Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many indoors, homeowners have been using this time to complete long overdue renovation and remodeling projects. Each day, the City of Tallahassee receives hundreds of residential inspection requests. Whether it’s roofing, electrical, mechanical or gas work, it all requires an inspection from the City’s Growth Management department.  Helping … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

City of Tallahassee offering semester-long internships for college students

By Amy Marcos TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The City of Tallahassee is offering semester-long internships for college students this coming spring. The City of Tallahassee Internship Program offers both paid and unpaid internships to “exceptionally high-performing” students in order for them to gain city government experience and foster professional relationships. Each week, students will work a minimum of 20 hours in their respective department Ideal candidates … Continue reading City of Tallahassee offering semester-long internships for college students

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

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

City of Tallahassee Parks Holding Fun, Socially-Distanced Outdoor Afterschool Programs

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Aaron Burder The City of Tallahassee Parks will be offering a number of outdoor afterschool programs for children beginning on August 31, 2020. From 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. every weekday, these fun afterschool programs will be held at the following 7 Tallahassee parks: Jack McLean — 700 Jack Russell Road Jake Gaither — 801 Bragg Drive Lawrence-Gregory — 1115 Dade Street … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Parks Holding Fun, Socially-Distanced Outdoor Afterschool Programs

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee The City of Tallahassee is a critical partner to our local business community. Day-to-day, business owners and managers rely on the City to help them keep their doors open. Whether it’s delivering electric utility service, approving a building permit, providing road and sidewalk access, or helping dispose of … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Kendrick Leon

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee Essential workers all over our community are working day-in and day-out to see that the services we rely on stay intact and uninterrupted. While you may not know the names of these individual workers, you do see the results of their hard work every single day. Meet Kendrick … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Kendrick Leon

City of Tallahassee Hosting Hurricane Preparedness Webinars May 28 and June 11

By Cristi McKee | Photo: City of Tallahassee Hurricane Season begins on June 1, 2020, and runs through the end of November of this year. To help residents prepare for this year’s storm season, the City of Tallahassee will be hosting a hurricane preparedness webinar today, May 28, 2020, from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., and June 11, 2020, at the same time. As part of the … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Hosting Hurricane Preparedness Webinars May 28 and June 11

Governor’s Park a Hidden Tallahassee Park Gem

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Cristi McKee Nestled away on the side of Blairstone Road, between Park Avenue and Mahan Road, lies Governor’s Park, a hidden Tallahassee park gem. An ideal spot to picnic, fly a kite, take photos, jog, and walk the dogs, Governor’s Park will surprise visitors in the best way possible. Governor’s Park’s dirt parking lot sits underneath the Blairstone Road overpass, … Continue reading Governor’s Park a Hidden Tallahassee Park Gem

Above Tallahassee Offers Free, Virtual Drone Rides Above Tallahassee Parks

By The Tally Wire Staff | Photo: City of Tallahassee Have you ever wanted to take a virtual drone ride? Here is your chance!  The City of Tallahassee‘s Above Tallahassee now offers virtual drone rides above Tallahassee parks through aerial view videos of the city’s most beloved recreational spots. On their YouTube channel, you can “See our parks with a new perspective as you take … Continue reading Above Tallahassee Offers Free, Virtual Drone Rides Above Tallahassee Parks