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Rikki Remembered

Jun 20, 2017
Chuck Mitchell

More evidence comes this week of how a golden retriever saved from Hurricane Katrina changed Florida's legal and medical systems.

Local Groups Celebrate Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2017
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Across the nation, African-Americans are celebrating Juneteenth – June 19th - as the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Texas, making it the last state to read the document to slaves.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee is in a growth spurt. One of the big beneficiaries of that growth is the city’s hotel business.

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Saturday (6/17) was the annual Family Fun Day at Walker Ford Community Center, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tallahassee. Not only were there the obligatory bounce house and face-painting, but a mobile food pantry was there as well.

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Leon County held its annual Press the Chest CPR training event Saturday (6/17) at Tallahassee's Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Several cardiac event survivors were on hand to tell their stories.

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Most Tallahasseeans probably don’t know much about the international refugees who now call the Capital City home. But a local digital artist is out to change that.

Alex Workman describes himself, first and foremost, as a storyteller.

“I’ve always loved telling stories,” he said. “My mom’s a Florida State grad and was an art teacher. And so from a young age I was always building things and creating things. She took the fine art route, I took the digital route.”

Some Florida communities have seen a significant increase in their tax rolls by rooting out fraudulent homestead exemption claims. But Leon County Property Appraiser Akin  Akinyemi says he doesn’t think a local fraud audit is needed.

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One of North Florida’s best-loved writers has released yet another literary visit to her hometown of Chattahoochee. This is the 7th published work for Rhett DeVane.

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee City Commissioners are considering employee pay raises and employee cost increases as part of their spending plan for the upcoming budget year.

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Erich Martin

Tallahassee residents won’t see an increase in their property tax rate next year. City Commissioners voted during a budget workshop Wednesday to keep the current rate in place. Commissioner Curtis Richardson says that’s the plan commissioners had in mind when they reduced the rate during the last budgeting cycle.

BTNC Location Change A Disappointment To Students

Jun 14, 2017
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Owners of the Black Television News Channel said they will no longer base the network out of Florida A&M University’s journalism school.

Tom Flanigan

Summertime can be a hungry time, especially for low-income families. Now some powerful Tallahassee women have helped launch an new program to bring wholesome meals to families in the city’s Southside Promise Zone.

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Tallahassee City Commissioners will continue their budget talks in a workshop Wednesday. Officials started discussions during a meeting last month. Commissioner Scott Maddox says he’s glad to see the process kicking off early.

Remember Pulse Shooting By Donating Blood

Jun 12, 2017
Morgan Danford

One year ago today, 49 people were killed in a shooting at Pulse Night Club in Orlando.

Tom Flanigan

Florida’s Capital City joined with many other communities around the state on Monday (6/12) in solemn tribute to those killed during the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in Orlando one year ago.

Leon County Judge Layne Smith

Some 450 Big Bend residents have already signed up for a July 7 driver’s license restoration clinic, prompting organizers to add another day  in October.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Ahmed Shrine Temple and its Daughters' Court held the yearly "Stepping for Diabetes" event Saturday (6/10) at Tallahassee Community College. This was the first time the fitness and health awareness happening was combined with the Florida African Dance Festival.

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A special kind of film festival happens at Tallahassee’s All-Saints Cinema this Thursday through Sunday (6/15-6/18.)

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The “Longest Table” is back on Sunday for its fourth installment.

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Many Tallahassee residents don’t live in walking distance of a grocery store or garden, especially in the city’s Southside. But the closing of the Winn Dixie on Paul Russell Road could be an opportunity for urban farmers.

Lance Cheung

While some Florida utility companies have raised concerns about higher than expected fuel prices, Tallahassee Utilities officials say they’re not seeing any cost increases on the horizon. Reese Goad is Tallahassee’s Deputy City Manager. He says a diversified energy portfolio is one thing that helps keep local costs steady and he says the addition of two-planned solar farms will build on that.

Tom Flanigan

Despite recent efforts by Congress to improve the performance of the Veterans Administration, some Tallahassee vets and even a local caregiver say their situation hasn’t improved.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee and Leon County emergency personnel went head-to-head with a major hurricane called “Danica” Thursday (6/8). The purpose of the exercise was to put some of the lessons learned during last year’s Hurricane Hermine to the test.

TCC Offers Scholarships To Gadsden County Students

Jun 8, 2017
Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is hoping to form a relationship with Gadsden County students and families through a new scholarship program. 

The Capital Chordsmen

Tallahassee residents can take a trip back in time this weekend during The Capital Chordsmen’s annual harmony concert. Marketing Vice President Bruce Bickley says the acapella group will pay homage to the Beatles and the tradition of Barbershop music. 

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