First Coast

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

St. Johns County School District

As students and teachers get ready for school to start, St. Johns County is gearing up for the many volunteers who will be helping out this year.

Stacy Prato

Jimmy Patronis, current incumbent in Florida’s Chief Financial Officer race, announced his endorsement by the State Fraternal Order of Police Friday in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Humane Society

Anyone looking for a pet can probably find the perfect furry family addition at one of the three free pet adoption events in Jacksonville this weekend.

Landfill Search Turns Up 'Items Of Interest' In Joleen Cummings Case

Jul 13, 2018

After sifting through 3.6 million pounds of trash at a South Georgia landfill over the past week, the FBI and Nassau County Sheriff's Office said Friday they found several items of interest in the disappearance of Joleen Cummings.

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Appointment of Jacksonville-Area Circuit Judge

Jul 13, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

In an unusual move, a divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday at least temporarily blocked Gov. Rick Scott from appointing a Jacksonville-area circuit judge while a legal battle plays out over filling the post.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Catalyst Development Partners of Atlanta and Dream Finders Homes of Jacksonville are expected to develop apartments and townhomes at eTown, the Southside community under development by The PARC Group.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A Jacksonville lawyer is suing Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan for allegedly failing to properly give notice to candidates before a Jacksonville City Council special election.

The dispute comes after Westside City Councilman Doyle Carter announced last month he’s stepping down to run for tax collector.

Washington Street Urban Project

The City of St. Augustine has scheduled paving projects in neighborhoods adjacent to San Marco Ave. in the North City area, north of May St., starting on July 16 and continuing through August 3. 

Albert kok / Wikimedia Commons

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the future of shore-based shark fishing at a series of public meetings that kick off next week in Bradenton and Fort Myers and will be coming to Jacksonville.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The latest point-in-time count found the number of people living on the streets in Jacksonville is around 400. That’s in the winter.

Company Protests Bid To Demolish Old Courthouse And Annex

Jul 12, 2018
The Jacksonville Daily Record

The pending demolition of the former Duval County Courthouse and Jacksonville City Hall Annex buildings along East Bay Street may have hit a snag.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he’s decided that in addition to flying the United States flag, “we should add the five military branch flags in an array around the National Colors in front of City Hall.”


The beach water advisory issued Tuesday for a small section of Jekyll Island has been lifted.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Terrance Freeman and Ju’Coby Pittman are set to be sworn in at Jacksonville City Hall Thursday afternoon after being appointed to temporarily replace two suspended council members under federal indictment.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Some young professionals said they’re leaving the Jacksonville Beach area because while they can afford rent, buying isn’t a feasible option. Oliver Shahbazian said that’s the case for him.