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Members of the LCSO Traffic Unit accepted a Traffic Safety Program Award on July 13th.
Leon County Sheriff's Office

Leon County Sheriff’s Office has won a statewide award for having one of the best traffic safety programs in Florida.

Tom Flanigan

Thousands of mail-in-ballots are now on the way to Leon County voters. This marks the official start of the 2018 primary election.

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park
Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Facebook Page / Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park Facebook Page

Florida has 175 state parks, each with a rich history. But officials say many get overlooked. One Jefferson county park works to preserve its history while also attracting new visitors.  

Leon County Sheriff's Office

The new “Reality Check” program from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office is giving teens a firsthand look at the criminal justice process

two hands holding
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The Leon County School District is grappling with how to address relationships between employees. The recent administrative changes at Gilchrist Elementary school coupled with the removal of its principal has brought the issue to light. 

Ability Towing employee
AnnMarie Welser / wfsu news

The towing business can be a misunderstood heap of anger and stress ultimately leading disgruntled drivers to take out their frustrations on a small local business.

 

Adrienne Dagette shows off her armor in the Lion's Tournament (2018).
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU TV

Blade met shield recently as Tallahassee locals reenacted medieval combat in the annual Lion’s Tourney. The battlefield was the Wakulla County Community Gym. Here, rapiers clashed and arrows struck wooden targets, igniting an atmosphere reminiscent of Arthurian legend.

Leon High School, a classic, red-brick facade, lined with palm trees and green grass
Leon County Schools / leonschools.net

Leon High School is under investigation into whether it violated the state’s mandatory sexual assault reporting laws. 

Former Leon School administrator and Deerlake Middle School principal Scotty Crowe is taking over Gilchrist Elementary school. (7/23/18)
Leon County Schools

The Leon County School District has named new principals for Gilchrist Elementary and Deerlake Middle Schools. 

A wildfire in Franklin County burns more than 800 acres.
Franklin County Sheriffs Office / facebook

By the end of the week, all of the families displaced by last month’s fire in Eastpoint, Florida will be in housing.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County Democrats held their 18th Annual Picnic at Tallahassee's Lake Ella Legion Hall on Saturday. The event brought many political friends and opponents together to share barbeque and listen to speeches.

Kris Knab Dies

Jul 20, 2018
Tallahassee Bar Association

One of the state’s most respected legal advocates has died. Kris Knab, the former executive director of Legal Services of North Florida passed away at her Tallahassee home on Thursday.

ubantallahassee.com

A Tallahassee real estate expert is predicting some big changes on the way to the local home buying market. That assessment comes as the community sees an explosion in high-end rental construction.

Kaleigh Wright

A survey by the Food Marketing Institute says the U.S. sees an 18 percent increase in consumers choosing to purchase meat locally rather than from a supermarket. North Florida farms and butcher shops take thoughtful preparation and service when it comes to distributing meat in the local community. 

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No matter the victor, City Commission Seat 5 will be getting a new face this election. Four candidates vying for the seat are talking ethics, development, crime and law enforcement.

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A recurring scam has made its way back to Leon County.

Community members test new technology
AnnMarie Welser / wfsu news

Lighthouse of the Big Bend’s 7th annual ‘Techno Demo Day’ highlights the newest assistive technologies available in the area.

The state of Florida is leasing part of the Centre of Tallahassee Mall, and that means many businesses, like the Sharing Tree, will have to move soon. 

Wakulla County Schools logo
WCS.org

The Wakulla County School Board is getting a new automotive technician training facility. The project will cost almost $4 million dollars from a settlement with BP over the 2010 oil spill. The School Board will chip in $375,000 toward the project.

TalGov.com

Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board has drafted a notice warning against gift-giving between City employees and those who do business with the City. The board says what departments choose to do with the memorandum is up to them. 

Habitat For Humanity Home
AnnMarie Welser / wfsu news

Three Tallahassee residents received keys to their new homes Tuesday. This was part of the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity’s newest projects and highlights the city’s efforts to grow more affordable housing.

 

TalGov.com

Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board plans to ask the City Commission for a wider jurisdiction. Statute governing the board prevents it from taking action against non-elected city employees.

[Left to Right] Tallahassee Commission Seat 3 candidates: Richard Garzola,  Lisa Brown, Bill Schack, Alexander Jordan and  Jeremy Matlow were on Tuesday's Political Perspectives.
Lydell Rawls / WFSU

Candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3 are weighing in on the FBI’s investigation involving city leaders and laying out how they’d improve trust in city hall, if elected.

Florida State University

After much debate and controversy, Florida State University will change one building’s name, keep another building’s name as is and relocate a founder’s statue.

The concerns of teachers are shaping Leon County’s School Board District Five race. At issue is how much control education have over what they teach. The debate comes at a time when public schools are facing greater competition.

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