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Duval County Public Schools

The Duval County Public Schools district is adjusting its timeline for notifying the public about new COVID-19 cases.

Associated Press

Jacksonville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m., while two annual MLK Day breakfasts on Friday, Jan. 15, are going virtual this year.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking in front of the Sawgrass Village Publix in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement this month that the state is partnering with Publix Supermarkets to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state follows the grocer donating $100,000 to the governor’s political committee.

DIA Committee Advances Proposed Downtown Jacksonville On-Street Parking Rate Increases

Jan 13, 2021
The Jacksonville Daily Record

A Downtown Investment Authority committee advanced a proposed parking rate increase Jan. 12 for on-street metered parking in areas of the Northbank deemed high-demand. 

Vaccine Announcement Spurs Questions From Hospitals

Jan 13, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday his decision to steer highly sought-after COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and older has been vindicated by a Trump administration announcement that it will do the same.

File photo of a Publix store
Scott Iskowitz / Associated Press

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the state is partnering with Publix to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites at select locations throughout Florida and on Wednesday he said that several would be in St. Johns and Flagler Counties.

Watch Live: House Reaches Voting Threshold To Impeach Trump

Jan 13, 2021
PBS NewsHour

Watch the House proceedings live. 

The Lot J bill fails to get the 13 vote majority needed to pass.
Mike Mendenhall / The Jacksonville Daily Record

A $245.3 million taxpayer funded incentive package for Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s proposed Lot J development failed to get the support it needed from the Jacksonville City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting.

St. Johns County has another 500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine it plans to administer this Friday.

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties.

The Brumos Collection
The Brumos Collection

The Brumos Collection classic car museum announced Tuesday it's planning to reopen to the public on Thursday, Jan. 21, after being closed to the public since back in March of 2020 as a pandemic safety measure.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 have been distributed to 117 First Coast area nonprofits to help offset costs they have incurred during the pandemic.

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The push to remove President Trump from office following the attack on the US Capitol is continuing in Washington D.C.

MICHAEL DWYER / ASSOCIATED PRESS SEPT. 2020 FILE PHOTO

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that $1.4 billion in emergency rental assistance to Floridians is on its way as part of the federal COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law on Dec. 27.

Berkman Plaza II Headed For Conventional Demolition; New High Rise Planned

Jan 12, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The developer that wants to raze the unfinished Berkman Plaza II on the St. Johns Riverfront Downtown no longer plans to implode the high-rise.

COVID-19 vaccine being administered.
TED S. WARREN / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Southeast Georgia’s Coastal Health district has temporarily paused all scheduling Tuesday so they can manage the requests already received.

Murray Hill mural
Murray Hill Preservation Society


A federal judge has thrown out a class action lawsuit filed by residents of Murray Hill against a local chemical company, but he’s giving them until Jan. 22 to fix the issues with the complaint and refile it.

File photo of a food distribution event.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Farm Share plans to host two food distribution events in the Jacksonville area this week.

The first is Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the American Legion Post on County Road 218 in Middleburg. Distribution begins at 8:30 in the morning.

RUSTY CLARK / FLICKR COMMONS

A public hearing about safety improvements on the Westside’s San Juan Avenue is being hosted Tuesday, Jan. 12, by the Florida Department of Transportation.

St. Johns County has run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses and officials don’t expect another shipment for at least a week.

OFFICE OF REP. AL LAWSON

North Florida Representative Al Lawson joined us to discuss last week’s attack on the Capitol, the continued fallout from it, and what comes next.

A view of the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance at the Ritz-Carlton.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Organizers of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance announced Monday the annual classic car show and its related events at the Ritz-Carlton and surrounding area are being moved to May 20 - May 23 this year.

In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol, in Washington.
JOHN MINCHILLO / AP PHOTO

Calling his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives who objected to Electoral College election results "embarrassing," Democratic North Florida Representative Al Lawson says he expects efforts to impeach President Donald Trump to move quickly this week in the House of Representatives.

Aerial Video: 3-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Downtown Jacksonville Building

Jan 10, 2021
Contributed photo

Jacksonville firefighters doused hot spots overnight to prevent flare-ups as investigation ramped up into a three-alarm fire that destroyed a historic building Downtown and threatened neighboring businesses Saturday night.

Scott Urges Trump To Attend Biden's Inauguration

Jan 8, 2021
Evan Vucci / Associated Press

Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Friday asked President Donald Trump to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to demonstrate “the peaceful transfer of power to our people and to the world.”

City of Atlantic Beach

Three Northeast Florida cities and two nonprofit groups will receive nearly $2 million from the state to help protect the region from damage caused by future storms.

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

It has been a record-breaking week for new COVID-19 infections in Florida. So far, however, efforts to get vaccines distributed have been confusing and slow.

A line forms outside the Mandarin Senior Center after Jacksonville announces it will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The two new COVID-19 vaccination sites run by the city of Jacksonville will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Monday.

St. Augustine's City Hall is pictured during Nights of Lights.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

There will be no St. Augustine City Commission meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, the city announced Friday.

This rendering illustrates a view of the proposed Lot J project.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS / VIA JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday afternoon, “I’m not concerned,” about the $245.3 million cost the city will be assuming if City Council approves the Lot J entertainment and retail project proposal next week.

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