City Commissioners discuss Orange Avenue apartments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Tallahassee City Commissioners will vote on applying for a statewide grant that would allow the Orange Avenue apartments to be relocated just outside of the designated flood zones. The $2 million grant would come from funds the federal government gave to the state of Florida to aid communities ravaged by Hurricane’s […]

Patronis ahead in campaign fundraising

Hide caption Seeking a full term after being appointed to the CFO post last year by Gov. Rick Scott, Jimmy Patronis raised over $400,000 in April. TALLAHASSEE — Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, with the field cleared of a potential big-name primary challenger, pulled in more than $400,000 last month for his election effort, […]

Florida walk highlights firefighters’ cancer risk

‘Central Florida Spotlight’ host Greg Warmoth, left, stands next to Tom ‘Bull’ Hill, a retired Orange County firefighter walking from Key West to Tallahassee to raise awareness about the cancer risk faced by firefighters. (WFTV) In public-affairs programming this weekend on Orlando television, WFTV-Channel 9 will offer two editions of “Central Florida Spotlight.” In a […]

Remembering Tallahassee’s first famous actress

(Photo: Special to the Democrat) While Kathryn Reece Haun was not born here, she truly was a daughter of Tallahassee. Struggling to make her own way from a family of nine children, she graduated from the Florida State College for Women, received scholarships to prestigious graduate schools, and found herself on Broadway and in films. […]

Senate candidate Scott signs off on Florida’s 2018 session, issues last veto of eight-year term

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks at a Connect Florida Reception Thursday, February 8, 2018. Before Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced that he will challenge three-term incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson in November’s election, he had some paperwork to clear from his desk in Tallahassee. In signing 17 bills and vetoing one — the “toilet-to-tap” […]

Hollywood Scripts Itself Into Florida Governor’s Race

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum / Getty Images Two of Hollywood’s most vocal liberals are inserting themselves into the Florida governor’s race with a fundraiser in California. Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano were the marquee names Thursday night supporting Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who calls himself the only "true progressive" in the race. Baldwin is known […]

Florida unemployment rate steady at 3.9%

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s jobless rate in January was unchanged from the end of 2017, according to numbers posted Monday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. With growth in jobs tied to food services, accommodations, construction and professional services, Florida posted a 3.9 percent unemployment rate for the first month of 2018, representing 397,000 […]