Local governments should regulate short-term rental property | Opinion

There is a distinction between homeowners renting out their home or second home in order to earn extra income and commercial operators renting out multiple units, solely as short-term rentals, in the same community, the letter-writer says. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press) As the Florida Legislature reviews numerous legislative proposals this session, a key issue […]

Panhandle cities and communities to get grant money for economic growth, infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Some local communities are getting grant money from the state. Thirty-five small and rural communities across Florida will get more than $23 million in funding through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program, according to Governor Rick Scott’s office. Those communities include: • Altha • Apalachicola • Avon Park […]

Florida ranked second in numeric state population growth

A map of population changes in Alachua County. Courtesy to The Alligator. Kristen Thompson can’t find her mother a permanent home. For six years, Thompson has sold countless houses in Gainesville as a real estate agent. However, she struggles to find a low-cost place in the city that accommodates her mother’s disability, which hinders her […]

Leon Tops Chiles In Boys Basketball

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) – Chiles head boys basketball coach Rick Davis is in his first season at the helm of the Timberwolf program. His return to Leon, where he coached for almost a decade, ended in a loss, and Leon topped Chiles 70-57. Source Article

Hurricane Michael creates giant hole in Florida town

BRISTOL, Fla. — Hurricane Michael created a giant hole in a north Florida town that is threatening a nearby cemetery and public housing duplexes. The Tallahassee Democrat reported Sunday that the October storm caused a crater along a street in a town that is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) west of Tallahassee. A contractor told […]

New legislative leaders outline goals, styles

Hide caption TALLAHASSEE — The new-look Florida Legislature formally elected new leaders — Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes — and swore-in new members Tuesday as the state Capitol began a transformation following this month’s elections. Democrats made only modest gains in the state House and Senate and remain […]

A roundup of businesses making moves in Tallahassee

Every quarter commercial Realtor Brenda Francis compiles a newsletter on the latest scoops in local real estate. It includes what companies are coming to town and who is moving into what commercial spaces. Here is the November edition. Mickey’s at Lake Ella has closed and KB Kitchen is moving in after some kitchen renovations. KB […]

Tallahassee lawyer releases more records on previously reported Andrew Gillum trip

Gubernatorial democratic candidate Andrew Gillum speaks to a packed music center during a town hall at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, on Friday. OCTAVIO JONES | Times A Tallahassee lawyer released yet another batch of records relating to Mayor Andrew Gillum’s trips with a former lobbyist today, but it lacks any of the bombshells […]