The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, January 29, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, January 29, 2024

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On January 23, a number of teachers attended the Leon County School Board (LCSB) meeting demanding fair compensation and noting that their salaries were not keeping up with the cost of living. Get the details.

After dropping below $3 a gallon in mid-January, average gas prices in Tallahassee increased 12 cents per gallon or 4% over the last two weeks per data reported by

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is looking into two deaths inside a home on the 1300 block of Gateshead Circle on Friday. Investigators quickly ruled out any threat to the public at the time, and are still determining the context of the incident.

 At least half a dozen Tallahassee Police officers flooded the 500 block of Castlewood Drive after a shooting left a woman injured, according to a watch commander. Officers found the woman with gunshot wounds at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. She was sitting in a car, which was stopped near South Meridian Street in the area of Castlewood Drive and Laura Lee Avenue, according to the watch commander. The shooting took place in the street, according to TPD.


In Capital City Preps girls soccer district tournament match-ups on Momday, its Taylor County vs. Maclay, Chiles vs. Niceville, and Marianna vs. Florida High. On the boys side, Lincoln will face Rickards.

James Colzie

Florida A&M University announced Saturday afternoon that James Colzie III will succeed Willie Simmons as the program’s 19th Head Coach. “I am eternally grateful to President Robinson and our Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tiffani-Dawn Sykes for their confidence in me,” said Colzie in a statement.

No. 23 FSU women’s basketball went on the road and defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 78-67. Sophomore guard Ta’Niya Latson recorded her record-breaking 12th career 30-point performance. FSU’s next game is a big one at home vs. Miami on Sunday at 11 a.m.


Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday pledged baseline support for legislation limiting the usage of social media for minors in Florida but cast doubt over its scope, questioning the legality of the measure. During a press conference touting the state’s semiconductor industry investures, DeSantis acknowledged the negative impact of social media on youth, describing it as a “net negative.”

The Florida House and Senate on Friday released proposed budgets for the 2024-2025 fiscal year that top $115 billion — but would be less than the current year’s spending plan.

First-time unemployment claims dropped in Florida after a brief post-holiday season increase.


Three American troops were killed and “many” were wounded Sunday in a drone strike in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, President Joe Biden said. He blamed Iran-backed militias for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes by the groups against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war.

A new survey shows Donald Trump appears ready to trounce former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in a Presidential Primary in her home state. New polling from The Tyson Group, a Florida-based pollster, has Trump leading among likely GOP Primary voters with 58% support compared to Haley’s 31%.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, January 29, 2024"

  1. Teachers demanding more money because their salaries aren’t keeping up with the cost of living… This, while their students reading skills aren’t keeping up with their grade levels,

    Note to teachers; timing is everything.

  2. I would like to see EVERY Elected US Official in DC have ALL of their Funds Frozen, EVERYTHING, Credit Cards, Checking & Savings accounts, Investments, etc., so they can’t get any extra Money because I want THEM to live off of just $2,500 a Month for 6 Months so THEY know what most People are dealing with. PLUS, they have to drive an old Beater with 200K Miles or take the Bus.

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