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Larry Robinson has become Florida A&M University’s 12th president. The school’s governing board made the decision Thursday. Robinson has served the school in a temporary leadership capacity three separate times.

Entrepreneurs Engage

Nov 30, 2017
Tom Flanigan

Nearly 100 of Tallahassee's small business owners gathered at Midtown's Fifth and Thomas yesterday (Wednesday, Nov. 29). The purpose of the get-together was to network, exchange ideas and to provide county officials with a wish list.

Thursday, November 30 was the final day of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. A new book by a former federal disaster inspector might be a good addition to the preparations Florida residents make for next year’s storm season.

FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson.
Nick Evans

Florida A&M University’s interim president moved a step closer to dropping "interim” from his title Wednesday. A committee of the school’s trustee board recommending naming Larry Robinson to head the university permanently.

The Florida Sheriff's Association

Jefferson County residents are mourning the death of Sheriff David Hobbs. David Hobbs died Monday after leading the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. County Commissioner Betsy Barfield says the sheriff's death surprised many in the small North Florida community. 

Jefferson County Sheriff's office

Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs has passed away. It was due to complications from lung cancer medication.

City of Tallahassee

While a lot of the focus has been on Puerto Rico, another U.S. territory was affected too by Hurricane Maria. And, the city of Tallahassee is sending crews to help the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

New details are emerging into Tuesday’s capture of Casey Martina, one of three Wakulla County inmates who escaped the local jail last week. He was caught in North Carolina.

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Two young Democrats are challenging North Florida Congressman Al Lawson for his District 5 seat, which covers portions of the eastern Panhandle from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

Three inmates who escaped the Wakulla County Jail last week are still at large.  Local authorities believe they may no longer be in the area.

Florida Memory

Each week seems to bring a new wrinkle in the FBI investigation into the city of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Democrat has been on top of the story. WFSU's Ronald J Ebben recently  talked to Tallahassee Democrat reporters Jeff Burlew and Jeff Schweers about the paper's coverage of the investigation.

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

Law enforcement agencies in the Florida Panhandle are helping Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies as they continue to search for three inmates who escaped around midnight this morning.

The Tallahassee Winds gives its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The event will feature a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar works.

Tom Flanigan

Some of today's most advanced radiation treatments for cancer are now available in Tallahassee. Those advancements were on display Thursday (11/16) night during the open house of Capital Regional Medical Center's new cancer facility.

Kate Payne via WFSU

Southside Tallahassee residents are still worried about a proposal to build a new road through their neighborhoods. If city and county officials approve it, the street would be part of the Airport Gateway plan. A recent public meeting on the issue drew dozens of residents.

Craig Waters

There is now an award named in honor of a legendary Florida journalist. The creation of the "Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting" was celebrated during a gala Wednesday (11/15) night at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee has one of the nation’s best community singing groups. That Community Chorus will be presenting its Fall Concert program this coming Sunday, Nov. 19, at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

One of Tallahassee’s most popular pre-holiday shopping events happens this Saturday. The Christmas Market at Saint John’s Episcopal Church has been a seasonal staple for decades.

Tom Flanigan

Collegetown’s Garden at Township was the site for a celebrity chef cook-off on Tuesday, Nov. 14.  The event was a fundraiser for Tallahassee’s Kearney Center for the Homeless.

Tom Flanigan

This is Startup Week in Tallahassee. The observance is intended to promote more entrepreneurship and business creativity.

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity is getting a jump on the holiday season. The organization’s popular Festival of Trees will be happening this Friday and Saturday (11/17-18) at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens.

Tom Flanigan

The Capital City marked Veterans Day on Saturday with a big parade on Monroe Street. The event was a tangible tribute to all who have served in the nation's military.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County hosted its yearly Operation Thank You breakfast for military veterans at the Sauls Bridges Post 13 American Legion Hall on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The event was also a chance for local, state and federal politicians to show their support for those who served.

Tom Flanigan

After an absence of several years, Tallahassee's "Feed the Community" music festival returned to Lake Ella on Sunday, November 12. It was both a charitable exercise and a tribute to a fallen friend.

Tom Flanigan

Saturday's Veterans Day observance didn't slow down traffic at the yearly "Cans for Cash" collection. City of Tallahassee Recycling Coordinator Paul Hurst's crew at the Home Depot on Capital Circle Northeast was kept busy all day.