I interviewed St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar for Historic City News this afternoon to talk about his impressions of the Manuel hearing today.
“If you want to do business in this county, this is what you have to do …..” Historic City News has learned that this, in paraphrasing FBI testimony and the admission of former County Commissioner Tom Manuel, was the demand made to government informants in exchange for bribes.
Jay Humphreys notified Historic City News that on September 3rd through 5th, St. Augustine will celebrate its 444th birthday with three full days of special events and activities.
Cathy Dupont reported to Historic City News that effective Saturday, August 1, the Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Park will be open from 10:00am until dusk each day, a change from the previous hours of dawn to dusk.
According to his court docket, Historic City News has learned that Thomas G. Manuel, who was suspended by the Governor from his office as St. Johns County Commission Chairman, is scheduled to change his not-guilty plea to bribery charges this morning.
As I look around today at the temperament of society I find myself very disappointed and I shake my head and wonder how so many Americans became so complacent.
Derek Boyd Hankerson reported to Historic City News on the success of the event that was held yesterday at Fort Mose with the Directors of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
The City of St. Augustine will be making repairs to the water main in Lincolnville on Blanco Street which will affect the water supply for the surrounding areas.
I like to discuss opinions and perspectives with our elected leaders — especially at budget time. County Commission Chairman Cyndi Stevenson forwarded some of her observations about this year’s budget along for me to consider.
Communications Director Jay Humphreys with the St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau updated Historic City News on this weekend’s entertainment events.