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The City of St. Augustine is giving away grants to help people make their neighborhoods better.

St. Augustine spokesman Paul Williamson said the neighborhood grants for projects have been offered, on and off, for about a decade. The total giveaway amount is $15,000, divided into multiple smaller grants.


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Jaguars fans looking for a new furry family member are in luck this weekend.

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

A proposal to allow sexual predators to live closer to Jacksonville daycares, playgrounds and parks is not getting strong support at City Hall.  A Council committee Tuesday voted against the idea.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Events are scheduled all week in Jacksonville to celebrate the seven days and principles of Kwanzaa. On Thursday volunteers observed Kwanzaa’s third principle, Ujima, at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.


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The Jacksonville Jaguars, AFC South Division champions, will host an AFC Wild Card game on either January 6 or 7 at EverBank Field. The general public can buy tickets to the game beginning Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 3 p.m. Season ticket holders can buy them now.

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Jacksonville’s Bold City Brewery is preparing a beer inspired by the Cummer Museum’s gardens, and planning to give the museum a portion of the sales for garden restoration.

The name of the beer: Avant Gardener.

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The City of St. Augustine is calling on the public to help with the issue of panhandling by documenting it.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring people to help with Hurricane Irma disaster recovery work in Southeast Georgia

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

For many of Jacksonville’s homeless, Wednesday was their Thanksgiving. It’s when City Rescue Mission downtown serves up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need.


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Garden City Elementary School Park on Jacksonville’s Northside got a makeover this month that’s largely due to a $95,000 grant from Mercedes-Benz USA.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

HabiJax, which is Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, is finishing up two new side-by-side homes in the New Town area — part of its “Women’s Build” campaign.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Those who decide to take a walk in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park this week, may also learn about the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 — that’s because there’s an outdoor photo exhibit on the subject.


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The Jacksonville Beach City Council has taken a step toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in the beachfront city.

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St. Augustine city commissioners will take up the issue of homelessness and panhandling at their meeting Monday.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

There’s been bad blood over the last few years between the owners of some food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants downtown over how the trucks should be regulated.


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