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

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Jazz Fest After Dark will be returning as part of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival this weekend.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival

This year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival poster pays tribute to the city’s legendary reputation as the “Harlem of the South” in LaVilla's heyday.

Business Brief: Vestcor Wants To Build 70 Townhomes In LaVilla

May 17, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville-based developer hopes to continue its investment in the northwest Downtown neighborhood of LaVilla with plans to build 70 townhomes for sale.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown’s historic Sweet Pete’s building at 400 N. Hogan St. is for sale.

Florida Department of Transportation

Monday morning's commute along Interstate 295 between the Buckman Bridge and Interstate 95 could be significantly faster, but it will cost you.

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Opponents of President Donald Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling will be coming together Saturday in Jacksonville Beach to protest. They’ll also be protesting seismic airgun testing off the Atlantic coast.

Councilwoman Lori Boyer Selected To Lead Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

May 16, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Council member Lori Boyer was selected Wednesday as the Downtown Investment Authority’s next CEO.

The Rolling Stones

Jacksonville fans of The Rolling Stones anxiously awaiting word on lead singer Mick Jagger’s recuperation from heart valve surgery have something to cheer about.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

As part of this year’s state budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis is considering more than half-a-million dollars to build a park in Arlington that would honor the descendants of formerly enslaved people, the Gullah Geechee. The Gullah Geechee people lobbied for what will be called Freedom Park.

These proposed additions to the red book would go through the Subdivision Standards and Policy Advisory Committee established via section 654.142 of the city charter.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s storm resiliency committee looks poised to recommend several changes to city development rules that members hope will improve drainage and reduce flooding.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Floridians learned this week that Russian hackers used phishing emails to get into the local election systems of two counties prior to the 2016 presidential election.

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Brooks Brothers and Brighton Collectibles, located in the Jacksonville International Airport, will be cutting their square footage and combining their stores into one location as the airport scales down its retail square footage to attract more food and beverage tenants.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

For zookeepers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, grief over a father giraffe's passing is now being tempered by the joy of his son’s birth.

The city of Jacksonville is moving ahead with a plan to spend $4.5 million to buy and demolish 17 houses in the South Shores neighborhood on the Southbank between St. Nicholas and San Marco.


A variety of dinosaur exhibits have appeared at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History over the years.

The latest – Expedition: Dinosaur – officially opens on May 25. It will feature life-size, animatronic dinosaurs with realistic movements and sound that can be controlled.