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  • Honoring the footprint of the Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors at Fort Marion

    Steven Roberts, Director of Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services for the National Park Service at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument announced the following exciting programs to Historic City News as part of Native American Heritage Month.  On November 16th and 17th, a collection of events will take place to remember and honor the Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors imprisoned at Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) from 1875-1878.

  • Health officials issue mosquito-borne illnesses advisory

    Noreen Nickola-Williams, Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Policy for the Florida Department of Health in St Johns County, reported to Historic City News Friday that in partnership with the Anastasia Mosquito Control District an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity has been detected within the southeast quadrant of St Johns County.

  • Three area attorneys among those disciplined by Florida Bar

    Leslie H. Smith, spokesperson for the Department of Lawyer Regulation of The Florida Bar informed local Historic City News reporters that the Florida Supreme Court has recently disciplined 12 attorneys, suspending five, reprimanding one, revoking the licenses of five, and admonishing one. Three reciprocal orders and one discipline order are reported prior to September 26th.

  • Letter: There is a big difference between one cent and one percent

    Tom Martin
    St Augustine, FL

    Thanks, Michael, for your editorial in Historic City News, “Vote NO to one-cent sales surtax“.  That wording states exactly what the promoters who drafted the surtax referendum want voters to think — however, there is a big difference between “one cent” and “one percent”.

  • Editorial: Vote NO to one-cent sales surtax

    Michael Gold, Founding Editor

    When you cast your ballot for the General Election in St Johns County, whether by mail, during Early Voting which started today, or on Election Day at your home precinct on November 8, 2022, in addition to a mixed bag of candidates running for municipal, county, regional, state and national offices, as part of a countywide precinct referendum, you will be asked to vote “for” or “against” a one-cent sales surtax.

  • On your mark.  Get set.  VOTE!

    Historic City News subscribers have their first opportunity to vote in person today as St Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes commences Early Voting for the November 8, 2022, General Election. Early Voting runs through Saturday, November 5th, which includes two Saturdays and a Sunday. Regardless of your home precinct, you may vote early at any one of the eight designated Early Voting locations, open daily from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • St Johns County mourns the passing of Commissioner Paul Waldron

    Historic City News learned that early this morning (Tuesday) St Johns County District 3 Commissioner Paul Waldron passed away.  Waldron’s health has been diminished since an extended battle with COVID-19 which left him hospitalized and bedridden just two years ago.  Further medical complications followed leaving him with limited mobility and depending on a walker as he continued his duties and appearances at events around the county.  In just a couple of weeks, on November 5th, he would have turned 54 years old.

  • Letter: Supporting Collins with DeSantis endorsement

    Roy Alaimo, Concerned St Johns County Resident
    Chairman, St Johns County Republican Party

    I am writing you today to express my support for Jennifer Collins, who is running for St Johns County School Board, District 3.  Jennifer Collins is a longtime resident of St Johns County and has been endorsed by Governor Ron DeSantis.

  • St Johns celebrates 450-years of West African heritage

    On Saturday, December 3, Historic City News subscribers are invited to participate when St Johns County celebrates 450 years of West African influence in the community with the 9th Annual SEA Community Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival, which will take place from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Armstrong Park, 4950 Harvey Avenue in Elkton.

  • St Augustine’s unique role in Gullah Geechee history

    Renowned worldwide for its unique intersection of diverse cultures and traditions, St Augustine is home to one historical heritage that is now getting the attention it deserves: The Gullah-Geechee.

  • Lighthouse celebrates 148th birthday with boat launch

    On Saturday, October 15, the St Augustine Lighthouse celebrates the 148th birthday of its initial lighting with the launch of a replica 1760 Royal Navy yawl boat built by the Heritage Boatworks volunteer program.