Semi-Annual Crime Numbers Decrease 7.7% in Leon County

Semi-Annual Crime Numbers Decrease 7.7% in Leon County

According to data released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the Total Crime Index in Leon County decreased by 7.7 % in the first six months of 2018 when compared to the first six months of 2017. The statewide numbers show a decrease of 8.0% for this time period. The table below compares […]

Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Remains Below 3.0%

Job Growth Flat in October, Unemployment Rate Remains Below 3.0%

The latest employment information shows that Leon County added 64 jobs in October, 2018. One year ago Leon County lost 2,047 jobs. This month’s job gains follows a gain of 5,264 jobs in September. The unemployment rate ticked up from 2.8% in September to 2.9% in October. The number of people working in October 2018 […]

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

What is Going on with Florida’s Elections?

By Will Patrick Florida is the nation’s largest swing state, and true to form two of its most important elections were undecided more than a week after Election Day. Three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson was behind Republican Gov. Rick Scott by only 38,717 on Nov. 6, out of more than 8 million votes cast. Scott’s […]

City to Vote on $600K for Public Housing Project

City to Vote on $600K for Public Housing Project

At their next meeting, the Tallahassee City Commission will vote on a recommendation to provide $600,000 in additional funding for a major public housing project. The City and the Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) have created a redevelopment plan for the Orange Avenue public housing complex. The 200-unit apartment complex will be replaced with 390 residential […]