The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, August 16

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, August 16


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Leon County Schools has released the investigative report related to the longtime Leon High volleyball coach. The 17-page report highlights complaints filed by students whose father passed away, as long ago as the 2017-2018 school year. The report stated, “Coach Strickland, with the obituary in hand, asked Student 1 if she thought she was playing like her dad would want her to play. She also asked if Student 1 thought her dad would be proud of how she was playing now.” Another similar example occurred in 2021.

The redevelopment of the the Killearn Country Club will not only include a redesigned golf course and new amenities, but also a new name. Get the details about the opening date and a new golf course.

The City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board agreed Tuesday night to continue discussions on why the number of lobbyists registered with the city has plummeted. Critics say there’s a loophole to evade that registration, which would require reporting one’s clients and fees.


Equality Florida has announced their new parents-based organization with the goal of advocating for families with LGBT members. The activists associated with the program said challenges have increased in recent years with Republican governors and Republican supermajorities in the Florida Legislature.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the results of the first year of a strike force dedicated to snuff out smuggling, human trafficking, and illegal drugs and weapons seizure. The strike force have resulted in thousands of felony charges, more than 40 human smuggling charges, over 150 drug charges and the seizure of $2.7 million worth of illicit drugs.

Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. called a recent report from the Florida Education Association (FEA) on teacher vacancies a “blatant lie.” The FEA reported nearly 7,000 teachers and 5,000 support staff are missing. Diaz retorted by saying the vacancies this year are lower than last year. “As of today, Florida has 4,776 vacancies which is 1.3 (teacher vacancies) on average per school,” he posted on Twitter.


Adding to the list of preseason accolades for Seminole football players, offensive lineman D’Mitri Emmanuel and defensive end Jared Verse, are on the Lombardi Award Watch List. The Lombardi Award was first presented in 1970 and annually recognizes the college football offensive or defensive lineman who exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi.


4 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, August 16"

  1. Commissioner Matlow had a wonderful opinion in the Tallahassee Democrat. Matlow exposes that a tax is increase is not needed

    Jeff Burlew wrote a wonderful article on Nick Maddox again accepting a job at a nonprofit that will result in conflicts and recused votes.

    Gives us hope that there are people out there that are good at what they do.

  2. …and you missed the best part,
    The City Commissioners agreed to raise property taxes. Some of the commissioners want taxes raised so the poor people will have something to do other than commit crime. Restorative Justice….don’t blame the criminals when the law-abiding citizens didn’t provide them with activities to keep them out of trouble. We feed them, house them, provide them free cell phones, free internet access, free utilities, free healthcare, free or reduce college tuition, free defense attorneys but we haven’t paid for leisure activities.

    I am announcing my bid for a seat on the Tallahassee City Council, and I will get a P.O. Box to prove my residency. If I am elected, every poor family, that doesn’t pay Federal, City or County Taxes, will be given a totally Free Grady-White Off-Shore Capable Fishing Boat fully loaded with fishing gear and a renewable Gas Card. It’s time to get serious about systemic ( Fill In The Blank) and make Being Poor Fun Again.

    Plus, Every Poor Family will get a Bonafide “Get Out Of Jail Free Card” useable for any crime committed within the City Limits. I will reduce the hours the Police actually work/patrol to Monday thru Friday, 9 to 5 and they will be closed on all bank holidays. Let’s make this tax hike really count.

  3. ” Critics say there’s a loophole to evade that registration, which would require reporting one’s clients and fees.”

    Of course there are Loopholes, they were put in for a Reason, look at the Campaign Donners. Just about every Law (if not all) has built in Loopholes. That’s because the writers USE THEM. Just like when all the Democrats were bashing Trump because of all the Tax Loopholes he was using, Trump said, if you don’t like it, CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES. To this Day, those Loopholes are still there, WHY? Because THEY USE THEM TOO. Close the Loopholes.

  4. Ban all school sports along with all extra activities such as Band and all clubs ban cheerleading ban flag twirllers all that stuff ban it until reading writing arithmatic come up to Florida Department of Education standards.
    All “Sports Dads” are now “Education Dads”. Dads you are going to have to re-direct your sports fantasies into GPA fantasies.
    Get to work Dads and Moms too.

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