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.

Phase Two of the City of Tallahassee’s solar farm project at the airport will soon be cranking out the kilowatts. Some city commissioners even took part in the final panel installation.

One of America's oldest and best-known symbols has made it to the three-quarters-of-a-century mark. Wakulla Springs State Park will be the location for the local celebration this Saturday, August 3.

Tallahassee has been a railroad town almost since its founding. A new owner has now taken over that historic rail line.

A Tallahassee woman who has assumed a unique character and appearance has won an international title through that portrayal. At the same time, she’s connecting with fans who have been bullied and degraded.

A legendary Capital City band returns to the stage this Friday night. Tom Flanigan reports the reunion is sure to bring back memories for those who remember the so-called “golden age” of the Tallahassee Strip.

More kids in the area hit by Hurricane Michael last year will soon be sleeping better thanks to another volunteer bed-building effort. This morning’s (Tuesday, July 23) construction site was in the parking lot of Tallahassee’s Texas Road House Restaurant.

The so-called “trades” are today’s hottest job options.   Tallahassee Community College has now received a big boost to its training program for welders.

A Florida State University English professor has many accomplishments to celebrate during his half-century at the Tallahassee campus. Still, David Kirby remains just as excited about each new semester as he was when he was starting out back in 1969.

On Friday night about 150 people gathered at the state capital to protest detainee conditions at the U.S. southern border and in Homestead, Florida.

Called "Lights for Liberty," the organizers said 700 cities participated in the vigil worldwide. In Tallahassee, Blair Clawson, a bilingual elementary school teacher, recalled a conversation with a boy newly arrived from Honduras.

est on Saturday, July 13. The occasion also happened to be the launching point for one band's first international tour.

Tallahassee’s newest business set up shop in Railroad Square on Friday, July 12.  The “owners” were about three dozen summer campers who had created party supplies from recycled materials and discarded household items and were selling their creations to customers.

When it comes to helping kids who need it, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says many services come from small organizations with very little funding. “There are people just truly doing the Lord’s work. It’s amazing and lots of them are doing it for nothing, out of the goodness of their heart. But it does give us the chance, before we go to voters, to see where are we, is there a need and if so, what are the targeted outcomes we expect.”

Every summer, a major live stage performance takes place in the Leon High School Auditorium. This will be the second year the casting call has been extended to every public high school in the county.

A new partnership to provide area veterans with affordable housing is underway in the Capital City. The Veterans Build project is being spearheaded by Big Bend Habitat for Humanity.

Wet weather forced the production from Cascades Park to The Moon. But Saturday night's live musical production of the movie "Underground" lost none of its audience impact because of the venue change.

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