On March 13th, the CSC of Leon County Executive Committee had a long, sometimes heated debate on whether to add three additional staff positions. Board Member Paul Mitchell labeled the need for more staff as “outrageous.”
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The Tallahassee Police Department reported an armed robbery on March 18, 2023 at around 11:00 pm in the 2800 block of Capital Circle NE. The location is just south of the Hermitage Blvd. and Capital Circle NE intersection.
Charlie Adelson’s trial, the man accused of orchestrating the murder of Dan Markel, has been moved to October after the murder trial was initially slated to start in April. Testimony is expected to start on or before Oct. 30, with the trial wrapping up by Nov. 9.
FAMU has banned Tik Tok from their campus. FAMU Vice President of Information Technology Robert Seniors said the school implemented the rule on March 7. The new regulation from the university prohibits the app on desktops, laptops, tablets, iPads, cell phones and network devices.
The Florida House is moving legislation through their processes that would ban discussion of menstrual cycles and other sexuality topics in elementary schools. The bill passed the House Education Quality Subcommittee on Wednesday by a 13-5 vote, and it would also permit parents to object to books and other materials their children are exposed to, require schools to teach that a person’s sexual identity is determined biologically at birth and set up more scrutiny of certain educational materials by the state Department of Education.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, once again, took time to criticize Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. This time he criticized DeSantis for his recent comments on the Ukraine War after DeSantis called it a mere “territorial dispute.” Pence preferred calling it a “Russian invasion” of a “free and democratic nation” while invoking the famous “Reagan Doctrine.”
No. 7-seeded Florida State women’s basketball fell to the No. 10-seeded Georgia Bulldogs 66-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Noles were without their stars Ta’Niya Latson and O’Mariah Gordon due to injuries.
FSU baseball started off hot against Boston College winning Friday night 19-8, but dropped the next two games to lose the series. After starting the year with a 7-1 record, the Noles have cooled off losing two of their last three series.
FSU softball swept the Syracuse Orange with an 8-0 win on Sunday. The Noles are 24-6.