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9:41 am
Mon March 17, 2014

All-Natural Brewery Set To Open This Summer In Tallahassee

GrassLands Brewing Company will be located at 603 W. Gaines St. in Tallahassee.
Credit Google Maps

Drivers on Tallahassee’s Gaines Street might recently have noticed a new sign on the side of a previously vacant warehouse. The building near Railroad Avenue is set to open this summer as a brewery and taproom.

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WFSU Local
5:03 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

'Green Dot Money Card' Scam Makes Its Way To Tally

MGN Online, nycrpd.org

The Green Dot Money Card scam has made its way to Tallahassee. Police are investigating a new kind of scam that’s hard to trace using reloadable debit cards.

In just one day, at least ten people called to complain to the Tallahassee Police Department about a male lieutenant, who said he had a warrant for their arrest. The problem, TPD Spokesman David Northway says, is no sworn officers are known to have made such a call. And he adds they certainly wouldn’t tell people they could avoid arrest if they purchase a Green Dot Money Card.

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WFSU Local
2:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

FAMU Expands Anti-Discrimination Policy

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

In a unanimous vote, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University trustees have voted to expand the school’s non-discrimination policies to include sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s the last public university in Florida to do so.

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WFSU Local
5:00 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

New Airline's Plans Grounded - For Now

Florida Express Jet, a fledgling airline that recently announced plans for affordable intrastate flights, has grounded its plans – for now.
Yuichi Kosio Flickr Creative Commons

Florida Express Jet was poised to answer the prayers of consumers in the capital city last week when it announced plans to begin jetting Floridians across the state at bargain prices. The newly-minted company promised flyers hundred dollar one-way flights from Tallahassee as far south as Ft. Lauderdale but the company reneged on its proposal in a Tuesday morning email to Tallahassee Airport Director Chris Curry. Curry said the airline started selling tickets before negotiations were even finalized.

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WFSU Local
5:44 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Thomasville Police Warning Residents About 'Green Dot Money Card' Scam

MGN Online

Thomasville Police are warning residents about a new kind of scam—targeting the elderly—that’s becoming a growing problem in the South Georgia area.

In the past few months, there have been at least 10 reported cases of people purchasing Green Dot Money Cards and handing over hundreds of dollars over to scammers. Sometimes, they’re told they’ve won the lottery or a grant. Other times, they’re convinced they owe money to the IRS.

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