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On Thursday November 30th at 8:30 a.m., the Tallahassee Growth Management Department will hold a Type A & Pre-Submittal meeting. Get the details.
The Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 800 block of Cochran Drive. The fire started under the carport that eventually spread to a single-story home. No injuries were reported on the scene, but crews did rescue one dog inside the home.
According to data provided to the FDOE, the Leon County Schools Out-of-School suspension rate is almost double the state average.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Florida State football’s wide receiver Keon Coleman is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s top receiver. Three finalists will be announced November 28 with the winner presented during the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN December 8.
Florida State defensive coordinator Adam Fuller was announced Monday as one of 15 semifinalists for the Broyles Award, presented annually to college football’s top assistant coach.
Tallahassee Community College is seeking a name change to Tallahassee State College, and the next step is to see legislation officially change the name. The school argued the need to rebrand was justified after the college added three new baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Elementary Education, and Exceptional Student Education. Florida State Sen. Corey Simon and Rep. Jason Shoaf are sponsoring the legislation.
Florida State Rep. Marie Woodson filed a bill that would ban smoking and vaping in public parks. The current version of HB 495 threatens to hit violators with fines ranging from $100 and $500. In 2021, Sen. Joe Gruters proposed a similar bill – one that also sought to empower local governments to limit smoking at beaches and city parks.