Gladys King

Writer and corporate communications specialist in Tallahassee, FL

Kim Barber selected as FSU’s 2020 Max Carraway Employee of the Year

For more than two decades of public service to the Florida State University community, Kim Barber has demonstrated a tireless commitment to guiding thousands of students through their programs of study. Barber, who began her career in the FSU Office of Admissions in 1996 and now as the University Registrar leads one of the most essential offices at the institution, is the winner of the 2020 Max Carraway Employee of the Year Award. “Our employees have continued the important business of the uni

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in America

A divided Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages are constitutional and will be legally recognized nationwide Friday morning. Gay marriage bans have rapidly disappeared in recent years. Prior to Friday’s ruling, 37 states allowed gay marriages, including Florida. In the case of Brenner v. Scott, a U.S. District Court found Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional on Aug. 21, 2014. As a result, same-sex marriage became legal in Florida on Jan. 6, 2015. Prior to that decision, same-

Former FAMU Student and Tallahassee Native Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

A former Florida A&M University student was killed in a car accident on Friday night. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, 21-year-old Markeal Dickey was the passenger in a single-vehicle crash on the 1900 block of Portland Street. Details of how the crash happened have not been released, but it has been confirmed that Dickey and a friend were en route to a friend’s house when the vehicle struck a tree less than a quarter mile away from their destination. The driver, 21-year-old La

FAMU Student Body President Becomes First African American Woman to Chair the Florida Student Association

Tampa, Fla.– FAMU Student Body President Tonnette S. Graham has been elected as Chairwoman of the Florida Student Association (FSA). Saturday morning, the FSA convened at the University of South Florida in Tampa to host its leadership elections for the upcoming academic year. The Florida Student Association was formed in 1976 as a non-partisan statewide organization for students within the State University System of Florida. Within the association, 12 student body presidents and their staffs wo

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