Sales Of Goods And Services Picks Up Momentum In Leon County

Sales Of Goods And Services Picks Up Momentum In Leon County

Data from the Florida Department of Revenue indicates consumer spending in Leon County continues to rebound from the recession low of $6.3 billion experienced in 2009. In 2007, before the recession officially began, consumer spending on goods and services in Leon County was $7.2 billion. During the recession, sales of goods and services decreased by […]

A Performing Arts Alternative

A Performing Arts Alternative

A new proposal to address the arts and cultural needs of our community is starting to gain momentum. For so long, the talk about arts and culture has been focused on the controversial proposal to build a downtown 1700 seat performing arts center. Given the financial constraints and the failure of that project to gain […]

Killearn Estates, City Battle Over Lakes

Killearn Estates, City Battle Over Lakes

Killearn Estates, the northeast neighborhood of 4,000 homes, and the City of Tallahassee are in a tug a war over who is responsible for maintaining a chain of lakes that covers approximately 200 acres. It is a debate that is complicated, colored by a history of mistrust, and shows no signs of going away. It […]

An Assessment of Common Core Facts

An Assessment of Common Core Facts

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been a hot topic in my home for nearly a year. As a concerned parent, I have firsthand knowledge what these standards are doing to my children. Ever since last year, my now third-grade daughter has repeatedly expressed frustration in math. I’ve witnessed her love of math slowly […]