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Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 29 counties in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate, which could impact the Florida Panhandle and North Florida areas as a hurricane this weekend. While forecasters say it seems to tracking more toward the west, Scott is still urging residents to be prepared.

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Two local businesses received an award Wednesday for employing people with disabilities.

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The City of Tallahassee is suspending construction at the Welaunee development because of permit violations. The company behind the Canopy development on Welaunee Boulevard cleared a 700 foot stretch of woods and enlarged a stormwater pond without proper permits. 

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is opening an additional weekend for gray triggerfish season. 

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Two former Jefferson Correctional officers are now facing charges of official misconduct and unlawful compensation, following their arrests last month. An investigation found they smuggled in contraband and had inappropriate relations with inmates.

Thomasville’s Covey Film Festival kicks off this week and continues through the 27th of this month. The creator of a much acclaimed new movie that hasn’t even had its premiere yet will be on hand for the festival.

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The Tallahassee Police Department is working to get more engagement from community members by offering the chance to leave anonymous tips via text.

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The Leon County Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday for a final hearing to adopt the Fiscal Year 2018 final millage rates and budgets. 

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There’s a new organization promoting the arts in our area. It’s headquartered in Thomasville, but it’s also reaching out to neighboring communities in Florida.

Leon County Schools Prepare For Bump In Enrollment

Oct 2, 2017
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With thousands of Puerto Rican families expected to come to Florida following Hurricane Maria, Leon County Schools are preparing for  bump in enrollment.

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Saturday(9/30) was a big fundraiser for Leon County's Girls On the Run program. Supporters were turning exercise into cash at Premier Health and Fitness.

Waterborne Volunteers Clean Up Lake Jackson

Oct 2, 2017
Tom Flanigan

Lake Jackson just north of Tallahassee was the target of a major cleanup effort on Saturday (9/30). Dozens of volunteers were prowling the shoreline in search of trash and debris.

The people gathered early that morning at Rhoden Cove Landing for a pre-cleanup safety briefing. Leon County's Tessa Shriner said the lake just naturally accumulates unwanted material over time.

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North Florida Congressman Al Lawson is launching his Let’s Feed America campaign, which aims to reduce hunger by expanding eligibility and making it easier for those in need to receive access to food. Lawson says 1 out of 4 people in the fifth congressional district have been on the SNAP Program or food stamps this year.

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Florida State University’s School of Medicine has a mission that’s unique among virtually all other medical schools in the country.

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Hundreds of cars were lined up early Thursday morning (9/28) to pick up free food at the Leon County Sheriff’s Department. It was a joint effort by the department and the statewide Farm Share program.

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After considering options like a sound wall or housing for people with special needs, Tallahassee commissioners are considering a proposal for Myers Park brought to them by the people who live there.

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A Tallahassee attorney is gathering relief supplies for her homeland of Puerto Rico. Her offices are now bulging with donations from concerned Capital City residents.

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Tallahassee's joint city/county Community Development Agency has given a final "yes" vote to a massive new development along the north border of Cascades Park. Construction could get underway in about six months.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Community Development Agency (CRA) was questioning its own existence during its meeting on Monday, Sept. 25. Utimately the organization, made up of city and county commissioners, wound up delaying a final decision for a few months

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City officials began installing the first of more than 200,000 photovoltaic panels Tuesday on a 120-acre solar farm on airport property.

If there’s a new baby on the way in your family, those in-the-know say now might be the perfect time to start saving for their post-high school education.

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The Gulf County bay scallop season is now open to harvesters, after state wildlife officials postponed the season for about two months.

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Fifty American cities, including Tallahassee, are now competing in the "Healthiest Cities Challenge". Part of the community's winning strategy is to literally grow the number of neighborhood and backyard gardens.

Hurricane Irma played havoc with Tallahassee’s calendar of special events and non-profit organization fundraisers. That included one of the Capital Region’s primary aid organizations for those with disabilities was forced to reschedule its big party for this Friday evening (9/29).

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A new facility that contains all of Leon County's elections functions was officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 21. It's been named in honor of the county's immediate past supervisor of elections.