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It may remain the Potato Capital of Florida, but the town of Hastings will dissolve and become an unincorporated part of St. Johns County in two more weeks.

Thomas Hart Benton / Via The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Friday’s upcoming exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Garden will have a focus on the Navy and its sailors’ activities during World War Two.

The Jacksonville Jaguars

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping about the tarps coming off Everbank Field and other changes on the way (01:10).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured Walter Bianchi of Gusto Restaurant (32:32).

First Coast Connect Book Club leader Stacy Goldring highlighted Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (36:41).

We heard about some upcoming events to raise funds for Catholic Charities of Jacksonville with Executive Director Lauren Weedon Hopkins (46:00).  


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche wants to establish a task force on local Civil Rights history and she’s seeking a vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

JEA

The Jacksonville City Council president said Monday the mayor’s office is moving too fast in a potential sale of JEA. However, Mayor Lenny Curry denies that.

Guest Editorial: Re-Envisioning Filipinos In Jacksonville

Feb 12, 2018
Gabrielle Bautista

Editor’s Note: The following editorial, containing interviews and photos with members of Jacksonville’s Filipino community, has been submitted by Mark Villegas, a professor of American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.  

Gov. Scott's Political Committee Spends Down Cash

Feb 12, 2018
Brittany Clark / Flgov.com

Continuing a trend in recent months, Gov. Rick Scott’s Let’s Get to Work political committee spent $95,235 during January while raising only $10,000, according to a newly filed finance report.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

Florida cities have some perks when it comes to healthy living, but overall they don’t make the cut when it comes to a newly published list of healthiest cities in the United States.

Jacksonville Investor Buys Former Jerome Brown Barbecue Sauce Plant

Feb 12, 2018
Daily Record

A foreclosed Northwest  Jacksonville barbecue sauce plant building could be producing hummus, the Daily Record reports.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Workers’ compensation company One Call is consolidating its two Jacksonville locations into a prominent building on the Southbank of the St. Johns River.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a significant milestone Monday.

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Politics reporter AG Gancarski about the most recent news regarding the possible sale of JEA and the latest poll numbers showing Florida voters know little about the candidates for Governor in both parties (01:15).

We spoke with Jeannette Walls, bestselling author of The Glass Castle ahead of her talk next week in Jacksonville (27:23).

With Valentine’s Day around the corner we heard a live in-studio performance from the Sapphire Quartet (38:54).

Cole Pepper brought us the latest sports news including next weekend’s Daytona 500, golf, men’s college basketball and the Winter Olympics (46:00).  

  

Gloria Williams Pleads Guilty In 1998 Kidnapping Of Kamiyah Mobley

Feb 12, 2018
News4Jax

The woman accused of kidnapping a newborn girl from a Jacksonville hospital 20-years-ago and raising her as her own pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of kidnapping and interference with custody.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

One issue military families deal with more frequently than civilians is prolonged separations.

exterior of apartment building in LaVilla
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

One national trend that’s been bringing residents into urban cores is dense, highly walkable, mixed use developments, but a new report shows the growth rate of this type of project is slowing, after it had grown for several consecutive years.

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