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  • Governor appoints Alaimo to fill commission seat


    The Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis reported to Historic City News yesterday that the governor has appointed local businessman Roy A Alaimo to fulfill the remaining term of the late St Johns County Commissioner Paul M Waldron.

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  • Fugitive from Ohio nabbed driving a stolen car


    Historic City News was informed that the local Sheriff’s Office had been notified around 7:20 p.m. on the evening of December 15, 2022, that the owner of a stolen vehicle was tracking its location in St Johns County.  Deputies began an investigation and search for the stolen vehicle, resulting in its discovery at a gas station at International Golf Parkway and I-95.

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  • City of St Augustine holiday closures


    Historic City News subscribers are notified that all offices for the City of St Augustine will be closed on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and on Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. 

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  • St Johns County holiday closures


    Historic City News subscribers are notified that all departments of the St Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St Johns County Administrative offices, 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 Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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  • Planned road closure report this week from Northeast FDOT


    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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  • Editorial: Twitter having a conflict of conscience between past and current owners


    Michael Gold, Editor
    HISTORIC CITY NEWS

    In national and international business that has local impact, I have been following with interest the comedy of errors that is former Twitter boss, Jack Dorsey, and the sale of his company in October to Elon Musk — called the “richest man on earth”.  At issue are the practices previously employed to influence the beliefs of its readers by Twitter, one of the longest-operating collections of social media communities.

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  • Planned road closure report this week from Northeast FDOT


    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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  • Lighthouse team investigating shipwreck discovered in Volusia County


    Historic City News was informed that a team from the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program was working on December 5-6 at the scene of a shipwreck recently discovered in Daytona Beach Shores. The wreckage began appearing after Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, but it has been partially buried on and off due to the tides.

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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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