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Lincoln High School: Paying tribute to a community treasure  Gainesville Sun

On Jan. 29, 1970, Lincoln High closed its doors permanently. The school had educated African Americans in Gainesville for generations.

Lincoln High School class of 1968 celebrates 50th reunion  WCJB

It was a very special night for Lincoln High School graduates celebrating the 50th reunion of the class of 1968, the second to last class to graduate before ...

Scene Calendar: Fun things to do  Gainesville Sun

A comprehensive list of Gainesville-area entertainment events.

New book to chronicle the desegregation of Alachua County Schools  Gainesville Sun

Titled "We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation" and written by Gainesville native Michael Gengler, the book uses ...

Michael T. Gengler: Why was Lincoln High School closed?  Gainesville Sun

School desegregation in Alachua County, although not begun until September 1964, proceeded peacefully and with broad community support until the closure ...

Lincoln High alumnus talks desegregation, school's closing | News  The Independent Florida Alligator

When Albert White attended Lincoln High School, east Gainesville's school for black students during segregation, he never paid for a single school lunch.

Lincoln 4x800 Boys Team Sets Fastest Time in Country at Florida Relays  WTXL ABC 27

The Tallahassee Lincoln High School Boys 4x800m relay made history as they became the fastest team in the nation with a time of 7:47:23 in the Pepsi Florida ...

The Heroes of School Desegregation Were the Teachers  History News Network (HNN)

Case study: What happened in Gainesville, Florida in the 1970s.

A homecoming for new Lincoln Middle principal - News  Gainesville Sun

An alumnus of Lincoln Middle School, Strappy returned as school principal on Monday, following his appointment Dec. 15 by the School Board.

Yvonne Hayes Hinson: District needs someone committed to uniting, not dividing  Gainesville Sun

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now,” — Martin Luther King Jr.I am Yvonne Hayes Hinson, former educator, former city ...

Teachers Were the Real Heroes of School Desegregation  AlterNet

Often overlooked in histories of school desegregation are the teachers. “There was not a manual, and there was not anything other than let's try this, and with the ...

Community leader Thomas Coward has died at age 95  Gainesville Sun

He was the first black person to be elected to the Alachua County Commission and the first to receive his brokers license in Gainesville. Thomas Coward was ...

Alfred Awbrey: The origins of football in Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

Today, college football is the king of spectator sports in Gainesville. It is not uncommon for University of Florida home football games to average over 80000 in ...

Peggy Macdonald: Gala honorees shaped Alachua County’s history  Gainesville Sun

The 2018 Florida Legislature dealt arts and cultural organizations across the state a crippling blow, reducing funding by almost 90 percent. At the local level, the ...

Alachua County trailblazer dies at 95  WCJB

Thomas Coward, a trailblazing educator, businessman, and civic leader in Alachua County, died last week of natural causes.

Louise Hill McGregor Dies at Age 96 – The Florida Star | The Georgia Star  The Florida Star

Louise Hill McGregor arrived in this world on January 1, 1922 and made many contributions from that day forward. Actually, she made contributions until her last ...

UF celebrates 60 years of desegregation  Gainesville Sun

Arriving in Gainesville to desegregate the University of Florida 60 years ago is still a *fresh* memory to George Starke Jr.“You have to ask 'Where did the time go?

Keester outduels Emanuel in conference championships  Clay Today Online

JACKSONVILLE - The top two runners in Clay County junior high school rosters; Oakleaf Junior High seventh grader John Keester IV and Green Cove Springs ...

Charles Goston: Help me finish the job started in District 1  Gainesville Sun

I am Charles E. Goston, your current Gainesville District 1 city commissioner, and proud of my recent endorsement by the African American Accountability ...

Horace Moore Sr.: Progress wont begin until we demand it  Gainesville Sun

It has often been said that we are our brother's keepers. If that is true, we have been doing a very bad job as keepers of our black, brown and poor brothers' ...

8 Tallahassee students win $2,500 National Merit scholarship

Eight Tallahassee students were selected as winners of the $2500 National Merit scholarship winners.

Wrestling preview: Lincoln’s Grant could become next Tallahassee state champ

Following the graduation of Leon's Gabe Beyer, Lincoln junior Justin Grant has a strong chance at 160 pounds to become fifth state titleist in city history.

Longest-living Rosewood survivor: Im not angry  Gainesville Sun

With the passing of Mary Hall Daniels, a living link to dark history is broken.

No-nonsense educator John C. Rawls dies at 93  Gainesville Sun

"If a child was misbehaving, I would simply ask them if they wanted me to stop by their house after school, and that would be enough to make the students correct ...

New strategies emerge to address disparities  Gainesville Sun

A new set of priorities to reduce inequities was presented by Gainesville For All at a community forum Tuesday at the Thelma Boltin Center downtown.

Powerful Hurricane Approaches Florida  The New York Times

Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, packing 130 mile-per-hour winds and on a path to make landfall in the Florida ...

Coward's lifetime of public service to be honored  Gainesville Sun

In 1967, Thomas Coward began teaching civics and history at his alma mater Lincoln High School. He recalls feeling guilty for teaching his students about ...

Former Gators receiver Jacquez Green makes Tallahassee home

Jacquez Green will never forget the year 1997. The former All-American University of Florida wide receiver started the year with a 52-20 win on Jan. 2 against ...

Lincoln, Wakulla capture district wrestling titles

There are different ways to an end result, and Friday's district wrestling tournaments saw several strategies employed to reach success. For Wakulla senior Larry ...

Eastside names street for iconic bands first director  Gainesville Sun

Under Parker's leadership, the Marching Ram Band adopted the orange-and-green look of the famed FAMU Marching 100, as well as its swagger and sharp ...

Little known history: FAMU founded on FSU campus

Florida A&M University was founded on Florida State University's campus at Copeland Street and Park Avenue. It was there for six years.

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2017 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

LPA's Caleb Pottorff wins state championship  TCPalm

There was a time when Caleb Pottorff thought he could never reach this point. A labrum tear in the Lincoln Park Academy runner's left hip a couple of years ago ...

Lincoln’s Zach Taylor blossoms as senior pitcher

The Trojans' No. 2 starter is 7-0 this year with a 1.94 ERA, helping Lincoln to a 17-6 record with one week left to play in the regular season.

Things to do: Fly The Memphis Belle again and lots more

THE PUNKER IS ON THE CASE: Punk-goth hacker (Claire Foy) is back with a computer-driven plot that rivals 007 inside icy Sweden in “The Girl in the Spider's ...

Fleming Field: Gainesville’s forgotten sports venue

By Fred Awbrey Special to The Sun. Fleming Field, the University of Florida's first on-campus athletic complex, had a very humble beginning. When UF opened ...

'Girl, I Don't Know What Happened Last Night,' Or Why Alachua County's STD Rate Is High  WUFT

Alachua County is ranked fourth highest in the state for STDs with 8,452 reported cases since 2008, according to the Florida Department of Health. During the ...

U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Prestigious Award

U.S. Presidential Scholars: 161 Students Win Award - White House, US - The winners were chosen out of a group of 5100.

FSU pitcher Holton a home-grown ’Noles fan

Freshman from Lincoln High moves into starting rotation.

Collins Duncan: Decades of service  Gainesville Sun

Gainesville man is one of the oldest living original owners of a funeral home in Florida, at age 90. He has coordinated about 6300 funerals, or roughly 100 ...

Bigger than Us: Three black UF students vie for president  The Independent Florida Alligator

Pamela Bingham had never been called the N-word in her life — until her freshman year at UF.

2017: The Year in Pictures

A collection of the most impactful stories and visuals gathered in Tallahassee throughout the year.


With angel's wings, Gertrude L. Saxton-White, widow of Lewis R. White, took flight from this earthly life to her heavenly home on Sunday, June 11, 2017, ...

Tennis preview: Leon boys, Chiles girls are favorites

Lions boys come back of 3A state runner-up finish, while the Timberwolves girls look to retain control of the city and reach a state tournament.

Yvonne Hinson-Rawls’ Gainesville past inspires platform  The Independent Florida Alligator

Yvonne Hinson-Rawls loves to stand at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and admire the beauty of the land in her district.

Opinion: A Muslim-American student's view from inside Richard Spencer's speech

More than 1000 police officers from across the state prepared for a war zone at the University of Florida Thursday.

Its a busy spring at UF for Raphael Andrades, who is playing football and baseball  Florida Times-Union

GAINESVILLE - Florida baseball has had a season of adjusting. Figuring out how to replace nine Major League draft picks and how to win. Outfielder Raphael ...

Close encounters of the Oscars kind

FSU alum Barry Jenkins is in line to win an Oscar this weekend but he's not the first Tallahassee talent to do so.

Under Armour All-America Game 2014 Roster and Player Analysis  Bleacher Report

The 2014 Under Armour All-America game will feature some of the best recruits in the 2014 class, and we now know which recruits we can look forward to ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 100m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 100 meter dash among wind legal F.A.T. times.

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

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McKnight celebrates 49 years as pastor - News  Gainesville Sun

Bishop James E. McKnight Sr. and his wife, Jessie McKnight, were honored last Saturday night for 49 years of *service* to Gainesville Church of God by Faith.

Florida Gators Football: What Is UF's All-Time Greatest Recruiting Class?  Bleacher Report

College football fans tend to get giddy or grumpy come the first Wednesday night of February. There, they take the word of various hard-working talent evaluators ...

US Top 50 Senior Girls Indoor Returnees By Event

Check out the nation\'s top 50 girls returnees among the class of 2017 (seniors) for the upcoming indoor season.

US Top 50 Senior Boys Indoor Returnees By Event

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2017 (seniors) for the upcoming indoor season.

Q&A Senate Youth Program, Mar 10 2017 | Video  C-SPAN

High school students attending the annual week-long United States Senate Youth Program discuss their interest in government and politics and share…

College Football Recruiting Rankings 2015: Top 200 After The Opening  Bleacher Report

The 2015 recruiting class is comprised of star performers from every part of the country, creating a compelling mix of future college football standouts...

Who Won The Nation This Week? Trey Cunningham Is More Than A National Record Breaking Hurdler  MileSplit

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B/R CFB Recruiting 200: Top 200 Overall Recruits for 2016  Bleacher Report

After thorough study using specific scoring criteria, Bleacher Report recruiting analysts Damon Sayles, Sanjay Kirpalani and Tyler Donohue have graded the top ...

FSU Soccer Shuts Out Kentucky | Sports  WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Getting a pair of two-goal performances from sophomore Deyna Castellanos and freshman Madisyn Pezzino, No. 15/8 Florida State ...

High School Basketball  Inside Hoops

High school basketball player rankings, team rankings, high school basketball recruiting news, plus coverage of some of the very top high school basketball ...

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