Nikeya Heath

News Intern

Nikeya Heath is a senior at the University of North Florida, pursuing a degree in communication with a concentration in multimedia journalism. She has a passion for people, traveling, social media and fashion.

Following graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a broadcast journalist, where she will cover interesting stories in the Jacksonville community.

Nikeya enjoys blogging, playing tennis and indulging in Japanese cuisine in her free time.

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Last month, Green Cove Springs' historic Spring Park reopened after renovations.

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Mo Riza via Flickr

The Jacksonville nonprofit Changing Homelessness is asking for volunteers next month to help survey the city’s homeless population, especially those who once wore a uniform.

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In celebration of his birthday Wednesday, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced an initiative to give a book to all babies born in Duval County.

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Jacksonville teens are kicking off an online fundraiser for their homeless peers.

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Jacksonville’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors to patients Wednesday at 6529 Beach Blvd. on the Southside.

Amazon cardboard box

Amazon is holding several hiring events as the company looks to add thousands of employees in Jacksonville to staff two distribution centers: one near the International Airport and another near Cecil Airport on the Westside.

The 5 & Dime Theatre Company

One of Jacksonville’s newest theater companies, the 5 & Dime, is expanding its offerings with a kids’ summer theater camp in downtown Jacksonville.

Care Connect app logo on screen

Nemours Children’s Health System has launched an app that allows pediatricians to treat kids through their parents’ smartphones or computers.

Torrey Wiley

Florida has launched an initiative to find more foster parents for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


Todd Frontom

A Duval County Boy Scouts' after school program is in jeopardy after losing state funding.

Duval County Public Schools

Parent Academy is a free, year-round initiative offered by Duval County Public Schools to help parents become more involved in their children's education.


After nearly a century, Jacksonville’s Jones College is closing its doors after losing accreditation.


The Atlantic hurricane season begins Thursday. To help Florida residents get ready, the state is offering a tax break on storm supplies.

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The 35th annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns this weekend, running from Thursday through Memorial Day.