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Judge Gives Omni Amelia 10 Months To Reopen Ocean Links Golf Course

43 minutes ago
Florida Times-Union file

The Ocean Links Golf Course at Amelia Island, the first design on the First Coast by World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye, will reopen next fall after a court judgement in favor of property owners at the Omni Amelia Resort.

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Sixty-five immigrants became US citizens during halftime at Sunday’s Jaguars game, when the team hosted a naturalization ceremony - the first ever during an NFL game, according to the team.

Florida Lawmakers Target Texting, Talking While Driving

2 hours ago
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Another bill has been filed for the 2019 legislative session that would allow law-enforcement officers to pull over motorists for texting or talking on hand-held cell phones while driving.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry giving Bishop Kenny High School 9th-grader Arisa Nakamichi advice after presenting her with a 2019 Tomorrow's Leaders Award.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has visited three Duval County schools since Friday to surprise the winners of the 2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders Award.

Larger Version Of Planned Downtown Jacksonville Garage Wins DDRB Approval

4 hours ago
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board approved changes to a parking garage proposed for the corner of Laura and Forsyth streets and cleared the way for new apartments near Hemming Park.

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It starts with one of the best known guitar riffs in rock and roll. What follows is a down-home ode to the state that is known as the heart of Dixie: folksy colloquialisms, eternal blue skies, family. Pretty simple, right? Maybe not.

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  White Oak Conservation in Yulee last week released three endangered Mississippi Sandhill Cranes back into the wild, bringing the world population of the species living in the wild to 130.

Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Núñez (left) and Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis (right).
Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis Transition

The chair of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture says the environment will be a priority under the DeSantis administration.

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YMCA of Florida's First Coast

The Winston Family YMCA is barely two years old, and yet it’s already too small to meet the demand of Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood.

The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast announced plans Monday to raise $3 million for an expansion.

LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

The lawsuit against Duval County Public Schools for hiring armed staffers to patrol school grounds has been refiled, after the initial one was rejected on technical grounds. Local parents are arguing that the school system has gone outside the law in placing armed assistants on school campus who are not sworn police officers.

Housing Experts Predict Slower 2019, But Jacksonville Market Hotter Than Average

Dec 17, 2018
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Housing market trends generally have been positive in recent years as the market recovers from the financial crisis a decade ago.

However, several firms that collect data on the market see signals of a slowdown heading into 2019.

After He Died, CSX Shareholders Sue Board Of Directors Over Former CEO's Hiring

Dec 17, 2018
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Associated Press

A Jacksonville judge may soon decide if CSX shareholders have the right to take the Jacksonville railroad giant’s board of directors to task for its decision to spend $84 million to hire former CEO Hunter Harrison even though he was in poor health and would die eight months later.

Should Florida Lengthen Time For Prosecuting Sexual Assaults?

Dec 17, 2018
exam room
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Local advocacy groups for survivors of sexual assault are throwing their support behind two proposed bills aimed at helping in the pursuit of justice.

Each bill calls for lawmakers to change the statute of limitations currently in place, which would allow more time for prosecutors to pursue these cases.

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The North Florida Land Trust Friday handed over ownership of a Spanish-American War Fort in Jacksonville to the National Park Service.

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A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Corrections officer has been arrested for insurance fraud.

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