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Archive for June, 2012

FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

June 30, 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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Ringo Starr band rocks St Augustine

June 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Ringo Starr band rocks St Augustine

Historic City News photographer Mark Cubbedge attended last night’s concert of Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band at the St Augustine Amphitheatre; one of many first quality entertainment productions that have begun including St Johns County on their tours.

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Early morning fire quickly extinguished

June 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Early morning fire quickly extinguished

Lt Jeremy Robshaw reported to Historic City News that St Johns County Fire Rescue responded to residential structure fire in the Heritage Park subdivision of St Augustine at approximately 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning.

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Flagler student wins Italian design contest

June 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Flagler student wins Italian design contest

A design by Flagler College student Victoria Hardina was recently selected as the logo for the Italy Writes program, according to an announcement received this week by Historic City News in St Augustine.

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Library Advisory Board welcomes new members

June 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Library Advisory Board welcomes new members

Angelina Gervasi, Office Coordinator for the St Johns County Public Library System invited local Historic City News readers to join Chairwoman Carolee Bertisch in welcoming two new members, and one reappointment, to the Library Advisory Board.

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Archaeology exhibit at Visitor Center

June 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Archaeology exhibit at Visitor Center

The City of St Augustine Public Affairs office reported to Historic City News that there is a new City-sponsored exhibit at the Visitor Information Center offering a look into the extraordinary life of 18th century St Augustine.

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Mosquito Control Awareness Week

June 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Mosquito Control Awareness Week

With the majority of the week under flood conditions across the Historic City News area, we are beginning to see the side effects as sinkholes in St Augustine and Palatka are beginning to appear; but as temperatures rise, so do threats from disease infected mosquitoes.

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Last radio call for Sheriff Perry

June 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Last radio call for Sheriff Perry

St Johns County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cristie Taylor broadcast the “last call” over the police radio for former Sheriff Neil Perry this afternoon; the unanswered call for a man who was tethered to his communications center for over twenty years of law enforcement service.

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21-gun salute for Sheriff Perry

June 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
21-gun salute for Sheriff Perry

As Neil J. Perry was laid to rest this afternoon, hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to a man, many of whom owe their law enforcement careers.

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Protest over gay pride Oreo cookies

June 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Protest over gay pride Oreo cookies

Oreo, America’s favorite cookie, is stirring up more than milk today after Kraft Foods posted a gay pride Oreo on the cookie’s Facebook page.

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Status of Beach police officers still a mystery

June 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Status of Beach police officers still a mystery

A letter addressed to Historic City News and other media outlets originating from Mike Scudiero, representing the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, informed us that, “the officers of the St. Augustine Beach Police Department have been cleared of wrongdoing in the investigation of their use of official law enforcement information systems.”

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Internet chat room friend arrested

June 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Internet chat room friend arrested

With assistance from agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, St Johns County Special Victims Unit detectives arrested a 25 year-old man who they say traveled twice from his home in the United Kingdom, under false pretenses, to engage in an illegal act.

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Thieves recently use smash-and-grab tactics

June 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Thieves recently use smash-and-grab tactics

Law enforcement officials are urging Historic City News readers and visitors to help fight crime by removing valuables from their parked vehicles; whether in congested parking lots, isolated along the beach highway, or even in your driveway at home.

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7-Eleven plans to return to San Marco Avenue

June 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
7-Eleven plans to return to San Marco Avenue

Matthew Shaffer, the vice president of the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association, appeared before the St Augustine City Commission and Historic City News reporters Monday night to express his objections to a proposed 7-Eleven convenience store, with gasoline, to be built on San Marco Avenue at May Street.

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Visitation, funeral and gravesite rites for Sheriff Perry

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Visitation, funeral and gravesite rites for Sheriff Perry

The family of former St Johns County Sheriff Neil J Perry will receive visitors Wednesday, June 27 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home in St Augustine, according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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Jury convicts man who set his wife on fire

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Jury convicts man who set his wife on fire

After a two-day trial, State Attorney R J Larizza informed Historic City News that a Putnam County jury found 41 year-old Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd guilty, as charged, of attempted first degree murder with a weapon; a life felony; arson, a first degree felony; and aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury with a weapon, a first […]

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Guest Column: Mysterious Graffiti at the Castillo

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Guest Column: Mysterious Graffiti at the Castillo

Guest Column: Mysterious Graffiti at the Castillo By: Raphael Cosme Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit the Castillo de San Marcos in the city of Saint Augustine; but, few notice, hidden along the thick walls, the marvelous colonial graffiti whose meaning and historic origin have been studied but not fully known.

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Mayor Boles addresses Seminole Tribe concerns

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Mayor Boles addresses Seminole Tribe concerns

The St Augustine 450th Commemoration is a celebration of our lengthy history; but, more importantly, it is a celebration of our rich cultural diversity – the many people and cultures that are part of an enduring community called St Augustine.

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Northwest community organizes Republican club

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Northwest community organizes Republican club

Bill Cosnotti and Tray Parker reported to Historic City News that tonight will be the initial meeting of a newly invigorated Republican Club in the Julington Creek area, and they are inviting our readers in the area to attend and learn more about their political activities.

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Builders association offers Bennett their endorsement

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Builders association offers Bennett their endorsement

Josh Cockrell, a spokesman for Rachael L Bennett, a small business owner who is running for St Johns County Commission, District 5, today announced to Historic City News that the Northeast Florida Builders Association has endorsed Bennett’s campaign.

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St Johns County Independence Day Closures

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
St Johns County Independence Day Closures

Public Information Officer Jeremy Robshaw announced to Historic City News readers in St Augustine and St Johns County the following closure schedule for county government offices, facilities and services in observance of Independence Day.

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Congressional candidates face-off for open seat

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Congressional candidates face-off for open seat

The Republican Club of Greater St Augustine president Gary Bruce informed Historic City News that the seven Republican candidates for the Florida 6th US Congressional District have confirmed their attendance at a candidates’ forum to be held on Monday July 9.

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Cost could be $75,000 for Lincolnville consultant

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Cost could be $75,000 for Lincolnville consultant

Historic City News reporters watched as St Augustine City Commissioners unanimously approved a spending authorization of up to $75,000 to hire a consultant to advise the City on the process of completing a Community Redevelopment Agency as a way to redirect ad valorem tax revenue to pay for new infrastructure projects in the Lincolnville area.

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City criticized for portrayal of Ponce and Menendez

June 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
City criticized for portrayal of Ponce and Menendez

Historic City News reporters watched as St Augustine city commissioners listened to six minutes of harsh criticism for the way the City portrays Pedro Menendez and Ponce de Leon as “heroes” instead of as “murderers” of native people who lived here thousands of years — three minutes from Shannon Larsen and three minutes from St […]

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Show me the jobs

June 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Show me the jobs

March 26, Historic City News reported that the German manufacturer, 2G Bio-Energietechnik AG, purchased a 60,000-sf facility in the Interstate Commercial and Industrial Park off Agricultural Center Drive.

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Robbery suspect may be wanted in three states

June 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Robbery suspect may be wanted in three states

A Fort Worth, Texas man has been arrested and accused of the May 1, 2012 robbery of Wells Fargo, located at 2841 CR-210, and of grand theft; and, he is now being held in the St Johns County Detention Facility without bond.

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City may authorize $75,000 consultant for CRA

June 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
City may authorize $75,000 consultant for CRA

In response to a request advanced on June 11th by St Augustine City Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline, Historic City News reporters have been notified that, at tonight’s regular meeting, the commission will hear a report and request for approval of up to $75,000 for an outside consultant associated with the creation of a Lincolnville Community Redevelopment […]

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Reception reviews 16th century garb and gear

June 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Reception reviews 16th century garb and gear

Thursday evening, Historic City News readers interested in the interpretation of 16th century life in St Augustine are invited to attend a reception and presentation of “the garb and gear” of the Juan Ponce de León period.

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Vacant Walden Chase home burns to ground

June 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Vacant Walden Chase home burns to ground

At about 3:00 a.m. this morning, Historic City News local reporters were informed by Public Information Officer Lt. Jeremy Robshaw that St Johns County firefighters were in route to a Walden Chase residence that was fully engulfed in flames.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/24/2012

June 24, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/24/2012

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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