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5:54 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

TPD To Have Bigger Presence At This Year's Annual 'National Night Out' Event

National Night Out logo
Credit http://natw.org/

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.

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WFSU Local
5:25 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Judical Commission Wants Leon Judge Hawkins Removed From The Bench

Florida Judicial Commission recommends removing Leon Co. Circuit Judge Judith Hawkins from the bench

Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission wants the Florida Supreme Court to fire Leon Judge Judith Hawkins. The group isn't buying Hawkins' reasons for why she should keep her job.

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WFSU Local
2:14 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Leon County Offers Four Free Immunization Clinics Before School Starts

All children entering kindergarten and grade seven must have proof-of-vaccination paperwork filed with their school before Aug. 18.
Credit U.S. Army Corps Engineering Europe District

Don’t forget to add vaccinations to your back-to-school-list. 

Leon County Public Schools require immunization documentation for students entering kindergarten and grade seven  next school year.  There are four free vaccination clinics available. 

The first day of school is rounding the corner as summer draws to a close with only two weeks left– Monday, Aug.18, is the big day. 

The Health Department in Leon County will hold the free, extended-hours immunization clinics at Roberts & Stevens Clinic on Old Bainbridge Road. 

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WFSU Local
5:54 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Local Businesses Come Together To Install Solar For Local Charity

Here's the ribbon cutting ceremony at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend.
Credit Nick Evans

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.

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WFSU Local
4:19 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Leon County School Board Candidates Face Off Over Fundraising Ethics

Striplin, Flanigan and Van Camp had a round-table discussion about education policies and campaigns in the WFSU "Political Perspectives" studio Thursday morning.
Credit Caitie Switalski

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. 

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