First Coast

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

Business Brief: Details Revealed For Competing Jacksonville Convention Center Plans

Sep 7, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

As crews continue to prep the old City Hall Annex and Duval County Courthouse buildings for demolition, plans are coming to light.

Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph M. Buliavac / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a statistic that may surprise older parents and those without children.


St. Johns County and the City of Jacksonville Beach will be getting more money from the federal government to help with clean-up costs associated with Hurricane Irma last September.


The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) board has approved a plan called MOVE.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. appears to be the tenant that will take the former Best Buy store at The Markets at Town Center.

Both major party nominees for governor announced their picks for lieutenant governor Thursday morning.

Medicaid Mental Health Deal With State May Result In More Options For Some First Coast Residents

Sep 5, 2018
Alex Proimos / Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

Patients with serious mental illness may have an increased choice of health-care providers under an agreement between the state and one of the largest Medicaid mental-health plans.

Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez / Wikimedia Commons

A feral cat has tested positive to rabies in the Doctors Lake area of Orange Park, prompting the Florida Department of Health in Clay County to issue a rabies advisory.

Left: Andrew Gillum's Facebook page, Right: Associated Press

Progressives are on the march within the Democratic Party.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is continuing its expansion in Jacksonville.

Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Former fire chief Randy White was officially sworn in on Wednesday afternoon after running unopposed in last month’s primary for the Jacksonville City Council District 12 seat.

JAA Seeks Permits For New Cecil Air Traffic Control Tower, Spaceport

Sep 5, 2018
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has applied for $8.1 million in permits to construct an air traffic control tower and spaceport shell for the Cecil Spaceport at Cecil Airport in West Jacksonville.

Pinellas County Public Schools

The Duval County School District will show students videos teaching them what to do if a shooter were to come on campus. The videos are meant to help prepare students and staff before state-required active assailant drills later this month.

Google Streetview / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is preparing to develop a bus loop transfer station at 5800 Philips Highway for JTA’s First Coast Flyer Blue Line and other fixed routes.

Zika Cases Continue To Increase In Florida

Sep 5, 2018

Florida has had 66 reported cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus this year, with the number increasing slightly during the past three weeks, according to information posted on the state Department of Health website.