The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 28, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 28, 2024

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During the Leon County School Board business meeting on March 26th, 2024, Superintendent Hanna discussed the impact of the loss of post-Covid funds on school operations. Get the details.

Two women have been arrested for vandalizing the Florida Capitol earlier this month. 23-year-old Kiley Vance Justice of Dothan, Alabama and 20-year-old Greta Lane Paul of Tallahassee were both charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief in connection to the incident FDLE said happened March 2. FDLE said the two women wrote “Save Gaza” in red paint on the bollards facing Apalachee Parkway and Monroe Street.

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) has officially been renamed Tallahassee State College. The new name will take effect July 1. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on social media Wednesday he signed Senate Bill 522 into law, renaming the college.


The No. 18 Florida State softball team (21-9, 4-2) hopes to continue to build off the momentum they built from last week’s sweep over Pitt as they host NC State (18-13, 1-8) tonight (6:00 p.m.), Friday (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (Noon). FSU scored 40 runs in three games which was the most runs ever scored by FSU in a three game series against an ACC opponent. All three games against the Wolfpack can be seen live on ACCNX. 


In a resolution that closes nearly two years of legal disputes, The Walt Disney Company and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, an entity backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, have reached a settlement. Under the agreement, announced during the Oversight District’s board meeting on Wednesday morning, both parties agreed that previous development agreements are “null, void, and unenforceable,” paving the way for new negotiations that will facilitate Disney’s future development plans. The agreement now concludes all pending litigation in state courts between Disney and the state-backed board.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed anti-squatter legislation on Wednesday, seeking to combat individuals who illegally reside in a house that they do not own or pay rent for. The bill would allow law enforcement to remove squatters who can’t produce a notarized lease signed by the landowner or proof that they are paying rent for the property.

Former President Donald Trump expressed his support for Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, if the state senator were to run for chief financial officer of Florida. “I am hearing that America First Patriot Joe Gruters is considering launching his Campaign for Chief Financial Officer of the Great State of Florida,” Trump said on Truth Social. “Joe was on the ‘Trump Train’ before it even left the station and, if he decides to run, he will have my Complete and Total Endorsement.”


Divers recovered the bodies of two migrant workers who were filling in potholes on Baltimore’s Key Bridge Tuesday when it collapsed, with four others still missing. The two were found inside a truck 25 feet beneath the water’s surface. The discovery came as federal investigators began piecing together a more detailed timeline of the incident after retrieving the Dali container ship’s data recorder. 

Former US Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 presidential elections, dies at age 82 due to complications from a fall; Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, was a four-term US senator from Connecticut (More). 

US stock markets close higher (S&P 500 +0.9%, Dow +1.2%, Nasdaq +0.5%); S&P 500 notches fresh record close (More).


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 28, 2024"

  1. @David, I agree, the TCC name change is a huge waste of money. Not to mention, Tallahassee State College sounds silly. If anything, it should have been Tallahassee University.

  2. The punishment for the two Women that vandalizing the Florida Capitol earlier this month should be Free Trip to GAZA.

    Squatters should be dealt with a lot harsher. Squatters knowingly enter the Property illegally while others think they are doing so legally but were Scammed. Even if they were Scammed, they need to be removed but Squatters need to be Jailed and Charged with Breaking & Entering and make it a Felony.

    Just for curiosity, I would like to know what the total cost to changing the Name will be. Think about it, EVERYTHING that has the Name and the TCC Logo on it has to be changed. Signs, Indoor Signage Outdoor Signage, Name Plates, Merchandise, Vehicle Decals, Business Cards, Letter Heads, Envelopes, Card Keys, Licensing’s, EVERYTHING. Walk around the Campuses and count all the different items you see the TCC Logo on, it will surprise you.

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