First Coast

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

Left to right: Liston Gregory III on piano leading a jazz lesson with Isaiah Mac, 8, on drums and Ayanna Nelson, 13, on bass.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

The City of Jacksonville’s Kids Hope Alliance is offering mini grants for programs designed to fight youth violence, and organizations like Don’t Miss a Beat are benefiting from those dollars.

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Some Duval County voters are experiencing difficulty with their mail-in ballots for the November 6 general election.

10,700-Unit SilverLeaf Community Planned In St. Johns County

5 hours ago
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The company that developed OakLeaf Plantation in Duval and Clay counties is proposing another expansive neighborhood, this one in St. Johns with up to 10,700 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial space.

First Coast Area Crews Helping Panhandle Recover From Hurricane Michael

Oct 11, 2018
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Emergency response teams from Nassau County are headed to Florida’s storm-battered Panhandle Thursday to help manage storm recovery and repair communications systems in several counties damaged by Hurricane Michael.

It was standing room only in a City Council conference room Thursday morning, the topic on the table: short-term vacation rental properties.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Krystal intends to demolish its restaurant and drive-thru at 5707 University Boulevard. W. and build a replacement that spokeswoman Laura Mansfield said will be among the first of its kind in the state.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

The Jacksonville City Councilman who Gov. Rick Scott chose to replace Reggie Brown says he’s ready to help District 10 as Brown faces federal fraud charges.

JEA building.

In the November general election voters in Jacksonville will get the chance to tell the City Council whether or not they want their voices to be heard in any possible future discussions regarding the sale of the public utility company JEA.

Provided by will no longer be traded on the NASDAQ exchange now that an affiliate of Siris Capital Group has completed its approximately $2 billion acquisition of the Jacksonville-based global provider of internet services.

Oscar Mayer

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been drawing stares, grins and thumbs-up since 1936.

Via News Service of Florida

Amid a sharply partisan backdrop overshadowing nearly everything else on the ballot, Florida voters are being asked this year to settle a long-running dispute that could result in the elimination of dog racing in the state.


As the Florida Panhandle deals with what is expected to be one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the state, statistics show Florida is among the states hit hardest by hurricanes.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis helps unload a truck filled with supplies for those affected by Hurricane Michael.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis was in Jacksonville Wednesday morning for a Hurricane Michael supply drive that was originally billed as a veteran round table campaign event.

Douglas P Perkins / Wikimedia Commons

Because of the possible effects some areas of the First Coast may see from Hurricane Michael some schools have announced closures or cancellations.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

FSCJ is closing  at 4 p.m. Wednesday.  All classes after 4 p.m. are canceled at all campuses. A decision about Thursday classes will be announced via FSCJ email and social media outlets by 6 a.m. on Thursday. 

Edward Waters College

Jacksonville Firefighters In Panhandle To Help Communities Deal With Hurricane Michael

Oct 10, 2018
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Fifty-eight Jacksonville firefighters headed to Florida’s Panhandle Tuesday to help communities impacted when Hurricane Michael comes ashore.