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Freelance reporter Karen Murphy is an award-winning journalist covering the North Florida and South Georgia Area. Formerly with the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in Thomasville, Georgia, Murphy provided comprehensive news, investigative, feature and business reporting of Grady and Thomas County, including the cities of Thomasville, Cairo, Meigs, Pavo, and Boston. She won a 2016 Georgia Press Association Award for feature writing and was part of the news team that recently earned awards for overall excellence and excellent local coverage from the Georgia Press Association. She has also written for several local and regional lifestyle and business magazines. Murphy is married, with two children.

Hanna: School Choice Caused Resegregation

Hanna: School Choice Caused Resegregation

During the October 10th Leon County School Board (LCSB) meeting, Superintendent Rocky Hanna blamed school choice in Florida for Leon County’s recent ranking as one of the five most highly-segregated…

PlayBig Opens Marianna Facility

PlayBig Opens Marianna Facility

PlayBig Therapy Center opened its second facility Oct. 9 in Marianna to expand its ability to treat Panhandle children with autism, ADHD and other neurological conditions. Kelley Hutto, a licensed…

Jordan Beats the Odds

Jordan Beats the Odds

TALLAHASSEE — As Madeline (Maddie) Jordan headed toward the last line of brightly-colored jumps, a hush settled over the large crowd of spectators gathered for the United States Equestrian Federation…

Grand Jury Clears Gillum of Criminal Conduct, Questions City of Tallahassee

Grand Jury Clears Gillum of Criminal Conduct, Questions City of Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County Grand Jury determined Monday the “conduct of (Tallahassee) Mayor Andrew Gillum was lawful” under Florida Statutes in a case concerning the mayor’s use of City of Tallahassee…

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