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"Due to legal issues that require my complete focus, it is my opinion that now is the time to allow someone else to serve my district,” Joe Harding wrote on Facebook.

Florida State football: Running back Trey Benson announces he will return in 2023

Florida State University's graduate assistants hold rally to air compensation grievances

FAMU trustees OK president's contract extension through 2023 amid salary increase debate

For the first time in nearly a year, two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star Britney Griner is back in the U.S.A. @WNBA  

Numerous multi-million dollar projects are under construction, tagged to generate jobs and boost Tallahassee's economy.

“I am conservative," said local Republican leader being challenged by a group backed by Michael Flynn. "However, they want to take it to the stratosphere. They have a 100% purity test."

"It's always one team, one goal, and it's always 'all I know is I love Florida High football.' " Brooks said. "When you get to say that on a win, on your home field, going to a state championship, with everyone around, it's super cool."

For 34 years, I’ve cared for my treasured teaching assistants — disabled, non-releasable owls, hawks, kites, falcons, crows, opossums, bunnies, gopher tortoises, snakes and a flying squirrel . . . Now the time has come to step away.


Gwen Graham, a former congresswoman from Tallahassee and daughter of one of Florida’s most popular statesmen, has been tapped by President Joe Biden to a key advisory position in the Department of Education.

Lists containing the names of hundreds of voters have been sent to county elections supervisors around Florida by the new Office of Election Crimes and Security, which is urging they be screened and possibly removed from voter rolls as possible felons.

Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge

Billboards calling attention to Gov. Ron DeSantis' professional relationship with U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz have gone up a block away from the Governor's Mansion.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has made good on his threat to fine local governments that require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, giving Leon County until Nov. 5 to pay a $3.57 million penalty.

State Rep. Randy Fine has denied using his influence to settle personal scores. His Facebook history and other public statements seem to tell a different story.

Candidate for Florida Attorney General Daniel "The Grim Reaper" Uhlfelder had a few things to say about incumbent Ashley Moody during a stop at a local gas station. "Mob boss" and "crooked cop" were a couple of them.

Two-thirds of city of Tallahassee electric customers have power again

Florida officials may get new tools to silence dissent and prevent demonstrations at the State Capitol under new freedom of speech rules proposed by the Department of Management Services.