The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Jan. 18

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Jan. 18


Today the Tallahassee City Commission will host the City’s Annual Retreat. The Retreat will provide an opportunity to review the progress that has been made towards Tallahassee’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. Staff will also give updates on two initiatives—the Southside Action Plan and the Clean Energy Plan. The retreat will be held at Parkview Ballroom at Cascades, 414 East Bloxham Street, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get the details.

The Brehon House has been helping pregnant women for the last 45 years, but Deputy Director Halle Bush says their facility has seen an increase of pregnant mothers seeking housing. “A lot of it is employment and housing are the two biggest issues any kind of trauma or abuse we see a lot here or maybe their fleeing a domestic violence situation it can be various factors of a bunch of a different thing, but I say those are the biggest ones,” said Bush.

A Tallahassee man accused of a December 2018 kidnapping and murder is now on trial. Christopher Rumph is accused of kidnapping 27-year-old Kelton Washington from a Tallahassee motel, driving him to Gadsden County, and shooting him on the side of the road. Court records say there is hotel surveillance video showing Rumph and another man dragging Washington out of the hotel room and a car speeding away moments later. Testimony in Rumph’s trial is expected to begin today and go through this week.

A Tallahassee resident was killed in a shooting in Seminole County. Thirty-one-year-old Princess Tolliver was a victim of a shooting that occurred Monday morning. Six others were injured, five of which are in critical condition.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling on the Florida Legislature to make permanent bans on vaccine and mask mandates, while blocking anyone from taking actions against doctors who disagree with “the preferred narrative of the medical community.” Florida House Democrat leader Fentrice Driskell called DeSantis’ views on the COVID shots a “fake ideology with real consequences.”

Florida Congressman Vern Buchanan allegedly cursed out House Speaker Kevin McCarthy invoking the “F” word. “You f****d me. I know it was you, you whipped against me,” Buchanan reportedly told McCarthy after Mississippi Congressman Jason Smith was given the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee over Buchanan. Some are speculating an early congressional departure for Buchanan, an allegation that he has denied.


FSU men’s basketball went on the road last night and got a double-digit win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 84-71. Darin Green Jr. scored a game-high 20 points on six made field goals, four 3-pointers, and four free throws. Florida State will continue their time on the road, traveling to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on January 21st at 3pm.

And in the NBA, former Florida State basketball standout Terance Mann set a new regular season career-high with 31 points in Mann’s L.A. Clippers defeating the Houston Rockets 121-100.


7 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Wednesday, Jan. 18"

  1. Any funds from the CSC, the $27 million giveaway, private donations that went to campaigns, go to The Brehorn House? The CSC paid the chamber rats $100,000 of taxpayer funds. That was not money well spent. Why don’t the City and County Commissioners donate money out of their expense accounts to the Brehorn House instead of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Buffalo Pool Party? What about the $5 million gun violence boondoggle that does nothing to deter crime? Redirect those funds to the Brehorn House.

    It appears to me there’s plenty of that could be allocated to the Brehorn House, but the leaders do a poor job of designating the taxpayers funds.

    Make every non-profit who beelines it down to the chamber rat junket on the “taxpayers dime” give that share to the Brehorn House.

    Again, the money is there. In fact where is the investigative report to add up all the money nonprofits have mis-spent to attend the chamber wreck junket out of town? It has to be in the millions of dollars?

  2. “The Brehon House has been helping pregnant women for the last 45 years, but Deputy Director Halle Bush says their facility has seen an increase of pregnant mothers seeking housing. “A lot of it is employment and housing are the two biggest issues…”

    Notwithstanding special circumstances… Why is it that we simply accept and accommodate irresponsible behavior, fatherless families, and the entitlement mattress mentality within our communities of color? Where are the community leaders? Where are the community mentors? Where are the community Faith Leaders? Where is anyone willing to address the real problem rather than ignore, pacify, and placate?

    As I’ve noted many times… You will never solve a problem you refuse to acknowledge.

  3. Where are the concerns by the mayor regarding…

    And More Crime
    Sewage Spills
    Sewage Spills
    And More Sewage Spills
    Mistreatment of Veterans (parade)
    New Communications Director
    Nationwide Search For City Manager

    Who doesn’t let the veterans have a parade and then sends them a bill that basically puts them out of business and turns around and plans a bicentennial event?

    But fear not 24/7 publicity stunts, PR hacks, opinions and My Views strategically placed by Chamber-Crats, taxpayers funds to hire campaign managers, and bundled contributions will divert attention away from relevant issues.

  4. Pat A

    Right you are and the governing 3-person majority (Williams-Cox, Dailey, and Richardson) of Chambercrats bears the responsibility for that. They are entirely running the direction of city policy and personnel decisions.

  5. And, yesterday 4 people were arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. 4 others were arrested and charged with using a Firearm while Committing a Felony. One of the later was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. WCTV/Fox59 didn’t cover it either. Maybe because the crimes were committed by African Americans. Keeping crime a secret is the next best thing to eliminating it.

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