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 […]

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Tallahassee Awards!

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Tallahassee Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the […]

CRA approves resident-driven plan for Tallahassee’s Bond Community

Buy Photo A kick-off project designed to rid blight and inject new life into the Bond Community was approved Thursday by the Community Redevelopment Agency. The CRA board, made up of Tallahassee City Commission members, unanimously supported the plan’s call for $500,000 to jump-start efforts outlined in the Greater Bond Neighborhood First Plan. The plan […]

Miss America terminates agreements with NJ, NY and FL

This is a cut-glass replica of the crown given to Evelyn Ay after her 1954 reign as Miss America. Richard Hertzler | Staff photographer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash […]