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Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

Shortly after Saturday's spring game, USF football picked up its second Class of 2020 verbal commit when Gainesville High School defensive tackle Gentle Hunt ...



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 ...



Gainesville High Students Use 5K Run To Raise $4K For Hurricane Michael Victims  WUFT

As 130 participants prepared to run a 5K Sunday morning in support of hurricane relief, the rain poured down as if to remind them of the wind and rain that ...



Georgia Tech Football: Geoff Collins and the Jackets add two more!  From The Rumble Seat

It was a big day for Geoff Collins and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they added two players from Gainesville: offensive tackle Jordan Williams from ...



Half-Cent Sales Tax Brings Improvements And New Elementary School To Gainesville  WUFT

Southwest Gainesville will get a new elementary school with money from the half-cent sales tax Alachua County voters approved in November. Construction of ...



Tom Petty portrait gifted to Gainesville High School  WCJB

Bill Harlan and Jackie Hoover presented this portrait of Petty, painted by Craig Hall, who was unable to attend. All were classmates of Petty in the class of 1968.



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 ...



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 ...



Prep roundup: Buchholz baseball outlasts Wildcats  Ocala

The Forest baseball team fell to visiting Buchholz 8-3 on Tuesday at Forest High School.Harrison Pesola had four strikeouts in three innings of work for the ...



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 ...



Parker, Jr., Ellis E.  Dothan Eagle

Ellis E. Parker, Jr., age 85, a resident of Dothan, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. Funeral services will be held 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Glover ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Untold Florida: The Man Behind The Marching Band  WUFT

Like thousands of high schoolers across the country, Arjuna Myles spends weeks every summer at band camp. Sweltering under the hot sun, he directs ...



Eastsides Williams inching closer to win No. 500  Gainesville Sun

With a 41-40 win over District 6-6A foe Santa Fe High School in Alachua on Thursday night, the Eastside High School boys basketball team improved to 17-2 on ...



19-year-old falls through Buchholz High School skylight during wrestling match  WCJB

According to a spokesperson for Alachua County Public Schools, 3 Buchholz High School students were arrested.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Stress, working conditions make teaching a tough sell  Gainesville Sun

The number of people entering the teaching field has taken a nosedive, and schools across the nation are feeling the effects, including those in Alachua County.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hope Squad Comes To Alachua County High Schools For Suicide Prevention Training  WUFT

Hope Squad is a new nationwide program that trains students for peer-to-peer counseling to prevent suicide attempts among high schoolers, and the program is ...



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.



Editorial: Teachers deserve better pay, conditions  Gainesville Sun

If Florida wants to fix its teacher shortage, state lawmakers should stop scapegoating educators and start showing them they are valued.After all, teachers have ...



UPDATE: Danielle White found in Ocala  WCJB

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



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 ...



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 residents lament inequity at Alachua County schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

They gathered to talk about how black parents are blamed.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



18 years since the death of GPD Officer Scott Baird  WCJB

It has been 18 years since Gainesville Police Officer Scott Baird was struck and killed while moving a batting cage out of the road near Gainesville High School.



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.



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 ...



‘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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



James F. Lawrence: Black male teachers make a positive difference  Gainesville Sun

Some things simply make so much sense, it's shameful for leaders to ignore or only half-heartedly heed their merit.This is how I've come to feel about often ...



Triple-Threat of Buchholz Swim  WRUF

Whether it's swim season or not, odds are you'll find Talia Bates, Caitlin Brooks, and Katie Cronin together. The three have swimming to thank for their...



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 ...



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 ...



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 breaks 91-year record; Ocala feeling the warmth, too  Gainesville Sun

Temperatures will cool slightly Tuesday — returning to normal for a day — and then pick back up into the 80s.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Teen falls through gym’s ceiling during high school wrestling match  WAFF

GAINESVILLE, FL (WCJB/Gray News) - A 19-year-old fell through a skylight at a wrestling tournament between Buchholz High School and Fleming Island High ...



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 ...



Four-way race for Gainesville mayor  Gainesville Sun

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



PK Yonge to Play The Villages in Football Regional Semifinal Tonight - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  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 ...



Suspect connected to multiple Gainesville robberies has first court hearing  WCJB

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



VIDEO: Teen falls through gym skylight at wrestling tournament  WJXT News4JAX

A teenager is recovering after he fell through the skylight of a high school gymnasium Friday evening in Gainesville during a district wrestling tournament, ...



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.



Canes defeat Bobcats for 9th straight time  Gainesville Sun

With leading scorer and former player of the year Trent Whittemore out with a nagging injury from football, Buchholz didn't know where the bulk of its offense ...



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 ...



'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.”.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



North Central Florida Students Join National Gun Violence Walkouts  WUFT

Anyone complaining about kids these days hasn't spent enough time with kids these days. We stand with our students. #NationalWalkoutDay #Enough ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Meet the mayoral candidates: Lauren Poe  The Independent Florida Alligator

Mayor Lauren Poe first ran for office in sixth grade for student government. He lost.



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, ...



Paul Ortiz: Honoring a trailblazing civil-rights activist and historian  Gainesville Sun

Joseph “Joel” Marcus Buchanan was my friend and my mentor. He introduced me to Gainesville and to the University of Florida.I arrived in Gainesville in 1996, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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