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Politicians in high gear for last week of early voting

October 31, 2014 | By More
Politicians in high gear for last week of early voting

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, (R) was touring St Augustine this morning and stopped to speak with Historic City News and Vice-Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline, who was waving her campaign sign at the west end of the Bridge of Lions as the last week of early voting comes to an end.

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Seraphin given 30-day notice of termination

October 29, 2014 | By More
Seraphin given 30-day notice of termination

Historic City News was informed today that Charlie Seraphin, the man who appeared on the city payroll in 2012, earning $70,000 a year plus benefits to augment the 450th Commemoration fundraising efforts of Dana Ste. Claire and the defunct First America Foundation before him, has been terminated.

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City waste water treatment staff receives award

October 29, 2014 | By More
City waste water treatment staff receives award

Two staff members for the city’s Public Works Department reported to Historic City News that two staff members were recently recognized for the department’s pioneering work in the treatment of waste water. Martha Graham, Director of Public Works, and Glabra Skipp, Environmental Compliance Analyst, were recipients of the Gascoigne Waste Water Treatment Plant Operational Improvement […]

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County makes demand for an honest VA response

October 27, 2014 | By More
County makes demand for an honest VA response

Historic City News has obtained a copy of correspondence to the Executive Director in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management concerning the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic; requesting a formal response identifying a definite date the VA will be vacating the existing location, as well as the location of the interim clinic location for […]

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Financial questions circling the Mumford concert

October 23, 2014 | By More
Financial questions circling the Mumford concert

Historic City News became aware of recent financial questions circling around the relationship between the City of St Augustine and AC Entertainment, the concert promoter who produced the Mumford and Sons two-day Gentlemen of the Road stopover held September 13, and concluding September 14, 2013.

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Jerry Cameron Receives Leadership Award

October 22, 2014 | By More
Jerry Cameron Receives Leadership Award

Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare honored St. Johns County Assistant Administrator, Jerry Cameron, with a Community Leadership award this month for his role in integrating behavioral healthcare services into the County’s health care support system, according to an announcement received by Historic City News.

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Jay Morris aids Ben Rich in attack on Commissioner McClure

October 21, 2014 | By More
Jay Morris aids Ben Rich in attack on Commissioner McClure

Once again, County Commission chairman, Jay Morris, allows the public to make politically motivated comments during this morning’s regular meeting — and, once again, District 3 commissioner Bill McClure is the victim of the attack.

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Flushing of city fire hydrants begins tomorrow

October 21, 2014 | By More
Flushing of city fire hydrants begins tomorrow

The City of St Augustine reports that starting tomorrow; they will finally have an explanation for instances of reduced water pressure and discolored water for Historic City News readers who live or work in the city — south of King Street between the Matanzas and San Sebastian Rivers.

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Bio: Herb Rippe

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Herb Rippe

HERB RIPPE AGE: 62 OCCUPATION: Retired Candidate for: Port Waterway and Beach – Group 3

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Bio: Nancy Sikes-Kline

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Nancy Sikes-Kline

NANCY SIKES-KLINE AGE: 57 OCCUPATION: Land Use Planner in northeast Florida since 1984 with experience in historic preservation, transportation, zoning, and comprehensive planning. As a current City Commissioner/Vice Mayor, I am prepared with real experience and practical training to address the complex issues facing the city. Candidate for: City of St. Augustine Comm – Seat […]

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Bio: Grant Misterly

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Grant Misterly

GRANT MISTERLY AGE: 38 OCCUPATION: Environmental engineer (specializing in municipal infrastructure). Candidate for: City of St. Augustine Comm – Seat 5

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Bio: Edward George

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Edward George

EDWARD GEORGE AGE: 51 OCCUPATION: Metallurgical and materials science engineer Candidate for: Anastasia Mosq Control Dist. – Seat 4

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Bio: Margaret England

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Margaret England

MARGARET ENGLAND AGE: 64 OCCUPATION: Mortgage Banking. Candidate for:City of St. Aug. Beach Comm. – Group 4

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Bio: Bruce A Maguire

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Bruce A Maguire

BRUCE MAGUIRE AGE: 66 OCCUPATION: Retired Air Force Officer (Command Pilot) Candidate for: Airport Authority Group 3

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Bio: Suzanne W Green

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Suzanne W Green

SUZANNE W. GREEN AGE: 54 OCCUPATION: Attorney at Law Candidate for: Airport Authority Group 1

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Bio: Merrill Paul Roland

October 19, 2014 | By More
Bio: Merrill Paul Roland

MERRILL PAUL ROLAND AGE: 60 OCCUPATION: Retired, former radio/TV announcer/D.J. for Merv Griffin Enterprises. Past president, cellular phone/two-way radio business; gemologist/jeweler; licensed tour guide. County Commission – Dist 4

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Monday is first day of early voting

October 18, 2014 | By More
Monday is first day of early voting

Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes reminds all Historic City News readers that early voting begins Monday for the November 4th General Election in St. Johns County.

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The reality of government waste phones home

October 16, 2014 | By More
The reality of government waste phones home

The reality of government waste phones home By Hannah Bleau Historic City News Special Feature Government waste is one of the most boring subjects to discuss. People automatically shut their brain off. We can talk about how the government wastes tax dollars until we’re blue in the face, but it doesn’t seem to hit close […]

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2014 General Election recommendations

October 15, 2014 | By More
2014 General Election recommendations

Historic City News convened the members of our editorial review board this morning to discuss and consider which candidates on local ballots could be recommended for election on November 4th. We realize that many readers have obtained an absentee ballot and are voting now. On next Monday, October 20, continuing through November 1, registered voters […]

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Evidence suggests Charlie Crist sold judicial appointments

October 13, 2014 | By More
Evidence suggests Charlie Crist sold judicial appointments

Nicole Sanders, a thirty-three-year-old law student at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, reports to Historic City News in St Augustine that she has uncovered evidence that suggests that Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, Charlie Crist, used his position when he was governor to “sell” judicial appointments in exchange for political campaign contributions.

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Absentee ballot drop boxes are now available

October 12, 2014 | By More
Absentee ballot drop boxes are now available

Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes informed Historic City News Friday that the red absentee ballot drop boxes were distributed by Elections Office staff members and are now available so voters may drop off their voted absentee ballots for the General Election.

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Monday last day to register to vote in General Election

October 4, 2014 | By | Comments More
Monday last day to register to vote in General Election

St Johns County Supervisor of Elections, Vicky Oakes, reminds Historic City News readers that Monday, October 6, is the last day to register to vote in the November General Election. Qualified voters must register before the close of business on Monday directly with the Elections Office, at one of the designated registration locations like St […]

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County withdraws offer to Veterans Administration

September 30, 2014 | By | Comments More
County withdraws offer to Veterans Administration

The contentious relationship between the US Veterans Administration and St Johns County continues with the county withdrawing one option from consideration after Historic City News learned that there has been no response from the government agency regarding their local Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

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Final budget hearing Thursday for City of St Augustine

September 24, 2014 | By | Comments More
Final budget hearing Thursday for City of St Augustine

Just hours before this year’s final public hearing on the City of St Augustine’s 2014-2015 budget and related ordinance approvals, Historic City News learned that the City’s website, used to notify the public of the agenda and backup materials for such meetings, was inoperable.

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A vote for Thrasher is a vote for someone

September 23, 2014 | By | Comments More
A vote for Thrasher is a vote for someone

According to information obtained by Historic City News, overseas ballots have already been mailed to St Johns County voters and, in just one week, domestic absentee ballots for the general election in November will be mailed. However, in the race for Florida Senator Seat 6, between Democrat Kathleen Trued, Greg Feldman who is running without […]

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Mayor Boles used secular resources for religious purposes

September 22, 2014 | By | Comments More
Mayor Boles used secular resources for religious purposes

Florida mayor used secular resources for religious purposes FFRF wants pope invite rescinded The Freedom From Religion Foundation, on behalf of its Florida chapter and more than 21,000 members nationwide, is asking the mayor of St. Augustine to withdraw his invitation to Pope Francis to visit the city when he comes to the U.S. in […]

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Tuesday celebrate National Voter Registration Day

September 22, 2014 | By | Comments More
Tuesday celebrate National Voter Registration Day

The overwhelming majority of Historic City News readers were not counted among the millions of Americans who did not vote in 2012, many because they didn’t know how to register or they missed the registration deadline.

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Monday city will pick two new PZB members

September 20, 2014 | By | Comments More
Monday city will pick two new PZB members

On September 30, 2014, two new members will join the five-member Planning and Zoning Board in St Augustine; a panel that City Attorney Isabelle Lopez calls the “most important citizen’s board”, and those two people will be selected on Monday evening at the regular meeting of the St Augustine City Commission.

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City’s budget process comes to a close

September 20, 2014 | By | Comments More
City’s budget process comes to a close

City’s budget process comes to a close Second and last public hearing is Thursday, September 25 at 5:05pm The mayor and St Augustine city commissioners are wrapping up work on and poised to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 this week.  All that remains is the final second public hearing which will be […]

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Airport Authority – five years without ad valorem tax assessments

September 16, 2014 | By | Comments More
Airport Authority – five years without ad valorem tax assessments

Edward R. Wuellner, Executive Director of the St. Augustine ‐ St. Johns County Airport Authority, reported that at last night’s meeting, the members voted not to assess ad valorem taxes.

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