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  • QuinTango is coming to St Augustine

    400-POSTER-2013-Romanza-FesAfter performing for 9 years at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, QuinTango is coming to St. Augustine. (more…)

  • Letter: Change needed in County Attorney

    300-RANCOV-FLIPLetter: Change needed in County Attorney

    Randy Covington
    St Johns, FL

    Recently, the County Commission reviewed a possible extension of the contract of County Attorney Pat McCormack. There was no consensus for a full five year extension and the decision at that time was to reevaluate in six months. (more…)

  • Letter: Ponce naming of Florida

    300-Dana-WilliamsLetter: Ponce naming of Florida

    Dana Williams
    Lake Worth, Florida

    Dear Editor:

    The 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s naming of Florida will be celebrated next week in several locations. I will be attending the unveiling of a new bronze statue at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve on Tuesday, April 2. (more…)

  • FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

    FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONLaurie 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. (more…)

  • City Commission to hold private meeting

    300-CITY-FAF_9058City Clerk Alison Ratkovic notified Historic City News that a special meeting of the St Augustine City Commission will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1 in the Alcazar Room at City Hall, for the purpose of discussing litigation in the matter of Wendler vs City of St Augustine — the discussion during the meeting will not be open to the public. (more…)

  • 31-year-old DNA match identified in murder case

    400-William-BrowningWilliam W. Browning, born October 23, 1957, is serving a 150-year prison sentence for the second-degree beating and stabbing death of 44-year-old state social worker supervisor Judson Clements; but today, he is in the custody of the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office and was formally charged with a second murder that occurred in 1981. (more…)

  • Civil Air Patrol leaders honored

    400-Major-Ralph-AvilesThe St Augustine Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron reported to Historic City News that their Commander, Ralph Aviles, was recently promoted to the rank of Major by Civil Air Patrol Group Two Commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Duemmel, during ceremonies held at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport Conference Center. (more…)

  • Letter: Board should not renew attorney’s contract

    400-PAT-GREENFIELDLetter: Board should not renew attorney’s contract

    Pat Greenfield
    St Augustine, FL

    Dear Editor:

    I see that, once again, the issue of Patrick McCormack continuing his employment as the County Attorney comes before the Board of County Commissioners. (more…)

  • Shoar not reopening closed suicide case

    400-SHOAR-HASJExplaining to Historic City News editor Michael Gold this afternoon, Commander Charles E. Mulligan made clear that continued controversy in the 2010 suicide of 24-year-old Michelle O’Connell has caused Sheriff Shoar to review the entire investigation into the emotional tragedy that touched several members of his agency — however, the suicide investigation has been completed and the case is closed. (more…)

  • St Francis shelter receives Kiwanis food donation

    400-KIWANIS-DONATIONProject Chairman Steve Fricke informed Historic City News reporters that the guest speaker at this morning’s regular Thursday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Historical St Augustine was Renee Morris, Executive Director of St Francis House. (more…)

  • Flagler adjunct debuts first published novel

    400-LAURA-SMITHFormer Flagler College adjunct English professor, Laura Smith, will launch her debut novel, “Heart of Palm,” with a reading in the college’s Flagler Room at 6:30 p.m. on April 5 and all Historic City News readers are invited to attend. (more…)