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UPDATED: Tallahassee City Attorney Cassandra Jackson has given notice of her intent to resign from the position of City Attorney effective November 24. She will continue to serve as an employee/consultant through June 1, 2024 – her planned retirement date – to ensure a smooth transition.
On October 25 2023, the Tallahassee City Commission held a public hearing to consider a development agreement between the City and Greenpoint Developers, LLC related to the Welaunee Heel property amid concerns about a road that had previously been approved.
Charlie Adelson’s testimony wrapped on Friday and closing arguments set for Monday. Get the details.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
The number one ranked Florida State women’s soccer team beat Clemson 2-1 on Saturday to clinch their fourth consecutive ACC championship win. ACC offensive player of the year, Onyi Echegini, score both goals to help carry the ‘Noles to victory. The Noles are likely to be the No. 1 overall seed heading into the NCAA Tournament after an undefeated season, regular season ACC championship, and now and ACC tournament championship.
FAMU football defeated the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 42-28 on Saturday. The game was close at halftime, but the Rattlers pulled away in the second half outscoring the Bulldogs 18-7. Jeremy Moussa went 14-27 passing for 245 yards and a touchdown with one interception with Jeremiah Pruitte representing his leading target on the day with 82 yards on just two receptions. Terrell Jennings led the Rattlers on the ground with 40 yards on eight carries, averaging 5.0 yards per carry.
FSU football defeated the Pitt Panthers 24-7, are now 9-0, and have clinched their spot in the ACC Championship game the first weekend of December.
From the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee this weekend, former President Donald Trump invited to the stage multiple Florida lawmakers who flipped their endorsement from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Those lawmakers that were invited on stage were Debbie Mayfield, Jessica Baker, Webster Barnaby, Alina Garcia, Kevin Steele, Ileana Garcia, and Paula Stark.
After the Orange County Public School District banned all phones during the school day ahead of the current school year, reports indicate student engagement is up. One Orange County principal said that students are more responsive, make eye contact, and phone-related bullying incidents are down.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to endorse Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president tonight. In July, DeSantis attempted to capitalize on seeming antipathy from front-runner Donald Trump toward Reynolds, calling her a “a strong leader who knows how to ignore the chirping and get it done” who “earned a landslide re-election because she delivered big results.”
A Joint Resolution filed on Friday seeks to amend the State Constitution by raising the required elector vote majority for constitutional amendments from 60 percent to two-thirds, requiring a 66.67 percent vote or higher. Under the current provisions, any amendment or revision to the Florida State Constitution requires a 60 percent approval rate from the electors.