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Archive for November, 2011

St Johns attorney among six disbarred

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
St Johns attorney among six disbarred

The Florida Bar announced to Historic City News in St Augustine that the Florida Supreme Court recently ordered 20 attorneys disciplined; including St Johns attorney, 45 year-old Gregg Adam Steinberg, who was among six disbarred and ten suspended from the practice of law.

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Fire department receives generous donation

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Fire department receives generous donation

The St Augustine Fire Department will be the beneficiary of a generous donation of new equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation next week, according to an announcement received by Historic City News today.

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Year-end call for 450th Improvement Club

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Year-end call for 450th Improvement Club

In July, Historic City News announced that residents who would like to help the community prepare for the celebration of our 450th Anniversary by undertaking improvements, either inside or outside their home or business, can participate and be recognized in the 450th Improvement Club.

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Saturday traffic detours planned downtown

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Saturday traffic detours planned downtown

St Augustine Public Affairs representative Paul Williamson informed Historic City News that Saturday, December 3, would be a busy day in downtown St. Augustine with several events that will necessitate the closing of some streets and detours of traffic.

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St Augustine mother jailed for child neglect

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
St Augustine mother jailed for child neglect

Yesterday afternoon, 19 year-old Cheyenne Haley Nichole Fulcher of St Augustine was arrested when investigators determined that the she might have lied about arrangements she says were made to care for her two small children while she went off to work.

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Duck hunter accidently shoots angel

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Duck hunter accidently shoots angel

Historic City News readers are encouraged to attend when “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”, directed by Lorraine Portman, opens this Friday at the Limelight Theatre located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St Augustine.

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Walls in the future for Childrens Museum

November 30, 2011 | By | Comments More
Walls in the future for Childrens Museum

Susan Connor, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of St Johns, announced to Historic City News today that the “museum without walls” is one-step closer to a brick-and-mortar location that they can call home in St Augustine.

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Bill McClure enters District 3 commission race

November 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Bill McClure enters District 3 commission race

A Grand Cay resident, William A. “Bill” McClure, is the second candidate to announce his intention to run for the District 3 seat on the St Johns County commission; currently held by 28 year-old chairman Mark Miner and sought by 18 year-old Zachary Proscia Silva.

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New coach AND new owner for Jacksonville Jaguars

November 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
New coach AND new owner for Jacksonville Jaguars

Historic City News has received word that during a press conference called for noon today, the beleaguered Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Wayne Weaver, will announce that he has not only fired Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, but also sold the NFL team — reportedly to 60 year-old Shahid Khan of Urbana, Illinois.

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New Businesses through 11/27/2011

November 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 11/27/2011

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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Sheriff warns families to be careful during holidays

November 29, 2011 | By | Comments More
Sheriff warns families to be careful during holidays

We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays. However, joy and fun can quickly turn to disappointment and sorrow when someone becomes a victim of a scam, burglary or online fraudulent holiday shopping scheme.

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Unpaid bar tab sends Alabama couple to jail

November 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Unpaid bar tab sends Alabama couple to jail

A young couple from Alabama are still in custody today after St Augustine City Police arrested them Saturday night at a local lounge when they did not pay their bar tab.

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Racial redistricting arguments are dividing state

November 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Racial redistricting arguments are dividing state

A Miami Herald reporter in Tallahassee this morning covered a story that was picked up by the Tampa Bay Times and makes local political observers suspect that the current woes facing school board and county commissioners in St Johns County is also playing out across the state.

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Two morning robberies may be related

November 28, 2011 | By | Comments More
Two morning robberies may be related

St Augustine Police believe that two robberies, occurring in different parts of town, may be related; according to information received by Historic City News investigative reporters this morning.

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Community activist Maureen L. Ortagus dies

November 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Community activist Maureen L. Ortagus dies

Historic City News has learned that a frequent speaker at local government meetings, caller to radio talk shows and opinionated commenter on various Internet discussion forums, 50 year-old Maureen L. Ortagus, who lived at 1445 Masters Drive in St. Augustine, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Civil Air Patrol squadron returns from exercises

November 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Civil Air Patrol squadron returns from exercises

The only way to be prepared for emergencies is training and exercise and Composite Squadron 173 from St Augustine is no exception, 2nd Lt. Dennis Maloney told Historic City News this weekend.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 11/27/2011

November 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 11/27/2011

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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Final Judgments through 11/27/2011

November 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 11/27/2011

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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Arrest in Royal St Augustine vehicle burglaries

November 27, 2011 | By | Comments More
Arrest in Royal St Augustine vehicle burglaries

Deputies reported to Historic City News that a 22 year-old St Augustine man is responsible a rash of car break-ins that occurred around 6:00 a.m. yesterday morning in the Royal St Augustine neighborhood.

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Cain campaign holds local organizational meeting

November 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Cain campaign holds local organizational meeting

Patti Henderson has announced to Historic City News that she has recently been appointed to the position of St. Johns County Chair for the Herman Cain Campaign for President.

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Second Annual Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2011 | By | Comments More
Second Annual Small Business Saturday

American Express Travel Related Services Company reminds Historic City News readers that today is one of the most important local shopping events in communities like St. Augustine – Small Business Saturday.

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Work may cause I-95 and SR-16 lane closures

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Work may cause I-95 and SR-16 lane closures

Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson Laurie Sanderson reported to Historic City News in St Augustine that work began this month on an improvement project to replace the high mast lighting at the interchange of Interstate 95 and SR-16.

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Audubon Society holds nesting season wrap-up

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Audubon Society holds nesting season wrap-up

Ali Fulcher stated to local Historic City News reporters that on November 28, at 7:00 p.m., the St. Johns County Audubon Society would host a lecture by Mike Golubovich including a 2011 beach-nesting season wrap-up.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
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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Local man linked to four area burglaries

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Local man linked to four area burglaries

Historic City News has been informed that investigators with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office have linked three recent vehicle burglaries and a home burglary to a St Augustine man who is now in custody.

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Education Foundation holds Horizon Grant Awards

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Education Foundation holds Horizon Grant Awards

The St. Johns County Education Foundation informed Historic City News local reporters that they hosted the 17th annual Horizon Grant Awards reception on Thursday, November 17th.

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Winter Wonderland reopens tomorrow

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Winter Wonderland reopens tomorrow

Historic City News readers will want to visit the St Augustine Amphitheatre tomorrow when “Winter Wonderland” reopens, adding a touch of ice and snow to the Christmas season.

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Fire claims lives of family pets Tuesday night

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
Fire claims lives of family pets Tuesday night

Lieutenant Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer for St. Johns County Fire Rescue, reported to Historic City News that firefighters had to return to a South Ponte Vedra Beach residence yesterday after high onshore winds contributed to the re-ignition of a structure fire from the previous night.

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1740 Homeland Security Unit aids School House

November 25, 2011 | By | Comments More
1740 Homeland Security Unit aids School House

Elaine Fraser, Owner and General Manager of the Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum and Gardens, reported to Historic City News that participating in the first annual Columbia Marathon was fun and entertaining for her and her staff.

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Artistic and cultural entertainment

November 23, 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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