For the second consecutive year, the Trenton Tigers clinched a birth in the Class 1-A football state championship game.
The Cotton Club in East Gainesville was once home to acts from B.B. King and Ray Charles. It is now being renovated to house a new museum and cultural center.
Many people around Gainesville are joining others around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela.
At home and at abroad, mourners remembered Nelson Mandela as the father of South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, hundreds gathered to sing in praise of the departed anti-apartheid leader.
From his childhood as a herd boy, Nelson Mandela went on to lead the African National Congress’ struggle against South Africa’s racially oppressive apartheid regime. For his efforts, he spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner. In 1994, he became his country’s first elected black leader. Mandela died on Thursday. He was 95.
U.S. real gross domestic product rose from a 2.5 percent gain in the second quarter. And the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell to 298,000 last week.