Rich O’Brien is the right choice for Beach


We find it a bit ironic, at best, that St Augustine Beach Commission candidate Edward George would send a postcard to registered voters at St Augustine Beach that implies Republican voters need to know where O’Brien stands on the “issues” — the inference, of course, that George represents Republican voters better than O’Brien.

Missouri probationer faces new charges locally


A 59-year old man, on probation for methamphetamine charges from St Charles County, Missouri, has been arrested and charged with production of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia here in St Johns County.

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba


The University of Florida and partnering organizations have made it possible for Historic City News readers to attend the first United States tour of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba since the beginning of Communist rule under Fidel Castro.

Counting absentee ballots has begun


Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes told Historic City News that while over 24,000 St Johns County voters have appeared at one-of-six local Early Voting locations since Saturday morning, three familiar faces are already busily tabulating the 16,000 ballots cast by mail or through this year’s greatly enhanced absentee voting program.

Hotel Ponce de Leon celebrates 125 years


Historic City News readers in St Augustine can look forward to a year-long celebration beginning January 10, 2013; as Flagler College commemorates the 125th anniversary of the opening of the city’s most photographed resort; the Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Labor conditions during Hotel Ponce de Leon construction


On November 13th, Historic City News readers can learn more about changes in the supply-and-demand of labor during the 19th century that gave way to such structures as the Hotel Ponce de Leon; when Flagler College associate professor of economics, Allison Roberts, speaks during the Community Lecture Series.