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Housing inmates within county jails can be expensive, and one local sheriff is hoping to partner with other agencies around the Panhandle to not only drive cost down, but help reduce recidivism as well.

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The Gadsden Art Center and Museum in Quincy opens a new exhibit on Friday evening, July 14. It’s a rare glimpse at what Florida used to look like as seen through the eyes of some unique artists.

The Florida State University Police Department is celebrating a win. FSUPD is being recognized as one of the state’s top departments for traffic enforcement. Chief David Perry says that’s a big deal for a small department.

Seeds Are Back In Leon County Public Libraries

Jul 10, 2017
Leon County Public Libraries

When you think of the library, most immediately think of collections of books. But twice a year, Leon County public libraries offer a collection of seeds.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee was the scene for the 54th Annual Juried Sumi-e Society of America Exhibition over the weekend. It was hosted by the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts and was a real celebration of Oriental culture.

Age Is Only A Number For This Local Swimmer

Jul 7, 2017
Jack Goltz

By every textbook definition, Barbara Goltz is a senior citizen. But she doesn’t feel that way—and her recent accomplishments are part of the reason.

James Clarke Ash

The Second Judicial Circuit’s first ever driver’s license restoration clinic attracted hundreds of Big Bend motorists Friday to the Leon County Courthouse Annex on Thomasville Road. The experiment sparked some frustration and wasn’t without its critics, but community activists are lauding the effort.

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Pushback is growing against a proposed Jackson County deep well that would hold polluted water from the regional landfill.

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The Southern Shakespeare Company plans to put a twist on Romeo & Juliet next spring by putting race relations at the forefront of the play. 

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum renewed his promise of full cooperation Thursday during his first radio-call in appearance since the city and a handful of local developers were served with FBI subpoenas.

Valdosta, A City Without Limits Facebook Page

Valdosta is committing to give local youth up to two years of employment, job training, and mentoring through the statewide Great Promise Partnership Program. 

This week we’re talking with local lawmakers about this year’s legislative session.

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Especially during Hurricane Season, Florida Panhandle beaches as well as much of the Gulf coast can experience a high risk of rip currents, which can lead to drownings. One county has launched a mini-documentary to warn beachgoers about those dangers as part of a water safety project.

Parasite Found In Leon, 4 Other Florida Counties

Jul 5, 2017
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Leon has been identified as one of the five Florida counties found to have an invasive parasitic roundworm.

Tom Flanigan

The entire text of the Declaration of Independence was read from the east steps of the Historic Florida Capitol on Independence Day.

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More than 500 Big Bend motorists are registered for Friday’s driver’s license restoration clinic, far outstripping expectations. In the latest wrinkle, Leon County’s newest credit union is joining the effort.

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Bicyling from coast to coast across the United States is tough enough when you use your legs. And then there's the story of the man who just completed that feat using only his hands.

Sober Homes To Receive Stricter Guidelines

Jun 30, 2017
MGN Online

A new law to better control sober living homes in the Sunshine State goes into effect Saturday.

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Urban Tallahassee

The latest uniform crime statistics show Leon County has one of the highest per capita crime rates in the state. But, Chief of Police Michael DeLeo says while Tallahassee’s numbers aren’t what he’d like them to be, statistics don’t show the whole picture.

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A Tallahassee theatre group is tackling a controversial and thought-provoking topic over the next few weekends. This will be the first local production of “Blackbird”.

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Despite a harmful algal bloom in 2015, Florida wildlife officials say the bay scallop population in Saint Joe Bay appears to be improving.

Donna Brown

A retired Tallahassee police officer has taken up writing as a new career. Donna Brown spent 26 years in the nation’s 3rd-oldest city police department, ending her tenure as sergeant in the homicide unit. She retired 11 years ago. But while so many first responders spend their retirement on the golf course, traveling the world or simply relaxing, Brown felt compelled to stay in touch with her first profession and its practitioners.

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A waste management company wants to drill a new well in Jackson County.

Tom Flanigan

As far as Hancock Bank Tallahassee Market President Emory Mayfield is concerned, the economic stars are aligning in a very positive way.

Alison Faris, City of Tallahassee

What began as a small insurance company based in Thomasville, Georgia has chosen Tallahassee as the site of its first Florida office.

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