Kayla Davis

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Kayla Davis is a Jacksonville native and senior at the University of North Florida, majoring in multimedia journalism.

Kayla is obsessed with all things related to social media and enjoys staying up to date on pop culture news. You can find her in a variety of places with a cup of coffee in hand, preferably an iced caramel macchiato.

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Jacksonville’s Eastside is about to host its first public market, thanks to a partnership with the nonprofit Groundwork Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Public Market will be located on A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. Its goal, according to its website, is to connect food, culture and people.


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Two weeks after the presidential election, Florida has published official returns. But not every name voters wrote on their ballots will appear on those reports.

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

 

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Jacksonville held its annual Veterans Day Parade downtown on Friday.

Armed with colorful floats, several companies and groups took to the streets of downtown Jacksonville to show their appreciation for veterans.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is considering raising bus fares.

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Baseball’s never been hotter with the Jacksonville — Jumbo Shrimp?

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team is changing its name from the Suns to the Jumbo Shrimp.


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A Topgolf entertainment facility opened Thursday near the St. Johns Town Center.

Topgolf features a multi-level, high-tech driving range meant not only to appeal to avid golfers, but also wants to have something for everyone, said marketing manager Alexa Wheat.

The Jacksonville Topgolf venue features two full bars, a restaurant, live music, pool tables, an outside deck, gaming consoles and event rooms, Wheat said. “We’ve seen bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events, holiday parties, any event you could possibly dream up we have to offer,” she said.

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Smells Like Grunge, Nirvana tribute band at 1904 Music Hall

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Hunter Anderson/ James Joseph Morton campaign via Facebook

Two candidates are running to fill an open spot on Duval County’s Soil and Water Conservation Board. Hunter Anderson and James Joseph Morton are competing for the Group 2 position.

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Hunter Anderson/ James Joseph Morton campaign via Facebook

The Duval Soil and Water Conservation is looking to fill a position on its board in the Nov. 8 general election.

James Joseph Morton and Hunter Anderson are battling for one open seat in Group 2.  Nelson Greene, who ran unopposed for the Group 4 seat, will not appear on the ballot.  

Board Chairman Shannon Smith said voters are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about candidates.

“There has always been a real issue with trying to you know learn a little bit more about the background of the soil and water candidates.”

Weekend Warriors: Oktoberfest, Yoga & Zombies

Oct 14, 2016
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee is an American composer who got his start in jazz before turning to pop music. His Postmodern Jukebox combines today’s hits and an old school sound. The project has millions of views on YouTube thanks to covers of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and Radiohead’s “Creep.” Tickets start at $40.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the creation of a First Coast relief fund Monday. This fund will aid those impacted by Hurricane Matthew and any other future natural disasters to affect Northeast Florida.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s expected approach. He is urging all residents of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach, as well as all residents who live in evacuation zones A and B, to evacuate as soon as possible.

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A group calling itself the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans met Wednesday to urge Republican Senator Marco Rubio to sign a pledge protecting Social Security funding. The rally was held in front of Rubio’s Jacksonville office on Prudential Drive.

Barbara DeVane, the Secretary of FLARA, said Rubio claims he would never do anything to hurt people who are on Social Security but “has a zero percent voting record for retirees.”

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

5 Points Pride Block Party 2016

The 5 Points Merchants Association is holding a River City Pride Block Party from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday to celebrate the 37th annual pride event. The celebration is free. A float parade will kick off the party. There will be music, food and local vendors as well.

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Pokémon Go Tournament at Jacksonville Beach

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Florida State College at Jacksonville announced the release of its smartphone app Monday called FSCJ Safe. The app is intended to keep students, faculty and staff informed of any security threats that may arise.

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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast this weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Cincinnati Bengals visit the First Coast on Sunday to play the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville’s final home preseason game. The Jaguars look to provide their fans a home victory before the regular season gets underway. The game begins at 8 p.m. at EverBank Field.

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Updated: 08/24/16 at 4:15 p.m.

Duval County residents were invited to tour a newly opened women’s health center on Pearl Street, just north of downtown, Monday.

The Magnolia Project Oasis is a federally funded women’s community health center. Inside the center, there’s a juice bar up front and a room for yoga classes.


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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT intern Kayla Davis be your guide for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

NOLA MOCA’s Women of the Knife

Fine dining brought to you by six amazing women. Guests ages 21 and up will be treated to a six-course meal along with accompanying drinks at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The cost of such a pleasure is $125 per person and is all inclusive. Space is limited so act fast.

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Several military veterans with ties to labor unions stood in front of Jacksonville’s Memorial Wall Wednesday morning to publicly decry Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.