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  • K-9 Deputy Maverick retires after 9 years of service


    Last Friday, January 20th, Historic City News learned of the retirement of K-9 Deputy Maverick from the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office.  Maverick is an 11-year-old, dual-purpose Belgian Malinois, born January 29, 2012.  He has served with honor and distinction since 2014.

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  • Governor finally provides a partial list of applicants considered to fill Commission Seat 3


    Historic City News made a request to the “Open Government” desk within the Executive Office of Governor DeSantis on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 9:47 a.m.  We requested a copy of any applications received by the governor’s appointment office from persons asking to fill the vacancy created by the death of St Johns County Commissioner Paul M. Waldron.

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  • Commissioner Margaret England honored for City service


    Historic City News was informed by the City of St Augustine Beach that longtime commissioner, Margaret England, has retired from City service.  At its final meeting of the year in December, the City Commission presented a plaque to Commissioner England in appreciation for her 14 years of service to the city.

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  • Ron and Casey DeSantis attend the governor’s inauguration with children in tow


    Yesterday Historic City News reporters watched as St Johns County local hero, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, laid into the federal government and Democrat-run states during the inauguration speech at the historic Old Capitol Building in Tallahassee.

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  • Local School District wins transgender restroom case in the District Court of Appeals


    Historic City News was informed that the St Johns County School District won a 7-4 split decision in federal appeals court on Friday, almost certainly opening the door for an appearance before the United States Supreme Court over a policy that separates school bathrooms by biological sex.

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  • Interim Fire Rescue Chief named upon the retirement of Chief Jeffrey Prevatt


    In an announcement to Historic City News local reporters last week, 21-year St Johns County Fire Rescue veteran Raymond Scott Bullard was named interim fire rescue chief.  After 40 years of service to St Johns County, Chief Jeffrey Prevatt has retired.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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