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Incoming Superintendent Chris Bernier appears at a community meeting at Stanton Prep on June 12. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 12, 2024

Duval School Board chair: ‘We’ve done our due diligence’ on Bernier amid accusations

Bernier is the subject of a whistleblower complaint accusing him of “bullying” of a subordinate — with similar behavior mentioned…

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A new type of loan scam targets sailors on the First Coast. l Rodion Kutsaiev, Unsplash.
June 11, 2024

Loan scam targets sailors along the First Coast

About 20 sailors in Northeast Florida have fallen victim to the scammers, who ask to use their phones and then…

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School library books, like these at R.L. Brown Gifted and Talented Academy in Jacksonville, remain a controversial issue in Florida. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 11, 2024

St. Johns moms speak about their lawsuit over schoolbooks

The two parents are suing for equal rights when the public challenges books in Florida’s schools.…

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The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office confiscated $400,000 in cash, gambling machines and drug paraphernalia at a store in Hastings. | St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
June 11, 2024

8 arrested in Hastings drug and gambling bust

Investigators seized gambling machines, drug paraphernalia and $400,000 cash in a raid at the 207 Express store.…

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A sign points to an open house in Fleming Island. | Randy Roguski, Jacksonville Today
June 11, 2024

Home prices hit a record high in Northeast Florida

For the first time ever, the typical home in Northeast Florida costs more than $400,000.…

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A band performs at River Jams in 2023 | Jax River Jams
June 11, 2024

Jax River Jams could be coming to an end

Downtown Vision Inc. is evaluating the future of the free concert series because of declining sponsorship and rising costs.…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference May 9, 2023, to sign several education bills and increases in teacher pay. | Rebecca Blackwell, AP
June 11, 2024

Teacher unions say pay raise isn’t enough

Florida ranks near the bottom nationwide in average teacher salaries, according to the Florida Education Association.…

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Pat McCullough served in the U.S. Marine Corps before working in politics and serving as the city of Jacksonville's special assistant to the mayor on civic engagement and youth participation. She is shown marching during the city's Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 2023. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 10, 2024

Honoring female veterans in Northeast Florida

Events are planned all week for Women Veterans Recognition Week, which honors female vets and highlights their daily challenges.…

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This fenced-in lot on 1st Street North will be reopned to parking in Jacksonville Beach. | Google
June 10, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l What’s the plan for fenced-off lot in Jax Beach?

A Jacksonville Today reader wants to know when Jacksonville Beach will do something about a fenced-off lot near the beach.…

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The Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse in Downtown Jacksonville. | Charlie McGee, The Tributary
June 10, 2024

Judge allows lawsuit alleging rental discrimination

The suit accuses JWB Property Management of using faulty algorithms to discriminate against Black renters.…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are proposing a $1.4 billion renovation of EveryBank Stadium. | Jacksonville Jaguars
June 10, 2024

Second workshop set on stadium renovation

The agenda will include the community benefits portion of the agreement, which would funnel $300 million into the community.…

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June 10, 2024

EverBank moving branch from Brooklyn to Ortega

The city of Jacksonville issued a permit last week for EverBank to build out its new branch at 4211 San…

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More than 100 firefighters battle a fire Jan. 29, 2024, at the $65 million Rise Doro apartments. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
June 10, 2024

Rise Doro seeks $15.45 million in incentives to rebuild

The apartment building Downtown burned in January. In rebuilding, developers plan to add workforce housing.…

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June 10, 2024

DeSantis vetoes bill targeting hemp industry

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the bill placed “debilitating regulatory burdens” on small businesses.…

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Jacksonville firefighters have reached a tentative contract agreeement.
June 7, 2024

Jacksonville firefighters reach contract agreement

The contract includes a 12% salary increase in the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Retirement benefits for new enrollees would move to…

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University of North Florida history student Shawn Steiner meticulously sorts through a 1,000-year-old Timucua midden mound, looking for pottery shards and other artifacts at a dig site within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
June 7, 2024

UNF students dig deep into the history of an ancient people

University of North Florida students are uncovering Jacksonville’s Timucuan past during archaeological digs along the Intracoastal Waterway.…

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The Baker County Sheriff's Office.
June 7, 2024

Baker County Sheriff’s Office under investigation

An order from Gov. Ron DeSantis did not specify the reason for the investigation.…

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Rosalyn Mixon Phillips is the chapter president of the Gamma Rho Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is the leader of Jacksonville-based chapter that has more than 400 members. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 7, 2024

Alpha Kappa Alpha has high hopes for scholarship drive

The Gamma Rho Omega chapter of the predominantly Black sorority will host its largest fundraiser ever on Saturday.…

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The Duval Schools administration building on Thursday, May 23, 2024. | Megan Mallicoat, Jacksonville Today
June 6, 2024

COMPARE | Contract for incoming Duval Superintendent Bernier vs. former Supe Greene

Duval’s counter offer to Chris Bernier is similar to former Superintendent Diana Greene’s most recent agreement.…

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The St. Johns Cultural Council recognized Purcell Conway and Shed Dawson for their participation in the St. Augustine Beach wade-ins in June 1964. Their efforts to integrate a whites-only beach was part of a series of demonstrations during Freedom Summer. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 6, 2024

Waves of Change: Civil rights demonstrators return to St. Augustine

Protesters Shed Dawson and Purcell Conway are honored as a new museum exhibit commemorates wade-ins at a whites-only beach.…

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June 6, 2024

St. Johns parents challenge state book-objection law

Two St. Johns County parents are among three who filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Florida law that increased scrutiny…

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Jay Stowe resigned as CEO of JEA in April. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
June 6, 2024

JEA CEO resigned over spending concerns, mayor says

Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan said she is not aware of any wrondoing by former CEO Jay Stowe.…

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is leasing space inside the Florida Blue Riverside Office Complex at 532 Riverside Ave. in Brooklyn. | Jacksonville Daily Record
June 6, 2024

Sheriff’s Office nears move to former Florida Blue site

Hundreds of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators and staff will move to the Florida Blue Riverside Office Complex in the fall.…

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The Living Room Lounge is set up for comfort and relaxation. | Brandon Forschino, Out of Dust Marketing & Communications, via Jacksonville Daily Record
June 6, 2024

Coop 303 opens Living Room Lounge for older crowd

The lounge combines upscale cocktails with a small bite menu for people who don’t want to hang out with younger…