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Longtime Florida A&M University Business professor Clyde Ashley has died. He was found dead in his office Wednesday afternoon.

Tom Flanigan

For the first time in nearly a quarter-of-a-century, Florida State University’s Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship has moved off campus. Institute Executive Director Randy Blass was among those speaking during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 1st.

“Oh, wow! This is a big day and super-exciting to finally stand up in the facility for the small business leaders in the Tallahassee area and actually around the state, we’re finally in a space that is consistent with the quality of the programs we offer,” he said.

Pace bikes in front of the challenger learning center
Regan McCarthy / WFSU News

May is bike month and in Tallahassee one way to take advantage of the warmer weather is by renting a Pace bike.

Leon County Schools

Leon County Schools says a handful of middle school students participated in a national school walkout Wednesday, this time in support of the Second Amendment. The district treated the walkout in the same manner as those held last week to call for more stringent gun laws.

View of downtown Tallahassee
Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is accusing the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce of trying to make a power grab by pushing the consolidation of city and county government. 

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As the temperatures warm and more families head out doors, the Leon County Health Department is reminding residents to protect themselves from risk of rabies exposure by avoiding contact with wild animals. Christopher Tittel is a spokesman for the agency.

Florida State University

Florida State University is mulling the idea of buying two parcels of land from Leon County Schools. The university has a 60-day period of exclusivity as the sole bidder on one of them.

A white house with blue shutters rests behind a picket fence covered in roses
David Sawyer via Flickr

Housing for working class people is part of a planned Tallahassee development.  While officials passed an ordinance to support housing aimed at working class residents years ago, this is the first time it is being put to use.

Oil Rig
Zukiman Mohamad / Pexels

Money from the BP oil spill settlement is headed to the Panhandle. The dollars will fund water and sewer lines for an industrial park, technical-education programs and an expansion of the Port of Panama City.

Tom Flanigan

One of Tallahassee's oldest and most successful fund-raisers for area kids in need took place the evening of Sunday, April 29 at the Centre of Tallahassee Pavilion. This was the 33rd Annual Chefs' Sampler benefiting the Children's Home Society of the Big Bend.

Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie speaking to a reporter at a mental health summit he hosted.
Margie Menzel

Last week, Florida's 67 district school superintendents held a mental health summit to address what they'd already considered a crisis before the Parkland tragedy. Led by Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie, the summit drew lawmakers, behavioral health providers and state agency heads to Orlando for what many called an unprecedented gathering.

Tom Flanigan

Local families touched by autism found lots of area resources in one place Sunday, April 29. The event took place at Bannerman's Crossing in Northeast Tallahassee.

Tom Flanigan

Young entrepreneurs from Leon County's 5 public high schools were pitching their business ideas during the Third Annual Shark Bowl the evening of Thursday, April 26. The event at FSU's University Center Ballroom, was hosted by Junior Achievement of the Big Bend.

Local artist Georjean Machulis hosts her first solo art show.
Georjean Machulis

Longtime Tallahassee artist Georjean Machulis is hosting a one-night-only, pop-up exhibition of her work Friday. Although it's her first solo show, she's been making art all her life – and says it's helped her recover from some grievous losses.

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To protect your identity and reduce fraud, the Tallahassee Police Department is inviting the public to a shredding day. Officials say shredding old documents will decrease financial crimes.

pill bottle
Jonathan Perez / Unsplash

The Tallahassee Police Department will be collecting prescription drugs this Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

View of downtown Tallahassee
Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee

The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is undeterred in its quest to explore consolidating city and county services.  Despite high-level opposition the Chamber has moved ahead with a study committee.

Andrew Quintana / WFSU

The Big Bend region has seen a decrease in total homelessness over the last year. That is according to the Big Bend Continuum’s yearly Point-in-Time count. But, board members say the decreases in some categories are a result of aligning the survey’s questions and requirements to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s standards. Racquel Wiles with the Continuum of Care explains why those changes were made.

Wildfire burning in Florida forest
Florida Forest Service Facebook

The 2018 prescribed burning season has contained dozens of fires across the state of Florida, and the most recent one will take place in Leon County. 

Tom Flanigan

A massive campaign is underway to fill Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Tallahassee warehouse. The effort involves many area businesses and community leaders.

Ryan Dailey / WFSUNews

The Leon County School Board has denied two charter schools from being able to open in the district for the 2019 school year. An appeal of the board’s decision will now head to the state level.

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Leon County Commissioners are working out the details of their spending plan for the coming year. County Administrator Vince Long says initial budget plans don’t include any property tax increases, but officials do expect to take in more money as property values continue going up.

Picture of the sunset at Cascades Park
Erich Martin

Tallahassee commissioners will discuss the development of two new parks during their Wednesday meeting. 

Tom Flanigan

Students at Tallahassee Community College have a very visible way to raise awareness about sexual abuse and domestic violence this week. They've hung hundreds of message-bearing tee shirts in the middle of campus.

Tom Flanigan

The area's homeless military veterans found services galore this weekend at the North Florida Fairgrounds. The annual Veterans' Stand Down is an effort to get these troubled heroes' lives back on track.

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