GOVERNMENT

Juvenile Justice boots Youth Services International

Juvenile Justice boots Youth Services International

Historic City News has learned that the private company, Youth Services International, can no longer respond to a current invitation to negotiate the contract for the St. Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility Florida because the Department of Juvenile Justice has canceled a contract with the controversial operator of a 40-bed residential facility in Santa Rosa County.

August 26, 2014 | By More
Birchim appointed City Director of Planning and Building

Birchim appointed City Director of Planning and Building

St. Augustine City Manager John Regan announced to Historic City News that David Birchim has been promoted to the position of Planning and Building Director. Birchim, a near 17-year veteran of the department, has been serving as interim director since the announced retirement of Mark Knight. The promotion is effective today, Tuesday, August 26.

August 26, 2014 | By More

COMMUNITY

If you can, wait until September 1 to renew your tags

If you can, wait until September 1 to renew your tags

Residents renewing their auto, truck and motorcycle tags after September 1 can benefit from a new state law reducing registration fees an average of $14 – $25 each. But, if they get in a hurry to send back their automated renewal ahead of time, they may be stuck with the current, higher fees.

August 27, 2014 | By More
Defense Department aids over-militarization of local police

Defense Department aids over-militarization of local police

Have you been paying attention to the trend of local police forces to become more militarized? In St Johns, Putnam, Clay and Flagler County, law enforcement agencies have received military-grade equipment through the Defense Department’s 1033 Program and the number of SWAT raids has skyrocketed.

August 27, 2014 | By More

HISTORIC CITY 9-1-1

Charles answers some questions about home shooting

Charles answers some questions about home shooting

Jacksonville attorney Hank Coxe is representing former St Augustine Beach Mayor Frank Charles in the shooting incident that occurred at Charles’ residence in the 4600 block of Pecos Court in Cimarrone at about 3:30 a.m. Friday night.

August 27, 2014 | By More
South beaches closed to vehicular traffic

South beaches closed to vehicular traffic

Historic City News readers are advised that due to persistent northeast winds, elevated surf, and beach flooding associated with Hurricane Cristobal, St. Augustine Beach, Crescent Beach, and Butler Beach are temporarily closed to vehicular traffic.

August 26, 2014 | By More

BUSINESS

San Sebastian Harbor details coming to light

San Sebastian Harbor details coming to light

Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, met with Don McCormick, Director of Business Development for Humphrey Realty this afternoon; the entity managing the development of the Doubletree by Hilton on San Marco Avenue at Old Mission Avenue, and the new owners of the long vacant land to be developed into the San Sebastian Inland Harbor.

August 20, 2014 | By More
San Sebastian Inland Harbor has new owner

San Sebastian Inland Harbor has new owner

Historic City News has learned that real estate owned through foreclosure by a Wells Fargo Bank affiliate has been sold to a central Florida family involved in a number of property investment projects throughout Florida for a reported $4.75 million.

August 19, 2014 | By More

St Augustine | St Johns County | Historic Coast News

Suspicious vehicle spotted at bus stops

Suspicious vehicle spotted at bus stops

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit is asking Historic City News readers to help locate or identify the driver of a panel van seen loitering in and cruising the area of several school bus stops over the past week.

August 26, 2014 | By More
Board of County Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

Board of County Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

St. Johns County Board of County Commission 2014 Regular Meeting Schedule The St. Johns County Board of County Commission Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays each month commencing at 9:00 am in the St. Johns County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL. The Board reserves the right to cancel […]

August 26, 2014 | By More
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