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One of Jacksonville’s best known nonprofits will soon have a new leader.

Mayor's Chief Of Staff Named Interim CEO of Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

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The Downtown Investment Authority board turned Wednesday to Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff Brian Hughes to serve as interim CEO for the Downtown Investment Authority.

DIA Approves Many Millions For Jacksonville Redevelopment Projects

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The Downtown Investment Authority reviewed $56 million in city-backed financial incentives, loans and grants at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

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Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after falling and hitting his head while he was playing with his dog in Sarasota Monday night.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be giving the public an update Thursday evening on plans to restore Big Fishweir Creek in Jacksonville’s Avondale area.

Haley, Nelson, and Gregory in UF Health Jacksonville's Neonatal unit.
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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was in Jacksonville on Wednesday, two days after the Senate passed a sweeping bipartisan bill aimed at fighting the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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Jacksonville stay-at-home mom of three, Whitney Touchton will soon spend almost the next half-year of her life in an intensive leadership program aimed at school parents and caregivers.

View of Acosta and Fuller Warren bridges from a downtown skyscraper.
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Jacksonville next month commemorates the 50th anniversary of its consolidated government.

Combining the city with Duval County was a way to deal with a host of problems it was having in the late 1960s.

As Bill Delaney tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, other Florida cities took different approaches to the same problems, and they have fared worse in the long run.

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After three years of work, including more than a dozen public meetings, workshops and online surveys, St Augustine’s Historic Preservation Master Plan is finally ready to be adopted.

Spirit Airlines

Another airline is setting up shop at the Jacksonville International Airport (JIA).

Aerial view of downtown Jacksonville.
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced last week that the credit rating agency Fitch had given the City of Jacksonville a historic best AAA credit rating, but what does that mean?

Suggested Marketing Plan Would Strongly Tie N.E. Fla. Promotional Efforts To Jacksonville

Sep 19, 2018
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The seven-county region should be rebranded and needs to work together to make it “the highest performing economy in the nation,” according to a 62-page marketing and strategic plan titled “Elevate Northeast Florida.”

Westside High Student Critically Injured in Jacksonville Shooting

Sep 19, 2018

A student from Westside High School was shot Wednesday morning while walking to his bus stop. A school bus driver rushed him to a nearby fire station, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Pinellas County Public Schools

Duval Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene said at Tuesday’s school board workshop, she’s willing to compromise with the showing of videos teaching students what to do if an active assailant were to come on campus, by not showing them to the youngest students.

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The city of St. Augustine has extended the deadline for people to take an online survey about what a major thoroughfare into the city, King Street, should look like.