Public Safety

Man charged with kidnap and sexual assault

June 30, 2011

Just after 1:00 a.m. this morning, Historic City News learned that 31 year-old Jose Guillermo Martinez was taken into custody by deputies with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office — and he remains in the County Detention Facility in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Public Safety

Report petit crimes to sheriff online

June 30, 2011

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that they have added a new reporting system similar to the one adopted by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office recently; which allows Flagler County residents the same ease of filing petit crime complaints online.

Community

Third annual morning after beach cleanup

June 30, 2011

Aubrey Mulligan is hoping that Historic City News readers will pitch in and help other Keepers of the Coast volunteers during their Third Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up on Tuesday, July 5th.

Community

McGovern returns to The Watergate

June 30, 2011

St. Augustine’s most famous living politician, former Senator George S. McGovern, will be out of town for a while; Historic City News has learned that, after a stop in Cuba, he is headed for his part-time office — an address in Washington, D. C., for which McGovern and former president Richard M. Nixon are best […]

Community

Anastasia Boulevard westbound closed

June 30, 2011

Gina Busscher, FDOT District Two Public Information Director, reported to Historic City News that the westbound lane of Anastasia Boulevard at the west end of the Bridge of Lions will be closed for part of today.

Public Safety

Vehicle roll-over on I-95

June 30, 2011

SJSO Public Information Officer Chuck Mulligan alerted local Historic City News reporters that motorists should expect traffic delays on I-95 for the next 30-45 minutes while Florida Highway Patrol investigators clear a vehicle crash.

Community

Artistic and cultural entertainment

June 29, 2011

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

Community

Fourth of July in the Historic City

June 29, 2011

As Historic City News readers start to decide what to do for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys has some great local suggestions.

Government

Local government holiday closings

June 29, 2011

The Independence Day schedule for various St. Johns County and City of St. Augustine facilities was reported to Historic City News:

Editorials

Letter: Lose non-essential programs

June 29, 2011

Dear Editor: If the citizens of St. Johns County have attended any of the seven “Town Hall” budget meetings, the new “Quality of Life” enhancement may cause them to question the County’s motives.

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