The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Dec. 22nd

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Dec. 22nd

Local News

On Thursday, Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch will appear on the Steve Stewart Show. The Steve Stewart Show airs on RealTalk 93.3 FM on Tuesday and Thursday beginning at noon. On Tuesday, the newly elected chair of the Leon Democratic Executive Committee, Ryan Ray, appeared on the show. Listen to the interview here.

Chiles High School junior outside hitter Kaylin Johnson was named TR’s Leon County Volleyball Player of the Year. Check out her season accomplishments.

Tallahassee Police arrested a man in connection to a stolen car from New Orleans. The officer conducted a traffic stop around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday and found the driver had an active warrant out of Seminole County. TPD also found fentanyl and marijuana. The driver was arrested for outstanding warrants, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Florida News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is directing $7 million toward rural infrastructure projects from the state’s Rural Infrastructure Fund overseen by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Apalachicola and Gretna are some of the communities in the Big Bend area set to receive funding. Gretna will be getting $3,501,840, to extend water, sewer and roads for a new manufacturing business and Apalachicola will receive $300,000 for planning and design improvements for the city’s stormwater conveyance system.

Florida Congressman Byron Donalds has penned a letter urging Republican Senators to vote “no” on the 1.7 trillion omnibus bill. “At the very least, due respect for Americans who elected us would call for not passing a ‘lame duck’ spending bill just days before Members fly home for Christmas and two weeks before a new Republican majority is sworn in for the 118th Congress,” Donalds said, along with numerous other conservative members of the House GOP.

Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters and State Rep. Spencer Roach have filed joint legislation that will return local school board races to being partisan elections. “These elections are clearly partisan and the voters deserve a transparent process,” Gruters said.

Sports News

Florida State women’s basketball defeated rival Miami Hurricanes 92-85 yesterday behind Makayla Timpson’s 19 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots in the game’s final 20 minutes. The Noles have one full week until their next game on the road against the North Carolina Tar Heels next Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.

4 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Thursday, Dec. 22nd"

  1. “ $7 million toward rural infrastructure projects from the state’s Rural Infrastructure Fund…” and how much is getting for Lake Munson septic to sewer conversion to stop massive polution?? Any funds??

  2. Regarding the TPD arrest, it’s like they say, every town is a border town. Thank you, TPD for a job well done.

    Thank you, Rep. Byron Donalds for doing what you can to stop the out of control spending.

  3. Addenda — FSU’s men’s basketball team defeated Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish 73-72.

    For FSU fans or basketball fans in general, it was a fun and entertaining game with both teams showing some impressive play.

    Go Noles!!!!

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