First Coast

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

Daily Record

Walmart Inc. is further preparing at least 10 Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets in Jacksonville for online pickup of groceries and possibly merchandise.

MARYBETH GARRISON

This Saturday on the First Coast and around the world students will take to the streets in a show of support for ending gun violence.

Modern Cities

The Downtown Investment Authority Wednesday approved two downtown development proposals — the renovation of the old Jones Brothers Furniture building and the Jacksonville University film school’s move to WJCT Studios.

The Jones building project stirred up the most debate.

City Of Jacksonville Tells Saft To Repay $320K After Missing Jobs Target

Mar 21, 2018
Daily Record

The city of Jacksonville wants Saft America Inc. to repay more than $320,000 tied to a 2009 economic development agreement. 

Ms. Wheelchair Florida

Being herself and advocating for others — that’s what this year’s Ms. Wheelchair Florida says her title elevates her to do.

Via the Daily Record

Developer Mike Balanky is proposing a 28-story tower on the Southbank and a gondola lift transit system that would connect the Southbank and Northbank across the St. Johns River.

Former Nassau County Principal Hired, Fired, Hired In 1-Month Span

Mar 21, 2018
Via News4Jax

A former Nassau County principal who resigned last month after officials said he admitted to taking money from Fernandina Beach High School and who recently got fired from Duval County Public Schools has been hired by a private school in Clay County.

Wikimedia Commons

A special committee of JEA’s board that’s exploring privatization met for the first time Tuesday.

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Council members and their constituents are becoming frustrated with the lack of visible progress being made clean-up of toxic ash in the soil in Jacksonville’s northwest side.

Jacksonville Jaguars Release Long Time Tight End Marcedes Lewis

Mar 20, 2018
Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press

The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday released tight end Marcedes Lewis in a surprise move made less than a month after his 2018 contract option was picked up.

Via the Daily Record

Foundation work is about to take off for the iFly Indoor Skydiving venue near St. Johns Town Center.

Shannon Greene / WJCT News

Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department Rescue Chief David Castleman said a city-funded opioid-intervention pilot program seems to be working. He presented data about the four-month-old program to a city council committee Monday morning.

Duval County Public Schools headquarters building
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County school board’s search for a new superintendent is heading into its next phase.

Slew Of Store Closings To Challenge Jacksonville Market

Mar 19, 2018
Daily Record

The closing of all Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide and four local Southeastern Grocers locations due to bankruptcy reorganization will mean more available retail space in the Jacksonville area.

Jacksonville Beach Native Among 7 Killed In Iraq Helicopter Crash

Mar 19, 2018
Via News4Jax

Master Sgt. William Posch was one of seven U.S. airmen killed when their helicopter crashed in Iraq Thursday. 

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