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Until recently, Chip Conley was one of the leaders of the revolutionary hospitality company called Airbnb. Conley is coming to Tallahassee next week as this year’s Power Forward event speaker.

Florida A&M University's Lee Hall
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When it comes to picking the perfect college, there’s the question of what to look for? Is it programs? Campus clubs? Atmosphere? Or is it just a raw feeling? As part of the HBCU Profiles Series, we take a look at Florida A&M University—and how some say, it called them home.

New Trailhead Opens Wednesday

Jan 23, 2018
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A new trailhead off Baum Road opens Wednesday with a celebration.

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If the unusually cold winter weather threw you for a loop this month, wait till you see your electric bill.

MGN Online

An old phone scam is popping back up in the Bay County area.

Another Moving Experience for Sharing Tree

Jan 22, 2018
Tom Flanigan

Leon County's Sharing Tree will soon be moving. Again! Executive Director Carly Sinnadurai was getting ready over the weekend.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee loves its trees. That helped prompt dozens of volunteers to express that love by planting nearly 200 new trees along the entrance to the Apalachee Regional Park on Saturday (1/20).

Tom Flanigan

Former Leon County Commissioner Bob Rackleff held his campaign kickoff for Florida's Second Congressional District at the Lake Ella American Legion Home on Sunday (1/21). He is among a Democratic field of three candidates hoping to unseat Republican Incumbent Neal Dunn.

Margie Menzel

Tallahasseans joined the hundreds of thousands of protestors nationwide who took to the streets on Saturday, a year after President Trump's inauguration and the historic Women's March that followed.

Tom Flanigan

If you’re looking for a career change, the Tallahassee area is in desperate need of people who are expert in computers and coding. A special program to train those skills is now recruiting class members.

floridamemory.com

An unknown number of Tallahassee seniors may be living in lonely isolation and just one misfortune away from tragedy. The city’s Senior Center now has the resources to identify and help those shut-ins.

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is expanding its flight schedule.

LeMoyne Arts

Rated the number one community art festival in the nation by a prominent arts magazine, Tallahassee’s upcoming Chain of Parks Festival will have a new look and a regional music headliner this year.

Wakulla County Deputies Receive Medals Of Heroism

Jan 18, 2018
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott honored two sheriff’s deputies Thursday with a Medal of Heroism.

Deputies Matt Hedges and Brandon Sheffield were responding to a house fire last February when they heard a man’s cries for help. The deputies protected him from the fire until it was safe for him to be moved. Though the victim suffered severe burns, he survived. Governor Rick Scott honored the deputies at a Florida Cabinet meeting Thursday. 

State House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants the Department of Homeland Security to investigate two Florida mayors for supporting sanctuary city policies. It’s the latest in Corcoran’s push for attention on the issue.

Plans For New Sculpture Unveiled

Jan 18, 2018
Sara Hetherington / WFSU News

Plans for a new artistic amenity in Tallahassee were announced this Thursday. A new sculpture will soon be added to Cascades Park as part of the #iHeartTally campaign.

A Florida House panel has approved a plan that would send money to the city of Gretna for its water booster station. Representative Ramon Alexander says the funds will support the growth of the community.

New Solar Farm Draws Criticism, Support

Jan 17, 2018
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The City of Tallahassee’s first solar farm was connected to the energy grid on January 1. State officials and consumers expressed excitement about the development, but not everyone is happy about the solar program.

The Florida College System

Florida’s public community and state colleges could become their own system, and move from under the authority of the state board of education. But with that newfound independence would come strict caps on the number of students that can enroll in bachelor’s degree programs at those schools, and make it harder for community and state colleges to establish such programs.

Nine students are facing felony hazing charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.

Tallahassee Remembers Bundy Attack 40 Years Later

Jan 15, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Monday marks a grim anniversary: It’s been 40 years since one of the most infamous crimes in Tallahassee, and the start of a series of trials that gripped the nation. 

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Leon County To Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting Event

Jan 12, 2018
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Leon County is offering a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day next Saturday. 

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee officials want to turn the police department into a place members of the community want to be. Commissioners are turning their eye toward a new spot and a new vision in the coming year.

MLK Commemoration Honors Memphis Sanitation Striker

Jan 10, 2018
Sara Hetherington / WFSU - Florida Public Radio

Leon County officials and the MLK Foundation of Florida held a commemoration Wednesday marking 50 years since the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

State Bills Affecting Leon County Residents

Jan 9, 2018
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The 2018 legislative session is underway and lawmakers will decide whether to fund projects statewide, many of which affect Tallahassee and Leon County. Proposals for the Big Bend region total more than $40 million.

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