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  1. Girl, 16, stabbed in back during fight with Gibbs classmate at St. Petersburg bus stop  Tampa Bay Times
  2. Witness describes attack on teen girl at bus stop in St. Pete  Bay News 9
  3. Teen girl stabbed after fight on school bus in St. Pete, police say  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
  4. Teenage girl stabbed in back at school bus stop in St. Pete  WFLA
  5. Student, 16, stabbed by teenage girl at school bus stop, cops say. Now she faces charges  Bradenton Herald
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Former Gibbs High student, 18, arrested over Snapchat school-threat post  Tampa Bay Times

The image shows a male in a black tactical vest pointing what appears to be a black handgun at the camera with the caption, “don't come to school tomorrow.”



17-year-old arrested for mass shooting threat against Gibbs High School  WFLA

A 17-year-old was arrested on Wednesday for threatening to "shoot up" Gibbs High School on Facebook.



Girl, 15, arrested for threatening to bring gun to Gibbs High  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — A 15-year-old girl was arrested Thursday and accused of threatening to bring a gun to Gibbs High School. The tip about the threatening ...



Kriseman: Let's Create a Vision for St. Pete's Future  TB Reporter

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is delivering his annual State of the City address this morning (Feb. 23) at the Palladium. This is his full address as it was ...



Tampa Bay's next generation of fashion designers train at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg  Creative Loafing Tampa

Upcoming mall fashion show pairs Neiman Marcus fashions with designs from Tampa Bay high school students.



Gibbs Class of '68 Annual Scholarship Awards Program –  Weekly Challenger

BY GALE JENKINS, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – Each year the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated hosts their annual Scholarship Awards ...



St. Pete woman arrested for posting school threats on Snapchat  WFLA

A St. Petersburg woman was arrested for posting a school threat on her Snapchat account over the weekend.



Gibbs' Coach Trotter is a believer –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Just one conversation with Ja'Vonta “Jay” Trotter and you'll be convinced that he believes what he ...



St. Petersburg PD's first black Sgt. left legacy of service  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

As we honor African American heritage during Black History Month, we look at the life of a law enforcement trailblazer who has left a legacy of *service* to the St.



Education in early St. Pete –  Weekly Challenger

In 1910, Davis Academy, later to become Davis Elementary, opened as the first formal school for African Americans. The school, located at 950 Third Ave. S, was ...



Gibbs High School is the 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida  WTSP 10 News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It's our favorite part of the week! Friday ushers us into the weekend, but it's also when we showcase our 10News School of the Week ...



St. Petersburg woman arrested for posting school threats on Snapchat  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old St. Petersburg woman Dec. 3 on one charge of threatening communications or ...



Tre Gilliam a sensational sophomore for Gibbs basketball  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — The last name of Gibbs High's electrifying guard is Gilliam. That much is certain. The uncertainty has to do with his first name. Is it Tre or ...



Paint it bright: Muralists transform 5 downtown Clearwater buildings  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – Five downtown buildings are receiving some big-time brightening as muralists hired by the city paint images celebrating Clearwater's past, ...



Karen Bail, who helped Gibbs kids get to Broadway, retires  Tampabay.com

A beloved teacher of musical theater bows out after 17 years at Gibbs High School.



Gibbs 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — For more than a quarter of a century, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating ...



Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018  Tampabay.com

After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County's public high schools one more assignment: Write a ...



Gibbs 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – For 25 years, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating extraordinary athletes ...



Video: No one helps teacher caught in Gibbs High fight  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Teachers explain math and science and mentor students, but on Tuesday at Gibbs High School, the best use of one teacher's time was as ...



Students staged walk outs all over Florida in response to Parkland shootings. Here's what it looked like.  Tampabay.com

The national school walkout is taking place this morning across the nation and at a number of schools in the Tampa Bay area. At Clearwater High, principal Keith ...



St. Pete To Celebrate With Longest-Running MLK Parade In Country  St. Pete, FL Patch

St. Pete Celebrates MLK's Legacy Over 3 Days - St. Pete, FL - St. Petersburg will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy over the three-day weekend with ...



St. Petersburg police change tactics for MLK Day following last year's controversial strategy  Tampa Bay Times

Chief Tony Holloway said his officers will be less visible this year during the parade's after-party, which stretches down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S.



Documentary honors St. Pete's black pioneers on WEDU –  Weekly Challenger

“Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City” spotlights the history of African American struggles and successes in St. Pete in the 1950s and '60s. Documentary honors ...



Michael Thornton: St. Pete's Finest –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. RIVERVIEW — Strong family ties helped to create a loving and caring heart in Michael Thornton. He grew up in south St.



Pilot Bank’s St. Pete mural honors community’s aviation roots, new branch’s art focus  Tampa Bay Business Journal

As Pilot Bank prepares to open its newest branch, and its first in St. Petersburg, it is honoring the city's cultural connections to aviation and art. The branch at ...



Downtown Clearwater To Be Transformed By Muralists  Bay News 9

Five teams of artists will convert five Clearwater buildings into works of art to enhance the area.



St. Pete drama teacher made an impact at a critical stage for his students  Tampa Bay Times

Standing backstage, Becca McCoy started to sing. It was the 13-year-old's call back audition for St. Pete High's 1993 spring production of Fiddler on the Roof.



Door to door effort in St. Petersburg to solve 2 murders  WFLA

St. Petersburg police are turning up the heat to catch two killers.



Tax-free weekend, health screenings and more back to school events in Tampa Bay  Tampabay.com

Sales Tax Holiday. The state sales tax will be waived on all school supplies, clothing and computers Aug. 3-5 at retail stores throughout Florida. For details, visit ...



After parents object, Pinellas halts active shooter training videos for younger kids  Tampa Bay Times

After a torrent of complaints, the Pinellas County school system is scrapping its plans to show a video to elementary school students in preparation for ...



In Pinellas, 13 schools enter 2018-19 with new principals  Tampabay.com

Several Pinellas County public schools will begin the year with new leadership. Below is a list of principals who have been assigned to their schools since May 1 ...



Four Pinellas County School Board seats up for grabs  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Voters will decide who will represent in four of seven districts on the Pinellas County School Board during the Aug. 28 primary election.



Celebrating Gibbs' former teachers –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs High School Class of 1971 celebrated their 45th class reunion with three days of good ...



St. Pete's Black Power radio station doubles coverage area; invites community to celebrate –  Weekly Challenger

PETERSBURG — This fall WBPU 96.3 FM radio has doubled its local listening area after receiving the go-ahead from the FCC. The black-owned St. Pete ...



Pinellas County School News, July 18 | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Pinellas County Schools Back-to-School Guide now online.



In District 7 Pinellas School Board race, three challengers take on incumbent Flowers  Tampabay.com

Three school-based professionals — two teachers and a violence prevention specialist — are challenging the incumbent and current chairwoman in Pinellas ...



New development puts a dent in St. Pete's affordable housing crisis  St Pete Catalyst

Four displaced families from the historic - and troubled - Jordan Park neighborhood have found new homes at Burlington Post, a mid-rise apartment complex for ...



The 36th annual MLK Essay Contest –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Each year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend is kicked off with the MLK Essay and ...



I AM Rosalie Peck –  Weekly Challenger

BY GWENDOLYN REESE. Rosalie Peck was the last of 10 children born to her parents, James and Octavia Peck. A native of St. Petersburg, she attended ...



A hall of fame night to remember –  Weekly Challenger

By Dexter McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — A packed crowd filled the St. Petersburg High School gymnasium last Friday as the Green Devils ...



Documentary pays homage to St. Pete’s black pioneers (w/video)  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — In the 1940s, David and Archie Boston grew up together in the Gas Plant neighborhood and hung out together on 22nd Street S, where ...



Gibbs senior is budding St. Petersburg muralist  WTSP.com

Justin Wagher, a senior at Gibbs High School, didn't even pick up a spray can until his freshman year.



Gibbs Hall of Fame induction –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –For 24 years, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating extraordinary athletes ...



2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off ...



Friendship's Angel Tree Ministry holds breakfast for children in need –  Weekly Challenger

By J.A. Jones, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Friendship Missionary Baptist Church held their annual Angel Tree Ministry's Breakfast last Saturday for children ...



'The Nutcracker' at Gibbs High School –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The three-day run of Pinellas County Center for the Arts fall dance performance of Peter Ilyich ...



Members of the class of 1970 throws 65th birthday bash –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — Last month, class members who graduated from high school in 1970 celebrated their birthdays together with an “All White” 65th birthday ...



Gibbs High reunion activities –  Weekly Challenger

The Gibbs High School Class of 1967 is in the final stages of preparing to observe 50 years from their time of graduation. All classmates are invited to join in the ...



Two Seriously Injured When Car Crashes into Bank  TB Reporter

ST. PETERSBURG – A driver and her passenger were seriously injured Wednesday (Oct. 17) when the car they were in crashed into a bank, the St. Petersburg ...



Louis Murphy, Jr. continues to give back –  Weekly Challenger

BY JONATHAN MYERS, Student Reporter. ST. PETERSBURG – Lakewood High School and University of Florida alumnus Louis Murphy, Jr.—who currently ...



Gladiators past and present celebrate Homecoming pageantry –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –Gibbs alumni classes kicked off the evening's events at Gibbs High School's annual Home Coming ...



Gibbs alumni classes party with a purpose –  Weekly Challenger

BY HOLLY KESTENIS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gulfport Casino was bustling with holiday cheer last Friday as several Gibbs High School alumni ...



The first librarians at the James Weldon Johnson Branch Library –  Weekly Challenger

By Gwendolyn Reese. Leslie Burke, who had been the librarian at Gibbs High School, was the first librarian of the James Weldon Johnson Branch. The library ...



Honoring the legacy of Cleveland Johnson, Jr. –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Fifty years of local African-American life was celebrated last Friday night at The Weekly Challenger's ...



JPPNA awards five scholars –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Annually, the Jordan Park Nostalgic Association, Inc. (JPPNA) awards scholarships to deserving ...



Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame –  Weekly Challenger

Stephen S. Scruggs. Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame. Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame. BY GWENDOLYN REESE ...



Fannye Ayer Ponder: Her story lives on –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) celebrated ...



Pinellas' new program for suspended students is off to a slow start, but the school district looks for ways  Tampabay.com

Pinellas' program, which keeps students in a school setting, has gotten a slow start.



Gibbs Class of 1968 dance packs Coliseum –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN,Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs Class of 1968 held its annual dance last Sat., Dec. 20 at the Coliseum Ballroom in ...



Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20  Tampa Bay Times

Dia De Los Muertos: Join the Mexican celebration that has been organized each year since 1992 by the owners of Casa Tina to pay reverence to loved ones ...



'The Family Blessing' ignites the holiday spirit –  Weekly Challenger

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer. PETERSBURG — The Christmas season has officially begun with the arrival of the holiday musical “The Family ...



Gibbs class of 1967 celebrate 50 years –  Weekly Challenger

By Holly Kestenis, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Gibbs High School alumni gathered at the Orange Blossom Café to celebrate their 50th Golden Class ...



Former Gibbs student attends Bulgarian Opera Academy –  Weekly Challenger

BY EMMA COOPER CAVIN, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — Maiya Stevenson, a graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, ...



Pinellas County Schools Choice Program application period now –  Weekly Challenger

PINELLAS COUNTY – A growing list of 70 choice programs are now being offered by Pinellas County Schools. The district's high-quality programs are designed ...



Emerging Leader 2019 Fellow – Michael Shorter –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — The 2020 Plan, City of St. Petersburg Department of Urban Affairs and One Community's Emerging Leaders Fellowship & Intern Program ...



From truckers to CEOs, here's what Tampa Bay earns  Tampabay.com

How much do you make? Turns out, that's a very intimate question, tied up in identity, self-worth and a whiff of secrecy. We know the broad numbers.



The Weekly Challenger turns 50! –  Weekly Challenger

BY LYN JOHNSON, Publisher. ST. PETERSBURG – Fifty years ago today, The Weekly Challenger came into existence. My father, Cleveland Johnson, Jr., ...



A life changing experience –  Weekly Challenger

BY Dexter L. McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Walking into Pinellas Park High School, Dalon Wilson was a shy, unmotivated, young man full of ...



Black higher education after the Civil War –  Weekly Challenger

In “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans,” initially published in 1947, John Hope Franklin and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., examined the history of ...



Students shine at Walker's Rising Star Scholarship Competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – After an amazing display of talent, The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners in the 15th annual Walker's Rising ...



Zetas honor phenomenal women –  Weekly Challenger

By EMMA COOPER CAVIN, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — The large activity room at Lake Vista Recreation Center was quickly turned into a place of ...



St. Petersburg teen fatally shot near Gibbs High, police say  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Donnie Avery struggled in school and got into some trouble as a younger boy, but the 17-year-old had a goal, his family said. "He wanted ...



City to honor C. Bette Wimbish, St. Pete's first black City Council member  Florida Politics

In the history of St. Petersburg, C. Bette Wimbish was a true trailblazer. As the first black person to hold elected office in the Tampa Bay region, Wimbish was also ...



$200 million later, why are St. Pete's poor black neighborhoods worse off?  Tampabay.com

As Rick Baker, Rick Kriseman and four other mayoral hopefuls head for an Aug. 29 primary, the Tampa Bay Times set out to assess the progress of the ...



What is the first amendment to Principal Hepburn? –  Weekly Challenger

Dear Editor: Jail is back in session! I mean, school, right? I can't tell the difference these days. On the first day back, faculty members and staff set up a cute show ...



Community caring for one of its own –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs High School community is rallying around their beloved principal Rueben Hepburn as he ...



Artists From Uruguay Paint Mural On Clearwater Parking Garage  Clearwater, FL Patch

Murals Projects To Be Completed At End Of January - Clearwater, FL - The city's Community Development Agency has hired five teams of muralists to turn five ...



Largo girls soccer a nice blend of experience, youth  Tampabay.com

If the first two weeks of the high school girls soccer season are any indication, Largo should be in for a good year. Not only have the Packers recorded ...



St. Petersburg Police say they'll do better at 2019 MLK day parade  Creative Loafing Tampa

In 2018, residents of south St. Petersburg and some activists expressed concern over the way police "secured" some predominantly African neighborhoods ...



All Eyes gallery: Cherie Diez's favorite photos of 2017  Tampabay.com

Palm trees in the wind at the Tampa Premium Outlets at 2300 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz, FL as Hurricane Irma arrives Sunday evening, Sept. 10, 2017.



Sorority Beautillion Militaire Scholarship Gala –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – “Excitement fills the Coliseum as we anxiously await the royal celebration,” exclaimed Nevida ...



NYC Ballet Dancer To Be Honored In His Hometown of St. Petersburg  WUSF News

A dancer for New York's American Ballet Theatre will receive the keys to the city of St. Petersburg on Saturday.



NAACP's Freedom Fund and Juneteenth Celebration –  Weekly Challenger

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Branch NAACP held its 2018 Freedom Fund and Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, ...



Pinellas issues Hurricane Irma evacuation orders  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - Emergency officials in Pinellas County have decided to expand the evacuation of coastal areas and mobile homes ahead of ...



2018 AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards program –  Weekly Challenger

BY VERONICA BURGE, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa ...



Opera guild names winners of high school competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg Opera Guild recently announced the winners of its 46th annual High School Vocal Competition held Feb. 24 at Opera ...



I AM Eugene H. McLin –  Weekly Challenger

by Gwendolyn Reese. Eugene H. McLin was city recreational director, football coach, baseball official, sports writer for the St. Petersburg Times, teacher and ...



Gibbs Class of 1968, Inc. awards scholarships to high school graduates –  Weekly Challenger

BY VALERIE B. WILLIAMS Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — Annually the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated host their Annual Scholarship ...



St. Pete's finest: Stephanie Nicole Williams –  Weekly Challenger

TALLAHASSEE — Stephanie Nicole Williams, a 2008 graduate of Gibbs High School, is one of five second-year students at the Florida State University College ...



2017 AKA AKAdemy Showcase –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa ...



The Ponder legacy continues –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section held a ribbon ...



Honored as Family of the Year at 2017 Men & Women Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The legacy of family values, love, tradition and pride is passed from generation to generation ...



Mercy Hospital and its pioneering physicians, part 2 –  Weekly Challenger

These licensed practical nurses graduated from the vocational program at the all-black Gibbs High School in 1952. In the back row on the right was their ...



Honoring trailblazing hairstylists –  Weekly Challenger

Four Tampa Bay pioneers in the hair industry were honored earlier this month at the Hilton in downtown St. Pete. (L-R) Shelia Tampa, Angelia Fletcher, Thomas ...



Here are the artists featured in this year's SHINE Mural Festival in St. Petersburg  Creative Loafing Tampa

This year's SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival features a curated roster spanning the globe, bringing in artists from as far away as Spain and Pakistan to ...



10 Tampa Bay area road projects that will make your life easier in 2019  Tampa Bay Times

Many transportation projects are years away. But we found some that are just about done, and will improve your commute or make you safer.



Pinellas suspends black kids more than virtually every other big Florida county  Tampabay.com

In Pinellas, kids can be suspended for almost anything. And black students are.



Back to jail –  Weekly Challenger

Dear Editor: This Aug. 10 is the day Pinellas County will be opening its gates for our K-12 grade public school students. Popular television shows and local news ...



16-year-old boy arrested in St. Petersburg killing  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Monday in connection with the October killing of another teenager. David Nathan Garrett of 1110 32nd ...



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