Letter: Education key to bicyclist’s safety Ron Berben St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: The recent attention given to the hit-and-run death of 43-year-old Randy Wayne Miller has brought the safety of our bicyclists in the city to the discussion table. I have always been a supporter of our cyclists in this city and always will […]
Archive for June, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.