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Archive for January, 2012

New Businesses through 1/29/2012

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
New Businesses through 1/29/2012

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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Good night – Nights of Lights

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Good night – Nights of Lights

Paul K Williamson, Public Affairs Director for the City of St. Augustine, announced to Historic City News today that as the 18th season of Nights of Lights ends, after tonight the city would be a little bit darker.

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Worried residents drive 204 miles to speak 1 minute

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Worried residents drive 204 miles to speak 1 minute

4:30 a.m. comes early in the morning, but that hasn’t dissuaded Skip Hutton or Gina Burrell who live in the North City neighborhoods surrounding the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind from chartering a 15-passenger van to appear before a legislative committee and object to approval of House Bill 1039.

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Body believed to be missing Naples woman

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Body believed to be missing Naples woman

Historic City News has learned that St Johns County detectives recovered the body of a woman this morning; believed to be 47 year-old Susan Raye Norris who was last seen by friends and family members on January 26th.

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Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Pawlowski

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Town Hall Meeting with Commissioner Pawlowski

City of St Augustine Beach Commissioner Undine C Pawlowski announced to local Historic City News reporters that she would hold an informal Town Hall Meeting on February 3rd from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Anastasia Branch Library.

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Speakers discuss meaningful women’s issues

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Speakers discuss meaningful women’s issues

More than 100 women and men recently turned out for “Women Rock,” an informative networking event benefitting the Joanne Arnett Tutschek Breast Cancer Fund at the Flagler Health Care Foundation.

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Three students from FSDB headed to Science Fair

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Three students from FSDB headed to Science Fair

Communications Director Miki Gilloon reported to Historic City News that tomorrow and Thursday, three students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind are participating in the River Region East Science Fair.

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Pet adoption event tomorrow

January 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Pet adoption event tomorrow

S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. of Northeast Florida in St Augustine announced to local Historic City News reporters that tomorrow, Wednesday February 1, and again on Saturday February 4, they would hold their next adoption event at Pet Supermarket from noon until 6:00 p.m. Pet Supermarket is located in the Winn-Dixie shopping center at US-1 and […]

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DEA: Florida purchases of Oxycodone decline

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
DEA: Florida purchases of Oxycodone decline

While Florida has been viewed as the epicenter of the nation’s pill mill epidemic, recent evidence demonstrates that the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners have made a significant difference.

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St Johns team takes 1st place at Tampa event

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
St Johns team takes 1st place at Tampa event

Over 3000 athletes and 10,000 spectators participated in this weekend’s Suncoast Sports Festival at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, including a team of boys from St Johns County representing First Coast Gymnastics; who won 1st place overall.

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Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports

First Coast Gymnastics reported to Historic City News that their boys’ team (levels 4-10) placed 6th place, overall, in the 2012 Sue Whitlow Invitational at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

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Tuesday is Election Day for Republicans

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Tuesday is Election Day for Republicans

St Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes announced to local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine that tomorrow, Tuesday January 31st, registered Republicans will determine Florida’s Presidential Preference nominee.

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Check before you pay Asset Acceptance LLC

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Check before you pay Asset Acceptance LLC

A Historic City News investigator looking into deceptive debt collection practices in St Augustine and St Johns County has found that as many as 37 residents have been hauled into court during the past 12 months to answer civil complaints for money — which may have been legally uncollectable.

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Editorial: Problem with a couple of bills

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Editorial: Problem with a couple of bills

The Florida House and Senate are considering a couple of bills that will directly impact St Augustine because they relate to a long standing and nationally recognized institution in town, The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.

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Missing man located on beach likely suicide

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Missing man located on beach likely suicide

Yesterday, St Johns County deputies believe a 58 year-old Jacksonville man chose to end his own life — he was found in a lounge chair on the beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean, the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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SMA acquires Putnam-St Johns Behavioral Health

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
SMA acquires Putnam-St Johns Behavioral Health

Chet Bell, CEO at SMA Behavioral Health Services, reported to Historic City News that all former employees of Putnam-St Johns Behavioral Health in St Augustine were notified on Friday that they will become Stewart-Marchman-Act employees as of Wednesday, February 1st.

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Arts-Culture-Heritage community forum

January 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Arts-Culture-Heritage community forum

The St. Johns Cultural Council announced to Historic City News local reporters that they would hold an open forum for the Arts, Culture and Heritage Community and those who are interested in finding out more about the new happenings within the organization.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

January 29, 2012 | 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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Marriage Licenses Applications – 1/29/2012

January 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 1/29/2012

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 1/29/2012

January 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 1/29/2012

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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FBI Special Agent in Charge pleased with verdict

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
FBI Special Agent in Charge pleased with verdict

After an exhaustive effort by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a “job well done” was recognized when a federal jury in Jacksonville found Lydia Cladek of St Augustine Beach “guilty” of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud.

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Local attorney makes bid for School Board

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Local attorney makes bid for School Board

Local attorney, Patrick Canan, announced to Historic City News that he will run for St Johns County School Board District 5; which includes parts of St Augustine Beach, the City of St Augustine, Vilano Beach and the World Golf Village.

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Detectives want to locate missing Naples woman

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Detectives want to locate missing Naples woman

St Johns County detectives are searching for 47 year-old Susan Raye Norris; who was last seen by friends and family members on January 26th, at which time she was driving a 2001 white Lexus RX300 sport utility vehicle.

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Jewish Historical Society announces plans

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Jewish Historical Society announces plans

Members of the St Augustine Jewish Historical Society celebrated the eighth annual Florida Jewish History Month with a traditional Havdallah service in the southwest park at the foot of the Bridge of Lions on Saturday evening, January 21st at 7:30 p.m.

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Snapshot: FSDB Board of Governors

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Snapshot: FSDB Board of Governors

Members of the Board of Governors of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind convened in emergency session Friday; four of the seven-member Board, none of whom resides in St Augustine, attended the meeting in person.

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Attorney establishes reason for emergency meeting

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Attorney establishes reason for emergency meeting

An emotionally charged meeting of the Board of Governors of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind was attended by Historic City News Editor Michael Gold on Friday morning; along with staff and elected officials from the City of St Augustine and residents of two anxious neighborhoods that adjoin the campus.

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Poll: Gingrich and Romney in dead heat

January 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Poll: Gingrich and Romney in dead heat

St Augustine pollster and former Republican State Committeeman from St Johns County, Jon Woodard, reported to Historic City News the results of his recent Dixie Strategies – First Coast News poll showing that if Tuesday’s election were held today, Gingrich and Romney could tie.

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Details emerge in Gonell arrest

January 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Details emerge in Gonell arrest

Historic City News has learned additional details from St Augustine Police Department sources in yesterday’s arrest of 43 year-old Miguel Angel Gonell who remains in custody this afternoon in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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Man held on $100,000 bond in elder abuse case

January 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Man held on $100,000 bond in elder abuse case

Just after midnight this morning, St Augustine Police Officers booked Miguel Angel Gonell into the St Johns County Detention Facility — where he remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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Friday – Saturday are last two days of early voting

January 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Friday – Saturday are last two days of early voting

The last day to vote early in the Presidential Preference Republican Primary Election is Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at any one of six early voting locations within St. Johns County, Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes told Historic City News.

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