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Gainesville residents share stories of segregation, racial tension and progress  The Independent Florida Alligator

The story of racism in Gainesville is one of two worlds experiencing different realities for generations of black families.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

UF unveils Joel Buchanan Archive  Gainesville Sun

The late Joseph “Joel” Marcus Buchanan was known to be a man of many words, especially when it came to the history of blacks in Gainesville and Alachua ...

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.

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

Gainesville, FL: Today, the Tallahassee Lincoln High School Boys 4x800m relay made history as they became the fastest team in the nation with a time of ...

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.

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 ...

Black History Month honored by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville is remembering the contributions and sacrifices made throughout history by ...

150 years: Gainesville goes from cow town to university hub  Gainesville Sun

Outmaneuvering Lake City to become UF's home was overriding factor in Gainesville's development.UPDATE: This version corrects information about 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?

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 ...

Theater Production Spotlights Local Racial History To Inform, Educate  WUFT

Brittney Caldwell walked on stage at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts feeling overwhelmed. She wondered what people would think about her ...

UF graduate presents original play: 'From Colored to Black'  The Independent Florida Alligator

On Saturday and Sunday, Gainesville residents are invited to witness North Central Florida's hidden history come to life in “From Colored to Black.”

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Special Olympics - ESPN Honor Roll for 2018  ESPN

ESPN has announced the ESPN Honor Roll for 2018 -- a list of top 30 schools from across the country -- as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion ...

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 ...

Longest-living Rosewood survivor: Im not angry  Gainesville Sun

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Flashback: Woodham's historic 1991 soccer state title and the quest for Florida's respect  Pensacola News Journal

It's been nearly 30 years since Woodham etched its place in local and state history by winning the 1991 Class 3A boys soccer state championship.

New strategies emerge to address disparities  Gainesville Sun

Gainesville For All study groups announce priorities to fix long-standing problems.

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 ...

Sad News - Clem Droste  ESPN

Clarence "Clem" Droste, age 76, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Monday, January ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

$106,000 in scholarships available to high school seniors - News  Gainesville Sun

The Education Foundation of Alachua County will be providing about $106000 in Senior Scholarships to the Class of 2012-2013.

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 ...

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 ...

Keester outduels Emanuel in conference championships  Clay Today Online

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County must provide election materials, advertising, hotline, web site and ballots in Spanish, as well as hiring ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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.

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.

Fraud: Former New York giants player Nyantakyi busted in US  TodayInGH

Former New York Giants triallist Nyantakyi Boateng has been arrested for an alleged million-dollar identity theft ring that prosecutors say was highly ...

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 ...


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, ...

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.

FSU pitcher Holton a home-grown ’Noles fan

Freshman from Lincoln High moves into starting rotation.

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 ...

Fla. woman charged in fatal Ellwood City motorcycle crash  Ellwood City Ledger

ELLWOOD CITY — A Florida woman has been charged with causing the Aug. 24 death of a motorcyclist in the borough.Ellwood City police filed charges ...

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 ...

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.

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

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

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.

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.

Q&A with US Senate Youth Program  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.

Los Angeles Chargers secondary coach Ron Milus preaches consistency - Los Angeles Chargers Blog  ESPN

Ron Milus' steady approach resonates with his players, who credit him with helping them elevate their games and holding everyone accountable.

2017: The Year in Pictures

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

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.

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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