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Archive for December, 2010

Former deputy Everett Fifield passes

December 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Former deputy Everett Fifield passes

Everett H. Fifield, former deputy sheriff under L.O. Davis and Dudley Garrett in the ’60s and ’70s, passed away quietly in his sleep on December 24, 2010, at the age of 81.

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New Years wishes from the Governor

December 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
New Years wishes from the Governor

“New Year’s Day is a time to celebrate with family and friends, and to look towards the coming year with great anticipation,” Florida Governor Charlie Crist told Historic City News in a special holiday announcement this morning. “It is also a time to reflect on the past year and be thankful for our many blessings.”

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Betty Griffin House: A Night in the Caribbean

December 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
Betty Griffin House: A Night in the Caribbean

Community Awareness Coordinator Kim Brumfield invited Historic City News readers to attend the upcoming 21st annual Betty Griffin House fundraising event – “A Night in the Caribbean”.

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City offices closed today

December 31, 2010 | By | Comments More
City offices closed today

All offices of the City of St. Augustine will be closed today Friday, December 31, New Year’s Eve.

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Guest Column: Florida Marks 150th Anniversary

December 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Florida Marks 150th Anniversary

150 years ago, in early January 1861, a special convention of delegates from around the state met in Tallahassee to consider whether Florida should leave the Union.

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Grand Opening for Latitude 30

December 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Grand Opening for Latitude 30

Bonnie Hayflick announced to Historic City News local entertainment reporters that Latitude 30, the First Coast’s 50,000 square foot, all-inclusive entertainment center, will open to the public on Thursday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m.

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Cliff Worrell and The Restless Kind perform live

December 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Cliff Worrell and The Restless Kind perform live

Lead vocalist Cliff Worrell invited Historic City News readers to enjoy Cliff Worrell and The Restless Kind — appearing in concert tomorrow night and again on Saturday at Molasses Junction Country Store located at 6300 CR-214.

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Grassroots news stories from this year

December 30, 2010 | By | Comments More
Grassroots news stories from this year

Historic City News is proud that our readers count on us to provide news content and information primarily originating from St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida; however, our reporters also follow the local impact of government actions that are making news, nationwide.

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Scott says: fairly, honestly with transparency

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Scott says: fairly, honestly with transparency

In a report published to Historic City News this evening, a statewide grand jury concluded, “The public is tired of officials who abuse their position or ignore conflicts of interest.”

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Happy New Years to Historic City News readers

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Happy New Years to Historic City News readers

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys alerts Historic City News readers that there are many choices for revelers planning to ring in New Year’s Day this weekend.

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Sexual Predator: Karl William Egner

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Sexual Predator: Karl William Egner

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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Guest Column: Neighborhood Watch Program

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Neighborhood Watch Program

During these tough economic times, residential and vehicle burglaries continue to be prevalent, not only in St. Johns County, but throughout the country.

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Library collects 18,614 food items in lieu of fines

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Library collects 18,614 food items in lieu of fines

Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson announced to local Historic City News reporters that more than 18,000 food items were collected during the recent Food for Fines program.

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First muster for Los Presidiales de San Agustin

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
First muster for Los Presidiales de San Agustin

The new living history group, Los Presidiales de San Agustín reported to Historic City News that they will be holding their first muster of the New Year on Saturday, January 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.

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Commission takes emergency burn ban action

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Commission takes emergency burn ban action

Historic City News public safety reporters were watching today during an emergency meeting of the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners when they adopted a resolution which authorizes the county administrator to enact a burn ban for St. Johns County effective immediately.

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Lewis: Why Washington is Dysfunctional

December 29, 2010 | By | Comments More
Lewis: Why Washington is Dysfunctional

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government.

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Fire Rescue warns of home heating risks

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Fire Rescue warns of home heating risks

Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer with St. Johns County Fire Rescue, reminds Historic City News readers that, as the temperature outside drops, St. Johns County families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm; they may not realize that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

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Fiorentino appointed to Enterprise Florida board

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Fiorentino appointed to Enterprise Florida board

Historic City News received word today that Governor Charlie Crist has appointed 51 year-old T. Martin Fiorentino Jr. of Ponte Vedra Beach to succeed Allan Bense as a member of the Board of Florida’s statewide economic development organization.

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450th Commemoration Commission Act

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
450th Commemoration Commission Act

111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 480 St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission Act of 2009 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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Automated External Defibrillator donated

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Automated External Defibrillator donated

Sheriff David B. Shoar informed local Historic City News community reporters that the members of the Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District recently purchased an Automated External Defibrillator to be placed in the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit assigned to the MSD.

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Ten major St Augustine news stories in 2010

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Ten major St Augustine news stories in 2010

• Bridge of Lions reopens • University of Florida takes over historic properties management • First America Foundation to manage 450th Commemoration • City manager retires • Aviles Street makeover • M&M Market seized • Mooring fields installed • $22.5 million bond plan for major projects • Land transferred for Castillo Center • 1960s Civil […]

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Letter: Please help Friends of A1A

December 28, 2010 | By | Comments More
Letter: Please help Friends of A1A

Dear Editor: You’ve probably heard me say it before—every day I am amazed at how far we have come with our vision for the A1A Byway.

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Which stores would you miss?

December 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Which stores would you miss?

After operating a brick-and-mortar retail business established in St. Augustine almost 85 years ago, Historic City Companies recently closed the doors to our local store; largely because of the buying habits of our customers.

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Letter: Come together to get the work done

December 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Letter: Come together to get the work done

Dear Editor: 2010 saw PUSH members involved in large numbers in efforts throughout the county to ameliorate current conditions for our homeless neighbors, advocate for comprehensive solutions and reach out to numerous faith based and civic organizations with education presentations.

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Christmas robbery in Winn-Dixie parking lot

December 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Christmas robbery in Winn-Dixie parking lot

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to the Winn-Dixie Marketplace on South Ponce de Leon Boulevard on Christmas Day to investigate a robbery.

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PUSH Annual Report published

December 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
PUSH Annual Report published

January 2010 PUSH was invited to attend the Complete Count (US Census) committee on January 12, 2010 to kick off the census planning for the spring. All PUSH members were asked to brainstorm outreach ideas prior to the next meeting where Mary will bring printed materials and have more information about the website and a […]

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Vehicle stolen – some contents later found

December 27, 2010 | By | Comments More
Vehicle stolen – some contents later found

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to a residence on Lions Gate Drive last Wednesday, December 22nd, to investigate a vehicle that was reported stolen.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 12/26/2010

December 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 12/26/2010

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 Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Final Judgments through 12/19/2010

December 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 12/19/2010

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 Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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When all else is closed – go to the movies

December 26, 2010 | By | Comments More
When all else is closed – go to the movies

As Historic City News reporters checked activity around town yesterday, there was at least one full parking lot in town — EPIC Theatres of St. Augustine was packed from the entrance almost to SR-207, with some early matinee screenings sold-out.

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