Today, at 9 a,.m., the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will consider a request by Global RER Workforce, LLC (Global City) for a $7 million loan for the development of a 7-story, 300-unit workforce housing complex. The complex will also consist of 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail for a small grocery store/coop and will be located on property currently owned by Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Tallahassee Police have arrested Canard Tinson in connection to four recent armed robberies in recent months. The man was known to law enforcement and had an active warrant out for his arrest. His most recent attempted robbery was a Thomasville Road bank this past Saturday and Tinson was taken into custody.
Tallahassee Police is also investigating a shooting that occurred last Friday on West Pensacola Street at an apartment complex. Two adult male roommates had an argument and one male produced a weapon and shot the other in the shoulder. No arrests have yet been made and the injured man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
With the Tallahassee/Leon County Animal Service Center’s dog kennels close to capacity, a special adoption event on Saturday, Feb. 11 aimed to relieve the overcrowding. The happening, dubbed “Pooches and Smooches,” brought lots of people and pups together.
After losing a campaign last year for governor, former state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has launched a bid to chair the Florida Democratic Party.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced proposals that will combat environmental, social, and governance rankings, known as ESG. Among the proposals include bans on “discrimination for religious, political and social beliefs,” a ban on the use of “social credit scores,” and a ban against housing deposits in “institutions pursuing this woke ESG agenda.” DeSantis said, “We will be standing up for folks in Daytona and Destin, not following the elites in Davos.”
Potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a “big government conservative.” He continued by saying DeSantis efforts to fight rogue school boards and Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District is what “our Founding Fathers tried of avoid.” He also contended that Florida’s taxes are going up while New Hampshire’s are going down, and that DeSantis signed a tax increase package.
The No.18 Florida State swimming and diving teams will compete at the 2023 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center from Feb. 14-18. All sessions will air on the ACC Network Extra. “We’re excited to get the week started,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “Our student-athletes look great and we’re eager to compete.”