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Leon High teacher named LCS Teacher of the Year  WCTV

Leon High School's Jeannine Meis has been named the 2018-2019 Leon County Schools Teacher of the Year.

Leon High School Under Investigation Over Mandatory Sexual Assault Reporting  WFSU

Leon High School is under investigation into whether it violated the state's mandatory sexual assault reporting laws.

Leon High Class of '68. A generation molded in protest, change

On Saturday, half a century after they celebrated graduation, several dozen members of the Leon High Class of '68 convened on the East Tennessee Street ...

Leon High School announces hiring of boys basketball coach  WCTV

Leon High School has announced the hiring of Sean Crowe as the head boys basketball coach.

Two Leon High School students arrested for trying to sell, imitate weed  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two Leon High School students were arrested for attempting to distribute an imitation of marijuana. Kyle Jackson, 18, and a ...

Hurricane Michael: Leon County Schools to open shelters Tuesday at noon

As Hurricane Michael continues to strengthen on its way to the Big Bend, local agencies are prepping shelters and evacuation centers.

Leon County Schools names finalists for Teacher of the Year  WCTV

Leon County Schools has announced five finalists for the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.

"Les Mis" Takes to Leon's Summer Stage  WFSU

For years, Tallahassee's Leon High School has hosted a summer stage presentation, featuring the county's top high school performers. This summer is no.

Tallahassee man arrested in connection with bomb threat to schools, stores

A bomb threat Monday morning identifying three Tallahassee high schools and a Publix location as targets has been determined not to be credible.

More than 1,000 Hurricane Michael evacuees at Leon shelters | 12:45 p.m. update

Big Bend residents sought refuge in local shelters as looming Hurricane Michael threatens to hit with torrential downpour and blusterous winds.

Leon County Schools announces Teacher of the Year finalists  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County Schools has announced their five finalists for 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.

Shelters opening ahead of Hurricane Michael  WCTV

Shelters across the Big Bend and South Georgia are opening in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Michael.

As Hurricane Michael lands, evacuees seek shelter, find camaraderie at Leon High, Lincoln

Leon County is reporting more than 1000 people are seeking safety at the county's school shelters.

Leon Volleyball Claims Fourth Straight District Championship | Sports  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Leon Lions swept Chiles Thursday night to win their fourth straight District Championship.

LIVE BLOG: Big Bend High School Football Media Day  WCTV

With kickoff right around the corner, 4QuartersOnline is hosting their annual high school football media day in Tallahassee.

Leon County Ready To Make New Memories At Gene Cox Stadium  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee was built in the 1960's, and since then, not much has changed. Friday nights have seen ...

Here is the updated itinerary for Stoneman Douglas students' visit to Tallahassee

There is a prayer vigil on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Centre of Tallahassee at the School for Arts & Sciences Centre campus.

As Florida Schools Resegregate, Here's A Look Back At Desegregation Fifty Years Ago  WUSF News

Florida's student body has never been more diverse. But the state's schools are also becoming more segregated. A recent study by the LeRoy Collins.

'FLOOD-PRONE': As the ninth rainiest city, Tallahassee is perpetually at war with stormwater

Tallahassee is the ninth rainiest city in the contiguous United States, and it shows. The rain comes down in sprinkles during sun showers and by the buckets ...

Five Leon County Schools get new principals for 2018-19 school year

New principals have been appointed to five Leon County Schools -- Apalachee, Riley, Cobb, Woodville and Pineview.

Leon names former Lincoln, USF standout BJ Daniels as QB coach  WCTV

Former Lincoln High School and University of South Florida quarterback B.J. Daniels has been hired by Leon High School as the Lions' quarterback coach.

FL schools required to display U.S. motto "In God We Trust" on all campuses  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL)- Beginning this school year the words "In God We Trust" must be posted somewhere on the campus of every school in the state of ...

Leon Officials: Nepotism Policy Needed Amid Inquiry Into Former Gilchrist Principal's Relationships  WFSU

The Leon County School District is grappling with how to address relationships between employees. The recent administrative changes at Gilchrist Elementary.

Leon County schools among Florida's most segregated, says report on economic divide

Tallahassee is home to one of the five most highly-segregated school districts in the state.

Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.  Florida Politics

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Daniel McAuliffe, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson. From college ...

100 Years of Leon High football: Timeline

Over the course of 100 years of Leon High School football, there are many momentous occasions, perhaps too many too even count. From the first coach to the ...

Boys basketball preview: Transfers remove three stars from Big Bend teams

Three first-team All-Big Bend players transferred south, but that just means opportunities for others to shine this season.

First responders, utility crews head back out| Updates from the Leon County EOC

6:30 p.m. update: First responders and utility crews are back on the roads helping residents and restoring power, according to a tweet from the city of ...

Stoneman Douglas students begin their activism in Tallahassee | Live coverage, photos  Broward Politics

Jaclyn Corin, 11th grade class president, leads her schoolmates to the state Capitol to lobby legislators on gun laws.

Longtime Leon coach Rick Davis hired as Chiles High head coach  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Chiles High School has hired a new head basketball coach.

100 Years of Leon High football: A lasting legacy

First high school in Leon County celebrating centennial anniversary of fundamental sport.

Leon classmates of 1963 step up to help Spring House at reunion

Classmates from the Leon High School Class of 1963 celebrated their reunion with a tour and efforts to help restore the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.

Gene Cox Stadium getting new turf field, scoreboard

For the first time in its 50 year history, the stadium on Paul Russell Road is getting a major upgrade with new turf and a scoreboard.

Leon County principals say guns in schools are not the solution  WCTV

In a series of tweets, the President said teachers and administrators should be armed with guns to help intervene in school shootings.

Hurricane Michael: Nearly 114,000 without power this morning

Hurricane Michael has left 97 percent of 117000 Tallahassee electric customers without power.

Leon High names new head football coach  WCTV

Leon High has found their new head football coach, and it's someone very familiar to red and white.

Leon High fire suspected arson

Roughly 30 minutes before the fire call, a student tipped off Leon High Principal Billy Epting and a school resource officer about a 14-year-old carrying a loaded ...

Was Tallahassee lucky in its meeting with Hurricane Michael? 'A resounding yes'

Other inland communities felt more of Michael's fury. A man in Greensboro was killed when a tree fell on his home.

Insiders: Investigating inappropriate behavior by Chiles coaches | News  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - WTXL is looking into claims of inappropriate behavior from former assistant baseball coaches at Chiles High School.

Tallahassee power outage: Is your power out? Check this map to see your neighborhood

Check out areas in Tallahassee that are impacted by the power outage.

Tallahassee: 'A city that loves trees' will be tested by Hurricane Michael, barrage of wind

In a town full of trees, that means there will be widespread uprooting, snapping, power line snarling and house cleaving.

Leon coaching legend Jimmy Sauls dies, remembered by ‘thousands’

A community fixture in Tallahassee most of his life, from Leon High School class of 1964 to assistant coach and 10-year head coach of the Lions' football team, ...

Video Shows Student Pulling Knife at Leon High School  WCTV

A local high schooler was arrested Tuesday, accused of threatening another student with a knife.

Report: Leon County schools among Floridas most segregated  The News Herald

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee, scene of some of Florida's epic early civil rights battles, has retreated from the ideals of the '60s and '70s. Some public schools ...

Planning on switching schools? Application for school reassignment undergoes big changes

The application for school choice reassignment used by Leon County Schools is about to change – and the district says its updates come with good reason.

Authorities: Sexual encounters between teacher and student occurred at school, homes, vehicles  WCTV

We're learning new details about a local high school teacher and football coach who is accused of having 'multiple sexual encounters' with a student while at his ...

Two Leon High Students Arrested For Sexual Assault  WTXL ABC 27

Two high school students are arrested on charges that they allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year girl.

Leon High Performing Arts Staging "Little Mermaid"  WFSU

The live musical version of a much-love Disney animated movie opens on the Leon High School stage this Friday evening (7/15).

Leon High Teacher, Contestant on Extreme Weight Loss, Dies  WTXL ABC 27

A Leon High School Teacher who was also a contestant ABC's Extreme Weight Loss has passed away.

Girl denied spot on Leon cheerleading team threatens legal action

The cheerleading coaches said they would quit if the school district overruled the tryout process.

Former teacher pleads to sexual activity with student

Brad Casalvieri, 31, pleaded no contest to one count of sexual activity with a 16 or 17-year-old. He faced for counts but three were dropped as part of a plea deal ...

What Gwen Graham’s school district job can tell us about her bid for governor

Gwen Graham's opponents in the Democratic primary for Florida governor tout their decades of business or political experience, with rags-to-riches biographies ...

Tallahassee releases stats on hurricane damage to public

City of Tallahassee issued the following details about the power outage caused by Hurricane Michael: Electric Grid: Transmission: Lost 230 kV interconnection ...

Teen Arrested in Plot to Kill Leon High School Principal UPDATE  WCTV

A Tallahassee teenager accused of plotting to kill a high school principal and students makes his first appearance in court.

WeatherTiger on Hurricane Michael: 'And just like that, it was over'

Per the 7 p.m. NHC position update, Hurricane Michael has finally dropped to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100 mph, located 30 miles SW of ...

National Signing Day: Big Bend and South Georgia  WCTV

It's National Signing Day around the country, and several athletes from the Big Bend and South Georgia are announcing where they'll be heading for their ...

Upheaval at Leon High School: Principal and Cheerleader Coach vs LCSB  Westside Gazette

Upheaval at Leon High School: Principal and Cheerleader Coach vs LCSB. Epting and Berry. By Bobby Henry, Sr. After an independent investigation by the ...

James Marsh appointed to Leon judge's seat

Tallahassee-native James “Lee” Marsh was appointed as a Leon County Circuit judge on Monday.

Local high schools among 'best' in nationwide rankings

Three local high schools were rated among the nation's “best” in an annual U.S. News & World Report ranking released last week. Two Leon County district high ...

Hurricane Michael: Letting loved ones know your safe

Here's information on checking-in with loved ones and searching to see who's marked themselves safe.

Hurricane Michael: Volunteers, money needed to assist relief efforts

The Salvation Army is in post-Hurricane Michael mode as it prepares to set up food canteens in Leon, Wakulla and Gadsden counties.

Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - If you drove past Leon High School Saturday, you probably noticed the big event going on there.

ARRESTED: Leon High Student Brings Gun to School  WCTV

The Leon County Sheriff's office arrested a 15 year old ninth grader Thursday morning for bringing a gun to Leon High School. Leon Freshman Raekwon Taylor ...

Florida Department of Education Releases Updates on School Reopenings Following Hurricane Michael  Florida Trend

Tallahassee, Fla., October 23, 2018 – Today, the Florida Department of Education provided an updated list of schools that have reopened following Hurricane ...

[LIST] Leon County Schools announce new principals and district leadership  WCTV

Leon County Schools approved several new personnel appointments at the school board meeting Tuesday.

Allison Tant: Thank you for welcoming Stoneman High School students

Before we go into next week, I have to stop to thank everyone in Tallahassee for all you did to surround the nearly 200 Parkland students who were in ...

School designs play role in school safety  WCTV

Since the Parkland shootings, state lawmakers have been discussing ways to make schools safer.

After Hurricane Michael passes, tips for staying safe

While the largest threat from Hurricane Michael has passed, city and county officials are reminding residents to stay inside until daylight .

Florida school shooting survivors en route to talk guns, mental health with legislators  Naples Daily News

PARKLAND – With sleeping bags in hand and a mission to make a change, an estimated 100 high school students boarded three buses Tuesday afternoon en ...

Tallahassee lost many wonderful people in 2017

In this annual remembrance of the locally prominent people who died in 2017, we are reminded of the impact individuals can have on their community.

FAMU DRS announces hiring of first female African-American boys basketball coach  WCTV

FAMU DRS has announced the hiring of Dione Smith as their new boys head basketball coach.

Chiles High School Student-Athlete Named Gatorade Florida Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year  WTXL ABC 27

CHICAGO (February 12, 2018) — In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Michael Phillips ...

Lichgate tree sparks fond memories for Leon grad

Sue Wight Miller rediscovers the Lichgate tree where she first got married.

SHELTER LIST: Find shelter in the Big Bend area  WTXL ABC 27

(WTXL) - Shelter information for the Big Bend area is below:

Leon High School Swimmer Signs With University Of Pennsylvania  WTXL ABC 27

Wednesday is the final day of the early signing period, and locally, a lot of athletes took advantage of it. On Tuesday, Leon High School swimmer Clair ...

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Actress Cheryl Hines Visits Tallahassee [SLIDE SHOW]  WCTV

Ms. Hines is visiting students at Leon High and from 4 to 6 p.m. will be the guest of honor at a reception hosted by the Leon Foundation.

Greg Marr remembered after fatal fall during bucket list hike of Appalachian Trail

A hiker kept Marr company for the 50 minutes it took first responders to reach him. He succumbed a week later to his injuries in a Roanoke hospital.

Preserving a bit of WWII history: Group aims to save building from Dale Mabry Air Field

May 8, 1945 was a day of rejoicing at Dave Mabry Air Field in Tallahassee. There was victory in Europe following the hardships of World War II. Building 4 was ...

The Dog Island holdout: USF prof's 'Cat-5' house stands strong against Hurricane Michael

Since completing the 2,000-square foot house he designed and built on Dog Island in 2003, Bradlee Shanks always wondered how it would stand up during a ...

A guide to the powerless: How to report an outage, track power restoration in the Big Bend

As Hurricane Michael approaches, here's a quick guide where to go to report outages or find the status of an outage, and other useful links and apps.

Leon Hoops Standout Signs With Coastal Alabama | Sports  WTXL ABC 27

After a stellar career at Leon High School, guard Trejan Davis is college bound after signing a letter of intent on Thursday to play for Coastal Alabama ...

Annual Winter Festival to light up downtown Tallahassee

Hit the switch. Let's light this place up. The city-wide bash known as Winter Festival turns 32 on Saturday night. The full name is “A Celebration of Lights, Music ...

Tallahassee hotels swamped with Hurricane Michael evacuees, linemen, relief workers

The phones won't stop ringing. A week after Hurricane Michael pounded Tallahassee and neighboring counties, leaving behind death, destruction and debris ...

Son of Florida legal legend wants to be attorney general. Meet Sean Shaw.  Miami Herald

Democrat Sean Shaw, the son of former Florida chief justice Leander Shaw, is running against Republican Ashley Moody for Florida attorney general.

PBJPLZ! Final weigh-in for WCTV's Peanut Butter & Jelly drive  WCTV

The final results are in for our #PBJPLZ peanut butter and jelly drive with Leon County Schools and Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Judge denies plea deal for teacher accused of sex with student

A family's appeal for a tougher sentence prompted a Leon County judge to deny a plea agreement for a former Leon County teacher accused of sexual assault ...

Tennis tournament raises money for charity  WCTV

One local organization held a tennis tournament this weekend as a way to raise money for charity.

Leon Co. curfew remains in effect after Irma  WTXL ABC 27

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County officials are imposing several county-wide curfews due to Hurricane Irma.

Thousands skip school after threats

Nearly 2,000 Leon County middle and high school students stayed home — or were taken out of class by their parents on Monday — after four schools received ...

Shelters close after Irma moves through Florida, Georgia  WCTV

Shelters around Leon County that were opened ahead of Hurricane Irma are now closing.

Garrett Jahn Announced As Leon's Head Football Coach  WTXL ABC 27

Leon Principal Billy Epting and Athletic Director Mark Feely announce the hiring of Garrett Jahn as their new head football coach.

FEMA deadline nears for Hurricane Michael help

If your home was damaged by Hurricane Michael, you have until Monday to register for FEMA assistance.

Muhammad Rasul  Florida State News

“FSU provided me with so many opportunities and so many great professors. I was able to grasp all of my opportunities and grow as a person.” Multilingual ...

Lincoln block party stymies Chiles in district semis

The Trojans top the Timberwolves 3-1 on Tuesday night to advance to Thursday's district championship game.

Fire, injuries, hurricane test resolve of Franklin County football

It has been a taxing season for the Franklin County football team. It started during summer workouts in June, when a fast-moving fire destroyed homes and ...

Indomitable Lillian Cox dies at 111; a friend remembers the 'Tallahassee Lassie'

Lillian Cox, womens' dress shop owner and longtime Tallahassee resident, dies at 111.

'Southern gentleman': Frank Bradley of famed country store, namesake sausage dies at 93

If Frank Bradley hadn't decided to build a packing house in the 1970s to make sausage in, the famed country store adorned with his family's name may not be ...

Savannah's Country Buffet closing Tallahassee location after 14 years

The Woodville Highway restaurant will remain open with its usual menu and hours, along with catering.

Hurricane Michael: Jefferson County issues mandatory evacuation order as landfall nears

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents ahead of Hurricane Michael's landfall.

Florida teen fails to make cheerleader, threatens to sue

A girl not chosen to be a high school cheerleader has threatened legal action against the school district if she isn't put on the team.

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