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Archive for July, 2012

Manhunt on after armed robbery at Marshalls

July 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Manhunt on after armed robbery at Marshalls

Chuck Mulligan reported to Historic City News reporters that detectives with the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Marshalls Department Store in the 1700 block of US-1 South shortly after 5:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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Sexual Predator: Mark Edward Kennedy

July 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Sexual Predator: Mark Edward Kennedy

In accordance with Florida State Statute 775.21, this news release will serve as public notification that the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has been given information that a person judged to be a sexual predator is now residing within St. Johns County.

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Abare will chair Council of Presidents

July 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Abare will chair Council of Presidents

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida have announced to Historic City News in St Augustine that Flagler College president William T. Abare, Jr., Ed.D., has been elected as the chairman of the organization’s Council of Presidents.

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Charges filed in Davis Shores graffiti case

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Charges filed in Davis Shores graffiti case

Historic City News in St Augustine was informed that State Attorney R J Larizza has received a criminal mischief complaint alleging sixteen recent graffiti attacks against city owned dumpsters and private property that police say was committed by a 20-year-old Davis Shores resident.

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Weinstein-Aaron race about more than District 4

July 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
Weinstein-Aaron race about more than District 4

The Republican primary campaign between Mike Weinstein and Aaron Bean for a newly redrawn Jacksonville seat in the Florida Senate this summer is really a political proxy fight for a future Senate presidency.

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Improving reader comments

July 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Improving reader comments

Historic City News feels that reader interaction enhances the value of our reporting; we were founded on the principle of citizen reporters and for the next few weeks, we are trying a new, integrated approach to determine if there is a better way use our popular facebook page as a host for reader’s comments.

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Hunt is on for rock-throwing vandals

July 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Hunt is on for rock-throwing vandals

Responding to reports of at least eight vehicles being vandalized Saturday evening, Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming informed Historic City News that his department has stepped-up aggressive patrol in two north Palm Coast neighborhoods to find the culprits.

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Protecting our environment from politics

July 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Protecting our environment from politics

Every-other year, the landscape of St Augustine and St Johns County is attacked by political signs and banners that do little more than add to eye pollution, distract drivers, and, not the least of which, violate state election laws and local ordinances.

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City Seat 1: Bruce Maguire

July 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
City Seat 1: Bruce Maguire

As we sat discussing options for this race and who might best serve the community for the next four years, it was not without consideration of what the City of St Augustine has done over the last four years — and where we see the town we all love in the future.

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County District 5: Rachael Bennett

July 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
County District 5: Rachael Bennett

Historic City News and The St Augustine Record have clearly different editorial philosophies — I think it keeps things interesting, they give as good as they get and I’ve never written about them with malice and I don’t think anyone over there takes what is said over here personally, however I am surprised by their […]

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County District 3: Bill McClure

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County District 3: Bill McClure

We consider the District 3 seat, elected countywide, to be an “open seat” since the current occupant is taking another personal leave of office to pursue his military ambitions.

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Despite lightening audience enjoys YES

July 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Despite lightening audience enjoys YES

Historic City News photographer Mark Cubbedge attended last night’s concert of the English progressive rock band “YES” at the St Augustine Amphitheatre; another of many first quality entertainment productions that have begun including St Johns County on their tours.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 7/29/2012

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 7/29/2012

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 7/29/2012

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Final Judgments through 7/29/2012

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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Motorcycle rider hospitalized in Nocatee crash

July 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Motorcycle rider hospitalized in Nocatee crash

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Ronald L Roberts informed Historic City News reporters that a hit-and-run crash, at Nocatee in St Johns County at about 6:00 p.m. last night, sent an Atlantic Beach man to the hospital with serious injuries.

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State House District 17: Mike Davis

July 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
State House District 17: Mike Davis

Upon the retirement of Bill Proctor from what was District 20, and with new district lines drawn through reapportionment, in the Republican Primary Election, three candidates vie to face Rebecca Sue Sharp and write-in candidate Angela Casey in November, when this race will be decided.

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Shooting spree lands local man in jail

July 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Shooting spree lands local man in jail

Thursday evening, shortly after 5:00 p.m., Historic City News learned that neighbors in the 400 block of Chattan Way called 9-1-1 to report hearing gunshots fired in their otherwise peaceful St Johns neighborhood.

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Teamwork spares life of 68-year-old runner

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Teamwork spares life of 68-year-old runner

During the running of this week’s Summer Shotgun Race hosted by the City of Palm Coast, Historic City News learned that five runners had to take a break from the competition after a fellow runner collapsed in cardiac arrest.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

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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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Conviction in outlet mall robbery

July 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Conviction in outlet mall robbery

After a two-day trial, a St Johns County jury deliberated for approximately three hours yesterday before finding 42-year-old Clay County man, Isaac Sieh Forh, guilty as charged of Robbery with a Firearm, a first degree felony, punishable by life.

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Editorial: What did we do before 2004?

July 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Editorial: What did we do before 2004?

I find it interesting that elections supervisors in Florida have only offered the option of “early voting” since 2004; and yet some Jacksonville activists are clogging up the courts with a lawsuit that would have you to think that two-weeks of in-person voting before Election Day was their God-given right.

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County District 1: Cyndi Stevenson

July 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
County District 1: Cyndi Stevenson

County commission District 1 is one of three county commission contests this year; and, one of two that will not be finally decided until the General Election in November; the incumbent in this race has been supported by Historic City News during each of her last two elections — we see no reason to change […]

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First gopher tortoise conservation workshop

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
First gopher tortoise conservation workshop

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission informed local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine that they will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan revisions and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.

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Atwater meets St Johns County business leaders

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Atwater meets St Johns County business leaders

Yesterday, Historic City News reporters learned that Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, visited the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce to meet area business leaders and to tour the headquarters of one of the county’s largest employers, Ring Power Corporation.

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Photos may help readers identify card thief

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Photos may help readers identify card thief

St Augustine Police spokesman Mark Samson is asking Historic City News readers to help identify and locate a man who has been captured on video surveillance making fraudulent purchases using a debit card that was lost by a local resident.

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Important budget dates announced

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Important budget dates announced

As summer begins to wind down, local governments start the final stages of preparing their budgets for the next fiscal year.

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New to do in Historic City

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New to do in Historic City

Summertime visitors to Florida’s Historic Coast are discovering a wide array of exciting new attractions and tours to choose from – all in an authentic setting of sun and fun in one of America’s most-historic destinations.

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Don’t feed the birds

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Don’t feed the birds

The police department is asking citizens to refrain from placing large bags of bird feed on the sidewalk near the Bridge of Lions as it is causing an unintended health problem for residents and visitors in the area.

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Voters should have received new card

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Voters should have received new card

Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, reported to Historic City News that approximately 140,000 registered voters in St Johns County have been mailed a new Voter Information Card — the problem is, about 20,000 cards have been returned to the Elections Office by the US Postal Service as undeliverable.

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One survivor in Salt Run accident

July 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
One survivor in Salt Run accident

Historic City News has been notified that one victim has survived in last night’s boating accident that occurred when two passengers were thrown from a motor boat in Salt Run; just north the Conch House Marina Resort in St Augustine.

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