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Top parties, parades and talks for MLK weekend in Tampa Bay  Tampa Bay Times

High-stepping marching bands will be area parades and the founder of the #MeToo movement will talk at USF.



  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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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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Students discuss school safety at Gibbs High with Rep. Crist  WFLA

Students across the country are worried about their safety following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, nearly three weeks ago.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Louis Murphy, Jr. hosting annual free camp, youth summit  ABC Action News

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- St. Pete native and NFL wide receiver Louis Murphy Jr. is ready to shake up the field with more than 1,000 aspiring football players.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students staged walk outs all over Florida in response to Parkland shootings. Here’s what it looked  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Pinellas residents gather for National Day of Prayer  Bay News 9

Hundreds of Pinellas County residents gathered on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.



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 ...



Northeast High Student Accused of Making School Shooting Threat  TB Reporter

He is charged with a second-degree felony, St. Petersburg police say.



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 ...



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.



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

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



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.



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, ...



MycroSchool is meeting a vital need in south St. Pete one relationship at a time –  Weekly Challenger

Shala Joslin. MycroSchool is meets vital need in St. Pete. MycroSchool is meets vital need in St. Pete. BY CINDY SWISHER, Neighborhood News Bureau.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



No-cost health clinics for Pinellas County children offered during summer break; no insurance needed  ABC Action News

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is offering a no-cost clinic for kids during their summer vacation.



Parades, Ceremonies Honor Veterans  TB Reporter

Today (Nov. 11) is Veterans Day. Ceremonies, parades and other activities are planned to honor them. Here's a partial listing of Pinellas events. CLEARWATER ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



New fundamental school program at Gibbs High takes stock  Tampabay.com

Can this "school within a school" work? Halfway through its first year, the new program for two dozen students at Gibbs High takes stock. Fundamental freshman ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Class of '68 Christmas holiday extravaganza –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gibbs Class of 1968 is no ordinary group of high school seniors. In fact, seniors who ...



Destined for greatness –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Marika Patterson epitomizes strength, tenacity and unwavering self-discipline. The 2009 Gibbs ...



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 ...



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 ...



Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City  WFLA

Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City" is a documentary that chronicles the history of African American struggles and successes in St Petersburg, Florida.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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., ...



Breakfast with Musical Notes fundraiser –  Weekly Challenger

BY HOLLY KESTENIS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Country Club hosted a breakfast to not only pay tribute to the Al Downing Tampa ...



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.



'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 ...



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, ...



99.1 Jams rocks on another year –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN & DEXTER MCCREE, Staff Writers. ST. PETERSBURG – The Tampa Bay community converged on Central Avenue last Sunday to ...



From the archives: ‘Courageous 12’ officers fought discrimination — and won  Tampabay.com

Editor's note: Many of them grew up together in segregated St. Petersburg in the 1950s. But when they swore the oath to serve their city as police officers, ...



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 ...



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 ...



$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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Campaigns & Elections. Lobbying & Government.  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 ...



Students, Parents, Teachers Organize St. Pete Rally Against Gun Violence  TB Reporter

Students, parents and teachers banded together to organize the March 24 event in St. Pete. It is one of more than 700 marches worldwide.



Creal Funeral Home and Cremations: The vision continues –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – With the death recent death of 47-year-old Leon Major Thomas III, Creal Funeral Home and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Putting a face to the name: Picture of Marine killed in Vietnam one of the missing  Tampa Bay Times

Private Ruben Bell Jr. has a name, a rank, a hometown, five *service* medals and several living family members. For 50 years, though, he has remained a ghost.



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 ...



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 ...



Arrest made in teen's slaying in St. Pete  WTSP.com

St. Pete Police are investigating a shooting that's left a teenager dead in the area of 14th Avenue South and 40th Street.



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 ...



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 ...



Davion Only, the foster kid who pleaded in church for anyone to adopt him, graduates with family looking on  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Girls swabbed on blush and bobby-pinned their silver graduation caps in the room under the Palladium Theatre, and Davion Only-Going ...



St. Petersburg’s Luke Williams retiring as a cop, not as a role model (w/video)  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Luke Williams was a 19-year-old college student working as a department store security guard when a coworker gave him the nudge that ...



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.



Alarming amount of car crashes outside schools  ABC Action News

Are your kids safe walking to school or even getting off the bus near school? A Florida law firm dug through the FL Department of Motor Vehicle records to find ...



Getting to Know #GreenBreed19  The Daily Stampede

La'Darius Henry, Kamari Morales, and T.J. Robinson have already verbally committed to USF's 2019 recruiting class.



Portofino Italian Ristorante near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge changes hands after 25 years  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — After 25 years as proprietors of Portofino Italian Ristorante near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Anna and Michele Fischetti have put their ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’  Tampabay.com

LARGO — Sydney Pender, 27, loved riding her motorcycle, even though she knew the dangers. Three years ago, her friend said, a delivery truck hit her. But she ...



UrbanFoodDelivery.com offers south St. Pete more dining options –  Weekly Challenger

By J.A. Jones, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Twenty-seven-year-old Jordan Tyrone Davis was a University of South Florida grad with degrees in political ...



St. Petersburg family mourns girl, 15, who drowned with two other teens in stolen car  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Laniya Miller came here two years ago for a *fresh* start. The teenager had been living with her father in Wisconsin, where she was born ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Young entrepreneurs get started in Tampa Bay Area  83degreesmedia

Millennials and Gen Zers find resources for success to carve out niches in the Tampa Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystem.



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

Emergency officials in Pinellas County have decided to expand the evacuation of coastal areas and mobile homes ahead of Hurricane Irma.



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