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  • FDOT Northeast Florida Road and Lane Closures Weekly Report


    Florida Department of Transportation Community Outreach Specialist Allen Nelson has updated Historic City News with the weekly lane closure report containing information regarding ongoing construction projects and traffic impacts for the coming week.  Our readers and subscribers will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m., with some unavoidable exceptions and state holidays.

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  • GUEST: Five ways the Legislature wants to block your right to know


    Pamela C. Marsh, Executive Director
    Florida First Amendment Foundation
    Special to Historic City News

    Florida lawmakers are at it again this year. Your legislators want to make even more difficult to access important government information.

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  • Replanting Vilano Beach dunes requires removal of all personal property


    The Jacksonville District office of the US Army Corps of Engineers has asked Historic City News to notify subscribers in the Vilano Beach, North Beach and Surfside areas to collect all portable personal property like beach and patio furniture, volleyball nets, temporary fencing and similar seasonal amenities from the dunes so that the final stages of beach renourishment can conclude.

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  • Gary Lesser elected President-elect Designate of The Florida Bar


    Longtime Florida Bar leader and West Palm Beach attorney Gary Lesser will be sworn in as president-elect at the Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 11, when current President-elect Michael Tanner, of Jacksonville, becomes president. Lesser will serve as president for the 2022-23 Bar year.

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  • City manager goes around assistant chief, appointing Jennifer Michaux next Chief of Police


    Historic City News was informed today that Assistant Chief of Police Anthony Cuthbert, who has been serving in the capacity of interim Chief, will not be promoted upon the retirement of Police Chief Barry Fox, on June 30, 2021.

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  • You cannot have democracy without a free press


    By GENE POLICINSKI
    Freedom Forum
    Special to Historic City News

    There is a reason we need a free press, despite its faults and foibles: Democracy won’t work without it.

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  • 26th Annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival delayed


    On October 10, 1991, St Augustine and St Johns County lost folk musician James Gamble Rogers III.  The popular 54-year-old local performer and famed storyteller, whose life and legacy has been celebrated annually during a festival in St Augustine that carries his name, features national, regional, and local musicians performing on several stages.

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  • EDITORIAL: Tell Travis Hutson to stay out of local building design


    If approved, Florida Senate Bill SB-284, and companion House Bill HB-55, entitled “Building Design”, will take away another tool from local government. This legislation seeks to remove the authority of local governments to regulate building designs in many areas.

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  • Local Tea Party meeting hosts special speaker in Hastings


    The Saint Augustine Tea Party invites all Historic City News subscribers to attend the next open meeting to be held on March 23rd at 6:30 pm.  This month’s featured speaker will be Luna Lopez, Republican candidate for Florida’s 4th Congressional District — currently represented by Congressman John Rutherford.

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  • FDOT Northeast Florida Road and Lane Closures Weekly Report


    Florida Department of Transportation Community Outreach Specialist Allen Nelson has updated Historic City News with the weekly lane closure report containing information regarding ongoing construction projects and traffic impacts for the coming week.  Our readers and subscribers will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m., with some unavoidable exceptions and state holidays.

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  • County Commissioners approve goals for Visioning Plan


    During their Tuesday regular meeting on March 16th, County Administrator Hunter Conrad presented a broad set of goals for the purpose of establishing the official “vision” for St Johns County planning.  Historic City News has previously reported that, together with St Augustine City Manager John Regan, the somewhat ambiguous vision is said to influence the virtually autonomous administrators as they go about their decision-making on a day-to-day basis.

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