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Archive for April, 2012

Volunteers construct Haven Horse Ranch pathway

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Volunteers construct Haven Horse Ranch pathway

Students in Free Enterprise members from Flagler College reported to Historic City News that they build a brick pathway, together with volunteers from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation and the St Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility, to help handicapped riders at the Haven Horse Ranch in St Augustine.

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City should not compete with private businesses

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
City should not compete with private businesses

At the next meeting of the St Augustine City Commission, the same spendthrifts that brought you the First America Foundation, that conceived the skateboard park on Anastasia Island and purchased the M & M Market in Lincolnville, will decide if they should evict an attraction operator and demolish the oldest miniature golf course in Florida.

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Local independent bookstore closing doors

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Local independent bookstore closing doors

Independently owned, specialty retailers face a struggle, even in smaller communities like St Augustine, largely because of the buying power of mass merchandisers to drive prices down and the appeal and convenience of Internet shopping.

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Flagler professor publishes new book

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Flagler professor publishes new book

Flagler College education professor Carl Williams has released his latest book, “Starting Points: Preparing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for Literacy Success,” through Butte Publications.

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5-year septic tank inspection mandate eliminated

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
5-year septic tank inspection mandate eliminated

Historic City News reporters learned that a controversial statewide septic tank mandate, passed by the Florida Legislature in 2010, was eliminated when Governor Rick Scott signed HB-1263 into law Friday; over objections from the Sierra Club, who requested a veto.

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Manatee to Make Its Mark

April 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Manatee to Make Its Mark

Byway Program Administrator Sallie O’Hara announced to Historic City News that at noon tomorrow and Thursday, volunteer training sessions would be held at the St Johns County Parks and Recreation office in St Augustine in preparation for Friday’s “Kids Ocean Day” at Anastasia State Park.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/29/2012

April 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 4/29/2012

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 4/29/2012

April 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 4/29/2012

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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Driver charged in collision with motorcycle deputy

April 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Driver charged in collision with motorcycle deputy

The State of Florida filed charges last week against 61 year-old Joan M Wilkie, after concluding their investigation into her collision with a St Johns County traffic deputy who was escorting a motorcycle run to benefit a charitable organization that provides medical treatment for children.

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Romanza Week includes world premiere performance

April 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Romanza Week includes world premiere performance

Nancy Grote will portray Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ashley Carter will appear as her husband, Norton S Baskin, when A Classic Theatre presents their production of CROSS ROADS: Unguarded Moments, according to a Romanza Week update received by Historic City News.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

April 27, 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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Arrest ends sales from illegal Flagler moonshine still

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Arrest ends sales from illegal Flagler moonshine still

A nearly 6′ tall, 300 pound man, almost 70 years-old, with a large, stocky build, sitting on the tailgate of his pickup truck, selling fresh seafood alongside US-1 in Bunnell, wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary to most folks; but to undercover deputies, Bob Tibbs was not “ordinary”.

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Teachers aide arrested in child porn investigation

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Teachers aide arrested in child porn investigation

Dan Davis, City Clerk for the City of Bunnell, reported to Historic City News that a joint child pornography investigation by the Bunnell Police Department, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and the office of the State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit, has resulted in the arrest of a public school employee.

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Lincolnville Market is worth a visit Sunday

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Lincolnville Market is worth a visit Sunday

Market Director Sue Agresta reported to Historic City News that this Sunday, the Lincolnville Farmers Market continues to host a growing number of unique vendors like Growers Alliance Coffees and Robbin’s Nest Egg; one-of-a-kind beaded utensils using Czech fire-polished crystal, glass beads or gemstones.

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Matanzas Bay greets visitor from out of the past

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Matanzas Bay greets visitor from out of the past

The storied 1789 mutiny aboard the historic vessel, the HMS Bounty, is perhaps one of the most infamous tales of mutiny on the high seas; and Wednesday, the replica tall ship that once graced the silver screen, sailed into Matanzas Bay on the noon high tide.

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School Board holds public workshop Tuesday

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
School Board holds public workshop Tuesday

The St Johns County School District updated Historic City News on the revised agenda in place for Tuesday’s School Board workshop; being held at 8:30 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room located at 40 Orange Street in St Augustine.

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Supreme Court finds District 6 lines constitutional

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Supreme Court finds District 6 lines constitutional

Historic City News has learned that the Florida Supreme Court unanimously upheld the latest plan for redrawing state Senate boundaries today — a setback for Florida Democrats and allied organizations which had urged justices to declare the map unconstitutional.

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County offers alternative to outdoor burning

April 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
County offers alternative to outdoor burning

Lt Jeremy Robshaw, Public Information Officer for St Johns County Fire Rescue, is asking Historic City News readers in the St Augustine area to delay any outdoor burning until drought conditions improve.

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Weekend of entertainment begins Friday night

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Weekend of entertainment begins Friday night

Friday: April 27 Rise Against in Concert Enjoy an alternative music performance by Rise Against in St. Augustine during their Spring 2012 Tour. This show promises great performances, including special appearances by A Day to Remember and Title Fight. The show takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340C A1A S. on Anastasia […]

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Marshal takes suspected Cracker Barrel robber into custody

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marshal takes suspected Cracker Barrel robber into custody

A 40 year-old man has been located and arrested in connection with a recent robbery of an elderly Clay County man that occurred on April 14th at the Cracker Barrel located at 2441 SR-16, according to information received by Historic City News in St Augustine.

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Two busy days for St Johns County meth labs

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Two busy days for St Johns County meth labs

Since about 8:00 a.m. this morning, Historic City News has received word that St Johns County Fire Rescue has been on the scene with members of the Sheriff’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team; the second day of responses to highly combustible meth labs for county agencies.

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Local businesses? There’s an app for that

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Local businesses? There’s an app for that

Beau Phillips reported to Historic City News that the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce has a new tool to help promote member businesses and to encourage everyone to shop local.

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Flagler professor addresses Archaeology Society

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Flagler professor addresses Archaeology Society

At the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis last week, Dr. William Locascio, an assistant professor at Flagler College in St Augustine, made a presentation before the esteemed group on “The Emergence of Social Hierarchies in Pre-Columbian Central America”.

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Funeral services held for Fred Bozard

April 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Funeral services held for Fred Bozard

Funeral services were held at Trinity Episcopal Parish in St Augustine yesterday afternoon for 64 year-old Fred Henry Bozard III, who died at his home on Saturday, April 21, following a long illness.

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Thick smoke became backdrop for Bounty arrival

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Thick smoke became backdrop for Bounty arrival

Historic City News readers gathering along the bayfront to welcome the H.M.S. Bounty to the St Augustine Municipal Marina today, arrived to witness unsettling plumes of smoke looming over Davis Shores; but, not to worry — it was a controlled burn at Anastasia State Park.

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Investigate donation requests from telephone solicitors

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Investigate donation requests from telephone solicitors

Lt Jeremy Robshaw reported to Historic City News that his office has recently been notified that telephone solicitors have been calling residents and businesses requesting donations to benefit St Johns County Fire Rescue.

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TDC funding panel applicants sought

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
TDC funding panel applicants sought

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for residents interested in serving on the Tourist Development Council’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Panel.

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POLL: What should be done with bayfront carpet golf

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
POLL: What should be done with bayfront carpet golf

St Augustine commissioners want to know if Historic City News readers feel there is greater value in the miniature golf course adjacent to the Municipal Marina on the bayfront or making the area part of an open green space, which could be rented for income-producing events?

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Vehicle crashes into bedroom of occupied home

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Vehicle crashes into bedroom of occupied home

When the emergency call came in shortly before 10:00 p.m. last night, responding fire rescue units were prepared for casualties from a car crash into an occupied home, but were pleased to report only minor injuries sustained to the driver and occupants.

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Clerk of Court remembers murdered supervisor

April 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Clerk of Court remembers murdered supervisor

Stephanie Theresa Singleton-Gilliam, the 44 year-old victim of a stabbing attack inside her home at 241 Duval Street in St Augustine, was a supervisor in the family law division of the St Johns County Clerk of Court.

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