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Archive for October, 2012

Letter: Brunson has best qualifications

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Letter: Brunson has best qualifications

Letter: Brunson has best qualifications Phyllis and Al Abbatiello Fruit Cove, FL 32259 Dear Editor: After considerable thought, Al and I unconditionally endorse Randy Brunson for County Commission, District 5.

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Rich O’Brien is the right choice for Beach

October 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
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.

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Missouri probationer faces new charges locally

October 31, 2012 | By | Comments More
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.

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National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

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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.

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Counting absentee ballots has begun

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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.

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St Augustine Commission holiday meetings

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St Augustine Commission holiday meetings

Former Mayor George Gardner The St Augustine Report St Augustine, FL The holidays during November and December have reduced City Commission meetings to just two over the next two months, but commissioners will fill some time in workshops.

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Hotel Ponce de Leon celebrates 125 years

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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.

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Labor conditions during Hotel Ponce de Leon construction

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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.

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St Augustine Police need your help

October 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
St Augustine Police need your help

St Augustine Police Sergeant Patrick McCaulley needs Historic City News readers to help identify a man captured on surveillance video at a local Kangaroo Station as he left the convenience store without paying for a 24-can pack of beer Saturday, October 27.

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Bar metes out discipline to Florida attorneys

October 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Bar metes out discipline to Florida attorneys

A Jacksonville attorney who was arrested February 3, 2011, and whose criminal case is still pending in Duval County Circuit Court, has been suspended by The Florida Bar for two years, according to records received by Historic City News in St Augustine today.

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Campaigns targeting independent voters

October 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Campaigns targeting independent voters

Both the Democratic Party and the GOP have gained new Florida voters since the 2010 elections; however, Historic City News has learned that the number of “no party affiliation” voters has outstripped both parties in new registrations.

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Experience the outdoors during November

October 30, 2012 | By | Comments More
Experience the outdoors during November

The Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve has invited local Historic City News readers to participate in planned activities for November; focused on the conservation and habitat restoration of the local watersheds.

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Letter: Community Development Districts

October 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Letter: Community Development Districts

Letter: Community Development Districts Jeff Neadle St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the many different taxing authorities, unsure of the value some taxing authorities provide?

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Beach police cannot manage evidence room

October 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Beach police cannot manage evidence room

Historic City News reporters learned that St Johns County Undersheriff Joel Bolante has concluded that St Augustine Beach police department personnel are not properly trained to manage an evidence room, based on the outcome of independent FDLE and SJSO investigations.

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US Attorney appoints District Election Officer

October 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
US Attorney appoints District Election Officer

Historic City News received word this morning that Assistant United States Attorney Robert Mosakowski has been appointed to serve as the “District Election Officer” for the November General Election in the Middle District of Florida — which includes St Augustine and St Johns County.

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Speaker to be Africa Volunteer Corps founder

October 29, 2012 | By | Comments More
Speaker to be Africa Volunteer Corps founder

Studying African history wasn’t enough for Northwestern University student Caitlin Kelley; that, according to an announcement received by Historic City News today.

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Toxophily Club holds third annual Turkey Shoot

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Toxophily Club holds third annual Turkey Shoot

The 4-H Toxophily Club reported to Historic City News that their third annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser would be held on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Ancient City Shooting Range; located at 3150 Agricultural Center Drive in St Augustine.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/28/2012

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 10/28/2012

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 10/28/2012

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Final Judgments through 10/28/2012

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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Letter: Builder serves notice on politicians

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Letter: Builder serves notice on politicians

Letter: Builder serves notice on politicians Terry W Pacetti St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: In 1979, I developed Prairie Creek and the total engineering costs were $2,500.

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Voters set St Johns County record Saturday

October 28, 2012 | By | Comments More
Voters set St Johns County record Saturday

Yesterday, the first day of early voting for the November 6 General Election, set a new record for St Johns County elections; according to a report from Supervisor Vicky Oakes received by Historic City News after the polls closed at 7:00 p.m.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 27, 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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Truck overturns on I-95 killing one

October 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Truck overturns on I-95 killing one

FHP Traffic Homicide Investigator, Corporal Greg Cohn, is attempting to determine if alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle crash at about 11:05 p.m. last night that left one passenger dead and sent the driver of the vehicle to Orange Park Medical Center with serious injuries.

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Letter: Media Spin

October 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Letter: Media Spin

Letter: Media Spin Lance Thate Chairman Town Crier Committee St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: We all know that the print media news divisions would be better described as organs of propaganda.

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Letter: Say no to smart meters

October 27, 2012 | By | Comments More
Letter: Say no to smart meters

Letter: Say no to smart meters James Arpaia St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: I just received a notice from the Florida Power & Light Company advising me that they will be installing a “Smart Meter” on my home in a few weeks.

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St Augustine SWAT standoff ends in arrest

October 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
St Augustine SWAT standoff ends in arrest

Historic City News has learned that a St Augustine man has surrendered to SWAT after barricading himself in a home in the Eagle Creek subdivision this morning; he remains in custody in the St Johns County Detention Facility without bond.

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Elections office will publish wait times online

October 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Elections office will publish wait times online

Historic City News reporters have been introduced to a first-time-ever convenience for voters beginning at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning; made available by the St Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes.

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Challenge of the St Johns County economy

October 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Challenge of the St Johns County economy

Millions of dollars of private funds, and government tax dollars, are spent each year in search of the Holy Grail that will deliver the prosperity that comes from economic development in St Augustine and St Johns County — something every politician is promising but few will admit what will have to happen first.

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Chocolate Meltdown gown debuts on First Friday

October 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Chocolate Meltdown gown debuts on First Friday

Whetstone Chocolates located at 139 King Street in St Augustine, has informed local Historic City News reporters that they will debut the “Chocolate Meltdown” gown that won first place on the runway at the Festival of Chocolate competition during the First Friday Art Walk on November 2.

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Target includes St Augustine in store upgrades

October 26, 2012 | By | Comments More
Target includes St Augustine in store upgrades

Target, a major retailer of dry goods and soft lines, sometimes referred to as an “upscale Walmart”, has included St Augustine in its group of store locations that have been upgraded and remodeled to expand their fresh food selection.

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