Hastings

News4Jax,

It may remain the Potato Capital of Florida, but the town of Hastings will dissolve and become an unincorporated part of St. Johns County in two more weeks.

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Friday on First Coast Connect we were joined on our weekly Media Roundtable by Florida Times-Union reporter Andrew Pantazi, WJCT contributor Charles Griggs, Jacksonville News and Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT business analyst John Burr (01:05).  

 

Changing Homelessness CEO Dawn Gilman told us about the results of this year’s first-ever Veterans Surge (31:31).       


WJCT Morning Edition host Michelle Corum brought us a report on this weekend’s game of Petanque on Amelia Island (37:48).

Local student Chase Magnano of Ponte Vedra High School and winner of $50,000 on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” told us about JaxTHRIVE, the local non-profit he’s starting with his winnings. (41:13).   

     

We spoke with Midge Smith with San Jose Baptist Church about Friday night’s performance by the African Children’s Choir (46:00).


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The Town of Hastings in St. Johns County, which was founded in 1890, will be dissolved.

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On this episode of Redux:

While one small town in St. Johns County may evaporate, its big neighbor to the north, Jacksonville, is being touted as a “go-to” spot to visit. It even has plans for a walkable Arts District. Then we’ll circle back to St. Johns County to tell you how the Woman’s Exchange has been caring for a really old building in St. Augustine.

Town of Hastings

The small Northeast Florida town of Hastings might be dissolved for financial reasons, meaning it would become part of unincorporated St. Johns County. City Commissioners there are deciding whether to put the question on the ballot.