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For the August 7-13, TPD reported 72 crime incidents. This included 27 violent crime incidents which is 26.8% more than the average number of violent crime incidents reported on a weekly basis in 2022, which was 21.3.
Leon County Schools removed Angie Strickland as head volleyball coach at Leon High School on Friday, August 4, following a week-long investigation after a formal complaint was filed with the school district. The investigative report should be released Tuesday.
Capital Health Plan is getting a new leader. Long-time President and CEO John Hogan is retiring after more than 4 decades with the organization. He will be succeeded by CFO Sabin Bass.
The Network of Entrepreneurs & Business Advocates (NEBA) will host Reese Goad, the City Manager for the City of Tallahassee on Tuesday, August 15th, at 11:30 AM at Capital City Country Club.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has made another judicial appointment, this time it is lawyer Roger Gannam to serve as Judge on the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Gannam has most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs for Liberty Counsel. Florida Democrats called Gannam a “far-right, evangelical, activist attorney,”
Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign will be run by Brian Hughes in Florida. He served in a senior role in the office of former Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has said he has “moved on” from his feud with Disney. “Look, my wife and I, we got married at Walt Disney World. And so it’s not like we’re opposed. I mean, we’ve appreciated working with them over the years, but I would just say, go back to what you did,” DeSantis said.
In the first preseason AP Poll, the Florida State Seminoles football program comes in as No. 8 in the country. The No. 8 ranking is FSU’s highest to begin a season since 2017, and FSU is the highest-ranked ACC team and the only team from the state of Florida ranked among the Top 25.
FAMU football comes in as the 25th ranked team in the Preseason FCS Coaches Poll. FAMU is the only team ranked in the poll from the SWAC and one of just two HBCU’s including former MEAC foe and current Celebration Bowl champion NC Central.