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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 […]