FHSAA changes draft rule requiring high school girls to disclose menstrual period
The Florida High School Athletic Association is set to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss a proposed rule that would require high school girls to disclose information about their menstrual cycle, according to the organization.
Local Republican congressional candidate withdraws day before primary, says he was ‘sabotaged’
A Republican challenger to Kat Cammack in Congressional District 3 withdrew from the race just one day before the Florida primary, claiming his campaign was “sabotaged,” according to News 6 partner WJXT-TV.
‘Reconsider your threatened actions:’ Feds warn Florida officials over school board money
President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday warned top Florida education officials to “reconsider your threatened actions” after the state said it would try to thwart attempts to use federal money to cover salaries of county school-board members who approved student mask requirements.
Trailblazer who helped integrate Florida schools believes country is heading in right direction
ORLANDO, Fla. – As News 6 celebrates Black History Month, a local woman who’s been a trailblazer her entire life is speaking out about the history that’s now happening right before our eyes. LaVon Bracy endured relentless attacks as one of the first African Americans to integrate Florida schools. As the first and only African American to graduate from Gainesville High School in Alachua County in 1965, the threats against her life were real. “Every day that I would go to school, I would find dead rats, roaches and snakes under my seat,” Bracy said. I really thought that would be the last day I would be on the earth,” Bracy said.
Florida fire crews rescue dog stuck in a sinkhole
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County Fire Rescue and the High Springs Fire Department responded to a dog stuck in a sinkhole in a yard, according to investigators. Animal Rescue 9-14-20 This morning Alachua County Fire Rescue and High Springs Fire Department responded to a report of a dog stuck in a sink hole that recently opened up in his families back yard. ACFR's Technical Rescue team, High Springs Fire, and the ACFR UAS Drone team arrived on scene to find a golden retriever named Sammy trapped about 35 - 40 feet down the sinkhole. This is the second sinkhole rescue ACFR and HSFD have preformed in the last few days. #MYACFR High Springs Fire Department Video credit - ACFR UAS Posted by Alachua County Fire Rescue on Monday, September 14, 2020Lieutenant Brian Ferguson used ladders and rope equipment to rescue the dog from the sinkhole, according to investigatorsThe dog was rescued without injury, according to fire crews.