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Curry Campaign Management Firm Conducted Focus Group On Privatizing JEA

Data Targeting, Inc., a Gainesville firm that worked to elect Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, conducted a focus group study in late February asking participants whether they support selling municipal utility JEA.

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You may notice a construction zone behind the St. Johns Town Center. That’s where the iFly Indoor Skydiving will rise.

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The Jaguars are dedicating part of the North Deck at EverBank Field to Jacksonville’s military heritage as part of the stadium's overall rebranding to TIAA Bank Field.

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A 31-year-old Jacksonville man faces federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting a false claim for government disaster aid following Hurricane Irma.

Oh, You, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, We’ll See You This Weekend

Apr 20, 2018
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It’s a “fine four-fendered friend” that flies on yellow and red wings tipped with propellers with actor Dick Van Dyke at the helm, at least on the silver screen.

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Jacksonville University, the 84-year-old private liberal arts college based in Arlington, continues to transform its 260-acre campus.

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Teachers nationwide are protesting their paychecks. Educators in Arizona voted to walk out, joining similar efforts in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky.

 

Teachers are speaking up at the same time that students around the country are mobilizing against gun violence. Thousands of public school students across the country planned to walk out on Friday in remembrance of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that killed 13 people in 1999.

Members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition emerged from a swamp south of Interstate 4 late Thursday and crossed underneath the busy highway.

Leon County residents are reporting a loose bison on Buck Lake Road. The Leon County Sheriff's office is working to wrangle the animal.

Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam’s family citrus business in Polk County was cited a decade ago by the U.S. government for workplace violations, including failing to pay fruit pickers the minimum wage.

U.S. Department of Labor records show that Putnam Groves of Bartow was ordered to pay back wages of $1,634.72 to four workers who were paid less than the minimum wage in 2008, which was $6.79 an hour at the time.

Tallahassee's Food Truck Thursday was marking its 7th anniversary on Thursday, April 19. It seems the event is as popular with the food truck owners and local musicians as it is with those who show up to enjoy the food and music.

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Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday.

The celebrations kicked off at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard where the Band of the Irish Guards played "Happy Birthday."

The customary gun salutes by the British Army took place midday — "a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London," according to the Royal Household website.

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The pews filled at a Houston church on Saturday to honor Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president and the mother of the 43rd, she died Tuesday at age 92.

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