakulla Springs State Park for its newly formed Wakulla Environmental Institute has been met with some opposition. The Florida Department of Environmental Education will host a workshop Tuesday to hear public comment on the issue.

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In about a month, Leon County and Tallahassee officials will offer a free internet-based workshop to help residents be better prepared in a “workplace active shooter incident.” It’s timely, given the recent gun incidents around the nation and on area college campuses.

Some of the questions the series of online videos hope to answer include if an active shooter showed up at your workplace, do you have plan? Are there safe areas employees can get to?

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A quarter of a million dollars doesn’t seem like much for a state that has an almost $80 billion budget. But, one particular environmental school has its fingers crossed, hoping Governor Rick Scott approves its relatively tiny small appropriation. It’s money the school’s officials say could help save a $71 million Florida industry.

Bob Ballard carefully swings open the door to a large room and flips on the light switch. Half of the area’s space is taken up by thousands of cylindrical oyster cages – stacked passed the room’s large windows and touching the ceiling.

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Tallahassee Community College still plans to pursue a new four-year nursing program despite the legislature placing a year-long moratorium on state college baccalaureate degrees.  TCC Provost Barbara Sloan says if the moratorium is lifted, the school will prepare to move forward with the proposal as soon as possible.

Women’s Conference Stresses Two-way Exchange