City leaders end agreement with Canopy development, move forward on NE park at meeting
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City leaders ended their affordable housing agreement with the developers behind Canopy after the builder said it was too costly. Commissioners set a hearing for a rezoning change to allow the Northeast Park to go in off of Centerville Road. Watch to hear what leaders had to say about bills going through the state house and senate. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT: City leaders held a critical vote on a new park and affordable housing in the Northeast and discussed legislative items as we're halfway through session in Florida. Rezoning for the Northeast Park is the reason for a sign along Centerville Road ..read more
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What you need to know about Thomasville's Black History Month celebrations
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Thomasville's Black History Month parade will take place Saturday starting at 10am. The parade will kick off on North Broad Street. Check out the video above to heard from a committee member on why events like this are so important! BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT The City of Thomasville is gearing up for its 7th annual Black History Month Celebration. This year's theme, African Americans, and the Arts, is focused on giving black creatives in the community a chance to show off their skills. But that's not all. The City of Thomasville has planned a variety of activities including its 5th annual Black Hist ..read more
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Harper Elementary School taken off 'needs support and improvement' list after 4 years
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Harper Elementary School has been removed from the Georgia Department of Education's Comprehensive Support and Improvement list. The school was placed on the list due to testing scores not meeting the state's proficiency requirement. Check out the video above to hear how the school worked to accomplish this! BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT After 4 years congratulations are in order for Harper Elementary School. "I just cannot describe the feeling. It definitely feels like a new school," said Keyante Braswell, Assistant Principal. That's Assistant Principal Keyante Braswell. She's talking about the Title ..read more
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WHY: Some consider accounting a dwindling profession and how Thomas University is working to change that
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Thomas University is now offering a bachelor of science accounting degree. An 8-week online version of the program will kick off February 26th. Check out the video above to hear how this industry could benefit anyone! BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT Graduates of accounting dropped by 8% from the year 2021 to 2022. That's according to the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. Thomas University is working to change that. "Things I didn't get as an opportunity the kids here now can get," said Josh Barrett. Here's how. In a world full of influencers and YouTubers where do careers s ..read more
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Crime Survivors for safety and justice rally at Florida state capitol
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Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice and advocates urged lawmakers to expand services for crime victims, and reform sentencing guidelines. Tuesday marked the organization's 6th year of hosting Survivors Speak. Watch the video to hear from the mother of a crime victim and why she came out to attend.BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT: In Downtown Tallahassee, hundreds of crime survivors and families made their way to the State Capitol Tuesday for Survivors Speak Florida. Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice organized the event. Advocates took on the opportunity to make their voices heard as they entered t ..read more
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WATCH: Thomasville agencies conducting homeless count for future affordable housing
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Local agencies are participating in the point-in-time count in Thomas County. The research is used to decide how much funding and resources an area is given. Check out the video above to find out what resources could be headed this way. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT Meet Ashley Wollum. She's working to help the homeless population here in Thomasville. "I am picking up tents for the homeless that are in our area," said Ashley Wollum, a Thomasville neighbor. She let me tag along today as she gathered supplies for those in need. When asked why she chose to help her answer was simple. "I've been there. I'v ..read more
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspends presidential bid
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In a video statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suspended his run for the 2024 presidential race. DeSantis is suspending his presidential race just two days before the New Hampshire primary, he announced on X Sunday. DeSantis finished second over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Iowa Caucuses for the Republican nomination. Donald Trump won Iowas leadoff presidential caucuses. DeSantis, once seen as Donald Trump's greatest opponent for the Republican presidential primary, was unable to peel away enough of Trump's supporters for his own campaign.  ..read more
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FIND OUT HOW: Thomasville Police Department is combating spike in speeding and DUI's
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Thomasville's Police Department has been awarded over $36,000. The grant will be used to help drive down accidents, reduce the number of injuries from accidents. Watch now to see how TPD will achieve this goal. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT Thomasville's Police Department has been awarded over $36,000 to ensure driver safety. "If we had signs posted of children playing, different speed limits signs so people could slow down, I think that would be a huge investment into the community," said Stephan Thompson. I'm speaking with neighbors about where they think those improvements are needed the most. "So b ..read more
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2024 is a busy election year, here's what Leon County voters need to know
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With the Florida Preferential Primary about two months away, Leon County leaders want to remind you of deadlines. You have to register to vote by February 20 to vote in the upcoming primary. Watch the video to see how the supervisor's office is preparing. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT: 2024 brings a presidential election year and Leon County Leaders want you to be ready to have your vote count. Supervisor Mark Earley said right now is the perfect time to register. There will be three elections in 2024, with the Presidential Preference Primary coming up in the spring. Thats happening on March 19. The de ..read more
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How Thomasville Humane is helping take strays off the streets and into the homes of veterans in need
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23% of Veterans have or have experienced PTSD at some point in their life. Thomas County has over 3,000 veterans according to a report done by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service. Check out the video above to find out how one organization is helping Veterans with the help of some furry friends. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT Man's best friend is taking on a whole new meaning. "The dogs are considered basically medical devices. They're helping veterans cope with life," said Daniel Clavel, K9's for Warriors. 23% of Veterans have or have experienced PTSD at some point in their life. That's according ..read more
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