First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Cyd Hoskinson

A handful of parents and guardians of Duval County public school children filed suit Monday to try and force the Jacksonville City Council to put a half-cent sales tax referendum before voters.

Ameris Bank / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Ameris Bank is rolling out its new logo, and as part of that transformation wants to put up new signs on the Southbank riverfront tower it anchors at 1301 Riverplace Blvd.

Gov. Ron DeSantis' office

Governor Ron DeSantis announced initiatives in Jacksonville on Monday to offer more workforce training for the financial technology sector and to encourage those types of companies to start, relocate and expand to Florida.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Not all Jacksonville churches have been affected by the steady drop in church membership nationwide.

This screenshot shows a sampling of the movies and documentaries available through the Jacksonville Public Library's Kanopy service.
Jacksonville Public Library/Kanopy

The Jacksonville Public Library is now offering library card holders a free streaming video service.

Workers test new LED lighting that is being installed on the Acosta Bridge.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is setting up a new light display on Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge.

The St. Johns River.
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A new report points to several worrying trends in the lower St. Johns River basin.

Blue Fire Theatre

Nassau County is home to a new theatre group based in Yulee.

Business Brief: Former Downtown Courthouse, City Hall Sites Branded 'The Ford On Bay'

Sep 13, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Proposed terms for developing the former Duval County Courthouse and City Hall properties released Thursday by the Downtown Investment Authority give detailed requirements on the amount of retail space expected at the site.

Former Public Defender Matt Shirk Censured, Reprimanded And Fined By Ethics Commission

Sep 13, 2019
Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

Four years after Jacksonville’s former public defender, Matt Shirk, first faced ethics complaints, the now-disgraced attorney faced punishment Friday morning.

Naval Air Station Jacksonvile

Carrier-based fighter jets and other aircraft will be training at and around Naval Air Station Jacksonville between Sunday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 25.

Florida Coastal School Of Law Dean Resigns Following Denial Of Nonprofit Conversion

Sep 12, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Florida Coastal School of Law Dean Scott DeVito resigned Tuesday after four years in the position. The resignation was effective immediately.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Hillwood, which is developing AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center, is one of five groups making plans for Jacksonville distribution centers of more than 1 million square feet.

Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. House has passed two bills banning new offshore oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast and Florida's Gulf Coast.

Photos via Reynolds and Hardwick campaigns / Graphic by WJCT's Bill Bortzfield

Now that St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar has confirmed will not seek a fourth term in office, attention is turning to who will replace him.