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Archive for May, 2012

Shots fired during burglary attempt in Palm Coast

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Shots fired during burglary attempt in Palm Coast

Historic City News was notified by Flagler County Sheriff’s representative Debra Johnson that shots were fired at a Palm Coast man last night; who, the resident says, attempted run him over with the car he used to escape from the scene.

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Lower clearance during bridge maintenance

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Lower clearance during bridge maintenance

Beginning Monday, the vertical clearance under the SR-312 Bridge in St Augustine over the Matanzas River will be reduced by four feet, the Florida Department of Transportation announced to Historic City News.

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St Augustine based soldiers deployed for a year

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St Augustine based soldiers deployed for a year

Public Affairs Specialist Blair Heusdens reported to Historic City News that approximately twenty-six St Augustine based soldiers are preparing to depart for a yearlong deployment overseas.

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In search of the “secret” Beach Police memo

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In search of the “secret” Beach Police memo

After Historic City News published an article detailing the excessive secrecy surrounding an e-mail from Michelle Price to several officers who complained about the St Augustine Beach police chief, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed late yesterday that those officers’ access to crime information computers has been suspended.

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Seatbelt saves 68 year-old driver from serious injury

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Seatbelt saves 68 year-old driver from serious injury

Just after 4:30 yesterday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol Troop G reported to Historic City News in St Augustine that seatbelts saved a 68 year-old woman from serious injury and may have spared her life in a collision that occurred on I-95 in St Johns County.

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Ponte Vedra Beach branch library events

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Ponte Vedra Beach branch library events

St Johns County Public Library System Administrative Office Coordinator, Angelina Gervasi, informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine of the following summertime library activities planned for June at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6950.

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Bartram Trail branch library events

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Bartram Trail branch library events

St Johns County Public Library System Administrative Office Coordinator, Angelina Gervasi, informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine of the following summertime library activities planned for June at the Bartram Trail Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6960.

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James A Ponce Sr: member of city’s founding family

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James A Ponce Sr: member of city’s founding family

James Augustine Ponce Sr. passed in his sleep peacefully on Monday, May 28, 2012, to join his wife, Jaqueline Swain Ponce, in the arms of Jesus. His son, James, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth were by his bedside.

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Weekend entertainment in St Augustine

May 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Weekend entertainment in St Augustine

Special Thursday Event Tomorrow, the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will christen Fuego del Mar, the 16th century boathouse and boatyard located the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. This will be the site of the construction of a full-sized Spanish chalupa and a caravel. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and will […]

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Farm to Table event at Cultural Center a success

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Farm to Table event at Cultural Center a success

Judy Hixenbaugh, Director of Development for The Cultural Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, told Historic City News that the inaugural “Farm to Table” event, held April 30 through May 5, has been declared a significant success.

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Sketch released in police impersonation case

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Sketch released in police impersonation case

Deputy Vinnie Russo has developed a composite sketch of the suspect in Saturday evening’s apparent police impersonation; where a female driver and her two small children were pulled over in the area of SR-207 and Hilltop Road, presumably because she was “speeding”.

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Local students ask governor about digital education

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Local students ask governor about digital education

Historic City News learned that more than 100 parents and educators gathered at The Academy at Julington Creek yesterday to hear Governor Rick Scott open the first 2.0 Digital Education Symposium hosted by Parents Advancing Global Education.

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Answers in memo concealed by Beach Police

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Answers in memo concealed by Beach Police

According to a published news article entitled “Beach chief’s accusers lose use of crime computers”, Michelle Price, an administrative assistant for the St Augustine Beach Police Department, is said to have sent, by e-mail, an unsigned memo notifying those officers who complained about the police administration that their computer access had been suspended.

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Pawlowski calls Beach Town Hall meeting

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Pawlowski calls Beach Town Hall meeting

Undine Pawlowski, City of St. Augustine Beach Commissioner, invited Historic City News readers to attend her next “Town Hall” meeting; scheduled for Thursday, May 31, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Anastasia Island public library located in the Sea Grove Town Center.

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Too much rain is bad for farmers business

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Too much rain is bad for farmers business

Historic City News learned from a televised interview with St Johns County farmer Jeff Brubaker, who lives on St Ambrose Church Road in Elkton; that, although his potato fields have been suffering drought conditions, last weekend’s downpours have not offered him any relief.

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Hastings library events

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Hastings library events

St Johns County Public Library System Administrative Office Coordinator, Angelina Gervasi, informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine of the following summertime library activities planned for June at the Hastings Library Events Telephone: (904) 827-6970.

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Anastasia Island branch library events

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Anastasia Island branch library events

St Johns County Public Library System Administrative Office Coordinator, Angelina Gervasi, informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine of the following summertime library activities planned for June at the Anastasia Island Branch Library Events Telephone: (904) 209-3730.

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American Radio Relay League National Field Day

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American Radio Relay League National Field Day

Merrill Musikar, KG4 IDD, President of the Flagler Emergency Communications Association in Palm Coast, announced that a nationwide communications platform would be established to simulate emergency conditions for 24-hours; beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Flagler Beach Fire Department headquarters.

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Emergency shelter receives community partners grant

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Emergency shelter receives community partners grant

Betty Griffin House Community Awareness Coordinator Kim Brumfield reported to Historic City News in St Augustine that the local emergency shelter has been awarded a grant from Wells Fargo’s 2012 Community Partners Giving Program.

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Man in protective custody after torturing kittens

May 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Man in protective custody after torturing kittens

Historic City News has learned that a 28 year-old Palm Coast man was taken into protective custody after Volusia Support Services reported to Flagler County deputies that he abused, tortured and killed several kittens that belonged to roommates in the home where he was living.

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Woman likely victim of police impersonator

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Woman likely victim of police impersonator

Saturday evening, a female driver reported that a man, dressed in a black uniform with silver-outlined shield patches on his shoulders, stopped the vehicle that she was driving in the area of SR-207 and Hilltop Road; presumably, because she was “speeding”.

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Precinct polling place list approved

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Precinct polling place list approved

Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, reported to Historic City News that at this morning’s special meeting of the St Johns County Commission, her submitted changes to precinct polling locations necessitated by the recent ten-year redistricting plan were approved.

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Guest Column: Basic Beach Safety Tips

May 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Basic Beach Safety Tips

Guest Column: Basic Beach Safety Tips David B Shoar St Johns County Sheriff As our schools close for the summer and the price of gas continues to rise, many residents will not be traveling elsewhere for vacation; instead, they will enjoy the 42 miles of beaches St Johns County has to offer.

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Thompson congratulates student journalists

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Thompson congratulates student journalists

Flagler College Gargoyle adviser Brian Thompson reported to Historic City News correspondents in St Augustine that the online student newspaper has won four awards in the 2012 Florida College Press Association “Best under the Sun” contest.

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Flagler Commissioner resigns to run for state legislature

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Flagler Commissioner resigns to run for state legislature

Democrat Milissa M Holland, who lives in Palm Coast and turns 41 years-old next month, resigned Friday from the Flagler County Commission to run for the Florida House District 24 seat; encompassing southern St Johns County, all of Flagler County, and north Volusia County.

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Castillo delays opening due to tropical storm

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Castillo delays opening due to tropical storm

Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments will each open at noon today, a precaution Superintendent Gordie Wilson has taken due to the uncertain weather conditions created by Tropical Storm Beryl.

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Learn about the role of Florida in Underground Railroad

May 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Learn about the role of Florida in Underground Railroad

Harold George reported to Historic City News that a program about Florida’s role in the Underground Railroad would be held at the Anastasia Island Branch Library as part of the discussion that will culminate during the upcoming National Underground Railroad Conference in St Augustine.

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School district honors business partners with awards

May 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
School district honors business partners with awards

The Northeast Florida Regional Airport Conference Center in St Augustine was the scene of this year’s annual St Johns County School District Academy Awards; honoring business and community partners for their contributions to the career academies according to Director for Career Education, Paula Chaon.

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Flagler team finishes second in national competition

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Flagler team finishes second in national competition

Flagler College told local Historic City News reporters that their Students in Free Enterprise team advanced to the final four and finished second at the 2012 SIFE USA National Exposition this week in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Two FSDB students win state medals for job skills

May 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Two FSDB students win state medals for job skills

Historic City News has learned that, of the more than 2,000 high school and college participants competing in more than 110 vocational field categories, two students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind earned medals for their technical skills at the SkillsUSA state competition.

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