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Archive for February, 2012

Haitian delegation wants a monument to black general

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Haitian delegation wants a monument to black general

At the regular meeting of the St Augustine City Commission Monday night, Historic City News reporters listened as a delegation from the Haitian American Historical Society, submitted a proposal to erect, at their expense, a monument paying tribute to Florida’s first Black General; the Black Caudillo, Jorge Biassou.

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Arrest in fraudulent mobile pet clinic operation

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Arrest in fraudulent mobile pet clinic operation

Public Information Officer Klare Ly reported to Historic City News that a Putnam County woman was arrested this morning after months of investigation into financial and legal documents that State Attorney R.J. Larizza says proves that she was involved in fraud, and identity theft.

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Gravel truck turns over HAZMAT team responds

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Gravel truck turns over HAZMAT team responds

The Florida Highway Patrol informed Historic City News local reporters that they are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash involving an open-bed tractor trailer that occurred at approximately 1:30 pm today on the northbound on-ramp from SR-207 onto I-95.

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Traffic backs up when bridge locks fail

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Traffic backs up when bridge locks fail

Just minutes before the height of the evening drive, the lock mechanism failed on the recently restored Bridge of Lions — leaving many downtown motorists frustrated with a thoroughfare that sometimes feels closed as much as it is open.

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Honor society inducts nineteen new members

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Honor society inducts nineteen new members

Historic City News local reporters learned that the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society held its spring induction ceremony recently at the St Augustine campus of St Johns River State College.

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St Augustine prepares for pirate raid

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
St Augustine prepares for pirate raid

Historic City News has been asked to warn our readers that on Saturday evening, March 3rd at 5:00 PM, Searle’s Buccaneers will sack the City in a historical reenactment of Searle’s 17th century raid.

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State employee drug testing moves forward

February 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
State employee drug testing moves forward

Florida lawmakers are not waiting for a ruling from a Miami federal judge before moving forward with a bill to require state employees to submit to screening for illegal drugs.

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Hastings woman charged in hit-and-run crash

February 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Hastings woman charged in hit-and-run crash

A 29 year-old Hastings woman is in custody tonight following a hit-and-run crash between a motorcycle and pickup truck after witnesses identified her as the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene in Flagler Estates yesterday afternoon.

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Fair Food threatens to picket Chamber breakfast

February 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Fair Food threatens to picket Chamber breakfast

Representatives from the Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice told Historic City News reporters that they intend to picket tomorrow’s Annual St Johns County Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast to express disappointment with the Chamber’s chosen topic and guest of honor.

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Senate and Supervisor Vicky Oakes salute poll workers

February 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Senate and Supervisor Vicky Oakes salute poll workers

St Johns County poll workers have historically maintained the integrity of the early voting and Election Day process; and, last week, the Florida Senate joined Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes in recognizing their commitment to assisting their fellow citizens.

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City goes “all in” with settlement

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
City goes “all in” with settlement

In what some Historic City News readers have characterized as a “high stakes poker game”, the City of St Augustine is taking their hand and going “all in” for a negotiated settlement that, among other provisions, will halt fears that the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind will exercise the power of eminent domain […]

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Happy 59th Birthday Nellie

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Happy 59th Birthday Nellie

Nellie, the bottle-nosed dolphin, was born on February 27th in the salt-water tanks at Marine Studios on the St. Johns and Flagler county border; along SR-A1A and the Atlantic Coast — today she turned 59 years-old.

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Flagler sheriff appoints new second-in-command

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Flagler sheriff appoints new second-in-command

Historic City News has learned that FBI National Academy graduate and 29-year veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, David O’Brien, was appointed Chief Deputy this morning by Sheriff Donald W. Fleming.

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Approval of +$67k from City Commission planned

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Approval of +$67k from City Commission planned

Historic City News will be watching when two action items requiring the approval of money come on for hearing tonight at the City Commission meeting for the City of St Augustine.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 2/26/2012

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 2/26/2012

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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Trustees take up resolution in emergency session

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Trustees take up resolution in emergency session

Communications Director Miki Gilloon has announced that Historic City News readers are invited to attend when the Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind holds an emergency meeting, this Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 3:00 pm.

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Final Judgments through 2/27/2012

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 2/27/2012

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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Dress of magazine pages, duct tape, dryer lint

February 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Dress of magazine pages, duct tape, dryer lint

Historic City News has learned that, in a recent worldwide fashion design challenge, a St Augustine High School senior has been selected to receive the First Place Platinum Award by a panel of judges at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Mailbox vandal attacks deputy – lands in jail

February 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Mailbox vandal attacks deputy – lands in jail

Last night at about 7:00 pm, the investigation of a damaged mailbox quickly escalated to a multiple-felony arrest by sheriff’s deputies who were forced to fight an apparently intoxicated probationer who became belligerent and then combative before he was restrained and taken to jail.

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Neighbors galvanized to protect property rights

February 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Neighbors galvanized to protect property rights

“Call me a grouchy neighbor, if you want,” James Register told a group of thirty or forty residents from Nelmar Terrace and Fullerwood Park Historic District that turned out along with Historic City News reporters, a local newspaper reporter and camera crew from a Jacksonville television station.

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Costello addresses local Republican club

February 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Costello addresses local Republican club

Secretary Pat Greenfield notified local Historic City News reporters that the Republican Club of Greater St Augustine would host Florida State Representative Fred Costello at their regular business meeting being held on Monday, March 12th.

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Ponte Vedra Beach man arrested on drug charges

February 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Ponte Vedra Beach man arrested on drug charges

At about 7:00 pm last night, Historic City News learned that 28 year-old Cary Taylor Anderson, who resides at 816 Turtle Lake Court in Ponte Vedra Beach, was arrested and booked on multiple drug-related charges.

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Grouchy neighbors take Sunday to socialize

February 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Grouchy neighbors take Sunday to socialize

When it appears that neighbors in the Nelmar Terrace and Fullerwood Park Historic Districts may catch a break in their ongoing battles to protect themselves from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, should they be granted “eminent domain”, some residents are taking a stress-relief-day.

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Retaking of Fort Marion – 150th Anniversary

February 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Retaking of Fort Marion – 150th Anniversary

Historic City News will be standing by when Federal forces, including Union Navy and Marines, mark the 150th anniversary of the retaking of Fort Marion at St Augustine in a Civil War re-enactment being staged by the National Park Service on March 10th.

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Father of two murdered boys just out of jail

February 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Father of two murdered boys just out of jail

The divorced husband and father of the two boys found dead with their mother on Thursday, 45 year-old Daniel Joel Rashley, had just been released from the St Johns County Jail; less than two weeks before his children were killed.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

February 25, 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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DeSantis will speak to St Johns County Tea Party

February 24, 2012 | By | Comments More
DeSantis will speak to St Johns County Tea Party

Angela Casey announced to Historic City News that the next meeting of the St Johns County Tea Party would be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm.

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Plans for St Augustine Civil Rights Museum

February 24, 2012 | By | Comments More
Plans for St Augustine Civil Rights Museum

A group of community leaders and volunteer members of a citizen advisory board promoting the Civil Rights Museum of St Augustine, met with Historic City News editor Michael Gold and other media representatives who were invited to participate in a press conference today at the Casa Monica.

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McGillin discusses elder law with womens group

February 24, 2012 | By | Comments More
McGillin discusses elder law with womens group

Kizzy Van Tine reported to Historic City News that the St Augustine Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors would host its monthly business meeting and luncheon on March 1st, 2012 at The Cascades Club House located at 529 Olympic Circle.

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Verdict: Guilty in murder of retired schoolteacher

February 23, 2012 | By | Comments More
Verdict: Guilty in murder of retired schoolteacher

Justice for a retired schoolteacher continues, as a second person responsible for her death was found guilty as charged on all counts, of First Degree Murder, capital felony; Robbery; and Burglary with Battery.

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