Tom Flanigan

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

A musical based on a much-loved comic strip is the latest offering by Tallahassee’s Young Actors Theatre.

A Tallahassee art space is facing tough times. The 621 Gallery in Railroad Square is trying to rally its supporters to the cause of survival.

Although President Trump's version of the federal budget cut scientific research funding, Congress's final spending plan - signed by Trump on March 23 - did not do that. In fact, Tallahassee's High Magnetic Field Lab is getting a funding bump, said Lab Director Greg Boebinger.

Several Capital City service groups joined forces on Saturday (3/31) to throw a party for the previously homeless families now living at the Hope Community.

Florida A&M University appears on the fast track to achieving a flawless reaccreditation by the end of the year. This week’s visit of an accreditation committee to the school resulted in an apparently clean bill of health.

A modern version of the classic "Rosie the Riveter" image from World War Two now adorns the western wall of the Garages on Gaines.

Not many people get a building named after them when they retire. But Second Judicial Circuit Judge Charles Francis received that very present during his retirement party on Wednesday (3/28).

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office was showing off its brand new in-house command center on Wednesday, March 28. The facility is meant to be either a stand-alone hub of department operations or connected to the county’s Public Safety Complex in cases of all-out emergency.

The candidate most polls now say is the Democratic front-runner for Florida governor spoke in Tallahassee today (Tuesday, 3/27). Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine appeared at the Capital Tiger Bay Club meeting.

Now that Tallahassee State Senator Bill Montford has said he won’t run for mayor, will incumbent City Commissioner Curtis Richardson jump into the mayor’s race? Richardson expects to answer that question soon.

If you’ve ever thought of starting a home garden, but didn’t think you had the time, space or skill to do so, help is on the way. Local gardening experts are hosting a free, day-long series of gardening workshops for beginners later this month.

Students, parents, and a wide assortment of gun-control advocates young and old marched and rallied in Tallahassee Saturday.  The local "March for Our Lives" event was one of more than 800 similar happenings in the United States.

A few weeks ago, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s School Safety Bill into law. Part of the new law sets aside $69 million to provide mental health resources in schools. Now a special team is already marshaling those resources for the schools in Leon and seven surrounding counties.

The average business that reaches its Silver Anniversary might throw a party for its employees to mark the occasion. But in the case of longtime Tallahassee communications and marketing firm owner Karen Moore, she decided to celebrate by re-branding her entire operation.

Tallahassee residents have been using the City's social media platforms to nominate outstanding community volunteers for special recognition. The first such recognition came the evening of Tuesday, March 20 at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center.

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