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Archive for September, 2012

Marriage Licenses Applications – 9/30/2012

September 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 9/30/2012

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 9/30/2012

September 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 9/30/2012

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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Republicans want judges accountable to people

September 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Republicans want judges accountable to people

In an editorial published by the St Augustine Record this morning, I take exception to the premise that the Republican Party is using its influence to intimidate Florida Supreme Court justices to make decisions they like — or pay a political price.

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Occupant escapes early morning trailer fire

September 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Occupant escapes early morning trailer fire

St Johns County Fire Rescue spokesman Matthew Sara reported to Historic City News that at approximately 1:20 a.m. this morning, a suspected methamphetamine lab erupted into flames in the 1900 block of Powell Road in St Augustine.

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Republican election observers will train

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Republican election observers will train

Republican Historic City News readers, who are interested in becoming a volunteer election observer during the Presidential election, are being invited to contact Romney Victory Director, Justin Henson, at the Ed DuPont – St Johns County Republican Headquarters.

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Masters captured — spotted by Historic City News reader

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Masters captured — spotted by Historic City News reader

About an hour ago, Historic City News was informed that the fugitive, 35-year-old Kevin Allen Masters who resides at 5850 St Ambrose Church Rd in Elkton, was taken into custody and incarcerated at the St Johns County Detention Facility.

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Chamber member drive nets 55 additions

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Chamber member drive nets 55 additions

Isabelle Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations of the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce, informed local Historic City News business reporters that 55 new businesses have been recruited to join the county’s largest business organization this week — pushing the Chamber’s membership over 800 in total.

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Could you be a foster or adoptive parent?

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Could you be a foster or adoptive parent?

Historic City News readers interested in providing a loving home for children in need of a temporary family, are encouraged to attend pre-service training classes for prospective foster and adoptive parents hosted by the St Johns County Family Integrity Program.

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Halloween Safety

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety David B Shoar St Johns County Sheriff Our goal at the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office is that the age-old custom of “trick or treat” on Halloween is an enjoyable adventure for everyone; so I would like to pass along some safety tips to keep in mind as your children go on their […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

September 29, 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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Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

Members of the Garden Club of St Augustine are coming to the Anastasia Island Branch Library to show you how to use food and flowers to spruce up your home for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or simply to give it an “autumn” touch.

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Public meeting to discuss Amendment 8

September 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Public meeting to discuss Amendment 8

Barbara Brenner announced to Historic City News that the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St Augustine located at 2487 A1A South in St Augustine, will host a public meeting to discuss Amendment 8 — the hotly debated “Religious Freedom” Amendment that will be on the Florida ballot on November 6.

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Robbery suspect identified by detectives

September 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Robbery suspect identified by detectives

Using information provided by an anonymous tip, obtained through facebook and crime stoppers, detectives were able to collect enough evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspect in Sunday’s robbery of the CVS pharmacy located at 57 Tuscan Way in St Augustine.

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League says thumbs-down to amendments

September 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
League says thumbs-down to amendments

The League of Women Voters of Florida rejects all eleven constitutional amendments this year, according to President Deirdre Macnab in an advisory report received by Historic City News this week.

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Victim: I can have some relief for 5-years

September 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Victim: I can have some relief for 5-years

An emotional 51-year-old woman who testified that a former Sheriff’s watch commander had been stalking her and her family for over two years, told Historic City News that she can “have some relief for 5-years” after Circuit Court Judge Wendy Berger handed down the sentence against Roger “Wayne” Colee earlier today.

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No breaking news from 450th workshop

September 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
No breaking news from 450th workshop

During the two-hour city commission 450th Commemoration workshop held Wednesday, September 26; Historic City News learned very little new — enduring mostly a rehash of talking points that have, so far, resulted in few concrete deliverables from the investment of city tax dollars in the much ballyhooed event.

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Esposito placed on 6-month probation – repremanded

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Esposito placed on 6-month probation – repremanded

In a report to Historic City News from The Florida Bar, 51-year-old Charles A. Esposito, who resides at 94 Fulton Place in Palm Coast, and practiced law at 400 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St Augustine, will be publicly reprimanded and is placed on probation for six months following a July 31 court order.

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Martinez guilty: gets two-life plus 90-years

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Martinez guilty: gets two-life plus 90-years

After a three day trial that began on Monday, Historic City News reporters waited as a St Johns County jury deliberated for approximately 30-minutes today, before finding 38-year-old David Manuel Martinez guilty of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl until she was 12.

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Police matters return to beach commission agenda

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Police matters return to beach commission agenda

When the City of St Augustine Beach holds its commission meeting on Monday, October 1, Commissioner Undine Pawlowski has asked to be heard on “police department matters” as well as “St. Augustine’s performance evaluation” during what will likely become another heated discussion.

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15th Annual Greek Festival

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
15th Annual Greek Festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in St Augustine has extended an invitation for Historic City News readers to attend the 15th Annual Greek Festival; being held in Francis Field on Castillo Drive.

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Santas reviews latest book on David Lean

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Santas reviews latest book on David Lean

Historic City News readers are invited to attend on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. when Dr Constantine Santas will discuss his latest book “The Epics of David Lean” in the Gamache-Koger Theater of the Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College.

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Man with gunshot wound flown to trauma center

September 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Man with gunshot wound flown to trauma center

Historic City News was alerted by local law enforcement and emergency medical services that a shooting occurred in the Cypress Links neighborhood of St Johns County shortly after 1:00 a.m. this morning; sending one victim to Orange Park Medical Center via air ambulance.

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Family Medical Center opening Friday

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Family Medical Center opening Friday

Local reporters received word that there will be an open house to celebrate the new Hastings Family Medical Center and the renovated Health and Human Services Hastings Resource Center this Friday afternoon; and Historic City News readers are invited to attend.

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Last day to register is Tuesday October 9

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Last day to register is Tuesday October 9

Voter Registration Books will close Tuesday, October 9, 2012. This is the last day to register to vote for the November 6, 2012 General Election. Voter registration applications are available on line at http://www.votesjc.com, and at all St. Johns County Libraries, Property Appraiser, Tax Collection’s DMV offices or by calling the Elections Office at 904.823.2238.

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Hollingsworth and staff receive top honors

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Hollingsworth and staff receive top honors

St Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W Hollingsworth, CFC, reported to Historic City News that members of his staff, including Beth McDonough, Lois Lewis, Tommy Edwards, Bonnie Rackliff and Brenda Davis, received top honors at the Florida Tax Collectors Conference in Orlando recently.

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St George Players fall season announced

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
St George Players fall season announced

Dianne Jacoby announced an exciting and entertaining fall lineup for the traveling theatre troupe, St George Players; who have scheduled performances for the fall and holiday seasons at the Spanish Bakery.

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Utility pole removal slows SR-13 traffic

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Utility pole removal slows SR-13 traffic

Laurie Sanderson reported to Historic City News that work along the Bartram Trail roadway, SR-13 from CR-16A to Switzerland, will have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the end of the week.

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Library in Ponte Vedra Beach being remodeled

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Library in Ponte Vedra Beach being remodeled

Administrative Office Coordinator Angelina Gervasi advised local Historic City News reporters in St Johns County that the circulation area of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library would undergo remodeling beginning Friday.

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Stevie Nicks rocks the Amphitheatre

September 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Stevie Nicks rocks the Amphitheatre

Historic City News photographer Mark Cubbedge attended last night’s Stevie Nicks concert at the St Augustine Amphitheatre; when the good witch of rock ‘n’ roll performed in support of her latest solo album, “In Your Dreams”.

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Fun events for the family

September 25, 2012 | By | Comments More
Fun events for the family

The St Johns County Recreation and Parks Department reported the following upcoming family event suggestions that may be entertaining for Historic City News readers in St Augustine and St Johns County.

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