The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, September 15

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, September 15


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The multi-million dollar Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tallahassee is officially up and running. The facility is slated to bring in $32 million annually to Tallahassee, already employing over 1,000 people from Big Bend and South Georgia.


According to Leon County Schools (LCS), the First District Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court ruling enforcing a two-week suspension for the Lawton Chiles High School principal. The two-week suspension began Monday, September 11 and will be without pay. 

Leon County Schools announced they will be adding metal detectors to all varsity football games starting this Friday. Fans who plan to attend a game at Gene Cox Stadium will see both walk-through and wand devices used. All other venues will use wand devices only. The district also said that fans are not allowed to bring backpacks into any stadium.

The news briefs from the Tallahassee City Commission meeting that took place on September 13, 2023 are now available.

The news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place on September 12, 2023 are now available.


Total estimated insured losses following Hurricane Idalia’s landfall last month have amounted to $178.7 million as of Thursday afternoon, with varying percentages of claims closed across different lines of business. In total, there have been 19,324 claims reported. 

Nearly 123,000 new students have received private-school vouchers after state lawmakers this year passed a major expansion of voucher programs, while a group that administers the programs says they will not bring an “exodus” from public schools as critics have predicted.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said Wednesday that the Sunshine State will be the first state to officially recommend against COVID-19 boosters for those under age 65. The state, in its guidance, discourages use of the booster for those under age 65, in part because global widespread immunity to COVID-19 has been achieved. 


On Saturday, at 12 noon, the No. 3 Seminoles will be in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to take on the Boston College Eagles on ABC. Get a preview.

Check out the Maxprep high school football rankings for the Big Bend as of September 12.


7 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, September 15"

  1. Surgeon general and UF professor Lapado is not a reputable medical professional qualified to teach or make decrees staging Covid boosters/ vaccines are not supported by scientific evidence to prevent or stave off the deleterious effects of Civid for the population at large and is not qualified to advise on this topic.

  2. Well the Chiles Principal has ran through the appeals process and Rocky And The Groomer’s have pervailed every step of the way.
    It should be pretty clear to the principal by now that he is not a good fit for the administration of Rocky And The Groomer’s.

    I cant speak for the Principal but just me personally I would be looking to other School Board oppurtunities in Georgia and Florida surrounding Counties. Rocky And The Groomer’s clearly would like you to move along.
    You and your family most likely will be much happier if you do. Likely you will make more money too. There comes a point when its like fighting windmills to continue. They got you. The voters of Leon County should be ashamed of what they have done to this man.

  3. First of all, the principal at Lawton Chiles High School broke no laws. He was placed on 2 week suspension for paying teachers for doing extra work. Any other employee in any other business would expect overtime pay. Sadly, it seems paying teachers for going above and beyond, is not acceptable. The rules were vague and Principal Burgess did what he, and most others, deemed the right thing to do.

  4. With the “average” claim for Hurricane Idalia being under $10,000, we dodged a major bullet with that storm. A few miles to the East and Tampa Bay get the Hurricane Ian treatment. A bit to the West and we’re under ground zero.

  5. The Amazon facility is slated to bring in $32 million annually to Tallahassee, is that from the Employees paying Taxes OR from them paying Taxes and buying stuff? Also, how much will Amazon be paying in Taxes each Year?

    A two-week suspension for the Lawton Chiles High School principal? Now it’s the Principal? WTH is going on at that School?

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