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

Pictured: Authorities search a landfill in Folkston, Ga.

FBI agents searched a Georgia landfill Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of a 65-year-old Clay County woman who has been missing since October.

Kanine Social Expanding To Add Boarding, Veterinary Services

Jan 21, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

With the addition of boarding and veterinary services to the Kanine Social dog bar, owners Dustin Fries and Daniel Moffatt say their facility is a “one-stop shop” that they believe is the only one of its kind in the country.

Pictured: Native Sun Kitchen & Market shelves
Native Sun Kitchen & Market's Facebook page

The supermarket landscape at the Beaches is changing with word that Native Sun will be reopening its former Jacksonville Beach location, while Lucky’s Market is giving up on its Neptune Beach store.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis' office

California-based Made In Space is moving its headquarters to Jacksonville.

Bill Would Allow E-Scooter/E-Bike Businesses In Downtown Jacksonville

Jan 17, 2020
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Electric bicycles and scooters could soon give Downtown pedestrians a quicker way to move on the Northbank.

DIA CEO Discusses Plan To Spur More Downtown Jacksonville Restaurants

Jan 17, 2020
Pictured: Downtown workers take to the streets during lunchtime.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer’s proposal to create a dense restaurant and retail district Downtown is part of a larger plan.

Camden County Board of Commissioners

Camden County elections officials are working to make sure voters know how to use Georgia’s new voting machines ahead of that state’s March 24 presidential primary election.

Monday the nation and the First Coast celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image: These Florida panther kittens are being cared for by White Oak Conservation in Yulee.
White Oak Conservation

Two endangered Florida panthers have found a home in Northeast Florida after a mysterious neurological disorder left their mother unable to care for them.

Image: Jason Tetlak shows off a draft of mural of comedian and actor Bill Murray, which is planning to paint on the side of a building in Murray Hill.
Heather Schatz / WJCT News

Actor Bill Murray’s mug may be the new ambassador for a Jacksonville's Murray Hill neighborhood if a local artist gets his way.

DIA Takes Another Step To Bring USS Orleck To Downtown Jacksonville

Jan 16, 2020
Photo of the USS Orleck
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority continues to support setting up a naval warship museum in Jacksonville.

3 Firms Bid To Tear Down Hart Bridge Ramp Next To Metropolitan Park

Jan 16, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports three firms have bid from $25.8 million to $32.1 million to demolish part of the elevated Hart Bridge Expressway and construct new ramp connections:

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press file photo

The same kind of facial recognition technology that helps police identify criminals is now being used in Northeast Florida to help reunite dog and cat owners with their lost pets.

Pictured: Fireworks over the Acosta Bridge

A plan to revamp Florida’s fireworks law is headed to the Senate floor. 

Lawyer: Ousted JEA CEO Aaron Zahn Agreed To Reduced Severance Terms That Expire Friday

Jan 15, 2020
Pictured: Former JEA General Manager & CEO Aaron Zahn
Jacksonville Daily Record

In a letter sent Jan. 13 to the city Office of General Counsel, former JEA CEO and Managing Director Aaron Zahn’s attorney contends that on Dec. 30 Zahn accepted the severance terms presented by JEA’s board of directors on Dec. 17.