3/19/19: Election Day; Allman Brothers Landmark; St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Mar 19, 2019

For the first time since regaining the right to vote after Amendment 4 was passed last November, Jacksonville’s returning citizens have the opportunity to make their voices heard in Tuesday’s mayoral election, the race for sheriff, City Council races, and more.

Returning citizen Keith IveyNeil Volz, political director for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition; and Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, joined us for a closer look.

WJCT will have live extended coverage of the election results starting at 7 p.m. and we will have election returns.

Related: WJCT Election Voter’s Guide.

Allman Brothers

The Allman Brothers Band 1972
Credit Capricorn Records

The first-ever historic Allman Brothers landmark will be unveiled in Jacksonville. The Florida Historic Marker will be located at the “Gray House,” where the Allman Brothers band had their first jam session.

The “Gray House” is located at 2844 Riverside Avenue. The landmark will be publically unveiled Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. If you plan on going to the unveiling, park across the street at The Riverside Avenue Christian Church.

On a related note, the Museum of Science & History will host Roots of Southern Rock: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Florida author and historian Bob Kealing helped lead the push to get the marker put up. He joined us to give a brief history of the band and discuss his efforts in more detail.

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

2018 St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
Credit St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

This weekend is the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival that is hosted by the St. Augustine chapter of the largest civic organizations in the world, the Lions Club

Wayne Mancil is with the St. Augustine Lions Club, and spoke about the different food that will be available and where the proceeds of the charity event will go.

Amanda Brannon can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317.