Top Viewed TR Stories in 2019

Top Viewed TR Stories in 2019

Listed below are the top viewed stories published by Tallahassee Reports. As you will see, the top stories cover a wide range issues. These include Andrew Gillum, crime, the local investigation into government corruption, the Killearn golf course, and the Leon County school system.

1. Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund

Super attorney John Morgan went after former gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum on twitter today over Gillum’s decision to keep approximately $3.5 million in campaign funds rather than spend it in an effort to defeat Ron DeSantis in last years Florida governor’s race.

2. Morning Shooting in Ox Bottom Crest Neighborhood

The Tallahassee Police Department released the following information on a shooting that took place early this morning in the Ox Bottom Crest neighborhood off of Ox Bottom Road in Northeast Tallahassee.

3. Cobb Middle School Principal Relieved of Administrative Duties

Days after the Leon County School (LCS) Board attorney acknowledged the existence of an investigation into administrative actions at Cobb Middle School, multiple sources have told TR that Cobb Middle School Principal, Sarah Hembree, has been removed.

4. Local Businessman J.T. Burnette Indicted

A federal grand jury has returned a 47-count superseding indictment against suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 51, Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 54, and John Thomas Burnette, 42, all of Tallahassee, Florida. 

5. Jack Campbell to Cease Marijuana Prosecutions

Tallahassee Reports has learned that State Attorney Jack Campbell has notified the Tallahassee Police Department that he will no longer be prosecuting marijuana cases.

In a message obtained by Tallahassee Reports, TPD sent out information that indicated Campbell would cease prosecutions until “such time that a scientifically proven test that can be introduced into evidence can distinguish illegal marijuana from legal hemp.”

6. Rocky Hanna Tied to $50,000 Las Vegas Campaign Donation to Andrew Gillum PAC

With less than seven weeks left in the hotly contested Florida gubernatorial campaign between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum, campaign records show that a company tied to Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna and registered in Las Vegas, Nevada, donated $50,000 to the Forward Florida PAC which was supporting Gillum.

7. Golf Could End in Killearn, Walking Trails Considered

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the financial situation with the Killearn Country Club has become so dire that consideration is being given to closing all golf operations and turning the 18 hole course into walking trails.

8. Rocky Hanna: “A Colossal Failure.” Special Needs Students Left at School Without Transportation

Superintendent Rocky Hanna, in a live Facebook announcement just minutes ago, stated that the move to a new transportation system was a “colossal failure.”

9. Leon County Parent Contradicts Homeschool Status of Son

Discrepancies between statements from the mother of a local student murdered in Tallahassee and information provided by Leon County Schools (LCS) raises questions about how LCS accounts for students that seek to withdraw from school and the subsequent impact on graduation statistics.

10. Rocky Hanna 2016 Superintendent Campaign: Twenty-Six Donations from One Address

Campaign reports indicate that donations made to the 2016 Rocky Hanna for Superintendent campaign included sixty-five $1,000 donations from businesses and individuals with addresses in Nevada and the Atlanta, Georgia area.

2 Responses to "Top Viewed TR Stories in 2019"

  1. Keep up the true informative investigative reporting on Rocky Hanna. Please report the costs associated with Rickards High. How can Rocky put himself over construction? Report on his non interviewed political appointments of his Assistant Superintendents, the hiring of Leon County officials, the double dipping of Jimbo Jackson and Foundation leader Maddox.

  2. I’ll take door #s: 1-4,6,8,and 10. Excellent investigative reporting 2019! Can’t wait to see even more superb reporting in 2020!

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