There is a word that defines someone who tries to get an advantage for themselves from a situation without thinking about what is right — that person is referred to as an “opportunist”. The word is often used to describe politicians, and it is not considered a desirable trait.
Archive for July, 2010
Historic City News readers are invited to attend the St. Augustine Regional Chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® when they host their monthly business meeting and luncheon at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, located at 155 SR 312 West, Thursday August 5th, 2010.
With her hair pulled back in sweaty pigtails, glasses smudged from digging through archaeological units, and hands muddied from sifting through piles of shells, construction debris and pottery remains, ten-year-old Ana Shaw concluded, “This is the coolest camp I’ve ever been to.”
In a presentation before the civic roundtable last week, St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar gave an overview of a new tool available from DNA:SI Laboratories in Burlington, NC which will be put to a field test locally to measure the value of using DNA evidence in in high-volume crime situations.
Local St. Augustine reporters at Historic City News have learned that Wednesday morning, Police Officer Walt Makowski responded to 865 Fish Island Road to investigate the theft of solid copper wire.
Prosperity Bank’s board of directors has agreed to a consent order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation to raise its Tier 1 capital ratio to 8 percent and its total risk-based capital ratio to 12 percent.
The Mayor and City Commissioners attended a small gathering of people including several City department heads, City Manager John Regan and former City Manager Bill Harriss to mark the Fiesta de Aviles and the ceremonial start to a much needed facelift for one of the oldest documented streets in St. Augustine.
Friday, July 30th at 10:00 a.m., a ceremony recognizing the heroism of three local firefighters will be held at the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Administration Building located at 3657 Gaines Road in St. Augustine according to information received by Historic City News from Public Information Officer Jeremy Robshaw on Thursday.
Two mules and two slaves for the widow Abbott By Geoff Dobson
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As part of its free monthly lecture series, Historic City News reporters learned that in the August 7th presentation at Mission San Luis, Derek Boyd Hankerson will speak on the topic of “Boys and Girls Clubs of America” — from the perspective of an alumnus of two clubs in suburban Maryland.
On Monday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m., Sacha Martin, President of the North Shores Improvement Association tells Historic City News local reporters that their organization will sponsor a candidate forum for contested seats in the August 24th Primary Election.
Historic City News reporters listened to Assistant City Attorney Carlos Mendoza last night as topics, including hygiene, city expenses, and horse carriage routes, were among elements weighed by the St. Augustine City Commission in a 1 1/2 hour workshop on a draft horse carriage ordinance.