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Archive for June, 2011

Man charged with kidnap and sexual assault

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Man charged with kidnap and sexual assault

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.

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Report petit crimes to sheriff online

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Report petit crimes to sheriff online

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.

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Third annual morning after beach cleanup

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Third annual morning after beach cleanup

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.

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McGovern returns to The Watergate

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
McGovern returns to The Watergate

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 […]

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Anastasia Boulevard westbound closed

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Anastasia Boulevard westbound closed

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.

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Vehicle roll-over on I-95

June 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Vehicle roll-over on I-95

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.

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Artistic and cultural entertainment

June 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Artistic and cultural entertainment

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.

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Fourth of July in the Historic City

June 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Fourth of July in the Historic City

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.

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Local government holiday closings

June 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Local government holiday closings

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

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Letter: Lose non-essential programs

June 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Letter: Lose non-essential programs

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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Bryan involved in Town Hall disturbance

June 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Bryan involved in Town Hall disturbance

Historic City News has spent the last two days reviewing photographs, statements and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office incident report following an outburst at the end of a Town Hall meeting held in the County Auditorium on Monday evening.

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Keep St Augustine a boat-friendly area

June 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Keep St Augustine a boat-friendly area

Dear Editor: As suggested by Boat Owners Association of the United States and other groups, the City of St. Augustine is holding a second meeting to receive input on new regulations for anchoring in the city.

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New 450th logo adopted by commission

June 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
New 450th logo adopted by commission

Historic City News reporters were watching last night as John Regan, St. Augustine’s City Manager, moved a commitment made in the June 13th commission meeting into a reality; receiving approval from the commission to adopt a new iconic logo for the 450th Anniversary events.

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Iannucci introduces challenge coin

June 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Iannucci introduces challenge coin

Brian Iannucci informed local Historic City News reporters that, at tonight’s meeting of the St. Augustine Tea Party, he will introduce what he is calling “a new and innovative method designed to reach the voters of St. Johns County.”

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Hiring decisions and social media

June 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Hiring decisions and social media

While more than 13,000 Human Resources professionals from around the world are waking up in the Las Vegas Convention Center this morning, Historic City News has learned that one Santa Barbara company is pitching an idea today which can have a profound effect on us here in St. Johns County.

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Jones: Take the $400,000

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Jones: Take the $400,000

City Commissioner Errol Jones deduced that the St. Augustine Commission was “wasting time” during the regular meeting tonight discussing options and considering whether or not to accept a $400,000 settlement on the Inter-local agreement with the St. Johns County Recreation Department.

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City accepts gift to memorialize Biassou

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
City accepts gift to memorialize Biassou

After winning approval from the Historic Architectural Review Board on June 16th, at the regular meeting of the St. Augustine City Commission tonight, unanimous approval was granted to erect a life-size statue of General Jorge (Georges) Biassou.

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New Businesses through 06/26/2011

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 06/26/2011

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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BREAKING: Town Hall meeting changed

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
BREAKING: Town Hall meeting changed

Karen Pan updated local Historic City News reporters just minutes ago that the time and location for tonight’s St. Johns County Administrator’s Town Hall Meeting have been changed.

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Introducing Back On Track Solutions

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Introducing Back On Track Solutions

Historic City News business reporters were introduced to “Back On Track Solutions” recently; a local company started two years ago to assist new and existing business owners who want to grow their businesses.

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Holiday says training and instinct took over

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Holiday says training and instinct took over

Better this morning than he was yesterday at lunchtime, pilot Daniel D. Holiday told Historic City News that when his 1973 Bellanca Model 17-30A unexplainably began having engine problems on his way home to St. Augustine from the Bahamas, his years of flight training took over and he knew instinctively what he had to do.

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Police sting nabs two bike thieves

June 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Police sting nabs two bike thieves

Public Information Officer Mark Samson reported to Historic City News that detectives with the St. Augustine Police Department set up a successful “sting” operation near St. George Street Saturday night; in an attempt to curb the recent increase in bicycle thefts in the downtown area.

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30 Carriage permits spoken for

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
30 Carriage permits spoken for

The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that franchise agreements with Avalon Carriage Company and Country Carriages have been issued by the city under the newly adopted horse-drawn carriage ordinance.

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Plane makes emergency landing on beach

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Plane makes emergency landing on beach

Historic City News has learned that Florida Highway Patrol dispatched troopers at 12:35 p.m. today in response to a reported aircraft crash landing at SR-A1A South at Cubbedge Road.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/26/2011

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/26/2011

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 6/26/2011

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 6/26/2011

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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Letter: Move forward without new taxes

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Letter: Move forward without new taxes

Dear Editor: Monday is your last chance to help us stop the tax increase here in St. Johns County.

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Foundation receives First Book grant

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Foundation receives First Book grant

Supplemental Educational Services program coordinator Brandee Anderson reported to Historic City News that the St. Johns County Education Foundation has received a donation of 14 boxes of books from the National Book Bank of Jacksonville.

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Gannon to assist tour guide review

June 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Gannon to assist tour guide review

Former Mayor George Gardner, Chairman of the St. Augustine 450 Community Corps, reported to Historic City News local reporters that Dr. Michael Gannon has agreed to review efforts to strengthen the city’s tour guide licensing procedure.

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Hazardous weather outlook

June 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Hazardous weather outlook

The National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported the following hazardous weather outlook to Historic City News for northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.

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