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Editorials

A word or two about the city fire fee

August 31, 2009

I’ve taken the last week to sort out my feelings about the response of the St. Augustine City Commission in unanimously voting August 24th to raise the city’s fire assessment fee.

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Community

Guest column: Canadian Freedom

August 30, 2009

As a Floridian, Canada offers freedom from the heat of summer during this time of year, and was the ideal location to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. While vacationing in a vast change of scenery and climate, we were compelled to visit historic sites of freedom as well, including the actual site of the suspension […]

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Public Safety

Two Hastings teens arrested in murder case

August 30, 2009

Following up on a story that appeared in Historic City News yesterday, two Hastings teenagers have been arrested in connection with the homicide of a 28-year old man whose body was discovered Saturday evening.

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Community

Italy’s DONNAVVENTURA visits St. Augustine

August 29, 2009

Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, reported to Historic City News that St. Augustine will be visited by one of Italy’s most popular television shows this weekend.

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Public Safety

Body found in shallow grave in Hastings

August 29, 2009

Kevin Kelshaw reported to Historic City News that detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Robbery Homicide Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man found in a wooded area this morning.

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Native Americans focus of 444th birthday events

August 28, 2009

Historic City News has learned that on September 3-5, St. Augustine, the Nation’s oldest city, will celebrate its 444th birthday with three full days of special events and activities.

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Community

O’Hara speaker at National Scenic Byways event

August 28, 2009

Sallie O’Hara, Administrator of the Friends of A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Byway, reported to Historic City News that she was recently a guest speaker at the National Scenic Byways Conference in Denver.

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Government

Martinez replacement to be named today

August 28, 2009

Governor Charlie Crist will announce the individual he intends to appoint to the United States Senate upon the official resignation of Senator Mel Martinez in a press conference today, Friday, August 28, 2009.

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Community

Red flag advisories this weekend

August 28, 2009

Karen Pan reported to Historic City News that for the second weekend in a row, St. Johns County beaches will have high tides, extreme surfs and strong rip currents, this time due to Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic.

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Government

Grants funding panel to hold special meeting

August 28, 2009

Jay Humphreys, Communications Director with the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council’s Category II Arts/Grants Funding panel will hold a special meeting.

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