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Saviak to speak at conference in Ireland

July 17, 2014 | By More
Saviak to speak at conference in Ireland

Dr. Joe Saviak, Assistant Director of the Public Administration Program at Flagler College, reported to local Historic City News reporters will address the International Public Procurement Conference in Dublin, Ireland in August.

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Chamber political forums attract new generation of participants

July 16, 2014 | By More
Chamber political forums attract new generation of participants

Local photographer, Cheryl Miner and her son, were among many younger residents and families that attended last night’s Politics in St. Johns event, sponsored by the St Johns County Chamber of Commerce. According to Government Affairs Manager, Carol Saviak, all totaled, 35 candidates made their case for election, or re-election, at the free political rally.

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Volunteers needed at St Francis House

July 12, 2014 | By More
Volunteers needed at St Francis House

Karen Lundquist is asking all Historic City News readers to consider making your volunteer hours count — volunteers are needed and applications are being accepted at St Francis House, located at 70 Washington Street in St Augustine.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

July 11, 2014 | By 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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School grades released today

July 11, 2014 | By More
School grades released today

The Florida Department of Education released grades to Historic City News today, indicating the performance of the state’s school districts. St. Johns County School District has continued to maintain its ranking as one of the top performing districts in the state.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 7/6/2014

July 7, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 7/6/2014

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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SR-207 closed tomorrow, and continuing next 10-days

July 7, 2014 | By More
SR-207 closed tomorrow, and continuing next 10-days

FDOT District Two Public Information Director, Gina Busscher, cautions Historic City News readers in St Johns County near Hastings, that daytime lane closures to take roadway samples are scheduled on SR-207 just west of SR-206 for 10 days beginning Tuesday.

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Feature: St Joe student selected for Girls State

July 6, 2014 | By More
Feature: St Joe student selected for Girls State

Feature: St Joe student selected for Girls State Raphael Cosme Special to Historic City News St Augustine, FL Since 1938, the Florida American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored the annual Girls State program to stimulate a desire to protect the privileges and responsibilities of our democratic form of government in High School Juniors, like Samantha Cosme.

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Allegro residents present donation to homeless shelter

July 5, 2014 | By More
Allegro residents present donation to homeless shelter

St. Francis House Executive Director Judith Dembowski reported to Historic City News the recent donation of nearly $400 from the Resident Council of Allegro Senior Living in St. Augustine.

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St Augustine adopts new manhole cover

July 4, 2014 | By More
St Augustine adopts new manhole cover

The downtown streetscape project, envisioned by former mayor Len Weeks to benefit residents along Spanish Street will incorporate a new manhole cover design; among other design elements reported in recent weeks.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

July 4, 2014 | By 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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Signing of Civil Rights Act celebrated in St Augustine

July 2, 2014 | By More
Signing of Civil Rights Act celebrated in St Augustine

Today, Historic City News readers mark 50-years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act at a special commemoration ceremony in the Plaza de la Constitution; once the scene of racial unrest and national media attention on the dehumanizing effects of segregation on black families across the United States.

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More multifamily residences adopt smoke-free policy

July 2, 2014 | By More
More multifamily residences adopt smoke-free policy

John Eaton, Chair of the Tobacco Free St. Johns partnership, reported to local Historic City News reporters in St Augustine, that policies designed to protect residents from secondhand smoke and smoking-related fires are making their way to St Johns County.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/29/2014

July 1, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/29/2014

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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Quarrels rage-on in Julington Creek Plantation

June 30, 2014 | By More
Quarrels rage-on in Julington Creek Plantation

Earlier this year, Historic City News discovered that Julington Creek General Manager, Charles Edward Mooney, may have broken Florida Statute 817.566 when he misrepresented his educational credentials in order to obtain employment by the Community Development District. Even though Mooney claimed on his resume that he had earned a Bachelor Degree, in fulfillment of an […]

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Guest Column: New e-cig law July 1st

June 28, 2014 | By More
Guest Column: New e-cig law July 1st

Guest Column: New e-cig law effective July 1st By: Summer Perritt Pedro Menendez High School Special to Historic City News The Electronic Cigarette. The e-cig, the thing on all the posters in the gas station, and in all the ads in my magazine, or however you choose to identify the new “up and coming” nicotine […]

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Florida Army National Guard Commander retires

June 27, 2014 | By More
Florida Army National Guard Commander retires

Historic City News, friends, family and military peers of Major General James “Don” Tyre, honored the Florida Army National Guard’s highest ranking officer, a leader with more than ten-thousand soldiers under his command, as his 45-year military career came to an end.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

June 27, 2014 | By 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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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/22/2014

June 27, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/22/2014

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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Van Ekeris says “thanks” for opportunity to live amongst local community

June 26, 2014 | By More
Van Ekeris says “thanks” for opportunity to live amongst local community

Historic City News has learned that St Augustine is losing a 21-year veteran of the St Johns County Lifeguard Corps. 58-year-old Captain Andre Van Ekeris, who began his service to the community in 1971, just two years after moving to the city, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

June 22, 2014 | By More
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

The week of June 22 – June 28, 2014 has been declared the eighteenth annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” according to an announcement received by Historic City News this weekend from the American Mosquito Control Association.

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St Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic fails vets

June 22, 2014 | By More
St Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic fails vets

St Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic fails vets By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News A discussion regarding the future of the St. Augustine Community Based Outpatient Clinic caused leaders of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 to scuttle the regular agenda for this month’s meeting; calling attention to the seriousness of the problem for […]

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Negotiations for VA outpatient clinic stalled

June 21, 2014 | By More
Negotiations for VA outpatient clinic stalled

Negotiations for VA outpatient clinic stalled By Michael Isam Special to Historic City News Speaking before a larger than normal gathering of veterans during the recent meeting of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6, Assistant County Administrator Jerry Cameron presented a brief timeline of communications between St. Johns County and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

June 20, 2014 | By 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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Busy weekend for St Johns County elections officials

June 19, 2014 | By More
Busy weekend for St Johns County elections officials

Historic City News will be on hand at high noon tomorrow when qualifying week in St Johns County comes to a close and those candidates whose names will appear on the August Primary Election ballot will be known. After qualifying closes Friday at 12:00 p.m., no more candidates will be able to throw their hat […]

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Bishop of St Augustine will lead Corpus Christi Procession

June 18, 2014 | By More
Bishop of St Augustine will lead Corpus Christi Procession

Father Thomas S. Willis, rector of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, informed local Historic City News reporters that the parishioners will hold their annual Corpus Christi Procession this Sunday, June 22nd; renewing an ancient European tradition that dates back to the 13th century.

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Education Commissioner releases St Johns County scores

June 16, 2014 | By More
Education Commissioner releases St Johns County scores

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart reported to Historic City News today that the St Johns County School District has been recognized for improved student performance on state end-of-course assessments in algebra 1, geometry, biology 1 and United States history.

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/15/2014

June 15, 2014 | By More
Marriage Licenses Applications – 6/15/2014

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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Over a hundred attend Focus 450 reception at Visitor Center

June 15, 2014 | By More
Over a hundred attend Focus 450 reception at Visitor Center

With what some are telling Historic City News are mixed feelings, the independent group, calling themselves “Focus 450″, led by former Industrial Development Authority chair Jim Browning and former mayor Len Weeks, held a reception attended by political supporters, candidates, and a handful of St Augustine’s affluent benefactors who are poised to do the heavy […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

June 13, 2014 | By 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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