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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.