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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Spaceport Camden; First Coast Success; Heart Health; Cole Pepper

Artist rendering of future Camden Spaceport in Camden County, Georgia

Monday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, we had a robust conversation about the potential Camden County spaceport.

The hope is that Spaceport Camden will create jobs in the Southeast Georgia region. However, some citizens oppose the project as the launch path goes directly over Little Cumberland Island. Steve Howard, Camden County administrator and Spaceport Camden project lead, joined us with more information about the project and his response to some of the concerns surrounding the project.

First Coast Success

In First Coast Success, Karen Brune Mathis of the Jacksonville Daily Record spoke with Chef Matthew Medure. Chef Medure told us about his latest endeavor of opening a restaurant at the Mayo Clinic.

Heart Health

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville will hold its first Cardiology Community Symposium on February 29, 2020. The event will have twenty speakers focusing on both heart disease and treatment. Debbie Stiffler, Director and Administrator of the Memorial Heart Center and Heart Failure Clinic, joined us with more details.

Cole Pepper

Credit Bruce Lipsky / The Florida-Times Union
Runners make their way across the Main St. Bridge during the 38th Annual Gate River Run in 2015.

WJCT Sports Analyst, Cole Pepper discussed a new potential labor deal for the NFL. He also covered NASCAR driver Ryan Newman’s recovery and local high school girls’ soccer. Pepper will be covering the Gate River Run on March 7, 2020

Sarah Glenn can be reached at, 904-358-6317