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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
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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

Tom Flanigan

Previously homeless families who stay at Tallahassee's Hope Community will soon be sleeping more comfortably. That's because of a large donation received on Monday, July 16.

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Developers are working on a plan to build out nearly 31 acres at Bannerman and Bull Headley roads in northeast Leon County.

The county commission recently approved rezoning there that was met with dozens of public comments like these: 

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's oldest annual music festival happened on Saturday, July 14. The Tallahassee Museum's Swamp Stomp has been happening since 1978.

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Have you ever wondered what the world actually looked like a billion years ago? A Capital City scientist has helped discover at least a partial answer to that question and that finding has made her an overnight media sensation worldwide.

Two low performing schools in Leon County are facing an ultimatum. Improve or risk going under private management. Both are located in the the county’s southern region which also has the highest number of minorities and lowest per-family income in the county. But the candidates running to represent that area on the Leon County School Board say they each have a plan to turn things around. 

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Thousands of people die from heat related problems each year. There are potentially dangerous consequences of the summer heat especially for seniors and the elderly.

 

A young appears in pain on stage while singing the Green Day song 'Give Me Novocaine.'
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New Stage Theatreworks is bringing the show “American Idiot” to Tallahassee this (Friday) evening. The show is a coming-of-age story told through music from the band Green Day.

Capital Tiger Bay Club Meeting Tallahassee Commission Seat 3 Forum
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Candidates for City of Tallahassee Commission seat 3 discussed government funding, crime solutions and other key topics.

 

Tom Flanigan

For years, Tallahassee’s Leon High School has hosted a summer stage presentation, featuring the county’s top high school performers. This summer is no exception, with Leon Performing Arts’ offering of “Les Miserables.”

[Left to Right] Leon County School Board candidates: Incumbent Alva Striplin, Ricky Bell, and Patty Ball Thomas
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When the Leon County School Board rejected two charter school applications earlier this year, it was seen as pushback against what critics say are efforts to erode traditional public schools. Now the issue is making its way into local races. School board candidates are weighing in on the move, and the larger issue of how much school choice there should be, and at what expense?

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A North Florida author has penned a novel on how imprisonment of parents tears families apart. That author is Faith Eidse.

Blue Green Algae on St. Johns River, Satsuma, Putnam County, May 26, 2010
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On the heels of a toxic algae bloom spreading across South Florida, Bay County health officials are reminding residents and visitors to be careful in area waters through a health campaign.

The 2018 local elections have set a county record for most qualified candidates in a midterm year. There are 55 people in the running.

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