Leon County School Board member Laurie Lawson Cox, in her comments toward the end of the Board meeting, addressed Superintendent Rocky Hanna receiving a $35,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the need for “truth, trust, and transparency.” Get the details.
JetBlue announced they are going to add service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Tallahassee International Airport. The flights would begin in January 2024 and JetBlue called the addition “essential” for convenient travel to the capital city. Mayor John Dailey said he is excited to be able to welcome additional travelers and “another example of the many great things coming to fruition around our growing community.”
On Wednesday, February 15, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare reported that the hospital had fully restored its computer systems and has returned to standard operations at all locations. It was reported that TMH officials first notified staff on Friday, February 3rd, that the system had suffered a “cyberattack.”
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton led a march on Wednesday, to the Florida Capitol building to combat Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration over the halt of an Advanced Placement course in African American studies in public classrooms.
The Club for Growth is offering an endorsement for Florida Sen. Rick Scott and rebuking a recent criticism from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Former President Donald Trump posted on Truth Social, “Bad news for Senator Rick Scott of Florida! Club for NO Growth just announced they are going to back him, and without my backing them, an Endorsement from them is the kiss of death.” Scott recently claimed McConnell as part of the Washington establishment after he offered himself up as a challenger as Republican leader.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked by a reporter if he was going to be running for president after former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. He responded, “Wouldn’t you like to know.”
Suspended attorney Andrew Warren said yesterday he is going to be immediately appealing a judge’s decision that upheld his suspension. “The idea that the governor can get away with breaking federal and state law should offend anyone who believes in freedom — free speech, free elections, and that no one is above the law,” Warren said. Warren was originally suspended for saying he would not be prosecuting doctors who performed abortions after 15 weeks, now a violation against state law.
Florida State men’s basketball went on the road last night to take on the Clemson Tigers and got blown out, 94-54. Baba Miller scored a career and team-high 12 points on four made field goals and one free throw to lead the Seminoles in points and rebounds against Clemson. Florida State will return to the Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday, February 18th to face off against Boston College, with tip off at 12pm.
Florida State women’s basketball is set to host the Syracuse Orange in the Paint it Pink game tonight at 6:00 p.m. Florida State Athletics and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare join forces for the eighth time to benefit patients of the TMH Walker Breast Program.