Leon County Unemployment Rate at 2.5%, Below Pre-COVID Number

Leon County Unemployment Rate at 2.5%, Below Pre-COVID Number

The latest jobs report shows that there were 153,650 people working in Leon County in May, which is basically unchanged from the 153,645 people working last month. The May unemployment rate came in at 2.5%, up from the 2.4% reported last month. One year ago, the May 2021 unemployment rate was 4.1%. In May 2019 […]

Taking Stock and Reminiscing | Judge Layne Smith

After being appointed county judge in 2015, the people of Leon County elected me to the job. Before my term had ended, Governor DeSantis appointed me to the circuit bench. Since then, my chief judge has assigned me to handle family law and civil case dockets in Leon County. Since 2018, I have published 91 […]

May Residential Resales Down 9%, Prices Continue to Climb

May Residential Resales Down 9%, Prices Continue to Climb

Sales of existing single-family homes in Leon county were down 9.2% in May when compared to numbers in the same month one year ago. There were 338 single-family home resales in May 2021 and 307 resales in May 2022. Last month there were 303 existing single-family homes sold. The average sales price in May 2022 […]

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Can Tallahassee reward itself a gold medal for the local small business boom claimed by The New Small Business Boom Under the Biden Harris Administration 2021?  Or did Tallahassee earn itself a meager participation ribbon for 2021? While Tallahassee prides itself for promoting initiatives that support local small businesses, Tallahassee has […]

Read 26-Page Andrew Gillum Indictment

Read 26-Page Andrew Gillum Indictment

Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum has been indicted on multiple charges connected to campaign contribution fraud before and during his 2018 run for governor of Florida. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida unsealed the indictment Wednesday, showing Gillum has 21 counts against him. The indictment alleges that Gillum accepted gifts and […]

Report: Andrew Gillum to be Indicted at 1pm Today

Report: Andrew Gillum to be Indicted at 1pm Today

NBC’s Marc Caputo is reporting that Andrew Gillum surrendered at 10 am today to federal authorities and a Gillum indictment is expected to be unsealed at 1 pm. Caputo reports that the exact charges are unclear and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida would neither confirm nor deny details about the […]

Alex Stemle to Run for Leon County School Board

Alex Stemle to Run for Leon County School Board

Alex Stemle has told Tallahassee Reports that he plans to run for the Leon County School Board District 4 seat. The qualifying period for the seat ends on Friday, June 17. Stemle ran against incumbent Dee Dee Rasmussen in 2020 and lost 60.6% to 39.3%. Early this year, Rasmussen resigned due to health reasons. During […]

Leon County Schools Names New Principals

Leon County Schools Names New Principals

In a press release, Leon County Schools announced administration changes at several schools. Listed below are the changes provided to local media outlets. Leon County Schools Names New Principals for 2022-2023 School Year Six schools will begin the 2022-2023 school year with new leadership and one school will transition to new leadership in June. The […]

DeSantis Explains His Response to Disney’s ‘Ridiculous Course of Action’

DeSantis Explains His Response to Disney’s ‘Ridiculous Course of Action’

During a recent interview with David Rubin, Governor DeSantis explained his actions related to Disney’s opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill. DeSantis told Rubin that early in the 2022 Florida legislative session he became aware that activists would be pushing a false narrative about the Parental Rights in Education legislation around the “Don’t Say Gay” […]

DeSantis Signs School-Safety Changes

DeSantis Signs School-Safety Changes

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, reignited debates about gun violence and securing schools, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday that will require mental-health “crisis intervention” training for on-campus officers. The measure also will make other school-safety changes, including giving […]

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