The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 5, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 5, 2024

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JetBlue arrived at Tallahassee International Airport to begin service Thursday morning. The airline is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Tallahassee International Airport (TLH). JetBlue will operate the Tallahassee route using its Airbus A320 aircraft.

On Tuesday, January 9, the Leon County School Board will consider a new policy related to objections to material used in classrooms, made available in classroom library. See the proposed policy.

On January 18th, The Midtown Reader bookstore will hold an in-store event featuring acclaimed Florida-based biologist, conservationist and photographer Kirsten Hines. Get the details.


Former Florida State QB Jordan Travis accepted an invitation to attend the East-West Shrine Bowl. cornerback Renardo Green and cornerback Jarrian Jones previously accepted invites.

FSU defensive end Gilber Edmond decided to enter the transfer portal. Edmond is moving on from Tallahassee after one season with the Seminoles. He’s expected to have one year of eligibility remaining at the college level.


Fox News announced the network will host Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for two live town halls next Monday and Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Fox reported that each candidate will take questions from the moderators on the topic of women’s issues, in front of a live audience.

Newly filed Florida legislation would provide formal definitions for the terms “man” and “woman” within the state’s statutes. Rep. Dean Black, R-Jacksonville, filed HB 1233, titled as the “What is a Woman” Act, which would also replace references to the term “gender” with the term “sex.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is working through a presidential policy position that would be a nationalized standard for the teaching of history and social studies. The Governor first rolled out civics education innovations during the pandemic, with 2021’s Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative: an ambitious proposal to use $116 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to ramp up civics education.


A sixth grader was killed and five other people were wounded after a shooter opened fire at a high school in the small Iowa town of Perry yesterday. The attack occurred just before the start of class during the morning drop-off period on the students’ first day back from winter break.

ESPN and NCAA sign eight-year, $920M broadcast rights agreement; deal includes rights to broadcast 40 NCAA championships over the next eight years (More).

US stock markets close mixed (S&P 500 -0.3%, Dow +0.0%, Nasdaq -0.6%); Nasdaq falls for fifth consecutive trading session, its longest losing streak since October 2022 (More).

US weekly jobless claims drop to 202,000; figure from last week is lowest level since October (More).


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 5, 2024"

  1. Bring back the cell phone lot! BEST idea ever to add it and WORST idea ever to shut it down.

    If there are still Airport Authority Boards please don’t appoint political appointees and Usual Suspects such as was the case Mayors Maddox, Gillum, and Marks. Those self serving appointments thwarted so many
    opportunities we are still recovering from the consequences today.

  2. So how is it that iHeart green lit a podcast featuring our former CORRUPT mayor?

    I guess neither of them have any shame.

  3. Tallahassee adds JetBlue to carry more yankee developer/politicos/brownnosers back and forth.
    I would rather have Amtrack stop again in Tallahassee so I can get to Jacksonville and fly out to other places.
    Of course with our local leaders hate for leos, I would probably get mugged and beaten in that area of town.

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