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Four-way race for Gainesville mayor  Gainesville Sun

Mayor Lauren Poe has three opponents this year who want his seat on the City Commission.



Andrew Gillum endorses Mayor Lauren Poe for mayoral race  The Independent Florida Alligator

Andrew Gillum endorsed incumbent Mayor Lauren Poe's campaign for re-election Tuesday. Poe said he asked Gillum to endorse him. Florida Department of ...



Gainesville survives, to play Columbia for title  Gainesville Sun

OCALA — Lake Weir came in as the biggest underdog of the District 4-7A tournament, the longest shot as the No. 5 seed in the five-team boys basketball ...



UPDATE: Danielle White found in Ocala  WCJB

Danielle White was located by the Ocala Police Department and returned to the Arc of Alachua County.



Gainesville High students among the best in Cambridge exam  Gainesville Sun

Seven former and current students from Gainesville High School earned top marks this year in college-level exams, with one student earning a score among the ...



Tom Petty portrait gifted to Gainesville High School  WCJB

Gainesville High School became the home of the newest Tom Petty tribute in Gainesville today. Bill Harlan and Jackie Hoover presented this portrait of Petty, ...



Gainesville High School athletic field named after prominent Gainesville native  WCJB

The athletic field at Gainesville High School was renamed on Saturday to honor the late Perry McGriff. McGriff was a Gainesville native who supported the school ...



Gainesville High broadens reach of challenging courses  Gainesville Sun

Some seniors at Gainesville High School are earning college credit in English by taking a course established last school year to challenge them to become ...



Photos: Photos: Gainesville High Graduation  Gainesville Sun

A graduate high fives a fellow grad after crossing the stage during the 2018 Gainesville High School Graduation Ceremony at the O'Connell Center in ...



Obit: Dr. William Bashaw  The Bradenton Times

Dr. William Howard Bashaw, 91, passed away on February 9, 2019.



Photos: Photos: Eastside Slams Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

[1/25] Brad McClenny. Eastside High School forward Anthony Richardson (21) dunks the ball during a basketball game against Gainesville High School held at ...



Andrew Gillum's High School Adviser Predicted Years Ago He Would Be Florida's Governor  WUFT

During her 40-year career as a teacher and student activities director at Gainesville High School, Linda Awbrey opened the eyes of countless future community ...



Gainesville High School Student No Longer Enrolled After Offensive Social Media Posts  WUFT

A Gainesville High School student is no longer enrolled after administrators learned of racially-charged and threatening social media activity posted by the ...



‘How long before I die?’  The Independent Florida Alligator

Whenever Catherine Sarosi heard a fire alarm at school, she'd grab her things, roll her eyes and trek to her assigned location while her classmates groaned at ...



Dual Enrollment Gains Popularity Among Gainesville High School Students  WUFT

Katie Simpson, 20, remembered the long, fretful days that lead up to her admittance into the University of Florida. The trepidation of test scores and eligibility ...



68-year-old study seeks GHS alumni  Gainesville Sun

Project Talent, which began in 1960, is looking for its Gainesville High School respondents to participate in a study about aging. A decades-old study is about to ...



Alachua County Schools responds to rumors about online postings by GHS student  WCJB

Alachua County Public Schools released a statement involving a Gainesville High School student.



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 ...



Lottery adds a new path to Alachua schools magnets  Gainesville Sun

Magnet programs in Alachua County Public Schools will use a new application process that opens next month, aimed at increasing diversity in the specialized ...



This Gainesville political family started Andrew Gillum on his politics path  Bradenton Herald

A high school friendship in Gainesville connected Andrew Gillum to politics through close association with a state lawmaker's family. Now he's the Democratic ...



Community leaders hold a forum on the needs of Alachua County Public Schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

Courtney Thurston Simmons' son attends private school but that didn't stop her from getting up bright and early Saturday to learn about how she can help ...



County Teacher of the Year finalists named  Gainesville Sun

The finalists are: Alachua Elementary School media specialist Geoffrey Bramlett, Fort Clarke Middle School math teacher Laura Wykoff and Eastside High ...



Gainesville high school student named Coca-Cola Scholar  The Independent Florida Alligator

At just 18 years old, Briana Berger has founded an international nonprofit organization and coded an Android app.



Before he was a candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum cut his teeth in Gainesville  The Independent Florida Alligator

He dove into government during his four years at Gainesville High School.



Alachua County Schools Facilities Crisis And Tax Referendum On Forum Agenda  WUFT

Troubled with roof leaks, broken air-conditioners and overcrowding, Alachua County Public Schools officials assert that a districtwide facilities crisis adversely ...



Gainesville High Schoolers March For Gun Control  WCJB

A Saturday afternoon march organized by high schoolers who say they won't stay silent about gun control.



Gainesville pulls away late at Lake Weir  Ocala

CANDLER — Lake Weir (3-1) and Gainesville (2-1) squared off in a battle of the Hurricanes Friday night. The district matchup proved to be an exciting slugfest ...



PAM at Loftens principal wins statewide award  Gainesville Sun

Principal Bill McElroy bailed on dentistry for a career in education, and his students are happy he did.



Alachua County Public Schools unveils equity plan to close achievement gap  The Independent Florida Alligator

When the results of the 2018 Florida Standard Assessment came out, Alachua County Public Schools found itself at the top — for the widest achievement gap ...



Gainesville residents lament inequity at Alachua County schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

They gathered to talk about how black parents are blamed.



Gainesville Food Bank, Feeding Community Year-Round, Is Ready For Holiday Action  WUFT

Twice a week, Buck Rollins fills up a shopping cart at Bread of the Mighty Food Bank with breads, produce, meats and desserts — feeding about 1,400 families ...



Tom Petty Song “Gainesville” Released In Advance Of New Box Set  WUFT

“Homegrown in the headphones” is the opening line and “Gainesville was a big time” is the refrain in Tom Petty's latest song, an homage to his hometown ...



24 Alachua County students named National Merit semifinalists  WCJB

24 students in Alachua County have been named National Merit semifinalists and will now go on to compete for more than 30 million dollars in scholarships.



Alachua County seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies  Gainesville Sun

Nearly 2000 high school students in Alachua County are preparing to walk across the stage for graduation.Public high schools in Gainesville and the nearby ...



Gainesville student places in prestigious science competition  WCJB

A Gainesville high school student has placed in the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS Competition held in Washington, DC.



Protester finds FBI on tail after Yohos gun-range invite  Gainesville Sun

Jamar Jackson was pulled out of his first-period AP economics class at Gainesville High School one morning and told that an FBI agent wanted to speak with ...



The Youth Vote: What's Happening In Alachua County Schools to Heighten Election Knowledge?  WUFT

Turnout is everything on Election Day. Floridians will cast votes on several local and statewide races in the state's most pivotal midterm election in years, many of ...



P.K. Yonge sinks Gainesville 56-54 in season-opener  Gainesville Sun

Junior Jaleen Speer tossed in a game-high 24 points, and capped an 11-2 P.K. Yonge run that put the Blue Wave ahead for good with three minutes to play in a ...



Len Cabrera: School Board should push achievement, not equality  Gainesville Sun

The focus of the Alachua County School District's equity office and an equity plan passed in August are misguided and guaranteed to produce bad policy.



I integrated Gainesville High School in 1965: The scars endure  Orlando Sentinel

I was 6 in 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that laws establishing separate public schools for black and white ...



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.



Suspect connected to multiple Gainesville robberies has first court hearing  WCJB

Gainesville Police arrested the 'Bike Bandit' after a sixth robbery in NW Gainesville.



What Led The Alachua County School District To Install Water Filters To Prevent Lead Contamination  WUFT

When Kathy Anderson learned about water testing in Hillsborough and Leon counties during a Florida PTA convention in July, she naturally wanted to share her ...



GHS Varsity Color Guard wins 1st place in championship  WCJB

The Gainesville High School Varsity Color Guard has won 1st place in a state championship.



Blast Program Helps Gainesville High School Students Learn More About Law Enforcement  WUFT

Yesterday at Eastside High School teenagers were able to experience a different side of law enforcement through the Blast program that offers a chance for ...



Abandoned NW 13th Street Building Slated For Remodel  WUFT

A deserted and vandalized building a few blocks north of Gainesville High School could soon undergo a commercial remodeling. The interior of the former Oak ...



This Gainesville political dynasty introduced Andrew Gillum to politics  Tampa Bay Times

Ask Andrew Gillum about when he caught the political bug, and it's more likely than not the Tallahassee mayor will talk about his early days at Florida A&M ...



Gainesville Kmart location set to close by end of year  The Independent Florida Alligator

The Kmart aisles were mostly empty Monday night except for brothers Miles and Reese Forziano. They took advantage of the open space by tossing a football ...



Gainesville High Schools' Graduations Move To Florida Field  WUFT

One Buchholz High School senior's actions in an ongoing battle to change the location of the class of 2016's graduation ceremony from Citizens Field to Florida ...



Canes top Bobcats in five-set thriller  Gainesville Sun

Disappointed with missed opportunities two weeks ago at Buchholz in a 3-1 loss, Gainesville High's volleyball team didn't miss many in its rematch Tuesday at ...



Alachua County Public Schools could receive major renovations  The Independent Florida Alligator

Alachua County Public Schools could get a major makeover if voters pass a half-cent sales tax initiative on November's ballot. The school district released a list ...



Rams pick up second straight win over Hurricanes  Gainesville Sun

Down by as many as 10 points early on, Gainesville clawed its way back against Eastside Friday night at Santa Fe College, and even tied it late in the third.



Keith Perry Holds On In Tight Race For District 8  WUFT

Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, will retain his District 8 State Senate seat. Perry won in a narrow margin Tuesday against Democratic candidate Kayser Enneking and ...



PK Yonge to Play The Villages in Football Regional Semifinal Tonight  WRUF

P.K. Yonge will face #1 seeded Villages Charter at The Villages tonight at 7:30. P.K. Yonge is coming off a 14 point victory over Bradford, their first playoff win in ...



Gainesville: Where Tom Petty's dreams began  Gainesville Sun

During the '60s and '70s, Gainesville created a musical environment that was both exciting and highly productive. The musicians who were a part of it have ...



Alachua County magnet programs offer opportunity — for some students  Gainesville Sun

Some say programs aimed at high-achieving and career-focused students leave out many students who need access.



Showers dont rain out UFs outdoor commencement Saturday  Gainesville Sun

About 1100 out of 3600 registered graduates showed up for University of Florida's university-wide graduation ceremony Saturday morning at Ben Hill Griffin ...



UF preps for outdoor commencement at stadium  Gainesville Sun

As workers prepared the stage for the University of Florida commencement ceremony set for Saturday morning at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, future graduates ...



She sent Gainesville High uniforms to African kids. Now she wants to give them their own.  The Independent Florida Alligator

Rita Philips was checking her email Friday night, when she found a message in her inbox that made her cry.



FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, Gainesville High School Basketball Coach  WRUF

High school basketball season is officially underway, as Kelly Beckham looks to take his Gainesville High School Hurricanes back to the postseason. Coach ...



Yoho Talks With Local Walkout Participants Via Skype  WUFT

Students from Westwood Middle, Buchholz High, Gainesville High and Eastside High spoke to Congressman Ted Yoho over Skype on Wednesday after a ...



Tina Certain: Accountability and equity needed in public schools  Gainesville Sun

In this era of shrinking education budgets, low teacher salaries and huge achievement gaps among children, we launched our campaign to bring greater ...



Andrew Gillum stops in Gainesville to secure last-minute votes  The Independent Florida Alligator

The Democratic candidate for governor came to speak at UF and in Gainesville, where he grew up.



Stephen Stills named UF graduaton speaker  Gainesville Sun

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills will be the speaker for University of Florida's fall commencement in December at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.



Photos: Veterans Day Celebration  Gainesville Sun

Iwo Jima survivor Bob Gasche of the Fifth Marine Division speaks at the Annual Veterans Day Celebration at Alachua County Veterans Park on Sunday, ...



Gainesville High Teacher Cultivates Student Creativity  WUFT

Tony Malo's advanced video production students shuffle around putting the finishing touches on their collaborative end-of-the-semester projects. Some wield ...



Vanguard powers its way to a 49-28 win over Gainesville  Ocala

Vanguard fired on all cylinders offensivley in a 49-28 win over rival Gainesville in a District 6A-5 matchup on Friday night at Booster Stadium.The Knights racked ...



FDA Cracking Down On E-Cigarettes As Vaping Among Teens Reaches 'Epidemic Proportions'  WUFT

The Food and Drug Administration released a scathing report last month that states e-cigarette use among kids has reached “epidemic proportions.” As more ...



Buchholz grad named to Forbes 30 under 30 list  Gainesville Sun

A former Buchholz High School student, who spent her time at the Gainesville high school playing clarinet and on the school's championship math team, was ...



Never lose your smile: A life lesson from Andrea Washington  WCJB

Former Gainesville High School star and current Pittsburgh Steeler Keith Kelsey returned home to brighten the day of a special young lady. He didn't expect her ...



Get your jingle bells ready, its holiday event time  Gainesville Sun

The pond lighting event at North Florida Regional Medical Center, the tree lighting at the Thomas Center, and a concert at Santa Fe College are among the ...



SRO funding concerns settled, officers focus on training  Gainesville Sun

More officers, more training and more money to be spent on security in the upcoming school year.



Ella Bennett and Sami Gattshall: Keep our classmates from getting addicted to nicotine  Gainesville Sun

Walking in the halls of our high school, it's evident that many of our peers smoke or vape regularly throughout the day, despite many being underage. It's scary to ...



Gainesville High School Students' Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Apologize (VIDEO)  Huffington Post

After two minors from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Fla., posted a nearly 14-minute-long racist rant on YouTube, the girls are “no longer students at the ...



‘Take care of us:’ Gainesville police union and city ready for negotiations  The Independent Florida Alligator

Gainesville Police Department currently has 22 vacancies for officers as contract negotiations for officers on the force are underway. The city and police union ...



Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School  WUFT

Update, Dec. 1: Fifteen-year-old Tyree Harris has been charged with two counts of “False Report About Planting Bomb,” a 2nd Degree Felony, for the bomb ...



Florida high school seniors selected to prestigious award programs at UF  University of Florida

The University of Florida has named eight Florida high school seniors to the Lombardi Scholars Program and three to the Stamps Scholars Program. Each year ...



GPD Recaps 2017 Department Progress In Town Hall  WUFT

The Gainesville Police Department held a town hall to discuss the progress achieved by the department during 2017 and consult the public about a new crime ...



Four GHS students earn top scores on Cambridge exam  Gainesville Sun

Four current Gainesville High School students and one recent graduate earned top scores on rigorous college-level exams, including one who earned a score ...



Alachua County Supervisor Of Elections Registers Hawthorne Students To Vote  WUFT

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton came to Hawthorne Middle/High School on Wednesday to help students register to vote for the upcoming ...



Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stephen Stills to speak at commencement  The Independent Florida Alligator

Faculty member Onye Ozuzu will also speak at the university-wide commencement.



Buchholz High principal found to have harassed student, staff  Gainesville Sun

Former Buchholz High School Principal Michael DeLucas was transferred to the district's transportation department. Buchholz High School will have a new ...



Waldo, Florida: Fading Part Of Florida's History  WUFT

With closed storefronts and empty sidewalks in this small, drive-by town located between Gainesville and Starke on U.S. 301, it is clear the town's once vibrant ...



Eastside breaks 6-game skid against Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

Streaks are made to be broken, and on Friday night at Santa Fe College, the Eastside Rams boys basketball team ended one to their biggest rival. Senior Jimmy ...



Alachua County School District High School Students Are Unhappy About Their 2016 Graduation Venue  WUFT

Seven months before high school graduation, Buchholz senior Julie Diehl is fighting the decision to hold her commencement ceremony under undesirable ...



'In God We Trust' To Be Displayed In Public Schools  WUFT

The day before a Florida House of Representatives session, Rep. Kimberly Daniels was visiting state prisons. The gate on one read: “In God We Trust.”.



Idaho comes to Gainesville for matchup with Gators  WRUF

Finally, Idaho gets a chance to play more than one snap in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium against the Florida Gators. The last time the Vandals came to Gainesville, ...



Gainesville High School teacher helps families in need  The Independent Florida Alligator

If you ask Louise Yariv how long she and her husband have been donating items to families in need, she'll chuckle and won't give you a straight answer.



Longtime Vanguard coach Jim Haley dies at 74  Ocala

The influential basketball coach won three state titles and started the nationally recognized Kingdom of the Sun tournament.



High School Football: Gainesville High School vs Columbia High School  WRUF

With several local teams starting their football seasons on the traditional Fridays, the Gainesville High School Hurricanes and Columbia High School Fighting ...



Dance: Joni Messler Studio to perform 59th annual recital Sunday  Gainesville Sun

Sunday's performance is both a repertoire showcase of the Gainesville Ballet Theatre and the Joni Messler Studio of Dance's 59th annual recital. On Sunday ...



Ex-Buchholz principal had prior sexual harassment complaint  Gainesville Sun

Michael DeLucas, former principal of Buchholz High School, was the subject of a Levy County School Board sexual harassment complaint before coming to ...



12 - Commencement in The Swamp  University of Florida

Celebration and pageantry meet history at the University of Florida's December commencement this weekend. For the first time in a half-century, UF will hold a ...



12 - Rock legend addresses graduates  University of Florida

Stephen A. Stills is a singer, songwriter, philanthropist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose legendary six-decade career traces its origins to Gainesville.



Record year for Alachua County primary  Gainesville Sun

The Supervisor of Elections Office tallied 49989 ballots cast Tuesday, the most ever recorded in a primary election in the county. The count isn't yet official.



Florida Voices | Juan Galvis: From Laborer To Owner  WUFT

Among the white and brown hard hats on the Northwest 18th Street and 2nd Avenue construction site in Gainesville, one sticks out. The American flag hard hat ...



High School Football: Gainesville Hangs On To Defeat North Marion, 22-21  WRUF

After starting the football game with a number of miscues and turnover on downs offensively, both Gainesville High School and North Marion had to rely on their ...



Possible McCain replacement hails from Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

A possible candidate to fill John McCain's open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona has Gainesville ties.Eileen Klein, who serves on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's staff as ...



Former Florida football quarterback heading to prison  WCJB

(WCJB) - One of the all-time Gator greats is going to prison. Former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews has been convicted for playing a part in a healthcare ...



Gainesville High School Teacher Breaks Language Barrier with Furniture  WUFT

It started with a couch. Almost 20 years ago, Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv noticed most of her ESOL, or English for Speakers of Other ...



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