Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund

Attorney John Morgan Labels Gillum a #Fraudster, Asks for Refund

Super attorney John Morgan went after former gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum on twitter today over Gillum’s decision to keep approximately $3.5 million in campaign funds rather than spend it in an effort to defeat Ron DeSantis in last years Florida governor’s race. At 9:31 am, Morgan began a series of tweets: .@AndrewGillum […]

City to Consider StarMetro Changes

City to Consider StarMetro Changes

Today, the Tallahassee City Commission will considers changes to StarMetro operations in an effort to improve timeliness. StarMetro management reports that since bus routes were changed from a centralized “hub-and-spoke” model to a decentralized, grid-like system in 2011, on-time performance has decreased. StarMetro’s bus service is currently on-time 79 percent of all instances, multiple points below the […]

LCS Proposes $50 Million Capital Budget for 2019-20

LCS Proposes $50 Million Capital Budget for 2019-20

At the next Leon County School Board meeting, school board members owill begin the process of approving the proposed 2019-2020 capital budget. The budget proposes approximately $12 million for projects at Rickards High School and Conley and WT Moore elementary schools. Total revenue allocated to capital expenditures for 2019-20 is estimated to be $50.9 million. […]

Three Excerpts from Expanded Indictment

Three Excerpts from Expanded Indictment

Listed below are three excerpts from the 47-count superseding indictment against suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 51, Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 54, and John Thomas Burnette, 42, all of Tallahassee, Florida.  BURNETTE stated that his only role in the project would be to “deliver the politics” and for that, he would […]

Local Businessman J.T. Burnette Indicted

Local Businessman J.T. Burnette Indicted

A federal grand jury has returned a 47-count superseding indictment against suspended Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 51, Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 54, and John Thomas Burnette, 42, all of Tallahassee, Florida.  See 75-page indictment here. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S.  Attorney Lawrence Keefe […]

Leon County to Consider Funding Three Additional Family-Oriented Concerts

Leon County to Consider Funding Three Additional Family-Oriented Concerts

Next week the Leon County Board of County Commissioners will consider a proposal to provide additional free and family-oriented concerts at the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park. The proposal would be implemented through an agreement with the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority to extend its Sundown Summer Concert Series through the Fall of 2019. The […]

Andrew Gillum Friend, Campaign Donor, Business Partner to be Disbarred

Andrew Gillum Friend, Campaign Donor, Business Partner to be Disbarred

Former Gainesville attorney and Andrew Gillum friend Christopher Chestnut will soon be disbarred, according to a Florida Supreme Court ruling issued Friday. Gillum’s ties to Chestnut goes back to his childhood days in Gainesville. More recently, Chestnut was a major donor to Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign and was listed as a business partner on documents filed […]

Tallahassee Democrat Injects Jesus into Illegal Immigration Debate

Tallahassee Democrat Injects Jesus into Illegal Immigration Debate

On Saturday the editorial board of the Gannett owned Tallahassee Democrat decided it was appropriate to inject Jesus into to the debate over illegal immigration. In reaching this decision, the board graced its opinion page with a political cartoon depicting an ICE agent arresting Jesus on orders from President Donald Trump. The cartoon read, “Thirty-Three […]

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