Leon County Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Restore Concord School in Miccosukee

Leon County Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Restore Concord School in Miccosukee

During the upcoming Leon County Commission meeting on July 12, elected officials will consider the acceptance of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $3.6 million to restore the Concord School in Miccosukee. Additionally, the county will vote to accept $1 million in federal funding as a part of Congress’ Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill, […]

Tallahassee Events Beginning March 8

Tallahassee Events Beginning March 8

Cigar City Beer EventDate: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, begins @ 5:30 p.m. Where: Smitty’s Taphouse & GrillCost: FreeWhat you’ll get: Smitty’s Taphouse is hosting their first beer event. They will be presenting Cigar City’s portfolio of delicious beer. They will also have Guyabera, Frost Proof, and Apple Pie Cider on tap. Begins at 5:30 arrive […]

Controversy Clouds City Land Sale

Controversy Clouds City Land Sale

On Wednesday, December 8, the City Commissioners voted to approve the negotiation of terms with Peerless Development to sell a city-owned vacant lot that totals 0.26 acres. The item passed in a 3-2 vote with Commissioner Jeremy Matlow and Commissioner Jack Porter in opposition. Recently the city received an unsolicited request from a developer, Peerless […]

Maddox Disputes Burnette Bribery Charge on the Stand

Maddox Disputes Burnette Bribery Charge on the Stand

Former City Commissioner Scott Maddox took the stand today as witness in the J.T. Burnette trial and disputed on one of the main charges against Burnette. The indictment alleged that Burnette arranged the logistics of bribe payments of $10,000 per month to Maddox through Governance, and told the company representatives that Maddox wanted them to […]

City to Approve $600,000 Grant Application for Disabled Transportation Program

City to Approve $600,000 Grant Application for Disabled Transportation Program

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Tallahassee City Commission is expected to approve the staff’s request to submit the FY 2021-2022 Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Trip & Equipment Grant application. The grant, as proposed, will provide up to $600,000 in funding for non-sponsored transportation services to disabled citizens traveling within Leon County. What qualifies someone […]

Florida Government Weekly Roundup

Florida Government Weekly Roundup

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Saying that he and allies have “embraced the science” of vaccine effectiveness, Gov. Ron DeSantis this week issued directives canceling local coronavirus emergency orders. “That is an anti-science posture, to say that we need all these restrictions, even with mass vaccination,” DeSantis said during a […]

Leon County Monthly COVID Deaths Lowest Since July

Leon County Monthly COVID Deaths Lowest Since July

The latest COVID reports show that there has been 314 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since April 2020. The chart below shows the monthly distribution of the deaths from April 2020 to April 2021. The nine reported deaths in April 2021 are the lowest number of deaths since the six reported deaths in July 2020. The […]

The PBA Takes Frustration with Contract Negotiations to the Streets

The PBA Takes Frustration with Contract Negotiations to the Streets

The Big Bend Police Benevolent Association, frustrated with contract negotiations with the City of Tallahassee, took a bold step and placed a controversial message on several billboards around town. The billboards read, “Thinking of sending your child to college in Tallahassee? Think again! Tallahassee is the 5th most dangerous city in Florida. Murders are the […]

COVID Zip Code Report for Week Ending September 26

COVID Zip Code Report for Week Ending September 26

The graph below shows the change in new COVID cases over a six week period for Leon County’s major zip codes. Observations: Zip code 32304 was the only zip code to report over 100 cases for the week. All ten zip codes show less cases than last week. Six of the ten zip codes show […]

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