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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Wikimedia Commons

The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) announced Thursday morning that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in the area.

Wounded Jax Beach Officer In 'Good Spririts' After Shootout; Suspect Jailed

Aug 9, 2018

A Jacksonville Beach police officer wounded late Wednesday in a shootout between officers and a gunman is in stable condition and the suspected shooter has been charged with attempted murder, Police Chief Pat Dooley said Thursday morning.


Entering the final three weeks before the Aug. 28 primary election, the Democratic gubernatorial candidates will take part in a Town Hall Thursday night at 8 p.m. at Jacksonville University.

DeSantis, Putnam Debate For Final Time At JU

Aug 9, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

In their second and final debate for the Republican nomination for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis clashed Wednesday over President Donald Trump, Florida’s water crisis and campaign contributions.

All five of the candidates running for Duval County’s District 2 School Board seat participated in a forum Wednesday evening hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund downtown.

Wilkinson Jr. High School's Facebook Page

The Children’s Home Society of Florida has announced it is hosting a “Farm Share Food Giveaway” event at Wilkinson Jr. High School in Middleburg on Thursday, Aug. 9, which is expected to help feed more than 1,000 Clay County families with fresh produce and groceries.

The Jaxson: James Weldon Johnson Deserves To Be Celebrated

Aug 8, 2018
The Jaxson

James Weldon Johnson is, without exaggeration, the single most accomplished person ever to come from Jacksonville or Florida.

Ryan Ketterman / For Visit Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s downtown sports complex will be a hotbed of activity Thursday night.

DIA CEO Aundra Wallace Will Succeed Jerry Mallot As JAXUSA President

Aug 8, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Aundra Wallace will succeed Jerry Mallot as president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of JAX Chamber, starting Oct. 1.


Just a day after receiving the case, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously agreed to take up a battle about whether a proposed ban on greyhound racing should go on the November ballot.

Historic Markers Stolen from 2 St. Augustine Civil Rights Sites

Aug 8, 2018
ACCORD Freedom Trail /

Historic markers memorializing two sites important to St. Augustine’s civil rights movement of the 1960s were ripped off their buildings over the past few weeks.

Four of the six candidates running for Duval County’s District 4 School Board seat participated in a downtown forum Tuesday evening hosted by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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The U.S. Navy is testing private wells around Naval Air Station Jacksonville and certain other bases this month to make sure the water from them is safe to drink.

Marc Lowenstein / Via On Tour PR

The Jacksonville-based blues-rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band recently donated 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, to Englewood High School.

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Military veterans in Clay County are getting a new Veterans Administration outpatient health clinic.