Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor wants the federal government to give part of the Apalachicola National Forest to the county for housing and other needs. Some of his colleagues were taken aback, but the commission agreed to consider it at a future meeting.
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The Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tanya Moss for the possession of drugs, a firearm and ammunition. LCSO executed a search warrant at the 1000 block of Dade Street where they found approximately seven grams of Alpha-PVP, five grams of MDMA, .04 grams of Methamphetamine, 37 grams of Marijuana and a firearm.
A Tallahassee man was found guilty Tuesday after attempting to murder two men at their home in 2022. Law enforcement learned that Hinson threatened the victim before the shooting about an ongoing issue that involves the victim’s ex-girlfriend. A sentencing date has not been set, but Hinson could face 20 years to life in prison.
A new proposal has been filed in the Florida Legislature that would protect monuments of war from defacement but also removal. The legislation would ensure that currently standing historical monuments, including Confederate monuments, would be protected. Public entities owning the monuments, legal residents of the state, and “historical preservation” groups would stand for civil action under this bill.
The Florida House Commerce Committee approved a bill prohibiting “corporate activism” for state and local government and financial institutions. It would prohibit state agencies and local governments, including public schools, colleges and universities, from requesting or considering information about a company’s social, political or ideological beliefs when determining if that company can provide a service.
Former NFL wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson has been announced as an ambassador and consultant for FAMU athletics. Johnson will participate in special projects to support and advance the state of FAMU Athletics, as identified by the athletics director. Johnson said he fell in love with FAMU after attending his first Classic between Bethune-Cookman and FAMU in 1984 with his grandma.
FSU baseball is hosting the Pitt Panthers for a three game series to open conference play. Florida State will retire Buster Posey’s Number 8 jersey in a pregame ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m., prior to the start of Saturday’s game. Posey’s jersey will be the fourth retired for the Seminole baseball program joining Dick Howser, J.D. Drew and Mike Martin.