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Archive for September, 2011

Store owner charged with assault on customer

September 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Store owner charged with assault on customer

Public Information Officer Debra Johnson told local reporters with Historic City News that a Palm Coast jeweler was arrested after he pulled a gun this afternoon during an argument with a customer.

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Free debit cards become fee debit cards

September 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Free debit cards become fee debit cards

Many Historic City News readers in St. Augustine carry a debit card instead of cash and find it more convenient to use for payment than a personal check — for Bank of America customers, and those at some other area banks, that convenience is going to come at a price.

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Social networking: more than a place for friends

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Social networking: more than a place for friends

Social networking: more than a place for friends By Gena Anderson Administrative Editor The Gargoyle

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October is perfect for outdoor entertainment

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October is perfect for outdoor entertainment

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys informed St. Johns County reporters at Historic City News that October is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all of the entertainment the area has to offer.

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New state laws take effect tomorrow

September 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
New state laws take effect tomorrow

St. Augustine readers of Historic City News should know that more than two dozen laws were passed this year in the Florida legislature — from medical malpractice reform to new penalties for bestiality and sexting by minors; all of which will take effect this weekend.

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Veterans appreciation program and dinner

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Veterans appreciation program and dinner

The Young Republicans of St. Johns County reported to Historic City News that they would honor St. Augustine’s veterans tomorrow evening with a special program and complimentary dinner at the Elks Lodge. Dress for the event is “business casual” according to an announcement received from Republican Club of St. Augustine President, Gary Bruce. The two-hour […]

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San Sebastian River Bridge update

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San Sebastian River Bridge update

Laurie Sanderson is keeping Historic City News readers in St. Augustine updated on the progress of the San Sebastian River Bridge replacement project for the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Guest Column: Crime Prevention Month

September 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Crime Prevention Month

October is Crime Prevention Month, and crime prevention is an essential function at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office; we have specially trained deputies and certified Crime Prevention Practitioners dedicated to the mission of crime prevention.

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Pumpkin patch returns to First United Methodist

September 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Pumpkin patch returns to First United Methodist

Flagler students pass by First United Methodist Church at the corner of King and Riberia Streets; Historic City News readers in St. Augustine have come to recognize the approach of the fall holiday season by the “pumpkin patch” that returns every year.

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25th Cycle to the Shore to benefit MS

September 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
25th Cycle to the Shore to benefit MS

Lynn Blenkhorn reported to Historic City News that Saturday morning, a large St. Augustine area crowd is expected for the 25th National Multiple Sclerosis Society “Cycle to the Shore” two-day event.

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New lethal injection works as well as old one

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New lethal injection works as well as old one

Manuel Valle, the man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer was executed yesterday at Florida State Prison in Raiford; according to an announcement received by Historic City News this morning.

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Artistic and cultural entertainment

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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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New Businesses through 09/25/2011

September 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 09/25/2011

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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Palm Coast Flagler County still highest unemployed

September 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Palm Coast Flagler County still highest unemployed

Reporters on the Historic City News desk have learned that despite zero job growth nationwide, unemployment rates fell in roughly two-thirds of large U. S. cities last month.

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Cosme earns award for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Cosme earns award for Hispanic Heritage Month

Historic City News was informed that on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, John Fraser, President of St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth Properties, Inc., presented an Award of Recognition to Raphael Cosme for his dedication to archeology, artifact preservation and their display.

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Project Isaiah donations benefit Food Pantry

September 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Project Isaiah donations benefit Food Pantry

Historic City News asks you to join us in donating non-perishable food as part of Project Isaiah to be given to the St. Johns County Ecumenical Food Pantry.

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Mark Bailey honored with 14th Gus Craig Award

September 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Mark Bailey honored with 14th Gus Craig Award

Advisory Council Chairman, Gary E. Bruce, of the Salvation Army of St. Johns reported to Historic City News that tomorrow evening, the Advisory Council will honor Mark F. Bailey, Sr., with the 14th Annual Gus Craig Award.

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Coomes Oil sued by victim of gas explosion

September 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Coomes Oil sued by victim of gas explosion

Historic City News has learned that a personal injury lawsuit was filed September 23rd by Stuart N. Ratzan, a Miami attorney, on behalf of David Hunt Cowles — the man who is lucky to be alive after his involvement in the August 19th gasoline explosion at the BP station on SR-16 at Masters Drive.

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Leary: Stop managing the 450th out of the City Manager’s office

September 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Leary: Stop managing the 450th out of the City Manager’s office

For more than an hour of the 90 minute 450th Commemoration workshop preceding Monday evening’s St. Augustine City Commission meeting, Historic City News reporters listened to a solo presentation by Commissioner Bill Leary about a trip that he says, for him, “was a game changer”.

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Garage parking will be $10 daily starting Saturday

September 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Garage parking will be $10 daily starting Saturday

The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that on Saturday, October 1st, the cost of parking at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, will change from an hourly rate to a flat “pay-on-entry” fee.

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Regan: Galimore Center will not close

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Regan: Galimore Center will not close

Concerns may have subsided after hearing City Manager John Regan say to commissioners and those attending last night’s meeting that the Willie Galimore Center will not be closed just because the County walked away — however, short and long-term plans are still undecided.

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Pink Up the Pace 5K held Saturday

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Pink Up the Pace 5K held Saturday

The City of St. Augustine reported to Historic City News that the third annual “Pink Up the Pace 5K” will be held on Saturday, October 1, and will necessitate the closing of some streets and some intermittent traffic disruptions in the downtown area.

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Testing for illegal drugs in welfare recipients

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Testing for illegal drugs in welfare recipients

Although national statistics show that about 8 percent of the general population uses illegal drugs, only 2 percent of welfare recipients in Florida have tested positive since a two-month old law took effect that requires applicants for welfare to pass a drug test.

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Spanish Living History Day at Castillo

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Spanish Living History Day at Castillo

NPS Ranger Jake Harper invited Historic City News readers to visit and participate in “Spanish Living History Day” on Saturday, October 1st at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the bayfront in St. Augustine.

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City welcomes full time 450th staff member

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
City welcomes full time 450th staff member

City Manager John Regan introduced Historic City News reporters and those attending yesterday’s 450th Workshop to Jennifer L. Zuberer — who will serve in a newly created position of “Communication Resources Manager for the 450th Commemoration”.

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Domestic violence leads to arrest on multiple charges

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Domestic violence leads to arrest on multiple charges

Released under $3,500 bond yesterday, Historic City News has learned that a 31 year-old St. Augustine man was arrested by local police and has been charged with false imprisonment, battery and harassment in connection with a domestic disturbance that occurred last weekend.

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St. Augustine Tea Party meeting

September 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
St. Augustine Tea Party meeting

Treasurer Lance Thate reported to Historic City News that members of the St. Augustine Tea Party and guest visitors would convene their regular meeting tonight at the Village Inn on Ponce de Leon Boulevard at 7:00 p.m.

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Sheriff rounds up the “Hastings Four”

September 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Sheriff rounds up the “Hastings Four”

Historic City News learned that sometime between midnight and 4:50 a.m. Sunday morning, four men from Hastings decided to go speeding through the streets, damaging and stealing mailboxes and other property, until they were captured shortly after 7:00 a.m.

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Police say 96 year-old aunt murdered nephew

September 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Police say 96 year-old aunt murdered nephew

When Fire-Rescue responded to 28 John Street in St. Augustine at about 8:59 p.m. Sunday evening, Historic City News was told that emergency personnel thought they would be attending a heart attack victim — not a murder victim.

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Diviney: Sensational yellow journalism and war

September 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Diviney: Sensational yellow journalism and war

Brian Thompson reported to Historic City News that associate professor of Liberal Studies, Dr. John Diviney, would present a program on “yellow journalism” during the Spanish-American War at Flagler College on October 11, 2011.

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