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The industry group Florida Realtors last week released a report showing the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in October was $410,000. See the median prices in the state’s metropolitan statistical areas.
The Board of County Commissioners Workshop on Human Services will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 1 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers. Leon County will be broadcasting the meeting on Comcast channel 16, the Leon County Florida Channel on Roku, the County’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Twitter, and the County’s website.
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is warning of two scams occurring: one through the mail and one over the phone. Scammers are calling neighbors saying that they are with the sheriff’s office and notifying people that they missed jury duty and could be arrested. The mail scam is occurring when the mail is placed in mailboxes by the mail carrier, and thieves are coming right behind the mail carrier and stealing the mail.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
The Chiles boys soccer team has been one of the best in the Big Bend over the past few seasons, but every year they’ve fallen short of their expectations. In his final season with the Timberwolves, Caleb Gaines is looking to change that.
After Florida State football’s win over the Florida Gators Saturday night, the Noles made their way back into the top four in the AP Poll. The victory also clinched FSU’s 16th state championship and second straight season of sweeping both in-state rivals. It’s the 12th time in the last 30 years that the Seminoles have defeated Florida and Miami in the same season.
Florida State soccer advances to their fourth consecutive College Cup in their 3-0 win over Pitt this weekend. FSU improved to a perfect 14-0 against the Panthers and defeated Pitt for the third time this season. The Noles will take on the Clemson Tigers after they defeated Penn State 2-1.
Florida Republican State Rep. Fabian Basabe has withdrawn his 12-week abortion ban bill after no Democrat has come forward to support the legislation. He had hoped that the legislation would be a middle-ground between the GOP’s conservative 6-week abortion and Democrats who advocate pro-abortion polices. Basabe said House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell barred party members from engaging in “collaboration across party lines.”
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., will visit Sarasota on Monday to tour the city’s airport expansion. He will be accompanied by Florida Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan for a construction update and tour of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The airport is undergoing a nearly $100 million renovation project for a new terminal, which will have five new gates across over 75,000 square feet, Buchanan’s office said.
Florida Republican Rep. Berny Jacques of Seminole blasted Vice President Kamala Harris for having a gas stove, as seen in a photo on Thanksgiving. Some Democratic officials have targeted gas stoves for potential regulation and restrictions. “Friendly Reminder: not only will gas stoves remain legal in Florida, we also made them tax free!” Jacques said.