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Archive for October, 2011

November energy workshops announced

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November energy workshops announced

St. Johns County Energy Efficiency Coordinator Lowry Shuler invites Historic City News readers to attend the free energy efficiency workshops in November to learn how to build or retrofit and save money using energy efficiency techniques.

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Library programs and events for November 2011

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Library programs and events for November 2011

St Johns County Public Library System

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Students are the big winners in golf tournament

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Students are the big winners in golf tournament

Donna Lueders reported to Historic City News that over 70 people came out to the King and Bear Golf Course at World Golf Village last week to participate in a charity golf tournament to benefit the St. Johns County Education Foundation.

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Guest Column: Intelligence Led Policing

October 31, 2011 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Intelligence Led Policing

Guest Column: Intelligence Led Policing David B. Shoar Sheriff St. Johns County, Florida Last month, I wrote about crime prevention; and how important citizen involvement can be in helping to keep our neighborhoods safe.

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Commission and School Board voting districts

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Commission and School Board voting districts

Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, announced to Historic City News readers that tomorrow evening, November 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., a Special Joint Meeting to review public input from the District 1-5 Town Hall Redistricting meetings will be held and additional revised plans will be reviewed.

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Letter: De Soto landed in St Augustine

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Letter: De Soto landed in St Augustine

Dear Editor: Where do I begin? I have battled the State of Florida to save a piece of St. Augustine History for over a decade.

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Event raises $5,600 for juvenile diabetes research

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Event raises $5,600 for juvenile diabetes research

Tracy Glochau informed Historic City News that she recently coordinated a fundraising event to raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Fed programs can not keep up with foreclosures

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Fed programs can not keep up with foreclosures

Florida’s foreclosure epidemic continues to haunt the state, but federal programs designed to keep people in their homes are having a hard time trickling down to distressed homeowners.

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Holiday Wonderland Boutique

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Holiday Wonderland Boutique

The St. Johns County Medical Alliance announced to local Historic City News reporters that they would host the Holiday Wonderland Boutique from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21 in Flagler Hospital’s Osceola Room located at 400 Health Park Boulevard in St. Augustine.

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Handguns add to Sunday violence in Palm Coast

October 31, 2011 | By | Comments More
Handguns add to Sunday violence in Palm Coast

Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies were busy yesterday, according to word received by Historic City News this morning from spokesperson Debra Johnson reporting gunfire at a Palm Coast home, and, in a separate incident, the armed robbery of a local liquor store.

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Editorial: Is Ken Bryan a “moral opportunist”?

October 31, 2011 | By | Comments More
Editorial: Is Ken Bryan a “moral opportunist”?

St. Johns County Commission chairman Joseph “Ken” Bryan sits on high; he is perched above lowly taxpayers who dare approach the podium, in dissent and distress, at the auditorium of the County Administration Palace — where he metes out fire and brimstone the likes of which Martin Luther himself could only fancy.

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Davenport Park carousel closed for maintenance

October 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Davenport Park carousel closed for maintenance

Historic City News received word from the City of St. Augustine that the J&S Carousel at Davenport Park, adjacent to the Main Public Library, will be closed for maintenance from Monday, October 31 through Thursday, November 4.

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Protect your identity at free shredding event

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Protect your identity at free shredding event

Wendy Manucy informed Historic City News reporters that St. Johns County has teamed up with Advanced Disposal to get a jump on America Recycles Day by conducting a confidential document-shredding event — free to St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents.

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Editorial: We interrupt our program

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Editorial: We interrupt our program

Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Illinois, reports observing several explosions of incandescent gas, occurring at regular intervals on the planet Mars.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/30/2011

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/30/2011

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 10/27/2011

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Final Judgments through 10/27/2011

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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Roland reports ADA violations he sees in city

October 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Roland reports ADA violations he sees in city

In a Folio Weekly article published Tuesday, columnist Susan Cooper Eastman gave her account of a day spent in St. Augustine recently in the company of local personality Merrill Paul Roland — an advocate for the rights of the disabled.

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Narcotics – not alcohol – contributed to impairment

October 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Narcotics – not alcohol – contributed to impairment

Sheriff’s representative Kevin Kelshaw told Historic City News that a 43 year-old St. Johns County man who was wanted in connection with the death of another driver in January, was placed under arrest in Jacksonville today.

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Sheriff shuts down drug house – five jailed

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Sheriff shuts down drug house – five jailed

“This residence was used as a drug house where people came to do their drugs,” said Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming in Palm Coast today. “It is a community menace and we will return until we close it down permanently.”

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Interpreters added at Castillo in November

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Interpreters added at Castillo in November

Lindsey Phillips announced to Historic City News that the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine is expanded their resources to serve the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

Laurie Sanderson reported the following St. Augustine and St. Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week.

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FDLE: Police handled everything properly

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FDLE: Police handled everything properly

Chief Loran Lueders announced to Historic City News local reporters that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has opined that in the recent arrest of St. Augustine City Commissioner Errol D. Jones, “everything was handled properly”.

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Snowman named 2011 Employee of the Year

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Snowman named 2011 Employee of the Year

A veteran of 15 years of service with the city, David Snowman was recognized recently for his commitment and hard work when he was named the City of St. Augustine’s 2011 Employee of the Year.

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$8 million Health and Human Services Center sale

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$8 million Health and Human Services Center sale

Darrell Locklear, Assistant Administrator of Operations for St. Johns County, announced to Historic City News that he is ready to ask the Board of Commissioners Tuesday to approve an $8 million-dollar agreement that will pave the way for Lowes to open a major home improvement store in St. Augustine.

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Slavin to pitch emerald necklace of parks to county

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Slavin to pitch emerald necklace of parks to county

Since November 13, 2006, residents of St. Augustine and St. Johns County have heard Global Wrap’s technical officer and local activist Edward A. Slavin, Jr., harp on the importance of federal management of public lands in our area — Tuesday morning, he’ll make another pitch.

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McGovern discharged from hospital

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McGovern discharged from hospital

In an update from Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Historic City News learned that St. Augustine’s most famous Democrat was discharged from the hospital with instructions to get some rest.

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Man indicted for receiving and possessing child porn

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Man indicted for receiving and possessing child porn

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced to local Historic City News reporters that 64 year-old Andrew J. Hitas, Jr. who resides in Palm Coast, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on child pornography charges.

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Doctor indicted for distributing misbranded drugs

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Doctor indicted for distributing misbranded drugs

A 60 year-old Jacksonville physician, Charles V. Wilson, was indicted Wednesday on ten counts of defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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DNA, photo — only thing missing is suspect

October 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
DNA, photo — only thing missing is suspect

Detective David Zufelt released a photograph of a man believed to have burglarized a St. Augustine physician’s office at St. Johns Medical Park two months ago after he recently attempted to use a credit card stolen during the incident.

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Hollingsworth: Tax bills coming Tuesday

October 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Hollingsworth: Tax bills coming Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday November 1, Historic City News readers who own property in St. Augustine and St. Johns County can expect to find their tax bills in the mailbox as the 2011 tax season begins.

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