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Now available – the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place July 25, 2023.
Federal officials announced the City of Tallahassee will be receiving a $15 million grant to build a new transit center at the corner of Orange Avenue and Meridian Street. The city is also getting over $20 million to buy more battery electric buses and train mechanics and operators.
The latest data from the Tallahassee International Airport shows June 2023 passenger traffic increased nearly 4 percent. The annual rate of passengers at TIA in June 2023 – 823,788 – was up 2.66 percent when compared to one year ago.
According to TPD reports, over the last two days there have been 10 auto thefts in Tallahassee.
Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr., after Vice President Kamala Harris came to Florida to deride Florida’s African-American history standards, sent a memo to all Florida school district superintendents. The memo stated that the Vice President “misrepresented our groundbreaking work.” He continued the memo saying they will continue implementing the new standards “free from political sanitation or indoctrination.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis offered his support for impeaching President Joe Biden and said that Biden’s corruption is “way more significant” than anything Trump might or might not have done. DeSantis also took time to criticize Trump saying Trump did not drain the swamp and it is worse than ever.
Three Seminole golfers enter the 2023-24 season ranked in the Top 25 of the first PGA TOUR University rankings. Cole Anderson is 11th, Brett Roberts is 16th, and Denmark native Frederik Kjettrup is 12th.