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Archive for January, 2011

Area teacher sentenced to federal prison

January 31, 2011 | By More
Area teacher sentenced to federal prison

Historic City News learned that a case investigated by the Jacksonville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a nationwide initiative to combat sexual exploitation and abuse of children, has concluded in the conviction of a former Duval County school teacher.

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Census of endangered shorebirds Friday

January 31, 2011 | By More
Census of endangered shorebirds Friday

Audubon of Florida spokesperson Monique Borboen informed local Historic City News reporters that on Friday, February 4th, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and their partners will survey 170 miles of Florida’s beaches counting Piping Plovers.

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Cigarette lighter thought to be live grenade

January 31, 2011 | By More
Cigarette lighter thought to be live grenade

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that their bomb squad was dispatched to Flagler County this morning to dispose of a hand grenade that had been purchased at an estate sale.

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Law would allow lower elected official salaries

January 31, 2011 | By More
Law would allow lower elected official salaries

Historic City News has learned that five St. Johns County commissioners take well over a quarter-million dollars in salaries – plus a package of benefits that includes county-paid health care and pension contributions – as compensation for their duties; that, at one time, a former three-term commissioner recalls paid about $400 a month.

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Rash of attempted scams target elderly

January 30, 2011 | By More
Rash of attempted scams target elderly

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reported a week filled with attempted scams — and Sheriff David B. Shoar warns residents, especially the elderly, to be cautious when asked for personal information.

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Scholarships for Gators interning in DC

January 30, 2011 | By More
Scholarships for Gators interning in DC

Scholarship Chairman Taylor Moulton reported to Historic City News that University of Florida students with internships in the Washington, DC area this year, can apply for one of two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded.

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Trustee says liquidate – creditors oppose

January 30, 2011 | By More
Trustee says liquidate – creditors oppose

Tuesday, an official committee comprised of 7 of the 20 largest unsecured creditors, will learn the fate of their plans to create a new company to manage the performing assets of Lydia Cladek, Inc.; now in the hands of the Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge of the Middle District of Florida.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 1/30/2011

January 30, 2011 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 1/30/2011

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 1/27/2011

January 30, 2011 | By More
Final Judgments through 1/27/2011

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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Department proposed 53 State Park closures

January 29, 2011 | By More
Department proposed 53 State Park closures

Florida Division of Recreation and Parks got some bad news Wedneday when the Department of Environmental Protection presented the Legislature an unprecedented list of 53 state parks that will be closed, including Fort Mose in St. Augustine.

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Judge Christine investiture Friday night

January 29, 2011 | By More
Judge Christine investiture Friday night

Local attorney Alexander R. Christine was installed as County Court Judge Friday, in an induction ceremony with his mother Kathleen, daughter Sara, and brother, Bobby L. Christine, chief Magistrate Court judge in Columbia County, Georgia, by his side.

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Guest Column: CodeRED program

January 29, 2011 | By More
Guest Column: CodeRED program

This month, I would like to remind all of our citizens of a very helpful tool that’s available if we ever have to evacuate the entire county for a natural disaster or notify portions of the county for any other type of emergency.

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Politics and social media

January 29, 2011 | By More
Politics and social media

Priscilla Proctor reported to Historic City News that Kathy Kiely will be the next speaker in the 2010-2011 Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.

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Historic city loses accomplished blues artist

January 28, 2011 | By More
Historic city loses accomplished blues artist

Jim Stafford, President of Eclipse Recording Company, told Historic City News reporters that local musician Marty Scott passed away this past Saturday and “will leave a void impossible to fill.”

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Palm Coast Half Marathon Huge Success

January 28, 2011 | By More
Palm Coast Half Marathon Huge Success

Historic City News was on hand for the First Annual Palm Coast Half Marathon and 5K race last weekend — despite freezing temperatures, walkers and runners of all ages reported a good time.

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Candlelight vigil marks 3-month disappearance

January 28, 2011 | By More
Candlelight vigil marks 3-month disappearance

At 6:00 tomorrow evening, Saturday, January 29th, family and friends of 34 year-old Rebecca Ann Ware will host a candlelight vigil to mark the three-month anniversary of her disappearance.

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Vehicles burglarized at Youngs Masonry

January 28, 2011 | By More
Vehicles burglarized at Youngs Masonry

St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar is asking Historic City News readers if they recognize either of the two men shown on surveillance video that was taken last weekend while several vehicles were being burglarized at Young’s Masonry.

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More changes requested for carriage ordinance

January 28, 2011 | By More
More changes requested for carriage ordinance

Assistant City Attorney Carlos Mendoza returned to the City Commission this week with the latest staff draft of a proposed horse-drawn carriage ordinance; an issue being closely followed by local Historic City News reporters.

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2011 Event Florida Living History calendar

January 28, 2011 | By More
2011 Event Florida Living History calendar

Florida Living History, Inc., President, Davis Walker, announced the 2011 calendar of heritage events to Historic City News local reporters this week.

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Thwart identity thieves at free shred event

January 28, 2011 | By More
Thwart identity thieves at free shred event

Tracy Spencer informed local business reporters at Historic City News that AAA Insurance is planning to host a free community shred event on Tuesday, February 15th.

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25 year anniversary of Challenger accident

January 28, 2011 | By More
25 year anniversary of Challenger accident

Twenty-five years ago, seven astronauts died aboard space shuttle Challenger when it exploded shortly after liftoff.

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Burn ban lifted for St. Johns County

January 28, 2011 | By More
Burn ban lifted for St. Johns County

Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer with St. Johns County Fire Rescue, informed Historic City News local reporters that after consideration of current fire conditions county officials have decided to lift the burn ban for St. Johns County.

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One dead in head-on collision – other serious

January 27, 2011 | By More
One dead in head-on collision – other serious

St. Johns County Traffic Homicide Investigator Joseph McGinnis reported to Historic City News that the Sheriff’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene of a fatal traffic collision at 6:14 p.m. this evening.

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Robin Kass Burchfield speaks to STAR Council

January 27, 2011 | By More
Robin Kass Burchfield speaks to STAR Council

The St. Augustine Regional Council reported to Historic City News that they held their first meeting of the year on Wednesday January 19th, at Amici’s Italian Restaurant located on SR-312 and A1A in St. Augustine.

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Assessing the need for county health services

January 27, 2011 | By More
Assessing the need for county health services

The St. Johns County Health and Human Services Advisory Council is asking local Historic City News readers to help them assess the health and human service needs in our community.

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Historic City Memories: Off to the Rodeo

January 27, 2011 | By More
Historic City Memories: Off to the Rodeo

Off to the Rodeo Florida today is a major rodeo state By Geoff Dobson

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New Businesses through 01/23/2011

January 27, 2011 | By More
New Businesses through 01/23/2011

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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Civil War to Civil Rights at Agricultural Museum

January 27, 2011 | By More
Civil War to Civil Rights at Agricultural Museum

Mary K. Herron, Director of Development at the Florida Agricultural Museum, reported to Historic City News that Derek Hankerson, a local historian and educator, will be discussing the role of black soldiers during the Civil War.

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Aerobatic pilots prepare for air show season

January 27, 2011 | By More
Aerobatic pilots prepare for air show season

Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine announced to Historic City News that local residents and airport users can expect increased flight activity, from now through the end of April, as “aerobatic pilots” prepare for the 2011 Air Show Season.

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Contract with First America Foundation

January 26, 2011 | By More
Contract with First America Foundation

Historic City News continues to review the seven page contract between the City of St. Augustine, signed by Mayor Joe Boles, and First America Foundation, Inc., the private foundation on which Boles is a Board Member; that was created, some say, to avoid the requirements of public notice and public hearings.

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