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Archive for March, 2011

Collision at IGP and US-1 sends four to hospital

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Collision at IGP and US-1 sends four to hospital

FHP Lieutenant Bill Leeper reported to Historic City News that a two-car collision involving a Sheriff’s SUV occurred late this afternoon at around 4:25 p.m.

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The Bar: disciplined-suspended-disbarred

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The Bar: disciplined-suspended-disbarred

A Jacksonville attorney who has been licensed for over ten years has been suspended for 91 days following a February 8th court order; joining a list of 26 attorneys being disbarred or suspended as reported to Historic City News today.

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Humane Society sponsors one-day dog classes

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Humane Society sponsors one-day dog classes

The St. Augustine Humane Society notified Historic City News that they will sponsor a series of dog training classes during the coming two months.

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Additional charges for accused graffiti vandal

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Additional charges for accused graffiti vandal

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that over the course of the past two months, the St. Augustine Police Department has successfully linked 18 year-old Hudson Patrick Crace to additional graffiti vandalism.

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Sheriff searches for Fredrick Michael Lawrence

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Sheriff searches for Fredrick Michael Lawrence

Historic City News has learned that an arrest warrant was obtained late yesterday afternoon for a St. Johns County man who is accused of stealing two necklaces from an outlet mall jewelry store on Saturday and is implicated in other area crimes.

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Guest Column: Senior Citizen Scams

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Guest Column: Senior Citizen Scams

The numbers are staggering. $40 billion dollars! That is the estimated amount scammed illegally from some 25 million senior citizens across the country in just one year according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Lecture contrasts Gandhi and Bin Laden

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Lecture contrasts Gandhi and Bin Laden

Flagler College Coordinator of Public Information, Priscilla N. Proctor, invites Historic City News readers to attend the concluding presentation of the Community Lecture Series entitled, “Gandhi and Bin Laden – Religion at the Extremes”.

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Government closest to people governs best

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Government closest to people governs best

Today, the Florida Association of Counties, the Florida League of Cities and the Florida School Boards Association notified Historic City News that they are collectively launching a new grassroots movement urging Tallahassee politicians to keep in mind that government closest to people, governs best.

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Guest Column: The REAL cost to taxpayers

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Guest Column: The REAL cost to taxpayers

The Commissioners Albatross Bruce A. Maguire St. Augustine, FL

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Slavin taken away by US Marshal Service

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Slavin taken away by US Marshal Service

Historic City News has learned that Edward A. Slavin, Jr., was taken into custody by officers with the U.S. Marshal Service at about 1:00 p.m. today in connection with an outstanding criminal warrant issued by the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

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McGovern guest speaker for Coffee Party

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McGovern guest speaker for Coffee Party

Gloria LeBlanc, St. Augustine Coffee Party Coordinator, invited Historic City News readers to attend a town hall meeting with former United States Senator, George McGovern.

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Unpredictable weather on the horizon

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Unpredictable weather on the horizon

Historic City News is cautioning our readers that tornadoes are extremely unpredictable weather events. Once active, they are erratic as to velocity and path — making them extremely dangerous.

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2011 A Taste of St. Augustine

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2011 A Taste of St. Augustine

This weekend, Historic City News welcomes the return of the 15th annual “A Taste of St. Augustine” which has grown to be the city’s premiere outdoor food festival.

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Student receives University of Chicago fellowship

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Student receives University of Chicago fellowship

Wayne Riggs, Ph.D., adviser and assistant professor of history at Flagler College, reported to Historic City News that Nicole Howlett has been awarded a fellowship into the Egyptology program at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

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Fort Mose honors National Volunteer Week

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Fort Mose honors National Volunteer Week

Fort Mose Historic State Park guide Terri Newmans announced to local Historic City News reporters that the park will host an invasive exotic plant removal workday on Saturday, April 9, 2011, in honor of National Volunteer Week.

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Pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer truck

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Pedestrian killed by tractor-trailer truck

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. William “Bill” Leeper reported to Historic City News that a yet unidentified pedestrian is dead after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95 in the area of mile marker 307 about 10:00 last night.

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Court orders Ed Slavin to pay damages

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Court orders Ed Slavin to pay damages

On February 13, 2010, Historic City News reported that Judith Seraphin and Ed Slavin tried to intervene in the confirmation of the St. Augustine Record publisher’s bankruptcy plan.

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Cameron addresses challenges in county

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Cameron addresses challenges in county

Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine President, Gary Bruce, announced to Historic City News that Assistant County Administrator Jerry Cameron will be the special guest speaker at the April club meeting.

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About 90 new jobs coming to county

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About 90 new jobs coming to county

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies reported to Historic City News local business reporters that that they will undergo a multi-million dollar expansion at the Saint Augustine facility that will lead to approximately 90 new jobs over the next two to three years.

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City-county workshop planned for April

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City-county workshop planned for April

Historic City News reporters were on hand as Assistant City Manager Tim Burchfield told city commissioners last night that St. Johns County has rejected a city offer to relinquish the West Augustine utility service area to them for $6 million.

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Pizza delivery may have lifted debit card number

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Pizza delivery may have lifted debit card number

St. Johns County Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Kelshaw, informed local Historic City News crime desk reporters that a 20-year old local woman is in custody today; charged with grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.

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$10,000 may be price-tag of Young memorial

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$10,000 may be price-tag of Young memorial

With both the mayor and vice-mayor absent, Historic City News observed as acting chairman Errol Jones advanced a motion authorizing the City Manager to move ahead with plans to install a memorial to Andrew Young and to spend up to $10,000 to do it.

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New Businesses through 03/27/2011

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New Businesses through 03/27/2011

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 Tax Collector and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Three juveniles sent to hospital after ATV crash

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Three juveniles sent to hospital after ATV crash

Chuck Mulligan reported to Historic City News that crash investigators from the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to an ATV crash on Carter Rd off of CR-214 Monday afternoon.

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No action taken by city on carriage ordinance

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No action taken by city on carriage ordinance

Historic City News observed the regular meeting of the city commission tonight convened at 5:00 p.m., however, two of the five member board were absent — former Vice Mayor Errol Jones acted as chair.

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Community Collection Day Saturday

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Community Collection Day Saturday

Chris Benjamin announced to Historic City News that St. Johns County Solid Waste Management will host a Community Collection Day this Saturday, April 2nd, from 8:00 am until noon at the St. Johns Greyhound Park.

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State park to host frog watch program

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State park to host frog watch program

Terri Newmans invited Historic City News readers to participate when Fort Mose Historic State Park participates in the flagship citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

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Witnesses sought in attempted theft of ATM

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Witnesses sought in attempted theft of ATM

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that on two separate occasions last week, the St. Augustine Police Department was called to businesses where thieves attempted to steal an automated teller machine.

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One Day without Shoes charitable event

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One Day without Shoes charitable event

Flagler’s Legacy advised local Historic City News reporters that they, and Goldfinch Boutique, will be co-hosting a “One Day without Shoes” event on Tuesday, April 5th, at 5:00 p.m.

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Carjacker attempts to steal scooter of off-duty officer

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Carjacker attempts to steal scooter of off-duty officer

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Stevens reported to Historic City News that the St. Augustine Police Department was called to Carmelo’s Marketplace just before midnight on Saturday night, to investigate a reported carjacking attempt.

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