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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • GOP candidate to challenge state House Rep. Stewart

    GOP candidate to challenge state House Rep. Stewart
    Republican small businessman Maurice Pearson announced today that he would challenge rookie state House Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, for her District 47 seat. Pearson is president of an environmental consulting company he founded, and also serves on...
  • Tony Bennett announces resignation

    Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett resigned Thursday amid controversy that he changed a school's grade in Indiana for a GOP donor, according to reports.  During a press conference in Tallahassee, Bennett said he was stepping down because he did...
  • Charter schools get help from an unexpected source

    Support for charter schools no longer is an issue reserved for conservative, Republican education reformers. In increasing numbers, liberal Democrats are weighing in on the side of charter schools. This glimmer of bipartisanship bodes well for education...
  • Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin

     Dream Defenders demand an end to stand your ground following Zimmerman verdict in killing of Trayvon Martin
    Trayvon Martin's death, and George Zimmerman's delayed arrest last year, were the catalysts that brought the Dream Defenders together at Florida A&M University in April 2012. But as the group of young demonstrators becomes a statewide civil-rights...
  • Trayvon-inspired Dream Defenders complain about no-food delivery rule during protest

    Trayvon-inspired Dream Defenders complain about no-food delivery rule during protest
    Tempers flared on social media Saturday as hungry Dream Defenders in Tallahassee complained about officials blocking after-hours food deliveries to Florida's Capitol, where roughly 100 protesters are staging a sit-in. Protesters are calling for a...
  • FAU approves domestic partner benefits

    Gay employees at Florida Atlantic University have won a decade long battle for domestic partner benefits. The recently approved collective bargaining agreement between the United Faculty of Florida and FAU for the first time includes health insurance...
  • South Carolina DT Dexter Wideman latest commitment to Florida State

    South Carolina DT Dexter Wideman latest commitment to Florida State
    Florida State gained commitment No. 22 for the 2014 recruiting class Monday night when Saluda, S.C., defensive tackle Dexter Wideman tweeted that he had picked the Seminoles. Wideman tweeted from his Twitter account @DexterWideman, “I just want...
  • Game time set for Apopka football game on ESPN

    Game time set for Apopka football game on ESPN
    Network officials have announced that Apopka’s nationally-televised football game at Duncan, S.C., Byrnes on ESPN will kick off at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. The game is a week ahead of Florida’s opening date but will count as the season...
  • Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday

    Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday
    A week to the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, thousands are expected to gather at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country for a Saturday vigil that will renew calls for a...
  • Scott calls for statewide 'Day of Prayer'

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide call for a "day of prayer for unity in Florida" less than 24 hours after meeting with protesters who have been occuping the lobby outside his office in the state capitol in response to the George Zimmerman...
  • Florida Springs Guide: Crystal River and Springs

    Florida Springs Guide: Crystal River and Springs
    Crystal River and Springs Ocala National Forest Visitor Center 10863 E. Highway 40 Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-7470 or 352-669-3522 Crystal River is located in Citrus County and runs from the town of Crystal River west seven miles toward the...
  • Florida Beach Guide: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

    Florida Beach Guide: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
    The strip of coast between Tallahassee and Panama City may look like the middle of nowhere on a map. But that remoteness is what has kept the brilliant white beaches and dunes of St. George Island and St. Joseph Peninsula so unspoiled. The two sandy...