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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…

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Sailboats are moored on the Amelia River in Fernandina Beach's historic waterfront district. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 6, 2024

Amelia recognized as ‘best island’ in US 

Amelia Island was selected in a survey by Global Traveler Magazine. It topped destinations like Maui and Hilton Head.…

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Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers.
April 26, 2024

Jury urges death penalty in Nassau deputy’s murder

Convicted killer Patrick McDowell made an unusual statement saying he deserved a death sentence.…

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The cruiser of Nassau County Deputy Josh Moyers is decorated with memorial flowers and messages after his fatal shooting in 2021. | News4Jax
March 14, 2024

Nassau deputy’s killer argues he can’t get fair sentence

Patrick Rene McDowell, who admitted shooting Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers, wants his sentencing moved outside Northeast Florida.…

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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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St. Johns County leaders have identified a West Augustine site, near the former location of Florida Memorial College, as a potential home for a Florida Museum of Black History. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
January 10, 2024

St. Augustine and Amelia Island vie for state’s Black history museum

An eight-member task force will meet Friday as it seeks to select a location for the Florida Museum of Black…

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November 13, 2023

Late library books can cost you. But not in Jax.

The Jacksonville library eliminated late fees two years ago. And St. Johns County is giving you a break right now.…

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Gas pumps
September 14, 2023

Trucker accused of moving stolen fuel in Nassau County

The man was arrested with hundreds of gallons of fuel after he drove past an inspection station on Interstate 95.…

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A Nassau County sheriff's deputy was arrested after a SWAT standoff Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. | News4Jax
September 1, 2023

Nassau deputy jailed after SWAT standoff

Earise Ray Rhoden Jr. is accused of firing shots and pointing a gun at a deputy. He was arrested after…

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Madelyn Dinkins-Smith says it’s become near impossible to access her family’s burial grounds, even though she’s allowed to under Florida law. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
September 21, 2022

State law should protect Nassau Gullah/Geechee cemeteries, but lawmakers didn’t close loopholes

This is Part 2 of a two-part Jacksonville Today series. Read Part 1.  For decades, Madelyn Dinkins-Smith’s family members have…

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Photo: Morris B. Silas, special to Jacksonville Today
August 31, 2022

OPINION | Government can work. Here’s proof

Spend a lot of time browsing social media or watching Fox, CNN or MSNBC, and it would be easy to…

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Bobby Dollison has been maintaining two wells that provide clean drinking water from the Florida aquifer to a few dozen American Beach residents. | Claire Heddles, Jacksonville Today
May 1, 2022

Independent Florida water providers are shutting down. American Beach’s doesn’t want to be next.  

Construction will begin soon on a new water and sewer system in American Beach, the historically African American community in…