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The Leon County School District says it's getting rid of all the new end-of-course tests it created under a law that tied student learning growth to teacher evaluations. Governor Rick Scott recently signed off on a bill that scales back that sort of testing, and Leon has become the latest school district to roll back it's exams.

An Orlando jury has handed down hazing and manslaughter convictions to the final three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M University marching band drum major. The verdict brings a three and a half year old legal saga to a close.

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox announces bid for Leon County School Superintendent.
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Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox says he's running for Leon School Superintendent in 2016.
Maddox is the first person to declare for the race to either unseat, or replace current Superintendent Jackie Pons.

Though many people aren’t aware of the fact, Tallahassee is home to a number of respected manufacturers.  One such company was honored by local leaders yesterday (4/22/15) who also want to build on its success.

The company is Danfoss Turbocor, which is where Wednesday’s presentation of the monthly “Made in Tallahassee” award took place.

The House is poised later this week to approve a measure giving nearly 600 local voters the right to make Panacea an official city.