This past week Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor did not mince words when he addressed the recent controversy over the Florida Department of Education denied approval of an AP African American history course. During the closing minutes of the January 24th Leon County Commission meeting, Proctor addressed the course and said “I think it’s trash.”
Four minors were arrested after stealing a car from a woman who gave them a ride. The woman gave them a ride from West Tennessee Street to Basin Street, then to Joe Louis Street. When they arrived at the destination, they battered the woman and stole her car. A handgun was found as a result of the investigation. The minors were between the ages of 13 and 15.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is renewing an effort to crack down on drugs in Leon County after 21 cases of fentanyl over the last six months. Sheriff Walt McNeil said the goal is to educate the public before drug abuse even takes root on top of increased enforcement.
The longest-serving member of the Leon County School Board now has part of her district’s main thoroughfare named in her honor. The ceremony took place on Jan. 25 at Raa Middle School for the dedication of the “Georgia Joy Bowen Roadway.”
According to the Biden Administration, approximately 1.5 million Floridians applied or were eligible for student loan relief. The program was a priority issue for the Biden administration and progressives, however the plan was halted after numerous groups filed suit saying it was an overreach of executive authority. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the issue beginning Feb. 28.
Yesterday, Florida State women’s basketball got a huge win by pulling off the upset against the No. 16 Duke Blue Devils 70-57. Makayla Timpson had her 11th double-double this season with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson recorded 15 points. The Seminoles return to the Tucker Center in their next game on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. as they host Wake Forest.
The No. 9 Florida State men’s tennis team fell 4-2 to 12th-ranked Baylor on Saturday. Florida State is now 5-1 on the season and will be back in action Thursday when the Seminoles travel to Lake Nona, Florida, to play in-state rival No. 16 Florida at 5:30 p.m.