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Archive for December, 2009

Save your ticket stubs after the Gator Bowl

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Save your ticket stubs after the Gator Bowl

Historic City News local St. Augustine and St. Johns County news desk has learned that guests of tomorrow’s Gator Bowl game will get a little something extra this weekend in exchange for their ticket stubs.

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St. Aug Fest: Harley dealer partners with PBO

December 31, 2009 | By | Comments More
St. Aug Fest: Harley dealer partners with PBO

“We are proud to join forces with the St. Augustine Police Benevolent Organization to be a part of this great weekend event,” Clark Vitulli, co-owner of Harley-Davidson of St. Augustine, told Historic City News local St. Augustine and St. Johns County news desk.

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Until February 16th two parks go dark

December 31, 2009 | By | Comments More
Until February 16th two parks go dark

Historic City News local St. Augustine and St. Johns County news desk has learned that St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department has implemented a light shut off program.

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Matanzas beach driving halted by Park Service

December 31, 2009 | By | Comments More
Matanzas beach driving halted by Park Service

Troy Blevins, the director of parks and recreation for St. Johns County, told Historic City News local St. Augustine and St. Johns County news desk that as of tomorrow, driving will be allowed on about 14 miles along the county’s 42-mile coast.

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County offices close for unpaid furlough day

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County offices close for unpaid furlough day

Public Affairs Specialist Karen Pan reported to Historic City News local St. Augustine and St. Johns County news desk that the first of five unpaid staff furlough days for county employees in 2010 will be Friday, January 15th.

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Cat in St. Augustine South found shot twice

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Cat in St. Augustine South found shot twice

Historic City News reader Sacha Martin reported that a pet cat was discovered, shot twice with pellets, by a St. Augustine South resident Monday afternoon.

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2009: Exciting year for City of St. Augustine

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
2009: Exciting year for City of St. Augustine

Every year there are changes throughout St. Augustine — this past year is no different; so, Historic City News reviewed with the City of St. Augustine some of the many public areas that were established or improved during 2009.

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Cultural Events through January 11th

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Cultural Events through January 11th

Please call ahead, as changing weather conditions may affect some events.

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St. Augustine New Year’s Day schedule

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
St. Augustine New Year’s Day schedule

All city offices will be closed Friday, January 1st, New Year’s Day, to re-open at 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 4th.

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New Years weekend events in St. Augustine

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
New Years weekend events in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys announced to Historic City News the following New Years weekend events.

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New Businesses through 12/27/2009

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 12/27/2009

Begin Business Date: 12/21/2009 End Business Date: 12/27/2009 From the records of DENNIS W. HOLLINGSWORTH

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Historic City Memories: D. P. Davis – Part III

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
Historic City Memories: D. P. Davis – Part III

The Mysterious Disappearance of D.P. Davis Part III of a series D. P. Davis sails for Europe — and disappears. By Geoff Dobson

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County Commission cancels Tuesday meeting

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
County Commission cancels Tuesday meeting

NOTICE OF CANCELED REGULAR MEETING OF THE ST. JOHNS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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2010 Resolution – eliminate abusive lawsuits

December 30, 2009 | By | Comments More
2010 Resolution – eliminate abusive lawsuits

As an editor of an online daily news journal, I read a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo about some person filing suit against another; demanding compensation for some of the most ridiculous circumstances you can imagine — and I’m sick and tired of it.

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SunCruz casino boat operator bankrupt

December 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
SunCruz casino boat operator bankrupt

Oceans Casino Cruises Inc., which owns SunCruz Casinos and is based in Dania Beach, filed voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Monday in the Southern District of Florida. A Chapter 7 filing usually leads to liquidation of the company.

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Opus 39 Chef completes first cookbook

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Opus 39 Chef completes first cookbook

St. Augustine’s Opus 39 Restaurant & Food Gallery Chef Michael McMillan announced to Historic City News that he has completed his first cookbook titled “True to Flavor”.

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Arrest made in drive-by shooting

December 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Arrest made in drive-by shooting

Historic City News received an update from Community Affairs Officer Barbara Clifford of the St. Augustine Police Department that an arrest was made last night in the drive-by shooting that occurred in the 30th block of Nesmith Avenue on Sunday.

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Atlantic red snapper fishing outlawed

December 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Atlantic red snapper fishing outlawed

Karla Gore, spokesperson for the Southeast Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service, has announced to Historic City News that effective January 4, 2010, all recreational and commercial harvest of red snapper in Atlantic federal waters is prohibited.

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Local St. Augustine news stories from 2009

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Local St. Augustine news stories from 2009

This is a quick review of selected local news stories covered in Historic City News during the past 12 months.

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Early New Years family celebration at beach

December 29, 2009 | By | Comments More
Early New Years family celebration at beach

2010 Event Chairwoman Verna Brown invited Historic City News readers to make plans now for a “family friendly” early New Year’s Eve, Thursday December 31st!

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Man threatened with firearm in Target parking lot

December 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Man threatened with firearm in Target parking lot

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Clifford of the St. Augustine Police Department reported to Historic City News that on Tuesday, a man reported that he was assaulted while in the Targert parking lot.

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Victim struck three times in head at Nobbys

December 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Victim struck three times in head at Nobbys

Historic City News received a report from Community Affairs Officer Barbara Clifford of the St. Augustine Police Department that a patron at Nobby’s Tavern, located at 10 Anastasia Boulevard, became the victim of an aggravated battery only minutes before the city’s 1:00 a.m. closing time.

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11 year-old victim accosted by man for sex

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11 year-old victim accosted by man for sex

Historic City News has learned that an 11 year-old girl was walking into the Little Champ parking lot at 118 King Street when she was approach by a homeless man — asking for sex.

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FDIC issues cease-and-desist orders

December 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
FDIC issues cease-and-desist orders

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released to Historic City News today a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in November.

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Victim shot in Nesmith Avenue driveway

December 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Victim shot in Nesmith Avenue driveway

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Clifford of the St. Augustine Police Department reported to Historic City News that an investigation is ongoing into a shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon.

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Join the St. Augustine Genealogical Society

December 28, 2009 | By | Comments More
Join the St. Augustine Genealogical Society

St. Augustine Genealogical Society reminds Historic City News readers that their membership dues for the New Year are due and payable this Friday, January 1st.

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Meyer takes leave instead of resignation

December 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Meyer takes leave instead of resignation

Historic City News has learned that less than 24 hours after resigning, Florida Coach Urban Meyer has changed his mind.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 12/27/2009

December 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 12/27/2009

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

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Re-entry Team helps ex-offenders

December 27, 2009 | By | Comments More
Re-entry Team helps ex-offenders

They gather monthly in a conference room at the County Health Center, reviewing progress made and searching for better ways to lower the hurdles faced by ex-offenders leaving jail.

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Maria Sanchez Lake overflows

December 26, 2009 | By | Comments More
Maria Sanchez Lake overflows

Maria Sanchez Lake overflowed at Cordova and St. Francis streets late last week from a combination of a full moon, northeast winds, rain and high tide.

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