Tag: John Guns
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A.G. GancarskiSeptember 23, 2016
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For the Duval County School Board, the slogan might be “wake me when September ends.” Earlier in the month, the board evaluated Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, deeming him “effective,” even though below the surface questions loomed about widening achievement gaps inside demographic categories of the student population. From there, board chair Ashley Smith-Juarez, according to Vitti, scheduled a meeting […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 22, 2016
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5min277
Jacksonville’s first Leadership Week last year dealt with at-risk young men. This year, the initiative will be expanded to include at-risk young women, city leaders revealed Friday. Leadership week will extend from Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 this year, and Friday Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, Bishop John Guns, Councilman Sam Newby, and Daniel Davis of the Jax Chamber convened […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 30, 2016
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3min227
“That baby is a symbol,” said Bishop John Guns. It has been a violent January in Jacksonville. Thirteen slayings in January so far. The latest: a 22-month-old boy. Reaction to that killing (a drive-by shooting near the Sports Complex) brought most of Jacksonville’s City Council, the Mayor, the Sheriff, and Guns and many other ministers together […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 1, 2015
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8min194
Promises made; promises kept. On Tuesday afternoon, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry launched Jax Journey 2.0, and on hand were most of Jacksonville’s City Council members, along with many members of the mayor’s senior staff, former Sheriff John Rutherford, and Duval County School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The initiative, a continuation of the original Jacksonville Journey, launched during the John Peyton administration, […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 4, 2015
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2min202
The most energizing moment of the joint inauguration of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams was when Bishop John Guns delivered a stirring speech, predicated on a simple call to action, a resolution to cross barriers like party lines and neighborhood boundaries. Let’s ride. 2 words; 8 letters; one purpose. That call to action has been used […]


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