A nationwide event aimed at promoting crime and drug prevention awareness will have a much bigger presence in the Tallahassee community this year. The Tallahassee Police Department is partnering with Target to host its version of “National Night Out” Tuesday at Cascades Park.
Every year since the early mid-1980s, “National Night Out” is celebrated on the first Tuesday in August. It was started by the National Association of Town Watch. In the past, TPD Community Relations Supervisor Sgt. Artemus Shepherd says they commemorated the day by assisting locals with own events.
A Tallahassee youth mentoring organization needed a little help to get its solar project off the ground and onto the roof - they got plenty.
Last year a local company offered to donate solar panels for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend building, but a long list of renovations – including a new roof – were necessary first. A number of local businesses pitched in time and materials to complete the project. The youth organization’s CEO Louis Garcia says they can use the money they save on power to better serve kids.
On the Thursday edition of WFSU’s "Political Perspectives" with Tom Flanigan, School Board District One candidate Alva Striplin challenged incumbent candidate Forrest Van Camp. Their opinions on fundraising differ.
One caller helped to further distinguish between the candidates when he questioned the ethics of Superintendent Jackie Pons’s having hosted a fundraiser for incumbent Van Camp. At the fundraiser in question, Pons made a donation to Van Camp’s campaign, with total donations that night amounting to around $50,000. Van Camp defended Pons’ support.