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Tom Flanigan

Willie Meggs’ announcement (Monday, Sept. 31) that he would not seek another term as Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney soon turned to reminiscence.  The veteran prosecutor shared some highlights and low-lights of what will be thirty-two years in office with reporters.

Since the Second Judicial Circuit came to be in the late 1800s, it has had only six state attorneys.  Willie Meggs has served longer than any of them announcing that 2016 ballot would be the first on which his name would not appear since he first took that office in 1985.

The renovated Douglas House as it is now.
Nick Evans

Part of Tallahassee’s  effort to fight what government leaders are calling “shocking” crime statistics includes hiring more police officers. But to do that, the city commission is proposing higher property taxes.

Thousands of Collegians 'Experience Tallahassee'

Aug 31, 2015

The Capital City threw a big "welcome students" party at Cascades Park Saturday evening.  Thousands of new and returning students from FSU, FAMU and TCC responded to the invitation.

City of Tallahassee

After several deadly shootings in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods, Tallahassee officials and community volunteers began walking those neighborhoods during the summer.  That outreach wrapped up Saturday night.

After the walk through the surrounding area, the city threw a party at the Walker-Ford Community Center.  There was music, food, games and more.  At one point, Mayor Andrew Gillum said neighborhood kids told police at the party they'd seen a gun on the roof of a nearby house.

TPD says the shooting occurred near the intersection of Old Bainbridge Road and 4th Avenue.
LHatter / WFSU News

The murder rate in Leon County is so far less than half of what is was last year--but it’s not reflective of how residents are feeling. Several double, and triple shootings have rocked Tallahassee—leading law enforcement agencies and government officials to try to crack down. But some say that’s only treating the symptom of the problem.