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GOVERNMENT

Airport Authority – five years without ad valorem tax assessments

Airport Authority – five years without ad valorem tax assessments

Edward R. Wuellner, Executive Director of the St. Augustine ‐ St. Johns County Airport Authority, reported that at last night’s meeting, the members voted not to assess ad valorem taxes.

September 16, 2014 | By More
VA doesn’t know where their veterans live

VA doesn’t know where their veterans live

Historic City News has received a copy of a letter from Assistant County Administrator Jerry Cameron to Thomas Wisnieski, Director of the North Florida and South Georgia Veterans Health System, concerning the Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) location in St. Johns County, that indicates the the VA doesn’t know where their veterans actually […]

September 13, 2014 | By More

COMMUNITY

Semifinalists named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

Semifinalists named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Evanston, Illinois, announced to local Historic City News reporters that five local high school students in St Augustine and St Johns County schools have been selected to be included with approximately 16,000 other semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 17, 2014 | By More
Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend

Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend

Reminding everyone to watch out for cyclists this weekend Velo Fest supporting MS150 with bicycle parking By Heather Neville, Director Special to Historic City News Velo Fest Community Initiative will be supporting the 2200 rider strong Bike MS150 this weekend. As riders take to the road on a 179 mile journey starting in Ponte Vedra […]

September 16, 2014 | By More

HISTORIC CITY 9-1-1

Vandals strike with anti-religious graffiti

Vandals strike with anti-religious graffiti

Graffiti is one of the most senseless forms of vandalism possible since it does nothing to endear anyone to a cause and it is universally removed without much fanfare. Historic City News reporters found two recent incidents that appear to be linked to an anti-religious message; one across the Plaza from the Cathedral and the […]

September 17, 2014 | By More
Johnson Sentenced to Death in FSU Student Slaying

Johnson Sentenced to Death in FSU Student Slaying

A Louisiana man convicted of First Degree Murder and Kidnapping to Facilitate a Felony was sentenced to death Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Kentrell Feronti Johnson, 43, had previously been convicted of those charges at the end of June of this year. Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, who presided over the trial and penalty phase of Johnson’s […]

September 16, 2014 | By More

BUSINESS

Amato announces career after First Coast News

Amato announces career after First Coast News

Last month Historic City News readers missed a face that had started their day for the last 20 years when Eric Land, president and general manager of First Coast News, announced that Good Morning Jacksonville news anchor Phil Amato had resigned.

September 16, 2014 | By More
Public dollars used to pay for private schools

Public dollars used to pay for private schools

Public dollars used to pay for private schools For-profit charters schools blossom Jacksonville Business Journal Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, spoke to a reporter with the Jacksonville Business Journal yesterday to express his concern with what he sees as a growing threat to public education from private for-profit charter schools.

September 12, 2014 | By More

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Downtown Ron Brown retires as City Attorney

Downtown Ron Brown retires as City Attorney

City Manager John Regan shared an inside iggy with the audience of over 100 attendees last night when he introduced the guest of honor during a three-hour retirement celebration for St Augustine City Attorney, Ronald Wayne Brown. Regan says some folks around City Hall get it, but he’s never really explained the nickname “Downtown Ron […]

September 16, 2014 | By More
Johns Creek Parkway Traffic Solutions Public Meeting

Johns Creek Parkway Traffic Solutions Public Meeting

Johns Creek Parkway Traffic Solutions Public Meeting7 p.m. / September 23251 Huffner Hill Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092 St. Johns County Traffic Operations will host a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23 in the Johns Creek Community Center, 251 Huffner Hill Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092, to consider traffic concerns for […]

September 16, 2014 | By More
Volunteers Needed at the Council on Aging

Volunteers Needed at the Council on Aging

Opportunities are available to volunteer for one or more of the following positions through the Council on Aging and Coastal Community Center, according to an announcement received by Historic City News from Ginny Draper this week. If you would like to apply, contact Draper or Elise Moloney at 904-209-3686 for more information.

September 15, 2014 | By More
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