Community

Haitian delegation wants a monument to black general

February 29, 2012

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.

Public Safety

Arrest in fraudulent mobile pet clinic operation

February 29, 2012

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.

Public Safety

Gravel truck turns over HAZMAT team responds

February 29, 2012

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.

Public Safety

Traffic backs up when bridge locks fail

February 29, 2012

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.

Community

Honor society inducts nineteen new members

February 29, 2012

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.

Community

St Augustine prepares for pirate raid

February 29, 2012

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.

Government

State employee drug testing moves forward

February 29, 2012

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.

Public Safety

Hastings woman charged in hit-and-run crash

February 28, 2012

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.

Business

Fair Food threatens to picket Chamber breakfast

February 28, 2012

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.

Government

Senate and Supervisor Vicky Oakes salute poll workers

February 28, 2012

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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