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

Via The Pratt Guys

Season three of the cable TV show Insane Pools: Off The Deep End kicks off Friday night on Animal Planet.

Companies Submit Bids To Demolish Former Jacksonville City Hall And Courthouse

2 hours ago
Jacksonville Daily Record

Environmental Holdings Group LLC submitted the low bid of $7,985,000 to demolish the former Jacksonville City Hall and Duval County Courthouse.

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A Broward County judge, two judges from Jacksonville, and three Jacksonville attorneys are among the six candidates being forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott as he chooses a replacement for a retiring Nassau County judge.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County School Board’s legislative committee, made up of four board members, met this week to set the district’s legislative platform.

Jacksonvlle’s Bid For Federal Hart Bridge Ramp Demolition Money Fails

6 hours ago
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

In a blow to plans for a huge development at Metropolitan Park and The Shipyards, the federal transportation department passed over Jacksonville’s request for a $25 million grant to take down part of the Hart Bridge’s elevated ramp and build new connections for motorists.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

An independent group working at the behest of outgoing Jacksonville City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche has finalized a report detailing how the city can do more to leverage its civil rights history, 54 years after the U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Transportation is expanding its Road Ranger program to Interstate 95 in Nassau County.

Alexandra Blackwell

Adjective & Company Branding and Advertising Agency in Jacksonville Beach has been recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

St. Johns County Crash Kills 4 On Florida 206 Near Elkton

Jun 20, 2018
Florida Highway Patrol

A head-on crash Wednesday in St. Johns County killed all four people in both vehicles on Florida 206 two miles east of County Road 207, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Fargo Construction Projects / Wikimedia Commons

Palmetto Street at the Mathews Bridge Expressway downtown will be closed to traffic starting Thursday while Florida Department of Transportation crews clean and paint the overpass.

WJXT & JU Will Host, Televise Florida Gubernatorial Debate, Town Hall

Jun 20, 2018
BRYNN ANDERSON/POOL PHOTO / VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

WJXT Channel 4 and the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute announced plans Tuesday to hold a televised debate and town hall in August leading up to the Florida gubernatorial primary.

JTA

The widening of Kernan Boulevard got underway Wednesday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Melissa Ross

This month, First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross traveled to Rhode Island for a fellowship for journalists to learn about the science of climate change. 

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A Civil Rights history task force is meeting right now to finalize the Civil Rights timeline and subcommittee recommendations in Jacksonville.

Florida House of Representatives

In the first major development of qualifying week, state Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the race for attorney general and will apply to become Florida’s top financial regulator.

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