2018 Capital City Mentoring Challenge & Award

By| Javon Cohen In partnership with the Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, the 1000 Mentors Strong group hosted their third annual Capital City Mentoring Challenge and Award event at the Walker Ford Community Center on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This event highlights Mayor Andrew Gillum’s 1000 Mentors Initiative where he seeks […]

Awards and Presentations Board of County Commissioners Discussions Plans for Future Development

By| Nichelle Cobb The Board of County Commissioners had their public meeting on Tuesday February 13th. This meeting consisted of awards, presentations, and discussions for future development and plans for the city of Tallahassee. Commissioner Bill Proctor began with recognizing the work of local Author Roosevelt Wilson, who was also a former publisher of Capital […]

Rattlers stance on 2019 USDA Food Package Proposal

Rattlers stance on 2019 USDA Food Package Proposal By|Ke’Neesha Weaver Donald Trump and his administration wants to cut out food stamp assistance and instead give lower income families food boxes every month. Trump administration would be sending a box of canned goods that has likened to like Blue Apron, a high-end meal kit service. The […]

Flu Season causes over 800 Leon County students to be out sick

By|Brea Hollingsworth   Leon County Schools is taking serious measures to prevent the spread of the flu in its schools. Recently, Leon County Schools made an announcement that they were not going to shut down schools due to the flu. The statement was in response to Gulf County’s announcement that they were going to shut […]

Animal Adoption in Tallahassee

By | Carly Watson The Tallahassee Animal Service Center is working hard to deal with the issue of abandoned animals around the city. At the Tallahassee Animal Service Center over 6,000 animals are abandoned each year. Of those animals, nearly 50 percent are adopted while around 40 percent are euthanized. Assistant Director at the TASC, […]

Tally Cat Cafe

By| Carly Watson Cats and coffee make an excellent combination. That’s why Courtney Yehnert, Katie Logue and Josh Kendrick decided to create the Tally Cat Cafe. With a great love for helping cats, the trio decided a cat cafe is just what Tallahassee needed considering the high cat population. “It’s going to be a coffee […]

Hazing: FAMU vs FSU

By| Giselle Thomas Towards the end of 2017, the death of an FSU student shook Tallahassee. Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge at Florida State University, lost his life due to alcohol poisoning. The death happened in November and FSU President, John Thrasher, decided to put a ban on all Greek life at […]

Library Advisory Board met to discuss new additions

By| Brianna Harmon On Tuesday, the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library Advisory Board met for it’s weekly meeting updating the community on what is coming up, and held a new member orientation. The meeting was called at 10 a.m. by chairwoman Carole Fiore who began with the induction of the new member orientation. New […]

Old Building, New Store

By| Lauren Coleman Dollar Tree comes months after Walgreens decided to close their doors on South Monroe. Dollar Tree looks forward to the new location as they bring in some economic development to the community. Greg Daniels, Store Manager of Dollar Tree on Apalachee Parkway, is looking forward to the new store. “I believe that […]