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Jenkins talk on black history in Alachua County already at capacity  Gainesville Sun

The history of black people in Alachua County will be the focus of a Black History Month program at the Matheson History Museum in downtown Gainesville.

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.

Feeling Good: Gainesvilles Rensaissance clinician  Gainesville Sun

Dr. David Guzick has been called a Renaissance man of the healthcare world. A reproductive endocrinologist — who trained with the fathers of IVF — Guzick ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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)

“There was not a manual, and there was not anything other than let's try this, and with the overriding principle that these young people should not have to pay too ...

A homecoming for new Lincoln Middle principal  Gainesville Sun

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

11 - UF marks 60 years of desegregation  University of Florida

The University of Florida commemorated 60 years of desegregation with a ceremony honoring George Starke Jr., UF's first African-American student. Starke ...

Teachers Were the Real Heroes of School Desegregation  AlterNet

“There was not a manual, and there was not anything other than let's try this, and with the overriding principle that these young people should not have to pay too ...

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 ...

Latroy Strappy named new principal at Lincoln Middle School  Gainesville Sun

Latroy Strappy, the assistant principal at Newberry High School, has been chosen to replace Don Lewis, who retired as principal of Lincoln Middle School at the ...

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?

Historic home of A. Quinn Jones opening as museum  Gainesville Sun

The late A. Quinn Jones Sr., a legendary and revered Gainesville educator, meticulously kept documents related to his civic, personal, professional and religious ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Scene Calendar: Fun things to do  Gainesville Sun

A comprehensive list of Gainesville-area entertainment events.

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 ...

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 endorsement by the African American Accountability Alliance of ...

7 killed in fiery interstate crash  Lincoln Journal Star

Multiple vehicles, including two tractor-trailers, were involved in an interstate crash near Gainesville, Florida, leaving seven people dead.

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.

Letters to the editor for April 26, 2018  Gainesville Sun

Bad adviceMultiple readers have voiced complaints about John Rosemond's parenting columns. His April 20 column, “Don't go down the road of ADHD testing,” ...

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 ...

Longest-living Rosewood survivor: Im not angry  Gainesville Sun

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'I'll be different': Destiny is on the line for Andrew Gillum in Florida governor bid

All his life, Andrew Gillum was told he was special, that he was different, that he was destined to accomplish great things. By his grandmother, who anointed him ...

Key dates in Andrew Gillum's political career

Timeline shows Andrew Gillum's path through politics.

Fleming Field: Gainesville’s forgotten sports venue  Gainesville Sun

Fleming Field, the University of Florida's first on-campus athletic complex, had a very humble beginning. When UF opened in September of 1906, the future ...

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 ...

Public school allies sound the alarm over Corcoran recommendation and committee chairs

Public school advocates don't like what they see and hear coming out of Tallahassee. Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis's selection of Richard Corcoran as his choice to ...

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 ...

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.

'I think he’s the future': Despite loss in governor's race, Gillum still has political clout

Andrew Gillum's political future is guaranteed after his performance in Florida governor's race and proven ability to attract young voters.


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, ...

Stories that warmed the heart and helped heal in 2018

Stories from Tallahassee that inspired and warmed the heart in 2018 - hurricane helpers, the violin player, Phil and Deputy C.C..

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 ...

Can Andrew Gillum unite Democrats? Experts say Trump tweet and DeSantis comments help

The primary numbers don't look good for Andrew Gillum. He carried just a third of the vote. Then President Trump insulted him.

30 Tallahassee companies among fastest growing on 2019 Seminole 100 List

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University's College of Business released its 2019 Seminole 100 list. This annual list ...

Northwest Fifth Avenue slowly being revitalized  Gainesville Sun

When George Young III looks down his street, he remembers.

Judge strikes down Florida's campus ban on early voting

Calling it a "lopsided" burden on college students, a federal judge told Florida that college and university campuses can be used as early voting sites.

At Ruby's, food for the soul straight from the heart  Gainesville Sun

When Johnny Moore, 64, wanted to change careers, he told his wife Ruby, 62, he would need her help opening the restaurant. She agreed, with one condition: ...

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.

Judge weighs campus early voting sites

Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday.

Campus Notes: Florida State researcher honored by The Stuttering Foundation

Lisa A. Scott, director of clinical education in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at FSU, earns national honor.

FAMU trustees want more details before choosing partners for hemp research

Two Tallahassee firms are among the seven companies expressing interest in partnering with Florida A&M University as it makes a foray into industrial hemp ...

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.

As Bill Nelson fights for political life with recount, Andrew Gillum may be looking to future

Andrew Gillum delivers his concession speech after losing a close race to governor-elect Ron DeSantis. Tallahassee Democrat ...

Sold out generators, supplies, Publix closing amid Hurricane Michael preparations for Tallahassee

Retailers raced to restock shelves Tuesday as Hurricane Michael closed in on Tallahassee. Some stores fared better than others. Lowe's on Capital Circle ...

Baby delivered after mother shot early Thursday morning

A pregnant woman and her baby are in stable condition after the child was delivered following a shooting early Thursday morning.

GoFundMe: Tallahassee one of top five 'most generous' cities in U.S.

Tallahassee made No. 4 on the GoFundMe's list of 'most generous cities' in America over the past year, according to its Year in Giving report.

Democrat Philip Levine makes stop at FSU in search of young voters

Philip Levine had visited 10 counties in the past two days. Thursday's schedule would take him from Tallahassee to Miami.

Mother of 'miracle baby' pleads for help, answers

Lilly June Bullock has a rare disease called congenital hyperinsulinism. She produces too much insulin, causing blood sugars to drop to dangerous levels.

Since Sandy Hook, a gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week  Los Angeles Times

There have been more than 180 shootings on school campuses that resulted in an injury or death in the U.S. since Dec. 14, 2012, when 20 children and six ...

Toddler run over by SUV backing out of Perry driveway

A 2-year-old child is in critical condition after she was run over in the driveway of a home just north of Perry.

Close encounters of the Oscars kind

Even though Las Vegas bookies are putting their odds in favor of the featherweight musical “La La Land” at this year's Oscars race, it is a sure bet the Florida ...

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 ...

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.

Scattered violence outside speech by white supremacist Richard Spencer

Despite a few skirmishes and a couple of arrests, the speech white supremacist Richard B. Spencer delivered Thursday at the University of Florida did not ignite ...

TCC, faculty union are headed to Board of Trustees to resolve labor contract

Tallahassee Community College is rejecting recommendations from a special magistrate in negotiations with its faculty union, and instead will present its full ...

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.

Tallahassee Airbnb hosts cash in during FSU, FAMU commencement weekend

Spring commencements not only are a big deal for graduates and parents, but also for lodging vendors, including Tallahassee's emerging Airbnb market.

2017: The Year in Pictures

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

Witness testifies about harrowing night Hoyt Birge was murdered

Peter Tournay recounted to a jury Wednesday what he could see over the red duct tape placed poorly across his eyes.

As many as 20,000 cats roam Tallahassee; here's what volunteers are doing

Jo Ann Hulls, 58, president of IMON, described the group as the largest organization in town which traps, neuters and returns -TNR- feral cats.

New partnership prepares businesses for global market

Every other month, a federal expert on global trade will be in Tallahassee offering free help and resources to local businesses seeking to become export ready ...

Mayor Andrew Gillum launches statewide bus tour in final push for Democratic nomination

Gillum languished in the polls with support in the single digits. Then he quietly turned the Democratic primary into a three-way race.

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.

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 ...

Winsor, Berger picked to serve as federal judge

President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped two Florida appellate judges with ties to Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as federal ...

Ethics board can't look into 'misuse of position,' lawyer advises

The city's ethics board doesn't have authority to investigate “misuse of position,” the board's attorney advised.

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.

Seminole 100 list spotlights companies with rapid growth

Companies owned and founded by Florida State alumni are making history by landing on the inaugural Seminole 100 list. The ranking recognizes the ...

Tallahassee was close to Jonathan Demme's heart

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who filmed the rip-snortin' road movie “Something Wild” (1986) in and around Tallahassee, died of cancer on ...

Departed stars who were close to Tallahassee's heart of art

Saying so long to Butch Trucks, Jonathan Demme, Trevor Bell, Mel Tillis, Billy Manes and more.

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 Boys Indoor Rankings At Start Of 2017: Herron Doubles US #1's 200/400 In Birmingham

Check out the current US top 50 deep rankings for the indoor track & field season as of January 1st.

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

High school students from the U.S. Senate Youth Program talked about their participation in a week-long government and leadership education… read more.

Dance Marathon at FSU raises more than $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network

After a year of fundraising and a 40 hour marathon, Dance Marathon at Florida State University has raised $2,152,382 for the Children's Miracle Network, ...

Louisiana man dies in I-10 crash

A Louisiana man died in a crash on I-10 Monday evening after he was hit by a U-Haul trailer he was trying to unhitch from his SUV.

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 ...

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

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City recoups cost of hurricane damage recovery

CIty of Tallahassee is getting reimbursed millions of dollars for hurricane damage repair costs.

Who owns the Confederate monument at the Old Capitol?

Who's responsible for the 135-year-old Confederate monument in front of Florida's Old Capitol? It depends on who you ask.

Teachers blast Proctor for assertions about 'failing' schools

A group of teachers challenge County Commissioner Bill Proctor to implement strategies that would help struggling schools.

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.

Saving the bees — one bee lab at a time

MONTICELLO - There were bees in the kitchen at Tony and Becky Hogg's Jefferson County farm on Wednesday. The Hoggs were unconcerned — they have ...

Tallahassee employees explore union representation

For the third time in 15 years, city of Tallahassee workers are trying to mount an election on whether to unionize, and city management is pushing back.

FAMU’s newest trustee is former BOG staff member

The newest member of Florida A&M University's board of trustees is a Princeton graduate who currently works as an educational consultant in South Florida.

US Top 50 Girls Indoor Rankings At Start Of 2017: Chmiel Darts Out To Two Nation's Bests

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UF prepares for white nationalist leader

UF is coordinating with local and state law-enforcement in anticipation of the potential appearance in Gainesville of a white nationalist leader.

Florida gubernatorial candidate Chris King talks big ideas with FSU students

Chris King's quest to get Tallahassee to stop playing small ball brought him Tuesday to a Florida State University student's meeting room.

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