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  • Put the Monuments Back campaign launched at Ravens vs Jaguars game today


    Kirk Lyons, a spokesman for the not-for-profit organization Save Southern Heritage Inc., informed local Historic City News reporters that prior to the kick-off of today’s football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens, a private airplane towing a banner proclaiming the message, “Put the Monuments Back” will fly over the fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

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  • Puerto Rican Parade and Festival holds its first celebration in St Augustine


    Nancy Quiñones, the spokesperson for the Puerto Rican Resources Center and Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville, reported this month’s successful Puerto Rican Parade and Festival in St Augustine. This year’s theme was Bringing the flavor of our Island “La Isla del Encanto”.  The celebration was held at the St Johns County Fairground in Elkton on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and was a free event.

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  • Local government reports Thanksgiving Holiday office hours


    Historic City News was informed that all departments of the St Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St Johns County Administrative offices, library branches and bookmobiles, the Supervisor of Elections Office, the Property Appraiser’s Office, the Tax Collector’s Office, and the Clerk of Court’s Office will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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  • Supervisor reports the 2022 Election was a success


    St Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes updated local Historic City News reporters on the outcome of the November 8, 2022, General Election now that all the dust has settled.  Oakes is calling the election in St Johns County “a success” with 64.8 percent of registered voters turning out to vote.

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  • “Light the World” Mobile Giving Machine visits


    John Finotti
    Historic City News Facebook visitor

    I would like to inform your local readers that the world-famous “Light the World” Mobile Giving Machine will arrive in St Augustine tomorrow morning, Friday, November 25th.

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  • Third Annual Light Up the BEACH Season at the City of St Augustine Beach


    Communications and Events Coordinator for the City of St Augustine Beach, Melinda B. Conlon, informed local Historic City News reporters that the City will celebrate this holiday season with the Third Annual “Light Up the BEACH!” events, kicking off with Beach Art Walk and ending with a New Year’s Eve Fireworks show.

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  • Participate in discussion of St Johns County 2023 Legislative Session


    All Historic City News subscribers are invited to participate in the upcoming meeting of the St Johns County Legislative Delegation being held on Monday, December 19, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the St Johns County Commission Chamber Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, Florida.  Compliance with current CDC guidelines is required for the health and safety of all those in attendance.

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  • Tonight’s the night you’ve been waiting for Light-Up! Night


    Historic City News subscribers will kick off the holiday season this afternoon, Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., in front of St. Augustine City Hall located at 75 King Street with a spirited performance by Showtime USA.  The high-energy song and dance troupe of young people delivers a wide variety of holiday musical favorites.

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  • Letter: Place the purchase of public safety radios out for bid first


    Merrill Paul Roland, Esq.
    St Augustine, FL

    Dear Historic City News and readers:

    I have asked Chairman Dean and the members of the St Johns County Commission to place on hold the issuance of a $13 million Special Obligation Revenue Note to finance a non-competitive purchase contract for the replacement of radios used in the interoperable public safety radio system from Motorola Solutions, Inc. at what I believe is an inflated price.

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  • Letter: We no longer need an Infrastructure Sales Tax Advisory Committee


    Ed Slavin
    St Augustine, FL

    Dear Historic City News and readers:

    I have asked Chairman Dean and Commissioners Arnold, Keating, and Whitehurst on the St Johns County Board of Commissioners to delete Item 26, “Infrastructure Sales Tax Advisory Committee” from the November 15, 2022, Consent Agenda.

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  • Early results in local races for elections in St Johns County


    With Election Day and mail-in ballots freshly counted, Historic City News can report the 11:00 p.m. Election Night standings.  The polls have been closed for four hours at this point.

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