‘Rodent activity’ found by state inspectors temporarily closes 2 Duval County restaurantsDon JohnsonNewsBreak Contributor
Popular food chain opens another new store location in FloridaKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Jacksonville's Best Thrift Stores: 5 Shops You Don't Want to MissAsh JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
14-Year-Old Florida Teen Fatally Stabs 13 Year Old Cheerleader Multiple Times in Horrific Murder Following an ArgumentYana BostongirlNewsBreak Contributor
History of Jacksonville, FloridaReynold AquinoNewsBreak Contributor
Car crash on Shindler Drive causing a fatality and serious injuries
Before midnight, a Toyota and a Dodge stopped northbound on Shindler Drive where a Honda driving southbound made collision with both cars.
Duval Clerk is hosting event to simplify applying for a passport
The Duval County Clerk of Courts will be hosting a passport days weekend where you can apply for a passport during weekend hours.
Duval County Schools cannot make, receive calls due to outage
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County Public Schools are experiencing a district-wide phone outage on Thursday morning. Schools and district offices are not be able to receive or make phone calls, according to a message sent to families. DCPS said this is a statewide issue with their phone provider. Read...
No bond for Jared Bridegan’s ex-wife’s new husband, who is accused in Bridegan’s murder
The husband of Jared Bridegan’s ex-wife, who is accused in Bridegan’s murder, appeared in court in Duval County on Thursday morning.
‘Rodent activity’ found by state inspectors temporarily closes 2 Duval County restaurants
Two Duval County restaurants were temporarily closed earlier this month after state inspectors found “rodent activity” during inspections. Dano’s Diner, 1487 Mayport Road, Units 7-9 and Juicy Seafood & Wings, 1487 Mayport Road 1, both in Atlantic Beach, were inspected on March 10. Both restaurants are located in the same shopping center.
Multi-vehicle crash on I-95 N. and Old. St. Augustine Rd. with hazardous material cleared
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department have reported a traffic accident on I-95 North at Old St. Augustine Rd. involving hazardous materials.
Jacksonville sheriff: 6 guns seized, 3 adults and 1 juvenile arrested in ‘Operation Safety Net’
A tip about a gun on Westside high school property after school hours led to several arrests and six guns seized by police.
Daniil Trifonov, Acclaimed Pianist, Here April 1
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival (AICMF) presents Daniil Trifonov, on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plantation Chapel, Amelia Island. Trifonov’s current North American tour includes headlining the season-opening galas of the National Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Opening Night Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Trifonov performs on Amelia Island before returning to Carnegie Hall. Seating is limited. Tickets are $80 and are on sale now at www.aicmf.org or by calling 904-261-1779.
Florida deputies rescue couple and dog stranded in water
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — A couple and their dog were rescued from the waters of St. Marys River after being stranded. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office said the rescue took place on Monday, March 20. The marine unit and fire rescue responded to help the couple who had been stranded for over four hours.
Fernandina Beach Citizens’ Advisory Task Force on Walking and Biking
Under the direction of the Deputy City Manager, the goal of the Fernandina Beach Citizens’ Advisory Task Force on Walking and Biking (“Task Force”) is to gather proposals from residents and visitors on sidewalks, trails, paths and bike lanes to make our community more accessible and friendly for walkers, runners, cyclists and people with mobility issues.
Successful water rescue on the St. Marys River
A marine unit with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office made a successful rescue of a couple and their dog on Monday.
City Manager Search Group Launched — With Surprise Advisors
In a Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting made up primarily of routine 5-0 votes, there were three standouts in Tuesday evening’s meeting:. Some impressive new landscaping around a spiffed-up but old-fashioned city entry sign. Heart-felt salutes to former Commissioner Ron Sapp, whose contributions were many, but whose hard work...
Ken Amaro flips Jacksonville City Council seat red
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FLV) – Jacksonville Republicans celebrated after Republican Ken Amaro flipped a seat red for city council district 1 in the March 2023 Duval County Unitary Election. Amaro received around 66% of the vote against Democrat Alton McGriff Jr., who received around 34% for city council district 1,...
Search Committee ‘Advisor’ Knew Nothing About It
A long tenured former city manager who was voted by the City Commission Tuesday to serve as one of two expert advisors to the Citizens City Manager Search Committee said Wednesday he knows nothing about the appointment. Jim Hanson when reached Wednesday in Orange Park said “I don’t know why...
Port Update: Fertilizer is Off the Table, and the Cement Exodus Will Continue
The cement exodus from the Port of Fernandina has slowed but is expected to pick up speed in a few days. The port has a buyer for the remaining two-ton cement powder bags. The outbound shipments are about halfway through the process. Meanwhile, an updated version of the port’s five-year...
Soldier from St. Marys sentenced in stabbing death of fellow soldier
Mar. 22—Soldier from St. Marys sentenced in stabbing death of fellow soldier. A former U.S. Army soldier from St. Mary's will spend the next 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to his role in the stabbing death of a fellow soldier at Fort Stewart. Jordan Brown, 23,...
City Council: 6 incumbents and 3 new members elected as 6 races go to runoffs
Two incumbent at-large Jacksonville City Council members will be returning to City Hall after Tuesday’s election: Republican Ron Salem beat Democrat Joshua Hicks, about 53% to about 47%. And Republican Terrance Freeman beat Libertarian Eric Parker, 65% to 35%. A third at-large race between six candidates will go to a runoff in May between the top two vote getters: Republican Chris Miller, who took about 37% of the vote, and Democrat Charles Garrison, who carried about 26%.
A Georgia tragedy was reduced to two lines in history books. A museum aims to rectify that.
Learn more about the tragedy in Woodbine by searching "Tripwire" wherever you listen to podcasts. Join Jannie and the Tripwire team on March 29 at 6 p.m. at Savannah State as they discuss the museum and its mission. The Thiokol Memorial Project started with two lines. “One of the most...
Hotel revenue hit all-time high for February
Room revenue at Duval County hotels reached an all-time February high of $46.3 million, 15% above 2022 and about $8 million more than February 2019. Properties also reported more rooms sold than in the past few years, including pre-COVID demand in February 2019, according to data from the analytics firm STR released March 21 by Visit Jacksonville.
Property appraiser race goes to runoff in May
The election of Duval County property appraiser will come down to a runoff election in May. Democrat Joyce Morgan, a City Council member, finished ahead of Republican Jason Fischer, a former state representative — with 48% of the vote to 31%, according to unofficial results. Republican Danny Becton, also...
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