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The seawall along Avenida Menendez near the heart of Downtown St. Augustine will soon be raised up. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today
June 17, 2024

Federal St. Augustine flooding study expected to yield solutions in 4 years

How do you keep St. Augustine from flooding? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to give answers, eventually.…

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Fresh-Mex & Co. plans a second location in the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway at northwest St. Johns Parkway and County Road 210 in St. Johns County. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 17, 2024

Fresh-Mex & Co. signs lease in St. Johns County

The Tex-Mex Cantina was founded in 2017 in the Southpoint area before moving to St. Johns Town Center.…

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June 17, 2024

UNF announces doctoral program in computing

UNF’s first doctor of philosophy program will focus on intelligent systems and cybersecurity.…

Featured image for “Supreme Court turns down Florida sports betting challenge”
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. reached a gambling deal in 2021. | News Service of Florida
June 17, 2024

Supreme Court turns down Florida sports betting challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to upend a multibillion-dollar deal giving the Seminole Tribe control of sports betting throughout Florida.…

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June 17, 2024

Tropical disturbance could affect Jacksonville

The National Hurricane Center is tracking an area just northeast of the Bahamas where a tropical depression may develop later…

Featured image for “Duval teacher wins fight over Black Lives Matter flag”
Amy Donofrio, left, awaits a decision by the Education Practices Commission. | Nandhini Srinivasan, The Tributary
June 17, 2024

Duval teacher wins fight over Black Lives Matter flag

Amy Donofrio will be allowed to keep her teaching license despite the state’s efforts to revoke it.…

Featured image for “MLK’s nephew preaches at St. Augustine church where King delivered sermon 60 years ago”
The Rev. Derek Barber King preaches from inside the pulpit at St. Paul AME Church in St. Augustine on the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. He is joined in the pulpit by St. Paul AME pastor the Rev. Alesia Ford-Burse, left; the Rev. Cerita Battles, and Beverly Troutman. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 16, 2024

MLK’s nephew preaches at St. Augustine church where King delivered sermon 60 years ago

The younger King started his remarks by referencing his uncle’s most famous words.…

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Jeffrey Clayton, a former vocal teacher at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, is handcuffed after a judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison on Friday, June 14, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 14, 2024

Former Douglas Anderson teacher sentenced to 10 years

Jeffery Clayton, a former vocal teacher, was convicted of lewd behavior with a student.…

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The new Baptist/Wolfson Children’s Emergency Room and Imaging Center will open Monday, June 17, 2024. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today
June 14, 2024

Baptist opening emergency room in St. Augustine

Baptist Health officials say the new ER will bring emergency care closer to home in St. Johns County.…

Featured image for “Shorebird nests delay Amelia Island dredging”
A black skimmer protects its chick in a nest. | Florida Fish and Wildlilfe Conservation Commission, WGCU
June 14, 2024

Shorebird nests delay Amelia Island dredging

A project to dredge the Nassau River and nearby waterways has been delayed until early October.…

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The Jaguars are proposing a $1.4 billion renovation of EverBank Stadium. | Jacksonville Jaguars
June 13, 2024

Public hearing scheduled on stadium renovation

The hearing will take place Monday as a debate continues over the community benefits segment of the stadium agreement.…

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Possible Monopoly properties were displayed as a Jacksonville version of the game was announced Thursday, June 13, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
June 13, 2024

Pass Go and buy a bridge? Jax Monopoly is on the way

The game’s manufacturer, Top Trumps USA, is asking people to suggest landmarks and businesses to appear on the board.…

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June 13, 2024

Fraud suspect stole more than $59,000 from mailboxes

Frank Anthony Acanda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud after hitting mailboxes in Fleming Island, Jacksonville and St.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville on May 2, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 13, 2024

Here’s how Jacksonville fared in the new state budget

Gov. Ron DeSantis cut funding for at least 70 projects or programs in the Jacksonville area, but other organizations won…

Featured image for “Gateway Jax expands its holdings Downtown”
Gateway Jax bought this 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville for $4.6 million. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 13, 2024

Gateway Jax expands its holdings Downtown

Gateway Jax bought a 2.76-acre site from Florida State College at Jacksonville that lies next to the Pearl Street District…

Featured image for “Thousands expected at Melanin Market for Juneteenth festival”
The Jacksonville Melanin Market held its Black History 365 Parade and Celebration on March 3, 2024, along A. Philip Randolph Boulevard on Jacksonville’s Eastside. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 13, 2024

Thousands expected at Melanin Market for Juneteenth festival

The Eastside-based nonprofit will award 15 $1,000 microgrants to businesses that participate.…

Featured image for “Pizza and self-serve beer on tap for Downtown Jacksonville”
Pour Taproom and Pizza Jeans restaurant are planned in the VyStar Credit Union garage Downtown at 61 N. Laura St. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 13, 2024

Pizza and self-serve beer on tap for Downtown Jacksonville

The city is reviewing a building permit for Pour Taproom and Pizza Jeans in the VyStar Credit Union garage at…

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June 13, 2024

There’s a new way to get a hazardous weather forecast

The National Weather Service is experimenting with a graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook to see how users like the feature.…

Featured image for “Bernier hired as Duval superintendent at $320,000 per year”
Christopher Bernier will take over as Duval Schools superintendent on July 1. | Megan Mallicoat, Jacksonville Today
June 12, 2024

Bernier hired as Duval superintendent at $320,000 per year

The School Board voted 6-1 to hire Christopher Bernier as superintendent. Board member Warren Jones voted no because he thought…

Featured image for “Autonomous vehicle plant gets $7.7 million in incentives”
The 12-passenger all-electric Holon automated people mover is displayed May 31, 2024, at JTA's National Automated Vehicle Day. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 12, 2024

Autonomous vehicle plant gets $7.7 million in incentives

A company identified as Holon would build a $100 million plant on about 40 acres in Northwest Jacksonville.…

Featured image for “Mangroves creep north due to lack of ‘lethal freeze’ in Florida”
Assistant Professor Scott Jones and ecologist William Vervaeke show mangroves they discovered near Cumberland Island. | University of North Florida
June 12, 2024

Mangroves creep north due to lack of ‘lethal freeze’ in Florida

Researchers found mangroves at Cumberland Island in southeast Georgia, another indication of a warming climate.…

Featured image for “Chick-fil-A approved over neighbors’ objections”
Chick-fil-A has been approved for this site along Lady Lake Road west of Duval Station Centre. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 12, 2024

Chick-fil-A approved over neighbors’ objections

Jacksonville City Council voted 12-7 to approve rezoning for the fast-food restaurant in Oceanway.…

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Former St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar. | News4Jax
June 12, 2024

Former St. Johns County sheriff runs for state Senate

David Shoar has opened a campaign account to run for a seat that will be vacated by Sen. Travis Hutson,…

Featured image for “Federal judge blocks law restricting transgender care”
Florida has been among the 25 states that have restricted access to gender-affirming care for minors, and one of six that made it a felony to provide such care to minors. | Nadzeya, Stock.Adobe.Com
June 12, 2024

Federal judge blocks law restricting transgender care

A federal court blocked Florida from enforcing a law that bans gender-affirming care for minors and restricts it for adults.…