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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Councilman Al Ferraro donned hardhats and helped fill potholes Wednesday in Ferraro’s Northside district.

Closed-Down University Club Getting New Life As Ameris Offices

Feb 19, 2018
Bill Bortzfield

The city of Jacksonville recently approved a permit for a $1.5 million renovation of the 27th floor at Riverplace Tower for Ameris Bank, the Daily Record Reports.

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Following an investigation, city lawyers said the mayor’s chief of staff didn’t violate any laws, after a Jacksonville City Hall employee this week formally accused him of creating a hostile work environment.

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North Florida Democratic Congressman Al Lawson wants Jacksonville to be nationally recognized as the birthplace of Civil Rights activist and songwriter James Weldon Johnson.

JEA

The Jacksonville City Council president said Monday the mayor’s office is moving too fast in a potential sale of JEA. However, Mayor Lenny Curry denies that.

Jacksonville Investor Buys Former Jerome Brown Barbecue Sauce Plant

Feb 12, 2018
Daily Record

A foreclosed Northwest  Jacksonville barbecue sauce plant building could be producing hummus, the Daily Record reports.

Ability Housing

The Jacksonville nonprofit Ability Housing is getting $150,000 in extra help from a charitable fund to hire new staff and house more people.

Orange Park train conductor's widow sues CSX, Amtrak over S.C. crash

Feb 9, 2018
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The widow of an Amtrak train conductor and Orange Park man who was killed in a weekend collision with a CSX freight train in South Carolina is suing Amtrak and CSX, court records show.

JEA

Jacksonville Councilman Matt Schellenberg has filed a bill that would put strict controls on how proceeds from a potential sale of JEA could be spent.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

After eight months of negotiations, Duval County teachers will get retroactive pay increases in March. The lump-sum payments will cover their increases for the 2017-18 school year, going back to July 2017.

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Jacksonville police say armed robbers appear to be targeting Hispanic victims.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Nine of Jacksonville’s 19 council members discussed the potential JEA sale before a throng of utility employees Tuesday.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced in Jacksonville Tuesday that the state is funding $6 million to build a 1.5-mile road at Cecil Commerce Center on the Westside.

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A proposal to allow unused prescription drugs to be donated to low-income patients is advancing in the Florida Legislature. Florida already allows cancer drugs be donated.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Student creativity and talent are being showcased this month in downtown Jacksonville as part of the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards. 

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