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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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  • Participate in discussion of St Johns County 2023 Legislative Session


    All Historic City News subscribers are invited to participate in the upcoming meeting of the St Johns County Legislative Delegation being held on Monday, December 19, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the St Johns County Commission Chamber Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, Florida.  Compliance with current CDC guidelines is required for the health and safety of all those in attendance.

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  • Early results in local races for elections in St Johns County


    With Election Day and mail-in ballots freshly counted, Historic City News can report the 11:00 p.m. Election Night standings.  The polls have been closed for four hours at this point.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Neighborhood Council holds city commission candidate forum


    Burry Gowen, president, will serve as moderator and will ask questions collected from residents when the Neighborhood Council of St Augustine presents its 2022 City Commission Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 19th at the Waterworks Building, located at 184 San Marco Avenue.

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  • You can not vote in November if you are not registered by Tuesday


    Almost all Historic City News subscribers are registered and eager to vote in the General Mid-term Election to be held on November 8, 2022.   However, you cannot vote in November if you are not registered by Tuesday.  Unlike the August Primary Election, all registered St Johns County voters will vote in November – even if the seat is only contested by a “write-in” candidate, whom many consider nothing more than a “spoiler”.

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  • Ian recovery programs are available for residents


    The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced to local Historic City News reporters that there are already a number of programs available to Florida home and business owners in need of recovery assistance related to property damages and economic injuries sustained during Hurricane Ian.

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  • “Tracking Your Tax Dollars” gives insight into county spending


    This week, Brandon Patty, St Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, presented the second edition of his popular version of the Annual Financial Report to the Board of County Commissioners.

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  • Civic Roundtable hosts public meeting on sales tax increase


    The St. Johns County Civic Roundtable will host a town hall presentation led by St Johns County Commission chair Henry Dean at noon on Monday, October 10th, regarding the proposed 1¢ sales tax increase.

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