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Willie Williams spent more than 44 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
16 hours ago

Freed Jacksonville man sues after 44 years in prison

Willie Williams filed a civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Jacksonville, Duval County and detectives from the Jacksonville…

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Demand is increasing to feed food-insecure people in Northeast Florida. l Feeding Northeast Florida
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More families desperate for food than during the pandemic

Feeding Northeast Florida says it is distributing 17% more food now than during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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The plan for Riverfront Plaza, including a cafe with rooftop playground and a planned waterfront restaurant. | Downtown Investment Authority
20 hours ago

#AskJAXTDY l Riverfront Plaza design questions

We answer: Where will people park at Riverfront Plaza? & Will the park will be built on a concrete platform?…

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Sen. Bob Graham, right, speaks during the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling meeting on Sept. 27, 2010 | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
21 hours ago

OPINION | Bob Graham’s legacy and its lessons for today

Graham was arguably the last of the great governors of the state, one who could talk to “old Florida” and…

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ARTS PICKS | April 19-21

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend.…

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A rendering of The Lofts at Southbank, a mixed-use development including offices, housing, self-storage and retail space.
1 day ago

Southbank self storage, affordable housing plan wins over zoning committee

City Council members on the Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting on Tuesday narrowly endorsed a rezoning request that could…

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Longtime Atlantic Beach resident Carolyn Zisser brought Diane Ravitch's book "Slaying Goliath" with her to address the Duval County School Board on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Zisser was among nearly a dozen people who implored the board to keep Atlantic Beach Elementary open. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
2 days ago

Duval parents plead to keep their schools open

Nearly a dozen parents spoke to the School Board on Tuesday, but school officials stressed again that no decisions are…

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St. Johns County is negotiating with Florida Memorial University to develop a campus-style museum of African American history, performing arts, cultural exhibits and more. | St. Johns County
2 days ago

St. Johns County ranks first for Black history museum

The county is among four finalists statewide for the new museum and will present its case to a state task…

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THE JAXSON | The drive-in theatres of Jacksonville

For 69 years, drive-in movie theaters entertained generations of Jaxsons. Today, their remnants are hard to find in the city’s…

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This illustration shows St. Johns County Fire Station 23 planned for construction near Nocatee by 2028. | St. Johns County
2 days ago

St. Johns County needs four new fire stations

County commissioners approved plans Tuesday to build four new fire stations and other public safety buildings.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a wide-ranging education bill Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Jacksonville Classical Academy. | News4Jax
2 days ago

DeSantis returns to Jax to sign limits on textbook challenges

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will limit challenges to schoolbooks and ease the process for charter schools to…

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The World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX theater sit near St. Augustine. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
2 days ago

St. Johns County to buy World Golf Village property

The St. Johns County Commmission voted to buy a chunk of World Golf Village for $5.5 million, but plans for…

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Leaders in the Beaches communities are urging Duval County Public Schools not to make changes to schools in their communities. l Element5 Digital, Unsplash
2 days ago

Beaches leaders fight to preserve schools

Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach city councils voted to oppose the closure or consolidation of schools in their communities.…

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EverBank Stadium is seen Tuesday in Downtown Jacksonville. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
2 days ago

#AskJAXTDY l Will a remodeled stadium be climate-friendly?

Both the Jaguars and the city have publicly pledged to include green initiatives and resiliency efforts into their agreement to…

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Jay Stowe resigned as CEO of JEA. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
3 days ago

Interim CEO appointed to replace departing Jay Stowe

JEA veteran Vickie Cavey was appointed as interim CEO after Jay Stowe resigned in a “mutual decision” with the Board…

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Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. spoke with freshmen and sophomores at Raines High School on Friday, April 12, 2024, about opportunities through the state's Bright Futures Scholarship Program. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
3 days ago

Education chief visits Raines to tout Bright Futures scholarships

Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. wants to ensure that students know their options for attending college.…

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3 days ago

FSCJ gets $1.5 million to train people with unique abilities

The grant will fund a multiyear program to educate students with unique abilities and match them with jobs in Jacksonville.…

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This aerial view shows the World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. | Visit St. Augustine
3 days ago

St. Johns County considers buying World Golf Village

The County Commission on Tuesday will discuss a $5.5 million plan to buy the majority of the property.…

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Martin Newman, a resident of the TrailMark neighborhood in St. Johns County, cleans up his lawn Friday, April 12, 2024, after a tornado touched down not far from his home. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
April 12, 2024

St. Johns County residents pick up pieces after tornado

A 100-mph tornado blew through two neighborhoods Thursday, damaging roofs, window and trees.…

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Flanked by law enforcement officers and legislators at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, Gov. Ron DeSantis shows bills he signed Friday, April 12, 2024. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
April 12, 2024

DeSantis in St. Augustine to sign law enforcement bills

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed laws that govern police review boards and prevent people from harassing police officers.…

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Tiger Academy students produced drawings and other artworks this year following a November 2023 field trip to The Cmmer Museum of Art & Gardens in November 2023. | Submitted
April 12, 2024

Cummer and The Links bring arts to Northwest Jax students

Art can help people overcome emotions they do not realize are present. That was one of the motivations of staff…

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The Laura Street Trio at Forsyth and Laura streets Downtown.
April 11, 2024

OPINION | If at first you don’t succeed

It’s tiresome for sure, this yearslong Laura Street Trio restoration project conversation.…

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Maj. Scott Surrency, director of the Putnam County jail, has been placed on leave.
April 11, 2024

Putnam jail director on leave after complaint

Maj. Scott Surrency was put on leave Tuesday during an internal investigation and audit.…

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A day camp aims to get girls interested in firefighting. | St. Augustine Fire Department.
April 11, 2024

Girls can be firefighters too; new day camps show the way

Registration will be Saturday for two one-day camps in St. Augustine, designed for middle school girls.…