Tampa Bay Time Cuts Print Edition to Wednesday, Sunday Only

Tampa Bay Time Cuts Print Edition to Wednesday, Sunday Only

The Tampa Bay Times announced today that they will be decreasing how often their printed newspaper will be made available to reduce production costs. Beginning next week, the paper will only be printed and delivered to customers every Wednesday and Sunday, however their online version will continue to be updated and is available daily. In […]

Leon County Approves $1.67 Million in Discretionary Spending

Leon County Approves $1.67 Million in Discretionary Spending

During the Tuesday March 10th Leon County Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Board approved FY2021 discretionary funding spending in the amount of $1,669,500. The FY2021 funding is a 10.3% ($155,500) increase over the $1,514,000 level of discretionary funding approved in FY2020. The approved spending impacts funding levels for the Community Human Services Partnership (CHSP), […]

Leon County Breaks Ground on Improvements to Apalachee Regional Park

Leon County Breaks Ground on Improvements to Apalachee Regional Park

The $3 million dollar improvements on the County’s Apalachee Regional Park began this past Friday. The new construction will include a “state-of-the-art multipurpose building” and restrooms, a performance stage, sidewalks, areas to view the local wildlife, and a new structure for a permanent finish line. The new construction continues to build upon the Board’s Quality […]

FDLE, LCSO Unveil Nation’s First Automated Rapid DNA Collection

FDLE, LCSO Unveil Nation’s First Automated Rapid DNA Collection

Leon County Sheriff’s office has recently announced they are working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in implementing the nation’s first automated Rapid DNA process. This new collection process is being used in the Leon County Detention Facility and will allow for law enforcement to gain access quickly to DNA samples in the FBI’s […]

Leon County Commission Approves Five-Year Agreement with COCA

Leon County Commission Approves Five-Year Agreement with COCA

During the February 25th Leon County Board of County Commissioners meeting the Board approved a five-year contract with the Council on Culture and Arts (COCA). Moving forward, the five-year agreement will continue the “same operational and programmatic” FY2020 funding formula. COCA will continue to receive once-cent of TDT revenue as well as $150,000 in general […]

Leon County to Address Recycling Issue

Leon County to Address Recycling Issue

On Tuesday, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners is set to consider the approval of an amendment to the County’s contract with Marpan Recycling, to ensure the continuation of the County’s “single-stream” recycling program. Also, the item seeks authorization from the Board to contract with SCS Engineers to identify alternative long-term strategies for the […]

A Leon County Park Update: Completed and Current Projects

A Leon County Park Update: Completed and Current Projects

The Leon County Parks and Recreation Department recently released the annual report highlighting Leon County’s accomplishments for 2019 and its current projects that should be completed within the next 12 to 18 months. Below is a summary of ten projects. In September 2019 a new community park opened at the corner of Orange Ave. and […]