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Live blog: Some scuffles, shot fired, but mostly calm after Richard Spencer speaks at UF

Live blog: Some scuffles, shot fired, but mostly calm after Richard Spencer speaks at UF

GAINESVILLE — Fists raised, a sea of defiant student protesters at the University of Florida relentlessly shouted down the white nationalist on stage. Richard Spencer paced, irritated, clinging to his chance to talk."Go home, Spencer," hundreds chant...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Former Hillsborough school official files lawsuit alleging high-level corruption

Former Hillsborough school official files lawsuit alleging high-level corruption

TAMPA — The fired human resources chief of the Hillsborough County School District is accusing district leaders and two School Board members of committing corrupt acts and then punishing her when she would not go along.Stephanie Woodford alleges in a...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Spencer: ‘A better and more beautiful world if people like me were in power’

Spencer: ‘A better and more beautiful world if people like me were in power’

In the a small theater crammed with cameras, Richard Spencer and a small group of his coordinators clashed with reporters as his controversial speech in the Phillips Center drew near Thursday.Spencer stormed into the room in a three-piece suit and be...
Published: 10/19/17
Hernando superintendent’s evaluation includes praise, sharp criticism

Hernando superintendent’s evaluation includes praise, sharp criticism

BROOKSVILLE — An annual evaluation of superintendent Lori Romano by the Hernando School Board this week made clear that the view of her performance is a mix of harsh criticism and enormous praise.But the Tampa Bay Times’ request for evaluation docume...
Published: 10/19/17
Superintendent will ask Pasco School Board to convert Ridgewood High to magnet

Superintendent will ask Pasco School Board to convert Ridgewood High to magnet

LAND O’LAKES — It’s all but official for Ridgewood High School.Superintendent Kurt Browning announced Tuesday his plan to formally ask the Pasco County School Board on Nov. 7 to approve transforming Ridgewood into a magnet technical high school for 2...
Published: 10/18/17
Updated: 10/19/17
Pasco students get opportunity to tackle big-picture issues

Pasco students get opportunity to tackle big-picture issues

LAND O’LAKES — At first, Krysten Hart wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into.The River Ridge High School senior had accepted her principal’s invitation to join students from across Pasco County for a meeting — officials were calling it a "stud...
Published: 10/18/17
Updated: 10/19/17
UF president Kent Fuchs: ‘Charlottesville changed everything’ (w/video)

UF president Kent Fuchs: ‘Charlottesville changed everything’ (w/video)

GAINESVILLE — Wednesday evening, hazy rumors of an impending Neo-Nazi march reached some wary protesters. A few quickly rallied to denounce the marchers in downtown Gainesville, only to find plazas empty but for police.The march that never was served...
Published: 10/18/17
Updated: 10/19/17
Q&A: Eight things to know about Richard Spencer and his visit to UF

Q&A: Eight things to know about Richard Spencer and his visit to UF

As Richard Spencer’s controversial speech approaches, the University of Florida has been making extensive preparations and reassuring its students. Here, we answer some of the questions swirling around his visit on Thursday.Who is Richard Spencer?Spe...
Published: 10/18/17
New student School Board representative wants to give his peers a voice

New student School Board representative wants to give his peers a voice

SPRING HILL — Students have something to say about their educations, and the Hernando County School Board recognizes that.The board allows this through student delegates who are selected at their schools. They, in turn, select a senior from one of th...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/19/17
Weightman seventh-grader refuses to let Tourette syndrome define her

Weightman seventh-grader refuses to let Tourette syndrome define her

WESLEY CHAPEL — Adrianna Trader gets a lot of compliments on her big smile, and it’s one she flashes often as the Weightman Middle School student talks about her love for dance, for her family and for academic subjects that include math, science and ...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/19/17