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Leon County School Board Member Laurie Cox recently compeleted an interview with local Tallahassee radio host Steve Stewart on Real Talk 93.3. Recently elected Ms. Cox was asked to address a number of current issues facing Leon County School Board, her answers are provided here.
According to filings with Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, the number of single-family new construction permits were up 16.1% in April, 2023 when compared to April, 2022.
A 12-year-old boy was found deceased Saturday morning a few hours after he was reported missing on his bike. TPD sent out the alert just after 12:00 a.m. Saturday that the boy was last seen in the 3800 block of Broadmore Lane. The boy was discovered around 2:00 p.m. but no more details were provided.
TPD arrested one man in connection to a deadly shooting from Thursday night around 7:00 p.m. The victim drove himself to the hospital but crashed in the intersection of Midyette Road and Capital Circle Southeast. Walter Massey, 32, was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking a controlled substance.
The NAACP has officially issued a travel advisory for black Americans and other groups. “Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color,” the advisory reads. The NAACP hinted at a travel advisory earlier this year when the Florida Legislature was in session.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blamed the United States military’s low recruiting on drag queens and preferred pronouns in the armed forces. “You see them recruiting with, like, using drag queens and doing stuff with the pronouns and all this other stuff. That’s part of the main reason recruiting is so low,” DeSantis said on a podcast with Dinesh D’Souza. Last week, DeSantis also said things like diversity, equity, and inclusion training along with gender ideology have contributed to low recruitment, as well.
The Florida State Seminoles softball team are on to the Super Regionals behind a perfect game from senior ace Kathryn Sandercock. The Noles defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 1-0 to advance where they will host the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs in Tallahassee. Sandercock’s perfect game was the first solo perfect game since Meghan King did it on Mar. 12, 2016, against Tulsa. It was also Florida State’s first perfect game in the NCAA Tournament.
Florida State golf alumnus Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship yesterday by finishing -9 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Koepka last won a major in 2019.