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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.