Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: January 10, 2022

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: January 10, 2022

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on January 10, 2022.__ The Leon County School Board received a notice from the Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA) alleging the textbook selection process initiated in 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year violated the Sunshine Law. The school board disagreed that […]

Carjacking, Robbery by Transient Perpetrator Leaves Elderly Victims with “Serious Injuries”

Carjacking, Robbery by Transient Perpetrator Leaves Elderly Victims with “Serious Injuries”

Upon an inquiry by Tallahassee Reports, the Tallahassee Police Department provided information about a carjacking and robbery which took place this past Sunday on West Tennessee Street. The incident – which occurred around 2 am – left two elderly Tallahassee victims without a car and with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. There was no weapon […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Parental Rights Case Filed Against Leon County School Board

Federal Judge Dismisses Parental Rights Case Filed Against Leon County School Board

Federal Judge Mark Walker has dismissed a case filed against the Leon County School Board by the parents of a Deerlake Middle School student related to parental rights. The case addressed an incident at Deerlake Middle School where actions were taken by Leon County school officials that left parents out of the decision making process […]

The Capital Curmudgeon – Bill Cotterell – Moves On As Gannett Inc. Continues to Cut Local Resources

The Capital Curmudgeon – Bill Cotterell – Moves On As Gannett Inc. Continues to Cut Local Resources

The recent announcement that Gannett Inc. would move forward with another round of employee layoffs hit the Tallahassee Democrat when Bill Cotterell notified readers he would be leaving his post due to the belt tightening. Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, began another round of layoffs in early December, 2022. Employees at […]

Girls High School Soccer: Chiles, Lincoln Fight to 3-3 Tie

Girls High School Soccer: Chiles, Lincoln Fight to 3-3 Tie

By Robert Stewart On Tuesday night the Chiles High School girls soccer team squared off against Lincoln in an exciting game that came down to the wire. From the first whistle, both offenses got off to a good start. Lincoln drew first blood – two minutes into the game – with a goal by Natalie […]

Leon County Commission Plans for Bicentennial Celebration

Leon County Commission Plans for Bicentennial Celebration

On December 13, 2022, the Leon County Commission accepted the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial Organization Management Plan and adopted a resolution to establish the Tallahassee-Leon County Steering Committee. The year 2024 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Tallahassee-Leon County community. According to the agenda item, recognition of the milestone will allow for the community to […]

Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow to Run for Florida Democratic Party Chair

Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow to Run for Florida Democratic Party Chair

Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow announced on Monday night via his Twitter account that he is a candidate for the Chair of the Florida Democratic Party. The position is now open after Manny Diaz announced his resignation following a dismal performance by Democrats in statewide races. Matlow tweeted, “In 2022, President Biden had one of […]

Leon County School Board to Address “Religious/Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances”

Leon County School Board to Address “Religious/Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances”

On Tuesday, the Leon County School Board is scheduled to consider changes to a number of policies due to recently enacted laws by the Florida Legislature. None of the proposed changes were initiated by LCS officials. One of the policies being amended is related to Religious/Patriotic Ceremonies and Observances. The proposed changes are detailed below. […]

Pipe Burst at Meginnis Arm Pump Station Spills 183,000 Gallons of Wastewater

Pipe Burst at Meginnis Arm Pump Station Spills 183,000 Gallons of Wastewater

On Thursday January 5th, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a “Pollution Notice” related to a spill at Pump Station 43, located on Meginnis Arm Road in Leon County. According to the notice, the spill occurred at 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4th. The incident report stated: The City responded to a force main […]