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Public Safety

Tip nets suspect in theft

March 29, 2008

The father of a burglary victim is being credited with helping the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office track down a suspect in the case that played out over two counties in January. “Our detectives have been investigating the case and getting leads since the incident happened Jan. 24.” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kevin Kelshaw said Friday.

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Government

County Services Southeast Annex

March 29, 2008

The new Southeast Annex, serving the citizens of southern St. Johns County, is complete and ready for operation. Residents of southeast St. Johns County now will be able to register their automobiles, pay their taxes, secure drivers licenses, and conduct all the other activities normally handled at the Main Tax Collector’s Office located on Lewis […]

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Community

Movie filming: “The Year of Easter”

March 29, 2008

Lights, camera, action… in America’s oldest city. A movie is being filmed in St. Augustine called “The Year of Easter.” It’s based on a true story about a little Lebanese girl — Yvonne Rice — who grew up in St. Augustine in the 1950s.

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Spring Art & Craft Festival

March 28, 2008

Saturday, March 29 & Sunday, March 30, 10-5pm. St. Augustine Art Association presents St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival at Francis Field. Over 125 artists and craftsmen, food, wine, beer, & music. Join in the fun at the most popular annual festival. Read more St. Augustine Art Association

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Community

Proposed marina in limbo

March 28, 2008

A Fort Myers developer is proposing to convert Oyster Creek Marina into luxury condominiums and a yacht harbor, but the plan appears to be sinking. Mark Knight, city planning and building director, said Thursday that Yacht Clubs of America had received approvals to build 99 condominiums in four buildings, 150 wet slips for large yachts, […]

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Business

Just (Don’t) Breathe

March 27, 2008

An asphalt plant has made life in one St. Johns County neighborhood nasty, brutish and stinky Dominic Nicklo has lived in the St. Augustine Heights area since 1960. But he didn’t know an asphalt plant had moved in until he began to smell the tarry, chemical-laden fumes shortly after the plant opened in 2000.

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Community

Legislature makes apology for slavery

March 27, 2008

By BRENT KALLESTAD The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature formally apologized Wednesday for its long support of slavery in a resolution calling for reconciliation.

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Public Safety

Ask Deputy Joe

March 27, 2008

Q: I moved to Florida from the North about five years ago and I cannot understand why so many drivers in this area remain in the passing lane for miles without making a turn. This is one of my pet peeves; in your opinion am I right? A: St. Johns County does not have specific […]

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Government

Prison Farm proposal protested by Putnam

March 26, 2008

Putnam County officials don’t think St. Johns County is treating them fairly by proposing to put a prison work farm in Hastings, and they’ve sent a letter of protest to the St. Johns County Commission.

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Community

Concerts in the Plaza Season 18

March 26, 2008

The 2008 season of Concerts in the Plaza, begins on the first Thursday night in April and continues with concerts every Thursday at 7:00pm through August with special holiday concerts on Memorial Day and Labor Day starting at 1:00pm. Great Entertainment in a Great Place Concerts in the Plaza’s 18th Season starts April 3

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