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Cummings, Otte vie for county seat

Political newcomers Carolyn D. Cummings, a local attorney, and non-profit organizer Kelly Otte, will face off on Nov. 3 for the at-large seat on the Leon County Commission. They are vying to fill the position being vacated by Mary Ann Lindley, who decided to step down after two terms and […]

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YouTube chooses Marching 100 for homecoming tribute show

The incomparable Marching 100 has done it again. Despite the coronavirus pandemic causing many universities to cancel their annual homecoming festivities, including FAMU, YouTube has invited the Marching 100 to participate in itsvirtual “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard” show. Homecoming has a deep cultural significance at historically […]

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Many students prefer in-person classes

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused a great disruption in the lives of FAMU students. Despite the switch to remote learning, the university’s plan to reopen during the Fall 2020 semester involved the inclusion of a small number of in-person classes. The Florida Board of Governors in late summer approved […]

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Leon County Schools’ boss Hanna faces challenge on Nov. 3

With the general election fast approaching, candidates for the Leon County superintendent recognize there are more issues that plague the school system than the challenges they’ve grown accustomed to. Three candidates: Pam Hightower, Rocky Hanna, and Keisha Washington are preparing for the possibility to serve the students, teachers, and parents […]

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Town hall addresses spring semester issues

Dark clouds seemingly gathered on Florida A&M University’s horizon after the sudden announcement earlier this month regarding the cancellation of spring break. The unexpected news from the administration left many students questioning if classes will be entirely in-person next semester. In the midst of the controversy, FAMU held a town hall at 6 […]

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City to audit TPD’s use of force policy

City commissioners unanimously approved a motion to audit the Tallahassee Police Department’s use of force policy during Wednesday’s meeting. Also known as “General Order 60,” it was not expected to face opposition from the mayor or commissioners. The audit would include a review of TPD’s use of force policy and […]

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Partnership to boost FAMU’s COVID testing

FAMU has continued to provide coronavirus testing resources for students, faculty, staff and the Tallahassee community. The Bragg Stadium testing site has been operating since April 25, testing more than 50,000 people to date. Now FAMU is taking the initiative to go beyond that; the university has partnered with Thermo […]