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Gibbs 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

The Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association inducted 13 new extraordinary athletes into the Gladiator Hall of Fame Feb. 27. Gibbs 2019 Hall of Fame induction ...



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.”



Gibbs High Student Stabbed By Fellow Student At Bus Stop  St. Pete, FL Patch

Fight Between Teens Ends In Stabbing At Bus Stop - St. Pete, FL - A 16-year-old Gibbs High School student is at Bayfront Health after being stabbed by a fellow ...



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 ...



The legacy of Coach Dyles –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. GULFPORT — “We come tonight requesting the approval of naming the Jonathan C. Gibbs High School Gymnasium the ...



Gibbs High students help Alden Suites celebrate 50th anniversary  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETE BEACH — Students in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts recently painted a mural at the historic resort in St. Pete Beach.



Pinellas County schools announce graduation dates | Schools  Tampa Bay Newspapers

High school seniors throughout Pinellas are preparing to receive their diplomas. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled during the month of May throughout the ...



I AM: A person with a building named after me –  Weekly Challenger

I AM Freddie Dyles, educator and basketball coach. In 1964, I joined Gibbs High School as a teacher and a coach. In 1966, Gibbs became the first all-black ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



US News Best High Schools 2019: Tampa Bay High School Rankings  Tampa, FL Patch

Local High Schools Make Elite US News List - Tampa, FL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...



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.



Summer internships to provide students 'work-ready' skills  Tampa Bay Newspapers

LARGO — Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Michael Grego announced an “exciting program,” being rolled out this summer. More than 100 local ...



From 911 call to response, sheriff says getting help takes too long  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

It's being blamed as one of the reasons behind the slow law enforcement response during the mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Bay ...



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.



The faces of Vyrle Davis' legacy –  Weekly Challenger

The Vyrle Davis Student Achievement Awards dinner honored African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence April 18 at the historic ...



Two more file for St. Petersburg City Council  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — Two more candidates recently filed to run for City Council. Trenia Cox, 68, is running for the District 5 seat, which includes Lakewood ...



AKAdemy 2019 Scholarships & Awards Showcase –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with Alpha ...



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 ...



Emerging Leader 2019 Fellow – Dajuh Sawyer –  Weekly Challenger

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Forfeits put Gibbs’ playoff hopes in jeopardy  Tampa Bay Times

Gibbs High was fined $700 and had to forfeit its first six games of the regular season for using a fifth-year senior who was ruled ineligible by the Florida High ...



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.



Teen Girl Arrested For Posting School Threat On Snapchat  St. Pete, FL Patch

Teen Posted Threat 'Don't Come To School Tomorrow' - St. Pete, FL - An 18-year-old St. Petersburg woman has been arrested for posting school threats on the ...



'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 ...



Desmona Cecelia Williams Harden goes home –  Weekly Challenger

A native of St. Petersburg who also lived in Miami before moving to Gainesville, Ms. Desmona Cecelia Williams Harden was the daughter of the late Theodore ...



2019 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2019 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off ...



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 ...



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 ...



2019 Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Cotillion –  Weekly Challenger

Twenty-one young ladies were presented into society at the 10th biennial Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Scholarship Cotillion last Saturday night. Pictured ...



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.



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 ...



Ben Shirley: A good man gone –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. PETERSBURG — It all began some 48 years ago for a young man named Benjamin Franklin Shirley Sr. He had just ...



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 ...



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 ...



Fun and fashion for a cause –  Weekly Challenger

BY KARIN DAVIS-THOMPSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Preston Timmons recently received fantastic news that could save his life, but there is ...



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 ...



'Mr. Police' Freddie Crawford, leader of St. Petersburg's  Tampa Bay Times

Crawford used his smarts and his smile to maintain order, and was determined to make a change in the city's racially discriminatory practices.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



2019 First Ladies in African-American History honored –  Weekly Challenger

Sunday, April 28, the Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum celebrated trailblazing black women in Pinellas County at the St. Petersburg Marriott ...



I AM: Joseph L. Lovett Sr. –  Weekly Challenger

On May 29, 1959, a headline in the St. Petersburg Times read: Lauded for *Service*: Gibbs Yearbook Staff Honors Ex-Custodian. The article, written by Cal Adams ...



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 ...



Freddie Crawford: Celebrating a life well-lived –  Weekly Challenger

Hundreds joined the Crawford family in mourning the loss of Freddie Crawford, who helped changed the face of law enforcement in the United States. Freddie ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Those Who Follow 'Stand on the Shoulders of the Courageous 12'  TB Reporter

By Jon Wilson, Consulting Editor, Tampa Bay Reporter The Courageous 12 were African American officers in the St. Petersburg Police Department who sued ...



Free college planning, graduate with no debt –  Weekly Challenger

BY Dexter McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –Starting next Monday, Gibbs High School will be the home of a free four-day boot camp aimed at helping ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Pinellas Health & Fitness Notebook: DOH-Pinellas to offer no-cost summer clinic screenings  Tampa Bay Newspapers

The Pinellas school year is winding up, but it's not too early for families in need to get a jump on next year by taking care of their child's health.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



PTC is planting seeds for the future –  Weekly Challenger

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Technical College (PTC) is doing its part of planting seeds for the future as its Food System ...



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

Pilot Bank wants to give back to the communities it serves and with art inside and outside of the branch.



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

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



Destined for greatness –  Weekly Challenger

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



Vintage Wedding Dress Sale and Student Fashion Show in St. Pete Sunday  WUSF News

Brides-to-be may want to think outside the box when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress. On Sunday, wedding gowns from the 1960's and 70's will.



Tampa Bay City to honor C. Bette Wimbish, St. Pete's first black City Council member In  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 Manhattan Casino, part 2 –  Weekly Challenger

William H. “Buddy” West was a barber, a tailor and a promoter at the Manhattan. He is credited with bringing in Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, among others.



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.



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., ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



I AM: The Manhattan Casino, part I –  Weekly Challenger

Rosalie Peck and Major Kelly dancing at a Club 16 event held at the Manhattan Casino. Club 16 was one of the city's leading men's clubs. I AM: The Manhattan ...



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 ...



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 ...



Pinellas issues Hurricane Irma evacuation orders - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  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 ...



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 ...



School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs  83degreesmedia

When Sherry Howard, director of the Edible Peace Patch Project, asked a young student where do carrots come from and he said, “Walmart,” she knew she had ...



Class of 2017: Meet the valedictorians and salutatorians for Pinellas public high schools  Tampabay.com

As the top graduates from Pinellas County's public high schools finished their classes and prepared for exams this spring, we asked them to reflect on the last ...



Ready for school, prepared for life –  Weekly Challenger

BY FRANK DROUZAS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Last month, the Pinellas County Annual Head Start Advantage held its Annual Awards and Awareness ...



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 ...



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