By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Police officer Tim Murphy seemed taken aback when his name was called to receive an award. It was as if he was wondering why. The answer came as Murphy slowly strolled to the center of the room at Smith-Williams Service Center Annex.
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Taylor Williams had no clue when she decided at an early age to become a medical doctor that she’d be helping to improve the number of Blacks pursuing a career in medicine. A student at Morehouse College of Medicine, she is
Special to the Outlook Tallahassee Links hosted over 350 guests at its Ninth Annual Links Beautillion white tie formal presentation held this month, at Al Lawson Multipurpose Center where 19 local high school seniors were celebrated, presented to the community and received more than $13,000 in scholarship awards. The
Teen leaders By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer During the last two summers, Eljin Rhymes didn’t have a typical vacation like most teenagers do. No beach trips or a lot of parties. His time was spent working for a paycheck. And learning valuable life skills. “It helped my
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Willie Simmons saw a lot of things to be pleased about after his FAMU football team completed a mini scrimmage to cap its first week of spring practice last Saturday. He just didn’t see enough of running back DeShawn Smith, who had
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer With more than two decades of experience in the classroom, Adrianne Peters has seen enough to know that students with special needs don’t learn well in a traditional setting. She set out to find a fix three years ago, opening Achieve Academy.
Special to the Outlook Renaissance Charter School, Inc has appointed Pat Smith, community relations director for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to its board of directors. Renaissance Charter School governing board is responsible for 38 charters throughout the state, including Governors Charter Academy in Tallahassee. “We are
History in 3-D By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer After putting the 3-D goggles on, Seneca Diggs fidgeted with the control to the monitor. Bob Anstatt gave her a hand, explaining that she should follow the yellow arrow that she saw through the goggles. She did and eventually
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer After having to do a right about turn on plans for building a new Tallahassee Police Department headquarters on the Southside, the process of finding a new location is well underway. The City commission approved two of three recommendations at its last meeting,
By St. Clair Murraine Outlook staff writer Thoughts of a spate of police-involved shooting of Black men threw Joel Thompson into grieving. It took some time for him to get through, but in the end the 30-year-old composer came up a musical piece titled “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.”