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Driving around in search of deals and discounts this weekend can use up a lot of gas.

But the simple act of filling up at the pump can make even the most astute among us a sitting duck for a crook with an illegal card skimmer. 

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For many of Jacksonville’s homeless, Wednesday was their Thanksgiving. It’s when City Rescue Mission downtown serves up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need.


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The Duval County School Board will vote next month on a plan to remove the International Baccalaureate program from Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership and replace it with an early college program.


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Soon parents and caretakers will be able to see how dollars are spent at their child’s school and all the other public schools in Duval County.

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Small Business Saturday is gaining a lot of momentum here on the First Coast.

Jacksonville’s latest rooftop bar and restaurant is set to open Monday. The 450-seat River and Post restaurant is on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Post Street, overlooking the St. Johns River.

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A St. Augustine pastor is organizing a protest during the kickoff party for one of the city’s most attended annual events — Nights of Lights.

The AME Reverend Ron Rawls is voicing displeasure with a recent city decision to keep Confederate monuments in public spaces.

The choice of nights to protest the decision is no coincidence.


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HabiJax, which is Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, is finishing up two new side-by-side homes in the New Town area — part of its “Women’s Build” campaign.

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Jacksonville’s banking community is about to see another consolidation. 


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Jacksonville has the highest rate of fentanyl-related deaths in the state, according to an annual Florida Department of Law Enforcement report.

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Sleiman Enterprises, which operates the languishing Jacksonville Landing, a riverfront mall on the Northbank of the St. Johns River, is suing the city, “claiming multiple contractual breaches by the city that make it impossible” for the Landing to operate at its full potential.

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Next school year, three low-performing Duval County public schools will be managed by external operators, if they don’t make C grades this school year. Superintendent Patricia Willis had to give her decision to the state by Wednesday.

School Board approves rezoning plan for St. Johns County

Nov 15, 2017
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The St. Johns County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve a new rezoning plan for two K-8 schools opening in the district next year.

 

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A large debt load is resulting in a string of news reports speculating about the future of Southeastern Grocers, which is headquartered in Jacksonville and operates Winn-Dixie and Harveys on the First Coast.

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The Duval County School Board and Jacksonville City Council had a joint meeting Tuesday.

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