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The man credited with almost single-handedly inventing American opera is bringing his latest work back to where it all began. This week, Carlisle Floyd’s “Prince of Players” begins a 4-performance run at Florida State University’s Opperman Music Hall.

Tallahassee's Community Redevelopment Agency has approved the sale of the Bloxham Building and old jail near Cascades Park.  The move is part of a redevelopment effort in the area, and could become the new home of a mixed use development project.

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Cross-Cultural Colors Captured in Union Bank Exhibit

Mar 23, 2017
Tom Flanigan

One of Tallahassee’s most visible – but least visited – buildings opens its doors for a very special exhibit starting this Friday (3/24). The Historic Union Bank Building in the shadow of the Old Capitol on Apalachee Parkway will become a unique kind of art gallery for the next several months.

Artist renderings of what a possible mixed use housing development in Frenchtown would look like.
City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee Commissioners are postponing the sale of a parcel of land in Frenchtown. Residents protested the sale of the land to a student-housing developer, saying it jeopardizes the historic nature of the area.

FSU Student Witnesses London Attack From Parliament Window

Mar 22, 2017
Olivia Gilmore

Florida State University says all its students in London are safe, following a possible terrorist attack Wednesday. WFSU News spoke with one student working in the Parliament building about what she experienced.

The Jefferson County School District will be back before the state board of education Wednesday. It may have found a charter school operator to take over its struggling school system, and is a step closer to becoming Florida's first charter district.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County officials were checking out some of the area’s affordable housing options on Tuesday, March 21. They say it’s part of an ongoing effort to assess how many homes are available for those at the lower levels of the income scale.

Florida's "water war" with Georgia is not over. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that more legal briefs will be filed in the case, including allowing Florida to contest a special master's report that recommended a ruling in Georgia's favor. If the full amount of time is taken to file the briefs, it could extend a decision by the nation's highest court into late June.

North Florida Congressman Neil Dunn hosted a nearly four hour town hall meeting in Panama City this weekend. Dominating the conversation: Dunn’s view on Congress’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

Premier Health and Fitness

Good nutrition is an important contributor to heart health. That connection was front and center at Saturday's "Heart To Heart" wellness fair at Tallahassee's Premier Health and Fitness Center.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s troubled Northwood Centre may have a new lease on life. The property’s court-appointed receiver thinks there’s hope for renewal.

North Florida Congressman Neal Dunn will host a town hall this weekend in Panama City   Last month Dunn clashed with a small group of local residents who wanted to speak to him during a stop in Tallahassee.

Tom Flanigan

The future of the site is still unknown, but the former Shelter site in downtown Tallahassee is rapidly turning into a vacant lot. Now the fate of the location will depend on the findings of a study being prepared for the Community Redevelopment Agency.

stpetersblog.com

A successful effort to collect professional clothing for needy job-seekers is back in Tallahassee this year. The latest “Suits for Session” campaign has teamed up with Uber to make donating even more convenient.

Tom Flanigan

There was more green than usual in downtown Tallahassee on Saturday (3/11). That color was worn by hundreds of people who packed Kleman Plaza for the city's Irish Festival.

Tom Flanigan

There was more green than usual in downtown Tallahassee on Saturday (3/11). That color was worn by hundreds of people who packed Kleman Plaza for the city's Irish Festival.

Mayor Andrew Gillum
Nick Evans

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has only been running for governor for about a week, but he’s already facing a controversy about his use of a political email system. Now Gillum says he will comply with an investigation.

MGN Online

Another ridesharing service is coming to Tallahassee. Reports, on Thursday, Lyft will join Uber as a Capital City side option.

Visit Tallahassee

Seniors from Tallahassee’s Godby High School are helping the live versions of their school’s cougar mascot.

Former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum say Governor Rick Scott’s address to lawmakers is off the mark. Gillum has already declared his 2018 gubernatorial candidacy and Tuesday Graham moved a step closer to declaring her own plans.

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Tom Flanigan

Florida's first Democrat to announce for next year's governor's race held his first campaign rally in his Tallahassee hometown on Saturday (3/4).

Sarah Mueller

Dozens of people rallied in Tallahassee Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. 

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A new federal policy means virtually all undocumented immigrants are targets for deportation, not just those with criminal records. But the order won’t change the operations of Leon County law enforcement.

State College System

Florida’s higher education officials are applauding the state’s number one ranking by U-S News and World Report.

It’s goodbye to Tallahassee’s “Dick Howser Center” and hello to the “Bruce Harter Learning Pavilion.” But Tallahassee’s venerable pre-school for children with special needs plans to continue and even expand upon its menu of services.

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