2020 Tallahassee Greek Food Festival Canceled Amid COVID-19 Concerns

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — On September 23, 2020, the Tallahassee Greek Food Festival announced that this year’s 2-day long event was canceled amid COVID-19 concerns. Hosted annually by Holy Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church, this year would have marked the 36th festival. “We are completely devastated, but this decision was made with the health and safety of our community in mind,” the … Continue reading 2020 Tallahassee Greek Food Festival Canceled Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Round Up of Mac ‘n’ Cheese Restaurants in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire staff TALLAHASSEE, Fla — There are three locally-owned and operated mac ‘n’ cheese restaurants here in the capital city. Check them out below. I Heart Mac & Cheese — Located at 799 W Gaines St #113, I Heart Mac & Cheese offers an extensive macaroni and cheese-based menu. Offering lobster and white truffle oil bowls, bacon cheeseburger bowls, classic bowls, and … Continue reading Round Up of Mac ‘n’ Cheese Restaurants in Tallahassee

Suspension from FSU Possible if Students Don’t Comply with University’s COVID-19 Rules

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — On Friday, September 18, 2020, John Thrasher, President of Florida State University, published an urgent call to action from university students via a letter addressing student noncompliance of COVID-19 guidelines. This letter comes after images and photos of large gatherings of FSU students began circulating on social media and concerns regarding spread of the virus were voiced by the … Continue reading Suspension from FSU Possible if Students Don’t Comply with University’s COVID-19 Rules

Where to Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Tallahassee

By The Tally Wire staff TALLAHASSEE, Fla — September 18, 2020 marks National Cheeseburger Day, and here in Tallahassee, there are plenty of local spots to celebrate at! Check out this list of four cheeseburger joints to stop by this National Cheeseburger Day. Voodoo Dog — Located at 805 S Macomb St, Voodoo Dog offers an eclectic hotdog and hamburger menu. Featuring everything from a … Continue reading Where to Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in Tallahassee

City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — There are some things that most know about City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. He was elected the mayor of Tallahassee in 2018, he is a private business owner, and prior to becoming mayor, he served on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. However, he also has a rescue dog named Lulu, his favorite season in Tallahassee is … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

50th Annual Bradley’s Fun Day Event Canceled Amid COVID-19 Concerns

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Tallahassee’s oldest country store, Bradley’s Country Store, announced that their annual Bradley’s Fun Day would not be taking place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The store would have celebrated their 50th Fun Day event this November. Bradley’s Fun Days are typically filled with locally-produced food for sale, performances by local artists and dance groups, … Continue reading 50th Annual Bradley’s Fun Day Event Canceled Amid COVID-19 Concerns

2021 Springtime Tallahassee Scheduled for Saturday, March 27

By The Tally Wire staff TALLAHASSEE, Fla — On Monday, September 14, 2020, Springtime Tallahassee announced that their 2021 Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade and Jubilee in the Park events would take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021. This year’s Springtime Tallahassee events were canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, so an alternate celebration, Springtime in the Summer, was slated to occur on August 8, 2020. However, … Continue reading 2021 Springtime Tallahassee Scheduled for Saturday, March 27

COVID-19 Random Testing Program at Florida State University Begins

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Starting September 14, 2020, Florida State University will be randomly selecting students to participate in their randomized COVID-19 testing program to “help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to ensure the safety of the campus community,” as said in a press release published Monday. Testing will take place at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, is free, … Continue reading COVID-19 Random Testing Program at Florida State University Begins

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Shawanda Crooms grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to. As the first and only female operations driver with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department, she has lived her life that way, accomplishing one goal after another.  “It’s scary to be the first…anything,” Shawanda … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver