Tip nets suspect in theft

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.

County Services Southeast Annex

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 Speedway.

Spring Art & Craft Festival

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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Proposed marina in limbo

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, a 150-seat restaurant, retail and Continue Reading →

Just (Don’t) Breathe

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.

Ask Deputy Joe

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 lanes for passing other than Continue Reading →