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Lifestyle

Adeline Wallace is 108 years young!

Posted on 26 April 2015

wallace4.25An Evansville, IN lady known to be the belle of the ball when it comes to fancy hats has hit another milestone in her life.

Miss Adeline Wallace, who is said to be quite active and in good health, celebrated her 108th birthday with her friends, family and church community over the weekend.

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Florida News

CATHEDRAL TERRACE HOUSING FOR SENIORS TO RECEIVE UPGRADES

Posted on 26 April 2015

cathedral_upgrade4.25JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – Cathedral Terrace Apartments in Downtown Jacksonville will receive major renovations as part of the latest Renew Jax project announced Tuesday by Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council Member Kimberly Daniels and other local leaders. Continue Reading

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National

LORETTA LYNCH BECOMES US ATTORNEY GENERAL, FIRST BLACK WOMAN IN POST

Posted on 26 April 2015

lynch4.25Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black woman attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.
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Entertainment

Percy Sledge, Soul Legend dies at 74

Posted on 19 April 2015

sledge Percy Sledge, the R&B singer whose golden voice powered the 1966 classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died April 14 at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 74. Sledge had a handful of other hits between 1966 and 1968, including “Warm and Tender Love,” “It Tears Me Up,” “Out of Left Field” and “Take Time to Know Her.” He returned to the charts in 1974 with “I’ll Be Your Everything.”

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College, Sports

EWC WINS 2015 MEN’S GCAC OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on 19 April 2015

ewc mens champs 2015 The ‪EdwardWatersCollege‬ (‪‎EWC‬) men’s team won the 2015 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) on Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Tigers had four individual event wins in winning the title. This is EWC Men’s Track & Field team’s third championship title in the past four seasons.

Pick up The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers for the full story

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Youth

APPLICATIONS FOR MAYOR BROWN’S LEARN2EARN AVAILABLE ON APRIL 20

Posted on 19 April 2015

youth4.18 Preparations for the 2015 Learn2Earn college immersion program are underway, and applications will be available to Jacksonville students online at COJ.net/learn2earn beginning Monday, April 20 and will remain open until Friday, May 8. Continue Reading

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Youth

Demetria Pollard named 2015 Youth of the Year

Posted on 14 April 2015

Demetria PollardJacksonville, Fl. – The highest honor bestowed upon a Boys & Girls of Northeast Florida Club member is being named YOUTH OF THE YEAR. Continue Reading

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Florida News

Fighting Neighborhood Blight, Restoring Civic Pride

Posted on 13 April 2015

tirebuyback_mayor_brown On Saturday, March 28, Mayor Alvin Brown joined hundreds of residents, City Council members, city employees and volunteers to help out at the second annual Tire & Sign Buyback at EverBank Field. Continue Reading

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Weekly Features

IMPACT RADIO TALK SHOW – APRIL 7, 2015

Posted on 07 April 2015

dorothy_hughesListen to this week IMPACT Radio Talk Show with The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers- Host: Clara McLaughlin; Guest Host: R.L. Gundy;
Guest: Dorothy Pitman Hughes.

Tune in to IMPACT, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm on WCGL 1360 AM or online at wcgl1360.com

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Georgia

Georgia Heart Transplant Recipient Anthony Tremayne Stokes Dies In Crash During Police Chase

Posted on 04 April 2015

stokesAn Atlanta teen received a heart transplant two years ago which gave him a second chance at life. Continue Reading

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