Posted on 06 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor
Posted on 10 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor
Matthew W. Gilbert High School Grand Reunion Class of 1965 celebrated their 50th reunion at the 17th Annual all class reunion, held the weekend of January 2nd-4th, 2015. TContinue Reading
Posted on 18 October 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
BY ARTHIA NIXON
In about a decade, the Harrington School on St. Simons Island will be celebrating 100 years since the day it opened its doors for “colored children” TContinue Reading
Posted on 13 September 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
In what is being called a “wake up call in the community”,local leaders have protested the Glynn County School Board’s decision to ban students TContinue Reading
Posted on 30 August 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
Edward Waters College tuned up the offense Saturday, Aug. 23 with a 65-10 season-opening win over the University of Faith at Raines High School.
The defense held the visitors to 238 yards of offense while the EWC offense racked up 638 yards. TContinue Reading
Posted on 09 August 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
Fired Myers Middle School teacher Lakeisha Jones plans on suing the Chatham County School Board and the 14 year-old students who saw naked photos of her.
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Posted on 27 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
After being challenged, several members of the University of North Florida UNBF Cold Water Challenge on Wednesday, June 25 afternoon in support
of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Head coach Mary Tappmeyer, assistant TContinue Reading
Posted on 26 April 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
Edward Waters College (EWC) and the EWC Alumni Association will unveil a historical marker in front of the Centennial Building, the campus’ oldest facility. TContinue Reading
Posted on 12 April 2014 by Admin Arthia
Florida A&M University (FAMU) has named College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow as the university’s new athletic director. FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., made the announcement today. Winslow will begin work in his new role starting TContinue Reading
Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia
During an end-of-summer celebration for JaxParks Summer Night Lights (SNL) initiative on Wednesday evening, Mayor Alvin Brown recognized attorney Wayne Hogan of the Terrell Hogan Law Firm for his substantial financial commitment to the youth anti-crime, anti-violence initiative that operates in select parks each summer. Brown then joined TContinue Reading
Posted on 28 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
Who made this year’s list of what was most talked about in Georgia for 2012? Our team highlights some of our more memorable stories.
When our paper hits newstands, you’ll see who broke a traditon at a church that stood for well over 100 years. You’ll also see who went from mom to momprenuer. You’ll recall which official got caught in scandal and what senior citizens did to fight back.
From Oprah to open house at the first female owned tertiary level institution, the NAACP to the RYCA’s, you’ll learn who gave south Georgia something to talk about this weekend in The Star!
Posted on 17 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
Newtown High School
8:37 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, Governor. To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests — Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
We gather here in memory of twenty beautiful children and six remarkable adults. They lost their lives in a school that could have been any school; in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in America. TContinue Reading
Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
By ARTHIA NIXON
After flags were ordered to be flown at half staff to honor the victims of the Stony Hook school shooting in Connecticut, an emotional President Barack Obama briefed the media at 3:16p.m, visibly pausing with a trembling lip, keeping his eyes off the media as he wiped away at least two escaping tears.
He was addressing the morning’s tragic events in Newtown, CT where 24 year-old Ryan Lanza slaughtered the school principal plus 20 children between age 5 and 10, most of them kindergarten students in his mother’s class. His father was found dead in New Jersey and his mother also killed, both in their homes.
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” said President Obama who stated that when he heard the news, he not only acted as president but also as a parent.
He fought back tears by consistently blinking and took frequent breaths between speaking.
“They had their entire lives ahead of them,” he struggled to say. “Birthdays, graduations, weddings… kids of their own.” TContinue Reading
Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia
By ARTHIA NIXON
Just hours after sympathizing over news that 22 children and an 85 year-old woman were stabbed at a school in China by a “deranged madman”, America would find itself in the international spotlight for another school shooting. (DEVELOPING)
As of 1p.m, unconfirmed reports reaching our newsroom said that 18 children were among the 27 dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut after a 20 year-old gunman entered the school with bullet proof vest and four weapons. Parents received a town wide call that there was a shooting but the school had not been named. Shortly after that, a text alert reaching those with children at Sandy Hook indicated that this was the school that was under attack. TContinue Reading
Posted on 30 November 2012 by Admin Arthia
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tony D. Hansberry is not your average college freshman. Perceived at as a child prodigy after developing an innovative suture method that decreases hospital stay and increases efficiency during operations for hysterectomies, the then 14-year-old said he just wanted to bring a prize back home from the science fair.
“People think I’m a genius,” Hansberry said. “It’s not that at all, I just like medicine.” TContinue Reading