Tallahassee Classical names principal, hiring teachers

Steve Wright (Photo: Courtesy Tallahassee Classical) Tallahassee Classical School named its first principal who will oversee hiring faculty and staff as the charter prepares to open for its first year in the fall. Steve Wright, who has more than 20 years of experience working with classical schools, will take the helm at the school. Wright […]

Tallahassee author gives personal account of work with Dian Fossey — and it’s shocking

Author John Fowler hanging out with Pablo. (Photo: John Fowler) Tallahassee author John Fowler’s book, "A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dian Fossey," is just this side of scandalous. It’s a tell-all account that candidly exposes the truth about famed primate researcher Dr. Dian Fossey […]

Tallahassee United Methodist churches await vote on LGBTQ marriage, clergy induction

The United Methodist Church could rip apart. Issues of LGBTQ pastors and same sex weddings could prove irreconcilable this weekend. The Greenville News One of the country’s largest church denominations is up for a potential divide amid a gay rights debate. Following discussions since Sunday at a general conference special session, the United Methodist Church […]

Former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard sells Florida mansion, panic room included, for $16.5 million

Gianfranco Spagnolo In his nearly 14 years with the Phillies, Ryan Howard scooped up more than $190 million playing baseball. And, as it turns out, that kind of paycheck can transfer to some pretty sweet real estate. For a cosmic $16.5 million, the former Philadelphia first baseman has sold his three-story, 19,000-foot, gulf-front Florida palatial […]

Government shutdown hits National Weather Service in Tallahassee

The National Weather Service office at Florida State University. (Photo: Democrat files) The prolonged federal government shutdown has forced the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and elsewhere to make unwanted cutbacks of its own. For the time being at least, the Weather Service has stopped training and interacting with its many partners, including volunteer weather […]

Tallahassee City Commission makes major policy changes on public speaking, meetings, lobbying

Dianne Williams-Cox is sworn in as a city commissioner during the Tallahassee City Commission reorganization meeting Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo: Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat) Barely three months into its tenure, the newly minted City Commission has taken bold action to give the public more input on big issues like the placement of a new police […]

Tallahassee officials to discuss issues affecting south side residents at Walker-Ford Thursday

Buy Photo The city of Tallahassee will host a meeting with south side residents to provide updates on a variety of public safety, code enforcement and quality of life improvements in the area. The 6 p.m. Thursday community meeting at the Walker-Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco St., is part of an ongoing informational series titled […]