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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 ...



Florida football recruiting: Shane Matthews's son commits to Gators as a quarterback  OnlyGators.com

In what was likely a long-time coming, the son of former Florida Gators star quarterback Shane Matthews has decided to follow in his father's footsteps.



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, ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Andrew Gillum's High School Adviser Predicts 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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Wells Fargo robbery suspect could be bicycle bandit  Gainesville Sun

Police say the bicycle bandit who committed five other robberies in the past week is Obadiah Dillard. A suspected Wells Fargo robber chose the wrong bank to ...



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 ...



Schools preparing for "Enough" national walkout  WCJB

Many students in North Central Florida are taking part in the 'Enough National School Walkout' Wednesday morning.



24 Alachua County students named National Merit semifinalists  WCJB

Gainesville, Fla.-- (WCJB) 24 students in Alachua County have been named National Merit semifinalists and will now go on to compete for more than 30 million ...



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 ...



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 ...



GHS and Rwanda soccer team share Canes purple pride  Gainesville Sun

More than 7500 miles separate Gainesville from Kigali, the capital of the landlocked, poverty-stricken African country of Rwanda.But pictures floating around ...



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.



'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.”.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



Alachua County names finalists for teacher of the year  Gainesville Sun

Finalists for the Alachua County Teacher of the Year award include a teacher who's spent most of her career working with students from disadvantaged ...



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.



FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, Gainesville High School Basketball Coach - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

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



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 ...



Michael T. Gengler: Leading from the front on public education  Gainesville Sun

Not for the first time is Alachua County facing quality and equity issues in its public schools. The desegregation years, beginning in 1965, provide a point of ...



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

They gathered to talk about how black parents are blamed.



Idylwilds Gore named Teacher of the Year  Gainesville Sun

Lilliemarie Gore knew in the fourth grade she was going to be a teacher or a cop thanks to the inspiration of her third-grade teacher, whom she remembers only ...



Scot Brantley award semifinalists announced  Ocala

The Ocala Quarterback Club has announced a list of eight North Central Florida area high school football players who have been selected as semifinalists for ...



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

Sears Holdings is closing at least 142 stores across the U.S..



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



GHS debate teams compete at state | News  Gainesville Daily Register

Four Gainesville High School students competed at the State CX debate contest March 15-17 in Austin. GHS teams placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the District 9 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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

Public schools could get safety updates and new facilities if the half-cent sales tax passes.



Wildcats sweep visiting Tigers  Ocala

The Forest Wildcats volleyball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a three-set sweep of visiting Lake City Columbia.The Wildcats made easy work of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



GHS freshman a finalist in prestigious science competition  Gainesville Sun

Gainesville High School freshman Janani Kumeran is just one of 30 finalists in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS competition, one of the most prestigious science ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Gainesville: Where Tom Pettys 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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Carole Fernandez: Local ballot measures benefit students  Gainesville Sun

Picture a man at the top of a 100-foot dead pine tree. He is there with a saw hanging from his belt. He and his team below consider how to safely cut down the ...



Letters to the editor for Sept. 5, 2018 - Opinion  Gainesville Sun

Stellar alums. The Purple Hurricanes should be roaring with pride. Gainesville High School graduates Andrew Gillum, Kayser Enneking and Tina Certain all won ...



Gainesville Residents Honor Tom Petty's Memory  WCJB

Through Art, and Scholarly discussion, the life and music of Tom Petty continues to influence Gainesville residents.



Francisco Santelli: Do we focus too much on the achievement gap?  Gainesville Sun

Recently, the Alachua County public school district was identified as having the state's largest achievement gap between black and white students . District ...



Former UF Football Player Shane Matthews Sentenced For Role In $20 Million Health Care Fraud  WUFT

Former University of Florida and retired NFL quarterback Shane Matthews will serve three months in prison for his involvement in a $20 million health care fraud ...



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.



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 ...



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.



High School Football: Gainesville High School vs Columbia High School - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

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



Shane Matthews starts his 3 month sentence - News  Gainesville Sun

Former Florida Gator quarterback Shane Matthews has begun his three month prison sentence for his role in a healthcare fraud conspiracy that schemed nearly ...



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.



Complaint against roadside memorial upsets family  WCJB

A roadside memorial for two teenage girls killed by a drunk driver is causing controversy.



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 ...



A. Sandy Levy: Help stop the stigma of mental illness  Gainesville Sun

When my daughter was a student at Gainesville High School, a teacher once asked the class, “Who knows someone suffering from mental illness?” Nearly every ...



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 ...



Community news in brief | Local News  Gainesville Daily Register

High school to present musical. Gainesville High School's fall drama production opens Thursday, Nov. 1. “FAME the Musical” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. ...



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 ...



GHS Hurricanes Boys Basketball Advances in Playoffs - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

GHS took down St Augustine last night in the first round of the playoffs. GHS last won a state championship in Boys Basketball back in 2009. They look to ...



State high school football playoff standings heading into week 9  Ocala

Three Marion County football teams sit in the top 5 of the FHSAA's most recent regional playoff standings release.Vanguard (7-0) trails region leader Armwood ...



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.



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 ...



High School Football: Gainesville Hangs On To Defeat North Marion, 22-21 - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  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 ...



As Suicide Rate Climbs, Officials Encourage Mental Health Care  WUFT

Issues related to mental health have been increasing among teens in North Central Florida over the last several years, officials say. They often lead to self-harm, ...



As a teen, Gainesville pivotal to shaping Andrew Gillum's political rise, ambition  Florida Politics

For the charismatic, 37-year-old mayor of Tallahassee, a day in Gainesville was an opportunity to campaign for Florida governor — the job he hopes to win in ...



Ocala High Schools Class of 1948 holds 70th reunion  Ocala

Class members, most of whom are now 88 or 89 years old, shared lots of memories during a reunion luncheon held at the Ocala Elks Club Saturday.



Alachua County schools earn passing grades  Gainesville Sun

No county public school received a failing grade from Florida's Department of Education, according to data released Wednesday.



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