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March 13, 2024

ARTS PICKS | March 15-17

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

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Surrendered items -- including a grenade-shaped bottle of hot sauce -- fill a table at Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesdasy, march 12, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
March 12, 2024

No knives, no guns, no shock absorbers: TSA warns travelers

Spring break and the Players Championship are packing flyers into Jacksonville International Airport. People with prohibited items can slow security…

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Uncertainty surrounds Jax ethics commission following ethics legislation approval.
March 12, 2024

Ethics officials worry new law will tie their hands

The Jacksonville Ethics Commission says new restrictions on ethics complaints could foster misconduct by public officials.…

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March 12, 2024

THE JAXSON | Women’s history: The Rathel houses

Marvel Funderburk Rathel and her husband designed and built some of the most distinctive homes in Jacksonville over a three-decade…

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Council President Ron Salem, left, and Council Vice President Randy White, right, listen as their colleagues pledge to support White as the next City Council president when Salem steps down July 1. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
March 11, 2024

Randy White appears a lock for council president as Carrico, Boylan vie for VP

Randy White appears set to take the reins as the president of the government body this summer. The race for…

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One of St. Augustine’s busiest intersections, the modified traffic circle at San Marco Avenue and May Street is going to get spruced up with an art installation. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today
March 11, 2024

Artwork coming to busy St. Augustine traffic circle

The city is on the hunt for an artist or a team of artists to create an outdoor installation at…

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The new Karma electric Kaveya sports coupe concept was part of the grand opening of Jacksonville's new Karma dealership on Beach Boulevard. | Dan Scanlan, WJCT News 89.9
March 11, 2024

Karma opens ‘ultra-luxury’ EV dealership in Jacksonville

Karma Automotive picked Jacksonville for its fourth location in Florida. It is the second all-electric vehicle dealership in town.…

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FILE - Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse (60) looks on during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Dec. 23, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. The Bills' salary cap-related purge of players cut deep into the team's core with veteran safety Jordan Poyer and center Morse being among five players the team announced it released Wednesday, March 6, 2024. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
March 11, 2024

SPORTS | Jaguars’ free agency start: activity or progress?

Despite talking about the need for a more physical offensive line, the Jaguars are keeping most of their starters.…

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March 11, 2024

Homebuying heats up in Northeast Florida

Increased activity in February is more typical of the spring buying season, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.…

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The Florida Capitol Complex is viewed, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 10, 2024

OPINION | A look back at a bad legislative session for Northeast Florida

What do we make of the 2024 Florida legislative session that just wrapped up? And how did Jacksonville fare?…

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A person sits near their tent in an empty lot near Ashley and Clay streets in Downtown Jacksonville on March 8, 2024. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
March 8, 2024

Homeless population soars in parts of Northeast Florida

The number of unsheltered people in Duval, Clay and Nassau counties increased by 43% this year, according to Changing Homelessness.…

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Smoke rising near Ancient City Wood Recycling is visible near Palencia. | News4Jax
March 8, 2024

St. Johns County shuts down wood recycler over smoke

Residents near Ancient City Wood Recycling have complained about plumes of smoke rising from the business.…

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St. Augustine police cars. | St. Augustine Police, Facebook
March 8, 2024

St. Augustine asks voters to streamline police pensions

St. Augustine residents will decide March 19 whether police pensions should fall under the municipal code, which would make it…

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City Council member Ju'Coby Pittman applauds a $2 million pilot program that will provide down payment assistance for home buyers in Duval County on Thursday, March 7, 2024, in Jacksonville's Talleyrand neighborhood. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 7, 2024

Jacksonville devotes $2 million to help homebuyers with down payments

The city will provide up to $25,000 in down payment assistance to qualified first-time homebuyers. …

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Graduating seniors Aidan Bryant, left, and Horace Taylor are shown in 2022 with James Wheeler, operations and student programs director for INK!
March 7, 2024

Scholarships open for St. Johns high school seniors

March 23 is the deadline to apply for more than $50,000 in scholarships that are up for grabs for graduating…

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Early voting starts this week across Northeast Florida ahead of the March 19 Presidential Preference Primary.
March 7, 2024

Where to vote early in the presidential primary

The early voting period for the Presidential Preference Primary in Florida begins this week across Northeast Florida.…

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The new "Ice Dinosaurs" exhibit at MOSH introduces visitors to more than a dozen species of prehistoric creatures that were discovered in an area of northeastern Alaska | Heather Henderson, Jacksonville Today
March 7, 2024

MOSH immerses visitors in the world of arctic dinosaurs

A new exhibit, “Ice Dinosaurs: The Lost World of the Alaskan Arctic,” features 17 animatronics that depict 14 different species.…

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Aldi bought Southeastern Grocers Inc., the parent company of Winn-Dixie. | Jessica Palombo, Jacksonville Today
March 7, 2024

Aldi completes purchase of Winn-Dixie stores

Aldi acquired Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarkets from Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers. A “significant number” of the stores will be converted to…

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The Lucas Stabiliser, designed to look like a semi-truck, will compete with Linsey Read at the helm among 11 other monster trucks at Monster Jam. | Monster Jam
March 7, 2024

Monster Jam will mean monster traffic this weekend

Monster Jam will roar into EverBank Stadium on Saturday, bringing up to 70,000 fans on a busy night of Downtown…

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MOSH plans a 100,000-square-foot museum on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville.
March 7, 2024

Davis family donates $1.5 million for new MOSH museum

The money will go toward MOSH’s Genesis campaign, an effort to build a new, larger museum on the Northbank of…

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March 6, 2024

ARTS PICKS | March 8-10

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

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A design drawing shows the new First Station 2 in Fernandina Beach. | Passero Associates
March 6, 2024

New fire station to open next to Fernandina Beach airport

The new $5 million station will replace an outdated station that sits in a flood-prone spot a block from the…

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March 5, 2024

St. Johns Commission OKs divisive waterfront trail

The commission approved a roughly $1.8 million bid to construct the 8-foot-wide trail connecting two boat ramps on Shore Drive…

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This rip rap was constructed behind HGTV's Dream Home on Anastasia Island. | St. Augustine Planning and Zoning Board
March 5, 2024

Decision delayed on HGTV Dream Home in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s Planning and Zoning Board will wait until next month to consider a retaining wall that builders installed without…