Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Burnette’s Request to Remain Out of Prison Denied

Federal Judge Jill Pryor of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied J.T. Burnette’s request to remain out of federal prison pending his appeal of a guilty verdict on corruption charges. The decision was first reported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Due to his involvement with Scott Maddox – who plead guilty to charges related to […]

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Tallahassee Civil Rights Lawyer Ben Crump Supports City Commission Candidate Adner Marcelin

Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer who has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and George Floyd, has donated the maximum contribution of $1,000 to the city commissioner campaign of Adner Marcelin. Just four years ago, Crump’s law firm made an in-kind contribution of $250.00 to Marcelin’s rival and current city commissioner, Dianne […]

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of Chiles High School Principal

Administrative Judge Upholds Suspension of  Chiles High School Principal

After a Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding, Judge G.W. Chisenhall recommended that the Leon County School Board enter a final order suspending Joseph Burgess – Chiles High School principal – for two weeks without pay. The ruling came after Superintendent Rocky Hanna filed an Administrative Complaint on July 28, 2021. The complaint alleged that […]

Tallahassee TEAM Program Reaches 772 Individuals

Tallahassee TEAM Program Reaches 772 Individuals

The Tallahassee City Commission heard an update on the Tallahassee Emergency Assessment Mobile (TEAM) unit during the January 12 city retreat. The TEAM pilot program was launched in March 2021 to divert non-violent mental health crises away from law enforcement to a designated response team. The team is comprised of a licensed mental health professional, […]

Tallahassee Events Beginning January 17

Tallahassee Events Beginning January 17

Camp Challenger: Asteroid AcademyDate: Monday, January 17, 2022, from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Where: 200 S. Duval St.Cost: $50.00What you’ll get: It’s a day dedicated to the exploration of our moon and the several asteroids throughout our solar system. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include flying a simulated space mission, building an edible asteroid, coding […]

First Starbucks in Florida Files for Union Representation

First Starbucks in Florida Files for Union Representation

The Tallahassee Starbucks located at John Knox Road and North Monroe Street is the first Starbucks store in Florida to file for a union election. According to local media, barista Calum Johnson said 24 employees or 75% of the staff members at this location had signed union authorization cards over the past weekend. The National […]

An Arrest Made in the GVO Nightclub Shooting

An Arrest Made in the GVO Nightclub Shooting

The Tallahassee Police Department recently announced an arrest was made related to the fatal shooting at the GVO nightclub located at 809 Railroad Avenue on January 7. The TPD reported that Dequan Blount, 25, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. A court document stated the shooting occurred after a verbal altercation that turned physical […]

LCS Meeting Briefs January 11th, 2022

LCS Meeting Briefs January 11th, 2022

Listed below are notes from the January 11th Leon County School Board meeting._____Superintendent Rocky Hanna recognized the Chiles Timberwolf girls swim team, who were runner-up in the State Championship. Also recognized was the Chiles golf team, who were runners-up in the state tournament. They have been one of the top two teams for the last […]

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