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TCC Holds Annual International Festival

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Tallahassee Community College’s International Student Organization will host its annual International Festival, Wednesday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the College’s intramural field.

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New Court Reform Proposal Still Draws Opposition

Posted: 04/08/2011 - An overhaul of House Speaker Dean Cannon’s sweeping plan to reform the Florida Supreme Court still didn’t appease critics, with opponents still painting the measure as an effort to pack the panel with new, presumably more conservative justices.

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Final Budgets Approved in Florida House and Senate

Updated: 04/08/2011 - Lawmakers voted to approve budgets slicing education and health care, asking state employees to foot some of the bill for their own retirement and largely staying true to the GOP majority’s promise to avoid tax increases.

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Lawmakers Mull Changes to AP Credits

Posted: 04/08/2011 - In a move that could impact thousands of Florida high school students, some Florida lawmakers want to make it more difficult to obtain college credit through Advanced Placement exams.

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Lawmakers Promote Virtual Education Expansion

Posted: 04/08/2011 - In two bills moving through the Legislature (SB 1620, HB 7197) virtual school programs will be expanded, allowing more virtual school companies to teach Florida students and requiring students to take an online class in order to graduate.

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State Pension Debate Wages On

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Teachers, police, firefighters and state employees continue to fight against changes to their pension plans.

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FAMU to Offer Distant Learning Courses in August

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the one-year contract with the Tom Joyner Online Education (TJOE) for its distance-learning program.

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Animal Shelter on the Road to Recovery After Fire

Posted: 04/07/2011 - A local humane society is a step closer to rebuilding, six months after a fire ripped through its facility, destroying thousands of dollars in much-needed supplies.

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Senators Quibble with Scott on Office Re-org Issues

Posted: 04/07/2011 - As Senate lawmakers were debating changes to its proposed budget (SB 2100), members offered a series of amendments to restore programs cut by the governor affecting drug control efforts and adoption services, responsibilities that Scott said earlier in his term he doesn’t want.

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FAMU Police Officers Demand Change

Updated: 04/08/2011 - The FAMU Police Benevolent Association voiced its concerns at the board of Trustees meeting on campus.

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FAMU Trustees Vote to Cut Programs and Jobs

Updated: 04/09/2011 - The FAMU Board of Trustees announces their approval to restructure the university by cutting several programs and employees at the university.

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Protestors Give Scott Pink Slips

Posted: 04/07/2011 - An angry crowd of teachers, nurses, and unemployed people stormed the governor’s office today to ask Rick Scott, where are the jobs? Scott was out of town, but the crowd delivered hundreds of pink slips to his secretary and told him the governor’s got to go.

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Former Tallahassee Wachovia Employee Charged With Embezzlement

Posted: 04/07/2011 - Blake Mallard, 29, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arraigned today on federal charges of bank fraud, embezzlement, and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida.

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StarMetro and Public Works Begin Stage One of Sidewalk Project

Posted: 04/07/2011 - In preparation for StarMetro’s Nova2010 route decentralization plan, which launches on July 11, StarMetro, along with the City’s Public Works Department, began construction this week on stage one of the sidewalk project. Construction on the sidewalk project, which consists of two stages, will total nearly $15 million.

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FWC Wraps Up Two Day Meeting in Havana

Posted: 04/07/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wrapped up its two-day meeting Thursday in Havana, learning that Rodney Barreto is stepping down from his chairmanship of the seven-member board.

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Barreto Announces He Will Step Down as FWC Chairman

Posted: 04/07/2011 - FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto announced April 7 he will step down from the post he has held for six one-year terms, although Barreto will continue to serve as chairman until the board selects its next leader and will remain on the board until his five-year term ends in August.

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Florida Senate Votes For Austere Budget Bill

Posted: 04/07/2011 - State spending would drop by about $4 billion under a budget approved by the Florida Senate. The chamber voted 33-6 for its 69.8 billion spending bill on April 7. The House was set to vote on its version later in the day.

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