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Duval County Public Schools

An external operator could take over three low-performing public schools in Duval County in the fall, if they don’t make at least C grades this school year.


CHRISTINE CABALO / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A Jacksonville high school for teens in addiction-recovery wants to be able to serve more students and provide additional programming. The nonprofit school is asking the state for $700,000.


Gabrielle Garay / WJCT News

Visitors and residents of St. Augustine will be able to take a free, self-guided walking tour through significant locations of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville neighborhood starting Monday, January 15.

FDOT

Drivers on Interstate-95 southbound who are used to getting in the left lane on the Fuller Warren Bridge to exit onto Atlantic Boulevard will need to break that habit in a hurry this weekend.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

With the Jacksonville Jaguars in the running for the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade, fans are still buying the team’s merchandise in January. And it’s not only big stores that sell licensed apparel who are winning the retail game — some local artists and small shops are too.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County School Board is looking at changing the way high school seniors are ranked. Opponents of numerical academic rankings say they do more harm than good. 


Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

Jacksonville city leaders are inching closer to a plan to revitalize the downtown Riverwalks after Hurricane Irma dealt them quite a blow last fall.


Jessica Palombo

Because of a software glitch, some students starting classes Monday at Florida State College at Jacksonville had trouble logging into online classes, viewing their class schedules, or looking up class locations online.

Modern Cities

A new year promises to bring lots of new development to Jacksonville’s Urban Core.

In this week’s Business Brief, Bill Delaney of Modern Cities tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about some of the major projects on the horizon.


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Sumatran tiger cubs at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens we first told you about in November now have names.

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The City of St. Augustine is giving away grants to help people make their neighborhoods better.

St. Augustine spokesman Paul Williamson said the neighborhood grants for projects have been offered, on and off, for about a decade. The total giveaway amount is $15,000, divided into multiple smaller grants.


Martin Cathrae / Flickr

The Duval County Clerk of Courts is warning of phone scammers impersonating the clerk's office.

Brian Hughes / City of Jacksonville

Ahead of Sunday’s playoff game between the Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Everbank Field, Mayor Lenny Curry has placed a friendly wager between himself and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

Dennis Schroeder/Energy.Gov / Via Wikimedia Commons

Legislation has been filed for what appears to be nearly $54 million in public incentives to lure a solar company to Jacksonville.


JHS

Jaguars fans looking for a new furry family member are in luck this weekend.

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