Tallahassee Events Beginning August 9

Tallahassee Events Beginning August 9

The Office Trivia @ Brass Tap MidtownDate: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, begins @ 6:30 p.m.Where: The Brass Tap @ Midtown, 1321 Thomasville Rd.Cost: No cover.What you’ll get: Enjoy an evening at the Brass Tap with good food and cold drinks, while you show off your knowledge of all things Dunder Mifflin and the hit series […]

Senate Starts Gearing Up for Suspended District Attorney Case

Senate Starts Gearing Up for Suspended District Attorney Case

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson has started the process that could lead to senators considering the fate of suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren. Simpson, R-Trilby, sent a memo to senators Thursday after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a controversial executive order suspending Warren. DeSantis […]

City Commissioners Jeremy Matlow & Jack Porter Target City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox

City Commissioners Jeremy Matlow & Jack Porter Target City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox

In a break from tradition, two Tallahassee City Commissioners are publicly supporting an effort to defeat a colleague, City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox. Seldom – if ever – have two elected officials from the same political party, serving on the Tallahassee City Commission, publicly teamed up to target a colleague. When asked about the situation, City […]

City Commission Seat 5: Two Candidates Challenge Dianne Williams-Cox

City Commission Seat 5: Two Candidates Challenge Dianne Williams-Cox

Tallahassee City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox is facing two challengers -Adner Marcelin and Shelby Green – in the August 23rd primary. Williams-Cox was elected to her current position in 2018 and previously served on the Tallahassee Leon County Planning Commission. Provided below is a table giving the positions of the candidates on six specific issues. Also, […]

DeSantis Taps Francis for Florida Supreme Court

DeSantis Taps Francis for Florida Supreme Court

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Two years after justices thwarted his first attempt to place Renatha Francis on the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday tapped the Palm Beach County circuit judge to serve on a high court dominated by conservative jurists. With four of the seven-member court’s […]

DeSantis Suspends Hillsborough State Attorney

DeSantis Suspends Hillsborough State Attorney

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Saying that a twice-elected Hillsborough County prosecutor has put himself “above the law,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren for pledging to not enforce Florida’s 15-week restriction on abortion. DeSantis appointed Hillsborough County judge Susan Lopez to take Warren’s place during […]

Ask Judge Smith |Open-Handed Greetings

Ask Judge Smith |Open-Handed Greetings

I talk to students about what judges do and the rule of law. Sometimes, we talk about American history and their questions can range from whimsical to probing.  Q. Judge Smith, why do the people in England drive on the other side of the road. Clay (a fourth-grade student). A. During the Middle Ages, most […]

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