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Archive for December, 2008

Library’s Food for Fines a success

December 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Library’s Food for Fines a success

In an announcement received by Historic City News this morning, Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson expressed her thanks to library patrons for their generous support of the “Food for Fines” program.

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Governor’s New Years message

December 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Governor’s New Years message

The Governor’s Press Secretary forwarded the following message to Historic City News for publication to our readers.

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New Businesses through 12/28/2008

December 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 12/28/2008

Begin Business Date: 12/22/2008 End Business Date: 12/28/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Armed robbery suspects arrested

December 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
Armed robbery suspects arrested

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that two men were arrested by Sheriff’s deputies in connection with two armed robberies early this morning.

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New Years weekend events

December 31, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Years weekend events

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau reported to Historic City News today there are many choices for entertainment in America’s Oldest City this weekend.

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Sexual predator notification 12/30/08

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Sexual predator notification 12/30/08

Historic City News received the following notification this afternoon from Kevin Kelshaw, SJSO Media Relations Officer. In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21, this news release will serve as public notification that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has been given information that a person judged to be a sexual predator is now residing within […]

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Winners announced in Regatta of Lights

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Winners announced in Regatta of Lights

Sacha Martin has reported to Historic City News the following results from the 28th Annual Regatta of Lights. “Alternative”, a 22 foot power boat owned by George Lomax, was judged “Best Overall”.

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SJCFR responds to injured fisherman at sea

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
SJCFR responds to injured fisherman at sea

SJCFR Public Education and Information Officer Jeremy Robshaw reported to Historic City News this afternoon that St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) and the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office (SJCSO) responded to a reported injury on board a commercial fishing vessel at approximately 8:45 a.m. today.

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Speaker on the writings of Saint Paul

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Speaker on the writings of Saint Paul

Historic City News received a report from Event & Communications Director for the Cathedral Basilica, Christine McMillan announcing that The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will host a special program on the writings of Saint Paul the Apostle on Saturday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m.

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Public hearing on golf cart ordinance

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Public hearing on golf cart ordinance

On the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, Historic City News has learned of a public hearing to be held on a proposed ordinance implementing provisions for the operation of golf carts on county roads and county right of ways advanced at the request of The PARC Group.

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Commission considers separation incentive

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Commission considers separation incentive

Historic City News has learned that the County Commission intends to consider in it’s meeting on Tuesday, January 6th, the approval of a Voluntary Separation Incentive program for qualifying county employees in an effort to save millions of dollars each year.

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Celebrate New Years at Beach Blast-off

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Celebrate New Years at Beach Blast-off

Historic City News and the sponsors of Beach Blast-off 2009 promise that there isn’t any other place you’d rather be than St. Augustine Beach to kick off another great year!

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Wanchick reflects on past year

December 30, 2008 | By | Comments More
Wanchick reflects on past year

In the last issue of the County Administrator’s bi-weekly newsletter, Historic City News takes note of Michael Wanchick’s reflections on some major accomplishments of the past year.

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Marriage Licenses through 12/28/2008

December 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 12/28/2008

From the records of Cheryl Strickland St. Johns County Clerk of Court

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Consequences of voter apathy

December 29, 2008 | By | Comments More
Consequences of voter apathy

On August 26th, just less than one third of the registered Democrats in precinct 507 cast votes in the Primary Election.

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New Businesses through 12/21/2008

December 26, 2008 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 12/21/2008

Begin Business Date: 12/15/2008 End Business Date: 12/21/2008 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Archaeological Association annual meeting

December 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Archaeological Association annual meeting

The Saint Augustine Archaeological Association has announced to Historic City News that they will feature Carl Halbirt at their Annual Meeting in January.

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Governor issues Christmas message

December 25, 2008 | By | Comments More
Governor issues Christmas message

As we spend this Christmas season with our loved ones, we can celebrate the wonders of life, as seen in the miraculous birth of our Lord. This is a time when we enjoy the blessings of friends and family as we look back upon the previous year and prepare for the year ahead.

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Workshop scheduled for Bartram scenic highway

December 23, 2008 | By | Comments More
Workshop scheduled for Bartram scenic highway

Historic City News was informed that the public is invited to participate in an upcoming public design workshop regarding the creation of a master plan for the William Bartram Scenic & Historic Highway Corridor Management Council.

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County welcomes new interim commissioner

December 23, 2008 | By | Comments More
County welcomes new interim commissioner

Historic City News is following up on this morning’s announcement that Phil Mays of Ponte Vedra has been appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to fill the St. Johns County District 4 Commission seat.

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Governor Crist Appoints Mays

December 23, 2008 | By | Comments More
Governor Crist Appoints Mays

In an announcement received by Historic City News from Sterling Ivey in the public information office of Governor Charlie Crist, we learned today of the appointment of Phil Mays to serve on the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners.

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Marriage Licenses through 12/21/2008

December 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses through 12/21/2008

From the records of Cheryl Strickland St. Johns County Clerk of Court

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Your January electric bill will be lower

December 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Your January electric bill will be lower

Thanks to recent reductions in fuel prices, Historic City News has learned from Florida Power and Light that you can expect a decrease in your bill starting January 6, 2009.

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Christmas services at the Cathedral

December 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Christmas services at the Cathedral

Christine McMillan announced the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine schedule for Christmas services to Historic City News this morning.

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Santa visits St. Augustine Health Center

December 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Santa visits St. Augustine Health Center

Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office informed Historic City News this morning that Santa and several deputies will be distributing stuffed animals and a little holiday cheer this Christmas season.

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Holiday closings announced by county

December 22, 2008 | By | Comments More
Holiday closings announced by county

All offices of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 25 and 26, for the Christmas holiday. Offices also will be closed for New Years Day on Thursday, January 1.

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Jaguars corner Tarvarous Bain arrested

December 21, 2008 | By | Comments More
Jaguars corner Tarvarous Bain arrested

At about 6:30 this morning, Jaguars corner Tarvarous Donnell Bain was taken into custody by St. Johns County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Emert after Bain was stopped driving 99 m.p.h. according to a Historic City News alert just received.

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Death of SCUBA diver investigated

December 20, 2008 | By | Comments More
Death of SCUBA diver investigated

Historic City News has learned that District 23 Chief Medical Examiner Terrence R. Steiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a diver that occurred off the coast of St. Augustine earlier today.

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Home invasion leads to arrests

December 20, 2008 | By | Comments More
Home invasion leads to arrests

Historic City News has learned that a 49 year old man and three teenage accomplices are arrested; accused of committing a December 10th home invasion robbery on Richie Drive.

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Lots of entertainment this weekend

December 19, 2008 | By | Comments More
Lots of entertainment this weekend

Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau reported to Historic City News today there are many choices for entertainment in America’s Oldest City this weekend.

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