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This is the new headstone for Cpl. William Johnson, a member of the U.S. Colored Infantry who was buried in the 1890s in a small church graveyard on what is now Jacksonville University. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 29, 2024

Civil War graveyard restored, starting with one Black soldier

Jacksonville University, the Local Initiatives Support Coalition and others are restoring the historic African American graveyard in Arlington.…

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May 29, 2024

Drought worsens in some areas. Is rainy season here yet?

The rainy season in North Florida runs from late May to late September.…

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Jean Moore, seated at left, petitions the St. Johns County School Board to remove four books on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
May 28, 2024

St. Johns restricts schoolbooks, including ‘Slaughterhouse Five’

Only the oldest students in St. Johns County Schools will have access to “Slaughterhouse Five” and three other books.…

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have proposed renovating EverBank Stadium into the "Stadium of the Future."
May 28, 2024

Public supports stadium plan if community needs are funded

Fifty-six percent of people in a University of North Florida poll supported renovation of EverBank Stadium if the deal includes…

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Victor Ritz is one of 10 UNF students who appear this week on “The College Tour” on Amazon Prime | Amazon Prime
May 28, 2024

It’s Jacksonville’s week in the spotlight on reality TV

“Botched Bariatrics” will feature a surgeon from Jacksonville, and “The College Tour” will include 10 students from the University of…

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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
May 28, 2024

$5 million permit issued for Sheriff’s Office in Brooklyn

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is leasing almost 60,000 square feet of space for its Homeland Security Division in the Riverside…

Featured image for “Son of ‘most arrested rabbi in America’ traces father’s steps in St. Augustine”
Rabbi Israel Dresner with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the early 1960s. | Wikimedia Commons
May 27, 2024

Son of ‘most arrested rabbi in America’ traces father’s steps in St. Augustine

Avi Dresner recently visited to film for a documentary about his dad who was arrested in St. Augustine during the…

Featured image for “City considers $7.7 million for autonomous vehicle plant”
The Holon Mover is an autonomous electric vehicle with a top speed of 37 mph. It has seating for up to 15 passengers. | Benteler
May 24, 2024

City considers $7.7 million for autonomous vehicle plant

New legislation would provide incentives for a manufacturing and assembly plant in Jacksonville.…

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The historic Laura Street Trio redevelopment includes apartments, a hotel and restaurant. | Jacksonville Daily Record
May 24, 2024

27 historic buildings considered endangered

The Jacksonville History Center included the Laura Street Trio and many schools on its annual list of most endangered historic…

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A1A Ale Works at 1 King St. in St. Augustine. | Jacksonville Daily record
May 24, 2024

A1A Ale Works is closing in St. Augustine

Sunday will be the last day of business for the restaurant in the historic downtown. Owners said their lease is…

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Tampa Electric's Big Bend power plant. | Luis Santana, Tampa Bay Times
May 24, 2024

Florida begins to repeal renewable energy goals

A proposal from the state says the goals are “no longer necessary” as Florida deemphasizes greenhouse gas emissions in state…

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May 24, 2024

Up to 13 hurricanes predicted for 2024 season

The National Hurricane Center predicts 17 to 25 named storms this year, making the 2024 hurricane season one for the…

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Melanie Patz, CEO of the United Way of Northeast Florida, said more families are struggling, even with the pandemic ending. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 23, 2024

More than a third of local families struggle, study says

Even households above the poverty line are living paycheck to paycheck as costs rise faster than wages, according to the…

Featured image for “Duval Schools responds to criticism from state education commissioner”
Interim Superintendent Dana Kriznar talks to reporters before the start of the school year. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
May 23, 2024

Duval Schools responds to criticism from state education commissioner

Interim Superintendent Dana Kriznar said the district has made several changes to keep students safe, and more are on the…

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The Youth Exposure, Inc. board comprises serial entrepreneurs. From left are Nahshon Nicks, Starr Prescott, Aisha Norris and Rick Walker. | Submitted, Dwight Garth, Youth Exposure, Inc.
May 23, 2024

Youth entrepreneurship camp geared for Northwest Jax teens

Youth Exposure Inc. will hold an eight-week camp for children and teens between 10 and 19 years old.…

Featured image for “Christopher Bernier chosen as Duval Schools superintendent”
Christopher Bernier, Duval County's new schools superintendent, speaks during a forum May 13, 2024, at EverBank Stadium. The balloons form the school district's logo. | Megan Mallicoat, Jacksonville Today
May 23, 2024

Christopher Bernier chosen as Duval Schools superintendent

The School Board said Bernier was the best choice to navigate Florida’s complex and sometimes politically charged education system.…

Featured image for “Chairman resigns from school tax oversight committee”
The Duval County Public Schools Sales-Surtax Oversight Committee is supposed to monitor expenditures from the district's half-cent sales tax. | News4Jax
May 23, 2024

Chairman resigns from school tax oversight committee

Chair Donald Green suggested Duval Schools is blocking the committee from operating independently.…

Featured image for “Florida is kicking off another hurricane tax-free holiday”
Shoppers can save on hurricane supplies during the 2-week sales tax holiday. | Daylina Miller, WUSF
May 23, 2024

Florida is kicking off another hurricane tax-free holiday

The tax holiday will run from June 1 to June 14. It is timed with the start of the six-month…

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May 23, 2024

Just in time for a sweltering weekend: A heat risk forecast

The National Weather Service is launching a new heat risk forecast to warn people of potentially long durations of dangerous…

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May 22, 2024

Stadium operating costs: Current vs. proposed

An analysis of current cost sharing on day-to-day stadium operations, versus those proposed under a new deal between the Jacksonville…

Featured image for “Jax parks improving, but work remains, report says”
Grunthal Park in the Grand Park neighborhood was renovated in 2023 to convert tennis courts into basketball courts with a playground space. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 22, 2024

Jax parks improving, but work remains, report says

A national nonprofit organization, the Trust for Public Land, ranked Jacksonville’s parks 69th of 100 cities nationwide — an improvement…

Featured image for “HGTV’s ‘Dream Home’ sweepstakes has a winner”
This is the 3,300-square-foot "Dream Home" given away as part of an HGTV contest. | HGTV
May 22, 2024

HGTV’s ‘Dream Home’ sweepstakes has a winner

Maria Fratta, a schoolteacher in New York, won a new home in Anastasia Island, a Mercedes Benz and $100,000.…

Featured image for “St. Johns County court clerk deploys overseas”
Brandon Patty, St. Johns County clerk of the circuit court and county comptroller. | St. Johns County clerk of the circuit court
May 22, 2024

St. Johns County court clerk deploys overseas

Brandon Patty, clerk of the circuit court and county comptroller, is shipping out to support U.S. Navy contingency operations in…

Featured image for “Archie the rhino recovering at zoo after tooth removal”
Archie the southern white rhino lies anesthetized during surgery to remove a tooth on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. | Curtis Dvorak
May 22, 2024

Archie the rhino recovering at zoo after tooth removal

Animal care experts came from around the state came to help remove Archie’s abscessed tooth at the Jacksonville Zoo and…