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Education
3:43 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Duval Schools Competing For $3M Grant To Expand Charter School

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
Credit Duval County Public Schools

Duval County Public Schools is among four Florida districts vying for a multi-million dollar charter school partnership grant from the Florida Department of Education.

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First Coast Connect
3:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Media Roundtable: Election Day 2014 Draws Near

Credit Erik Hersman / Flickr

The 2014 governor's race and crime in Jacksonville are making headlines this week.

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Closing The Loop
9:06 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Closing The Loop: Rocky Graves

Baseball has always been a part of Rocky Graves' life.
Credit Warren Miller

Rocky Ray Graves was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to a baseball family – his father named him after Rocky Colavito, an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians. Rocky Graves knew from the age of 6 that he wanted to be a baseball player.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Latest Quinnipiac Poll Shows Tight Race For Governor

A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race between Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott is still tight.

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Community
2:57 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ghost Hunters Unnerve Jax Historic Property Owners

Old St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Credit Mgreason / Wikimedia Commons

Spirits and poltergeists are a pain in the neck for historic preservationists - not because they’re real, but because so many people can’t resist looking for them.

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Public Health
1:50 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Septic Tank Phase-Out Aims To Reduce Fecal Bacteria

Greg Corcoran, Project Outreach Manager at JEA, says new sewer hookups will reduce contamination of Duval County creeks and streams.
Peter Haden WJCT

Catherine Dillingham's septic tank is pooped out.

"It's old... I just had [it] pumped about two months ago. It was full."

But a full septic tank is not what qualified Dillingham’s home for a new sewer hookup - courtesy of the City of Jacksonville and JEA. It was a more natural and free-flowing feature.

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Deemable Tech
8:25 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: I Called Tech Support But Got A Scam Artist Instead

Eva writes, "Recently I called what I thought was an HP support number with a printer problem. In fact, the number connected me to a scammer! He ran a program to scan my computer and then claimed I had been hacked. I realized something was off when he asked me for $350 to fix it, so I hung up. I am worried that my computer is now at risk. Help!"

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Education
7:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

UNF Launches Northeast Florida's First Confucius Institute

UNF President John Delaney shakes hands with Jianxiang Zhang, Vice President of Shaanxi Normal University, which is partnering with UNF to launch the Confucius Institute.
Credit University of North Florida

A prestigious Chinese language program will soon call the University of North Florida home. 

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First Coast Connect
4:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Local Author Examines Jeb Bush's Florida Legacy Amid Rumors Of Presidential Run

Credit University Press of Florida

As Jeb Bush's family hints at a potential presidential run in 2016, a new book reflects on his political career in Florida.

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Sports
10:42 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Jacksonville Preps For Georgia-Florida Football Classic

Mayor Alvin Brown poses with cut-outs of Florida Georgia Line duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard in front of Everbank Field. The duo performs this Friday in Jacksonville during Georgia-Florida Football Classic.
Credit Rhema Thompson

The age-old rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Gators is coming back to town, and it is bringing one of the biggest new names in country music to town.

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