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Leon County (Florida)

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Top Leon County (Florida) Articles

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  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday. The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...
  • Judge to redistricting foes: Get the lead out

    TALLAHASSEE -- With a trial looming over Florida's redistricting process, a Leon County circuit judge on Thursday ordered lawyers for some Republican political operatives and a coalition of voting-rights groups to speed up their review of thousands of...
  • Former FAMU student Rikki Wills pleads no contest in hazing case

    Former FAMU student Rikki Wills pleads no contest in hazing case
    Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death. Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...
  • Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals

    KISSIMMEE – On the home page of Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez's redesigned website, a tab titled "High Profile Cases" led to a gallery of accused criminals — and former Clerk Malcom Thompson. Thompson's the only one...
  • Florida's heart

    Florida's heart
    March 24 In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.” Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • Teachers union plans new "legal challenge" to teacher evaluations

    The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
  • Court turns down teachers union request to reconsider merit-pay law ruling

    In case our School Zone readers missed it, a Leon County judge earlier this week turned down a request to reconsider his decision to toss a lawsuit about Florida's teacher merit-pay law. You can read more from our colleague at Political Pulse. The judge...
  • State aims to thwart predators

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to stop repeat sex offenders by proposing wide-ranging changes, including flagging potential predators when first arrested and keeping closer tabs on them once released. "Children are dead, lives have...
  • Clendenin running away with FDP chairmanship?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Leon County Democratic activist Jon Ausman last night sent out to reporters a spreadsheet tracking the announced endorsements for Alan Clendenin and Allison Tant in their race for the Florida Democratic Party chairmanship. It...
  • Partin Elementary in Seminole wins national Blue Ribbon award

     
    Partin Elementary School in Seminole County is one of seven schools in Florida — and 219 nationally — to win the federal Blue Ribbon award. The U.S. DOE calls the award a “trademark of excellence.” Partin — A-rated for the...