The 2018 legislative session is underway and lawmakers will decide whether to fund projects statewide, many of which affect Tallahassee and Leon County. Proposals for the Big Bend region total more than $40 million.
Rickards High School and Fairview Middle are set to undergo major changes. It's something Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna says is long overdue. Meanwhile, other schools, mostly located in the Northeast, are getting crowded.
Thanks to a large donation from AT&T Florida, students at Tallahassee’s Godby High School will continue to receive career mentoring in the New Year. The School to Work program is run by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend.
The City of Tallahassee is opening up a temporary cold night shelter this week as temperatures drop below freezing. But even with the extra space, some people in need of stable housing won’t make it inside.
For the next several days, road officials suggest that residents take additional precaution on major highways. An excess amount of ice covering the roads has caused patrols to identify driving in these conditions as unsafe.
The City of Tallahassee is preparing to search for a new city manager after accepting the negotiated resignation of Rick Fernandez Wednesday. Regan McCarthy reports Fernandez has been plagued by various ethics allegations including accepting football ticket and getting a discount on the catering at his daughter’s wedding.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across parts of North Florida Wednesday morning closing roads, schools, universities and colleges in North Florida and South Georgia. In Tallahassee snow fell in some parts of town for about an hour.
Leon County voters could be asked to decide on a bevy of subjects—from whether certain local offices should become non-partisan to limiting Community Redevelopment agency dollars to public projects. The Citizens Review Committee plans to further explore these issues at its upcoming meeting next week.