First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

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Wildlight’s first apartment community is in review for the Nassau County property designed for homes, businesses, retail stores and a school.

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In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether popular tabletop games are illegal slot machines or more-benign entertainment options for customers of bars and restaurants.

WJCT News and Florida Times-Union

The City of Jacksonville has filed a motion to become a defendant in a Northside woman’s lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and newly-appointed Councilman Terrance Freeman, according to documents obtained by our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.

Tuesday the Republican Party of Duval County called on the Democratic Party to put a stop to a local organizer urging protests at newly-appointed Republican District 10 City Councilman Terrence Freeman’s home.


The crumbling building at 9  Avilés Street in Old St. Augustine is coming down.

Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Updated 7/18 at 2:15 p.m. 

Two weeks into his presidency, Aaron Bowman has established a “Historical Remembrance” committee and picked the seven Jacksonville City Council members who will serve on it.

The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville’s new District 10 City Councilman Terrance Freeman plans to hold his first community meet-and-greet this week.

Mayor: Berkman Plaza II Sold With Plans To Turn It Into A Hotel

Jul 17, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry confirmed Tuesday that developers purchased the unfinished Berkman Plaza II structure Downtown along East Bay Street with plans to renovate it.

Video: Ambassador Hotel Block Downtown Sold For Redevelopment

Jul 17, 2018
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Two St. Augustine developers plan to bring the historic Ambassador Hotel in Downtown Jacksonville back to its “original luster” and add an apartment complex and retail space on the same block.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

Harvest Baptist Church was preparing to build a new campus on property it bought along the Arlington Expressway when the call came with another option.

Jacksonville-Based Healogics Agrees To $22.51 Million Settlement

Jul 16, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provider Healogics Inc. agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for unnecessary and unreasonable treatments.

Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville

It looks as though Florida’s reputation as a friendly place to retire remains secure.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Two threatened Eastern indigo snakes hatched on July 10 and 11 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.


The newest leg of the First Coast Flyer rapid bus transit system is scheduled to open before the end of the year and that has the Jacksonville Transportation Authority going on a hiring spree.

New Fire Station Set For Jacksonville's Busiest Growth Area

Jul 16, 2018
Florida Times-Union

More fire protection is finally on the way for one of Jacksonville’s most prolific growth areas after a long search by city officials for sites to build a new fire station.