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Archive for February, 2010

Dondanville Road Traffic Meeting

February 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Dondanville Road Traffic Meeting

Traffic Division Manager Greg Kennedy reported to the local news desk that St. Johns County’s Traffic Operations Section will host a public meeting to consider traffic concerns for the area near Dondanville Road in St. Augustine Beach.

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Flagler College Magazine wins CASE award

February 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Flagler College Magazine wins CASE award

Flagler College Magazine editor and Public Information Director Brian Thompson reported to Historic City News that they have won a CASE Special Merit award from in the competition’s magazine category.

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March 2010 – Florida Archaeology Month

February 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
March 2010 – Florida Archaeology Month

Amber Grafft-Weiss, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network Northeast Region, updated Historic City News about local events planned to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month.

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Community Lecture Series: Rosalinda Sanquiche

February 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Community Lecture Series: Rosalinda Sanquiche

Flagler College announced to the St. Augustine local news desk that their spring Community Lecture Series, titled “Analyze This: Literary and Film Interpretation,” continues Tuesday, March 16th with Rosalinda Sanquiche.

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County stops residential hazardous waste pickup

February 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
County stops residential hazardous waste pickup

St. Johns County Solid Waste Management reported to the local news desk at Historic City News that March 11th will be the last day that they will provide weekday pick-up of residential hazardous waste at sites in Julington Creek, Palm Valley and Crescent Beach.

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Disgruntled homeowner jailed for stalking

February 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Disgruntled homeowner jailed for stalking

Contention between homeowners, the St. Augustine Shores Service Corporation, and members of its board, are nothing new — law enforcement officers have been called to homeowner meetings in the past to preserve the peace.

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Looking Ahead – Moving Forward

February 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Looking Ahead – Moving Forward

The Flagler College Public Administration Program hosted a one-day conference for public administration professionals today; visited this morning by St. Augustine local news reporter and Flagler College alum, Michael Gold.

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Historic City Memories: Ghost Towns

February 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Historic City Memories: Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns of the St. Johns “New Switzerland” Francis Philip Fatio’s Plantation on the St. Johns and the Disappearance of the River Leviathans By Geoff Dobson

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Local student wins scholarship from SJRCC

February 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Local student wins scholarship from SJRCC

Historic City News congratulates St. Augustine High School student Monika White on winning the drawing for a $250 scholarship to attend St. Johns River Community College at the school’s recent Open House.

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AnnTaylor store seeks damages from landlord

February 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
AnnTaylor store seeks damages from landlord

The St. Augustine local news desk at Historic City News has learned that last month, AnnTaylor Stores Corp. filed suit against Chelsea Property Group, Inc. and Simon Property Group, Inc. the owners and operators of the outlet mall in St. Augustine.

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Community Collection Day: Vilano Beach

February 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Community Collection Day: Vilano Beach

St. Johns County Solid Waste Management informed the local news desk that they will host a Community Collection Day on Saturday, March 6th, from 8:00 a.m. until noon at North Beach Park.

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Proctor addresses Business Council meeting

February 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Proctor addresses Business Council meeting

The South Beaches Business Council reported to the St. Johns County local news desk that yesterday’s Breakfast Meeting featured Representative William L. “Bill” Proctor, who delivered a “State of the State Address.”

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Legislature: Address use of student restraints

February 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Legislature: Address use of student restraints

Florida has no rule in place governing student restraint and seclusion in the public and private schools and our teachers and principals are disadvantaged as a result of it.

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New Businesses through 02/21/2010

February 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 02/21/2010

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Tax Collector and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Authentic hand-rolled cigar maker opens shop

February 25, 2010 | By | Comments More
Authentic hand-rolled cigar maker opens shop

Julio Cordero tells the local St. Augustine news desk at Historic City News that he has been hand rolling cigars for over 20 years.

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Missing teen safely located in Flagler County

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Missing teen safely located in Flagler County

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that two tense days are over for the family of an 18 year-old Palm Coast woman who was last seen on Monday, February 22nd, at Matanzas High School.

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Job creation focus of Chamber luncheon

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Job creation focus of Chamber luncheon

The St. Johns County Convention Center at World Golf Village was the site of Monday’s St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council Membership Luncheon.

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Cultural Council – push is on for new members

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cultural Council – push is on for new members

The local news desk has learned that the Saint Johns Cultural Council is wrapping up its membership drive for 2010 which began with an announcement published by Historic City News in January.

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Cab driver aids student attacked in Lincolnville

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cab driver aids student attacked in Lincolnville

The local St. Augustine news desk has learned that at about 10:15 Friday night, a cab driver may have saved the life of a Flagler College student who was beaten and robbed by four ruffians in Lincolnville.

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Noche de Gala weekend entertainment

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Noche de Gala weekend entertainment

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys announced the following Noche de Gala weekend entertainment activities to the local St. Augustine news desk; highlighted by St. Aug Fest.

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Structure fire at Shores residence

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Structure fire at Shores residence

Firefighters from St. Johns County Fire Rescue were called to a home on Almansa Road in St. Augustine Shores yesterday afternoon and local news photographer Christopher Kimball was on the scene.

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Allen and Proctor at Young Republicans luncheon

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Allen and Proctor at Young Republicans luncheon

Dixie Strategies’ Consultant Brian H. Graham announced to St. Johns County local news reporters that former Virginia Governor and United States Senator George F. Allen, together will District 20 Representative Bill Proctor, will address a special luncheon on Friday.

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Eight year domestic violence strategic plan

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Eight year domestic violence strategic plan

Leisa Wiseman, Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence, External & Internal Affairs Director, told the St. Augustine local news desk that February has been designated by Congress as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month”.

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Flagler Sheriff investigating suspicious death

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Flagler Sheriff investigating suspicious death

Flagler County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating Saturday’s shooting death of a 56-year-old Palm Coast man according to a police report received by Historic City News.

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Carroll named as Veterans Nursing Home admin

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Carroll named as Veterans Nursing Home admin

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs has informed local news reporters in St. Augustine that they have named Michelle “Mickey” Carroll as the new administrator of the Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home.

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Sexual Predator: Bradley David Ayres

February 24, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sexual Predator: Bradley David Ayres

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 St. Johns County.

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Local men charged with Flagler home invasion

February 23, 2010 | By | Comments More
Local men charged with Flagler home invasion

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Debra Johnson reported to the St. Johns County local news desk that two St. Augustine men were being held in the Flagler County Inmate Facility on charges they forced their way into a Bunnell home and robbed the resident late Sunday evening.

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Delegation from Avilés to meet with Mayor

February 23, 2010 | By | Comments More
Delegation from Avilés to meet with Mayor

A delegation from St. Augustine’s sister city of Aviles, Spain, will be visiting this week in conjunction with the annual celebration of Founder Pedro Menendez’ birthday.

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Index of Government House collection online

February 23, 2010 | By | Comments More
Index of Government House collection online

Thomas Reed Caswell, University of Florida Libraries Liaison for the Government House Research Collection, has forwarded some exciting news to the St. Augustine news desk at Historic City News of interest to readers who research local historical subject matter.

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Jury finds Michael Renard Jackson guilty of murder

February 22, 2010 | By | Comments More
Jury finds Michael Renard Jackson guilty of murder

The trial of a man accused of raping and slaying a veterinary technician in Orange Park has resulted in a guilty verdict being returned late this morning in the first degree murder and sexual battery case.

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