Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee Democrat

Doug Blackburn

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Doug:

In times like these, I miss my beer buddy all the more

Perk initially labeled me a “beer snob” when I started writing the Got Beer? column in 2006. I agreed with him. → Read More

From the archives: Professional foodie Anthony Bourdain has fire in the belly

Bourdain, who passed away Thursday of apparent suicide, visited FSU in 2011. → Read More

A toast to Ology: Hip new brewery has hoppy flavor

A one-time garage just west of Monroe Street on 6th Avenue, the brewery, bar and tasting room have a hip, welcoming vibe. → Read More

Hoppy days: Tallahassee craft beer scene is bustling

Beer enthusiasts know there’s no substitute for fresh beer, that there’s nothing better than an ale that’s been poured mere yards away from where it was brewed. → Read More

FAMU senior finds direction on journey to graduation

These are heady days for Damon Arnold, who will graduate Friday from FAMU, the first in his family to earn a college degree. → Read More

Blackburn on beer: Another day, another new brewery in Tallahassee

Tallahassee's burgeoning craft beer scene has yet another new player: Lake Tribe Brewing Co. → Read More

Lawmaker aims to allow guns on campus

FSU President Thrasher opposses the legislation. → Read More

Campus notes: BOG extends deadline for BOT applications

A weekly roundup. → Read More

FSU making headway on $1-billion goal

The university has secured more than $630 million in gifts and commitments. → Read More

Thrasher eager to improve FSU's image

President proposese a speaker's bureau led by trustees. → Read More

FSU evolving under Thrasher

Proud graduate settling in as president. → Read More

FSU, FAMU respond to engineering college study

The State University System’s Board of Governors has pushed back the deadline to Jan. 12 for a final report from the consulting firm hired to conduct an in-depth analysis of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. California-based Collaborative Braintrust (CBT) had been scheduled to submit a final report by Dec. 19. CBT’s draft report, received by BOG in mid-November, estimated it could cost as… → Read More

Want to fly a drone? New FSU program will teach you how

Certificate program begins in January. → Read More

FSU teacher resigns following Facebook posts that included gay slur

Business school teacher says she's embarrassed by incident. → Read More

FAMU trustees: What is our brand?

Most of $1 million already spent. → Read More

FAMU names new vice president for research

Exactly one week after naming a new provost at Florida A&M University, President Elmira Mangum has announced the hire of a new vice president of research. Mangum earlier today said that Timothy Moore, an associate vice president at Auburn University, will start Jan. 1 as FAMU's vice president for research. He replaces Ken Redda, who is retiring at the end of the fall semester. At Auburn, Moore… → Read More

United Way CEO Mitchell joining TCC

Heather Mitchell, president and CEO of United Way of the Big Bend for almost three years, is stepping down to be vice president for resource development at Tallahassee Community College. She will also be executive director of the TCC Foundation. Mitchell’s move was announced during a UWBB board conference call this morning. “I just think it’s the right time. We’ve accomplished so much in the… → Read More

O'Donnell 'personifies' FSU student entrepreneur

FSU senior has established two businesses. → Read More

Thrasher meets with Board of Trustees as classes resume

Florida State University President John Thrasher wanted to see his alma mater return to normal on Friday, despite the horrific incident on campus early Thursday morning that forced the university to cancel classes and close Strozier Library, site of the shooting that put two FSU students in the hospital and left the gunman dead outside. But Thrasher acknowledged Friday that there was nothing… → Read More

Thrasher races back to FSU following shooting

The ninth day of John Thrasher’s presidency at Florida State University was one he hopes he never has to repeat. It began a few minutes after one in the morning when Thrasher and his wife, Jean, were startled by the phone ringing in their room at the boutique Dylan Hotel in midtown New York City. David Coburn, husband of FSU Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn and a close friend of… → Read More