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Archive for February, 2011

Honoring Byrd’s 28 years of county service

February 28, 2011 | By More
Honoring Byrd’s 28 years of county service

Historic City News will join friends and former county officials at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow to honor former County Commission Chairman, 97 year-old Earl W. Byrd; the oldest living retired St. Johns County Commissioner and County Official.

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Bike plan needs your input

February 28, 2011 | By More
Bike plan needs your input

Historic City News readers are being asked to participate in a study to develop a network of bicycle routes and an accompanying way finding system within the City of St. Augustine.

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StAR Council meeting announced

February 28, 2011 | By More
StAR Council meeting announced

The StAR Council reported to Historic City News that they will hold their next “Meet and Greet” on Thursday, March 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Reef Restaurant located at 4100 Coastal Highway in Vilano Beach.

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Nights of Lights concludes successfully

February 28, 2011 | By More
Nights of Lights concludes successfully

Historic City News was updated by City of St. Augustine Public Affairs Coordinator, Cathy DuPont, who reports that, by all accounts, the 17th season of Nights of Lights was a most successful season.

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ALERT: Interstate 95 closed by fire

February 28, 2011 | By More
ALERT: Interstate 95 closed by fire

Historic City News continues to monitor the condition of a 10 to 15 acre timber fire which has forced the closure I-95 northbound from US-1 and southbound from SR-206 until further notice.

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Iannucci makes early bid for Commission

February 28, 2011 | By More
Iannucci makes early bid for Commission

Local author, activist, and educator Brian Iannucci, announced to Historic City News today his intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Saint Johns County Commission currently held by incumbent Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson.

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Trailer – vehicle rollover in CR-13A accident

February 28, 2011 | By More
Trailer – vehicle rollover in CR-13A accident

Deputies from the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Traffic Unit responded to a single vehicle rollover crash at 5:45 p.m. yesterday evening.

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Florida Archaeology Month announced

February 28, 2011 | By More
Florida Archaeology Month announced

Florida Public Archaeology Network Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast Region, Amber Grafft-Weiss, reminds Historic City News readers that March begins next Tuesday — and with it, the official start of our month to celebrate archaeology.

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County assists in distribution of food

February 27, 2011 | By More
County assists in distribution of food

St. Johns County Social Services staff members have been participating in the local “Home Again St. Johns” initiative that addresses both the housing and food needs of the homeless in our community.

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Code Enforcement gets new phone system

February 27, 2011 | By More
Code Enforcement gets new phone system

St. Johns County Code Enforcement reported to Historic City News that they have implemented a new computerized, automatic phone-dialing system to assist officials in gaining compliance with ordinances that prohibit signs from being placed in the County’s right-of-way.

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Communication Week starts March 7th

February 27, 2011 | By More
Communication Week starts March 7th

Flagler College will host Communication Week from March 7th through March 10, 2011.

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Heritage: Kelly’s Colored Tourist Home

February 27, 2011 | By More
Heritage: Kelly’s Colored Tourist Home

Heritage: Kelly’s Colored Tourist Home 83 Bridge Street By: Derek Hankerson and Albert Syeles

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Mobile home total loss – occupants spared

February 27, 2011 | By More
Mobile home total loss – occupants spared

Historic City News is awaiting more details from St. Johns County Fire-Rescue surrounding the cause of an early-morning residential fire that occurred today.

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Exchanging knowledge of farming in Ecuador

February 27, 2011 | By More
Exchanging knowledge of farming in Ecuador

Kristin Nelson, director of student activities at Flagler College, informed Historic City News that in April, she will be traveling with ten students on an “alternative break” trip to Ecuador; serving as their faculty adviser.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 2/27/2011

February 27, 2011 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 2/27/2011

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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Final Judgments through 2/24/2011

February 27, 2011 | By More
Final Judgments through 2/24/2011

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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Scrumptious barbecue and non-stop music

February 27, 2011 | By More
Scrumptious barbecue and non-stop music

St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club announced to local Historic City News entertainment reporters that the 16th Annual Rhythm and Ribs Festival in April will feature the nationally recognized Jacksonville home-grown J.J. Grey and Mofro.

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Three charged with alcohol sales to minors

February 27, 2011 | By More
Three charged with alcohol sales to minors

St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar told Historic City News local crime reporters that within the past two weeks, the Youth Services Unit of his agency conducted another alcohol compliance detail as a continuing part of “The Party’s Over” campaign.

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Pay-to-play elected officials must go

February 27, 2011 | By More
Pay-to-play elected officials must go

Do you remember the 1975 classic Schoolhouse Rock cartoon about how a bill becomes a law? Unfortunately in the Washington of 2011, we’re seeing how outdated the nostalgic cartoon really is.

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Guest Column: Distracted Driving

February 27, 2011 | By More
Guest Column: Distracted Driving

Safety education is an important mission of your St. John’s County Sheriff’s office and one area that is becoming a growing concern is distracted driving.

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Historic City Strength: The University Partnership

February 26, 2011 | By More
Historic City Strength: The University Partnership

Apparently the mayor and some of his co-conspirators have imbibed enough of the “Kult-Kouncil-Kool-Aid” to put their bias and prejudice in writing for all to see.

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Rainbows passing through town

February 25, 2011 | By More
Rainbows passing through town

Historic City News sat down to the ominous task of reporting about the “rainbows” that have been making their way through St. Augustine lately — only to find out that they are part of what has been described as the “largest non-organization of non-members in the world”.

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Restored marble replicas return in spring

February 25, 2011 | By More
Restored marble replicas return in spring

Historic City News reporters spoke with Cathy DuPont, Public Information Coordinator for the City of St. Augustine, to determine the status of the long absent lions from the plaza at each side of the west end of the bridge.

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Police arrest 19 year-old in armed robbery

February 25, 2011 | By More
Police arrest 19 year-old in armed robbery

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to the scene of an armed robbery at 114 Cedar Street Wednesday night at about 11:00 p.m.

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Sexual Predator: Steven Christopher Pullen

February 25, 2011 | By More
Sexual Predator: Steven Christopher Pullen

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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Become an Energy Efficiency Ambassador

February 25, 2011 | By More
Become an Energy Efficiency Ambassador

Thanks to a grant from the Florida Energy and Climate Commission, Historic City News readers can participate in a free series of energy-efficiency workshops held at the University of Florida IFAS Extension office, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine.

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Fifth Annual Sword Swallowers Day

February 25, 2011 | By More
Fifth Annual Sword Swallowers Day

Historic City News reporters will be on hand tomorrow as nearly 20 sword swallowers will be “dropping swords” at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world in celebration of the Fifth Annual World Sword Swallower’s Day.

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FIND Commissioner presents Inlet dredging plan

February 25, 2011 | By More
FIND Commissioner presents Inlet dredging plan

The Historic City News desk received word that Florida Inland Navigational District Commissioner Carl Blow will update city commissioners Monday night on plans to dredge the St. Augustine Inlet.

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City bond issue trimmed to $18 million

February 25, 2011 | By More
City bond issue trimmed to $18 million

Assistant City Manager Tim Burchfield reported to Historic City News that after more definite figures were determined on the city’s cash flow for the coming year, he will ask St. Augustine City Commissioners to consider resolutions Monday to authorize up to $18 million in bonds.

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Letter: Bad example of City leadership

February 25, 2011 | By More
Letter: Bad example of City leadership

Dear Editor, Noche de Gala Ball, an event sponsored by the Heritage Tourism Department of St. Augustine, is being catered by a company in another city because “somebody” decided to help out a “FRIEND”.

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