County Commissioners: Full- or Part-Time?

County Commissioners: Full- or Part-Time?

TALLAHASSEE— The jobs of Leon County Commissioners are often considered to be part-time commitments with pay dictated by Florida statute. But is that an accurate depiction? Vince Long, Leon County Administrator said the commission positions are not specified as full- or part-time in any Leon County charter, ordinance or Florida statute because the commissioners are […]

Major Fuel Spill at City’s Hopkins Generating Station Hidden from Public View

Major Fuel Spill at City’s Hopkins Generating Station Hidden from Public View

Through the review of public records after receiving an anonymous tip, Tallahassee Reports has learned that there was a major diesel fuel spill from an above ground storage tank at the Hopkins Generating power plant that, until now, has not been publicly reported. The spill, which happened in 2012, resulted in thousands of gallons of […]

New Information Raises Questions About Democrat Editorial on Leon County Sheriff

New Information Raises Questions About Democrat Editorial on Leon County Sheriff

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the Tallahassee Democrat editorial critical of newly elected Sheriff Walt McNeil contained incorrect information and was missing critical details. Sources said the Tallahassee Democrat editorial board did not contact the Leon County Sheriffs Office (LCSO) to verify the information presented in the editorial. The editorial criticized Sheriff McNeil for hiring […]

Jimbo Jackson: Principal, Commissioner

Jimbo Jackson: Principal, Commissioner

TALLAHASSEE — Jimbo Jackson watches the little five-year-old kindergartners scamper through the doors of Ft. Braden School each day and ponders how he can make this a better place for them, not just as the school principal, but also as the newly elected District 2 county commissioner. “While that’s a huge responsibility, it’s an awesome, […]

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