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During a workshop today, the Leon County Commission will consider changes to which human services groups get funding. Get the details.
On Nov. 27, the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) announced the promotion of three Majors, two Captains, five Lieutenants and six Sergeants. The 16 officers will hold key leadership roles within the agency. Get the details.
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.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Florida State basketball’s Jamir Watkins, who averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in leading the Seminoles to the championship of the Sunshine Slam, has been named the ACC Co-Player of the Week in a vote by a Blue Ribbon panel and announced by the ACC Office. Watkins was named the MVP of the Sunshine Slam as the Seminoles defeated UNLV and No. 18 Colorado to win the championship of the tournament.
Florida State volleyball will face TCU in their first round matchup of the NCAA Tournament this Friday at 5:30 p.m. The match will be played in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the winner will face the winner of Arkansas v.s. Stephen F. Austin.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will conclude his 99-county tour of the State of Iowa on December 2. With 130 stops overall, the Florida governor will be the only presidential candidate to commit to at least one event in every Iowa county. Past Iowa caucus winners – former Senator Rick Santorum in 2012 and Senator Ted Cruz in 2016 – made similar efforts during their presidential bids.
Florida State Sen. Tina Polsky introduced legislation that would change the state bird from the mockingbird to the Florida scrub-jay. The mockingbird has been recognized as Florida’s state bird for nearly 100 years, originally being designated in 1927.
The 21st Statewide Grand Jury delivered another scathing report calling for new laws after an investigation into illegal immigration. The report said many Floridians are “almost dangerously naive and unaware of the true magnitude and malevolence of the illegal immigration industry.”
Florida State Sen. Tom Wright has filed legislation that would UTVs from federal roadways where the posted speed limit is 55 mph or more. It would also require those controlling UTVs to have a driver’s license or be a minor under the direct supervision of a licensed driver.