The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, November 13

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, November 13

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On November 8th, the Tallahassee City Commission addressed the resignation of Tallahassee City Attorney Casandra Jackson. Ms. Jackson will continue to serve as a consultant/employee through June 1, 2024.

A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times with a knife. Deputies were called to a residence in the 1600 block of Alshire Court North around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday. When law enforcement arrived, they found a woman outside her residence suffering from the stab wounds, and a 23-year-old male standing outside the residence holding the knife.

There were two fatal crashes in Tallahassee on Friday night. The first occurred at 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of Crawfordville Road and Woodville Highway where a motorcycle and vehicle collided. One man died in the crash. The second crash occurred near the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Aenon Church Road where a pedestrian was “not utilizing a marked crosswalk in an unlit area” when a sedan hit the man head-on.


Florida State football defeated their rivals the Miami Hurricanes 27-20 on Saturday for their 16th straight win.

FAMU football defeated the Division II Lincoln Oaklanders 28-0 on Saturday’s Senior Day game.  Florida A&M (9-1) is ranked No. 9 in the FCS coaches poll and has won 19 consecutive home games, the second-longest active streak in the FCS (Montana State, 26). The Rattlers’ next game is this upcoming Saturday in Orlando in The Florida Classic against Bethune-Cookman.

On Friday night, FSU basketball defeated Kennesaw State 94-67, and tonight they play host to the Central Michigan Chippewas at 7:00 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.


Over the Veterans Day weekend, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody highlighted the state’s effort to recover approximately $3.5 million taken by scammers from military members, veterans, and families. Since 2019, Florida’s Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP) has received more than 2,300 complaints. The program’s dedicated attorneys, investigators and team members educate and assist Florida consumers from businesses and individuals that engage in unfair methods of competition or unfair practices.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – while on the campaign trail in Iowa – provided more details for his national school choice model that he proposed earlier in the month. He said that his plan would be modeled after Florida where “we get 100,000 students for a billion dollars a year (for) scholarship and administrative cost. So I think if you did like $25 billion, it could be revolutionary throughout this country.”

DeSantis also floated the idea of Iowa Caucus Sites in southwest Florida so that Iowa snowbirds wouldn’t have to go home to Iowa to vote. Florida’s governor joked in-jest that he may petition the Iowa GOP for caucus sites in Naples and Marco Island.


9 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, November 13"

  1. In eight months, we should be able to see Ms. Jackson’s work product as a consultant and how much she was paid for it. This arrangement reeks of a “settlement”.

    Our city lies to us with a stunning alacrity.

  2. Gannett SUED by WHITE ex-employees who were fired and replaced by less-qualified minorities:,246575
    From the court doc:
    21. In 2020, Gannett publicly acknowledged a company-wide policy which was purportedly designed to achieve inclusion quotas, but practically speaking disadvantaged class members in terms of their work for the company. (“Reverse Race Discrimination Policy”).
    26. Indeed, upon information and belief, Gannett leadership were entitled to certain bonuses and promotions, and given awards, incentivizing them to staff their newsroom’s workforce with workers of racial and ethnic backgrounds to parity the racial demographics of the communities they serve regardless of racial and ethnic demographics of the applicant pool for each position.“

    So, by their own admission, managers got raises/bonuses/promotions for firing older white employees and replacing them with minorities.

    Ask yourself: Is this something I would support by buying a product from a company that does business like that?

  3. Mr Hawk,

    She is needed to verse her replacement and bring the replacement up to speed so there is not a serious deficiency in the historical knowledge that is needed to service the taxpayers. I’m surprised you don’t understand that.

  4. @ A Skeptic = I to would like to know what her Salary was as a City Attorney and what it will be as a Consultant.

    @ Nicholas Weed = I too am bothered by her Treatment and now letting her stay for 8 Months as a Consultant leads me to believe that it is a Pay Off to her so they wont have to admit that THEY did her wrong. I will even bet that being a Consultant is in Title Only.

  5. A Skeptic

    You should be bothered by her mistreatment by the city manager, assistant city manager, the mayor, Dianne Williams-Cox and Curtis Richardson. Curtis Richardson’s looking the other way is the most disturbing, the lone holdout for doing a nationwide search for a city manager.

  6. I bothered by Casandra Jackson’s “resignation” that has her paid as a consultant for the next 8 months instead of maintaining her position as a staffer. What public information is there to show the position’s salary last month and what her salary will be as a consultant? Tallahassee’s overflowing with overpaid politicians and this reeks of being just another one.

  7. Crawfordville Road and Woodville Highway do not have an Intersection. Are you talking about where the old 4 Points used to be? if so then you must be talking about Gail Avenue and Woodville or Gail Avenue and Crawfordville.

  8. So, a Man was charged with attempted murder by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, will Jack Campbell up hold those Charges or will he down grade them to Assault and Battery?

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