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The JAX Chamber is supporting the renovation of EverBank Stadium into "the Stadium of the Future." City of Jacksonville
May 17, 2024

JAX Chamber voices support for Jaguars stadium agreement

The chamber will lobby City Council members to approve what it calls “an incredibly important deal for the future of…

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Former Nassau County sheriff’s Sgt. James Hickox.
May 17, 2024

Former Nassau deputy pleads guilty to drug charges

James Hickox admitted to stealing marijuana and cocaine while working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.…

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Michael Wright listens to a community conversation about the $1.4 billion proposal from the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars to renovate EverBank Stadium on Thursday, May 16, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Northside ‘huddle’ draws cautious optimism about ‘Stadium of the Future’

A community investment promise is helping sell the Stadium of the Future proposal, while Northside activists vow to oppose it.…

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Ponte Vedra High School senior Madison Schemitz, right, shoots a selfie with her mother, Jacqueline Rogue, and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Lt. Matt Avera. They were at the Trauma Survivors Day event Thursday, May 16, 2024, at HCA Jacksonville Memorial Hospital. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Trauma survivors cheer their saviors at Memorial Hospital

Eight grateful patients reunited with teams at HCA Florida Memorial Hospital Jacksonville that saved their lives and in some cases…

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Barbara Robertson has lived on the Eastside for nearly 50 years. She says the Restore, Repair and Resilience program has transformed her home on Jessie Street. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

Eastside homeowners get help on utility bills

JEA and the city of Jacksonville won an $845,000 federal grant to make Eastside homes more energy-efficient.…

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This aerial view shows the World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. | Visit St. Augustine
May 16, 2024

Thousands offer ideas for World Golf Village

A public survey found that the IMAX Theater, dining and green space are the most popular uses of the property.…

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Rain pours down on Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park during a thunderstorm Wednesday, May 15, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

It seems rainy lately, but we’re actually drier than normal

April was the third consecutive month of below-average rainfall for parts of the St. Johns River Water Management District.…

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Miriam Lynch is executive director of Diversity in Aquatics, a nonprofit that looks to eliminate disparities in pool and aquatic access. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 15, 2024

Diversity in Aquatics, Duval Schools and city parks partner to spread swimming skills

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children on the autism spectrum. And Black and Latino children are more…

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Philip Ayles speaks in support of the stadium deal at a Mandarin community huddle on May 15, 2024. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
May 15, 2024

Cheers, skepticism at first ‘community huddle’ on Jags stadium renovation

A little over 150 people gathered at Mandarin High School to participate in the the first “community huddle” on the…

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JEA has reached an agreement to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville. l Zbynek Burival, Unsplash
May 15, 2024

More solar energy resources coming to JEA

The city-owned utility has reached an agreement with Florida Renewable Partners to develop three solar energy facilities in Jacksonville.…

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Mandarin Middle School | Google
May 15, 2024

Two Mandarin Middle School staff accused of misconduct

A school police officer was arrested and a security guard fired after two unrelated incidents.…

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A support professional sits with three participants in sensory and cognitive activities at Pine Castle. l Aaron Mervin, Pine Castle
May 15, 2024

Options expand for people with intellectual differences

Pine Castle, a Jacksonville organization that serves people with special needs, recently opened up 200 new slots for people to…

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A renovated EverBank Stadium could open in 2028. | City of Jacksonville
May 15, 2024

More details about the Jaguars’ stadium agreement

A presentation from the city illustrates the high points of a $1.4 billion deal to renovate EverBank Stadium.…

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This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in northwest St. Johns County's Shearwater community is up for grabs for $625,000. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
May 15, 2024

$400k a ‘low budget’ in Northeast Florida housing hot spots

Families are getting priced out of high demand and higher-priced real estate hot spots in Duval County and St. Johns…

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May 15, 2024

THE JAXSON | Memory lane: Downtown’s Main Street in 1952

A visual trip back in time through Downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street in 1952.…

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Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem listens as Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping pitches a proposed new agreement for leasing the city's municipal stadium. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 14, 2024

Mayor, Jags unveil ‘Stadium of the Future’ proposal

Mayor Donna Deegan, the city’s chief negotiator and the Jags’ president pitched the plan to rehabilitate and renovate the municipal…

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The Fuller Warren Shared Use Path is 12 feet wide, designed for bicycle and walkers. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 14, 2024

‘Core-2-Coast’: Urban trail would lead to the beach

A survey is trying to assess whether residents want a walking and biking trail from the urban core to the…

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Mayor Donna Deegan speaks at a groundbreaking Monday, May 13, 2024, for the Village at Cedar Hills. At left is Shannon Nazworth, president and CEO of Ability Housing. | Ability Housing
May 14, 2024

Affordable housing in the works on Westside

Ability Housing broke ground Monday on the Village at Cedar Hills, 90 apartments at Harlow Boulevard and 103rd Street.…

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May 14, 2024

ARTS PICKS | May 17-19

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

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The FBI Jacksonville is encouraging the public to report hate crimes. l Steven Ponson
May 14, 2024

OPINION | Jacksonville’s hate crime legislation is too broad

What this legislation really does is criminalize speech.…

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May 13, 2024

Superintendent hopefuls answer questions from School Board, parents 

A public meet-and-greet capped off a day when superintendent hopefuls talked with the School Board and community stakeholders.…

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This concept image shows what Davenport Park,near San Carlos and San Marco avenues could look like once the new carousel is installed. | St. Augustine.
May 13, 2024

St. Augustine OKs Davenport Park carousel

St. Augustine’s “Carousel Park” has been without a carousel since 2019, but that’s about to change thanks to a local’s…

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Balfour Beatty LLC official Kevin Wishnacht, left, talks to City Council President Ron Salem during a community update Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Main Library. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 13, 2024

Autonomous people movers could roll by June 2025

JTA says the first phase of its Ultimate Urban Circulator, or U2C, could carry people down Bay Street in a…

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The Duval County jail. | Andrew Pantazi, The Tributary
May 13, 2024

Duval jail report calls for new public safety campus

The report suggests replacing the current jail with a new facility that has its own infirmary and separate buildings for…