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

Abukar Adan / WJCT-News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented his $1.37 billion budget to the Jacksonville City Council Monday. As it has in years past, the mayor’s spending plan focuses on public safety and economic development.    

Baptist HealthPlace To Open In Nocatee Next Summer

Jul 15, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Baptist HealthPlace announced Thursday it will open a health and wellness center at Nocatee in St. Johns County by summer 2020.

Abukar Adan / WJCT-News

The number of refugees who have resettled in Duval County has declined by more than 75% since the Trump Administration’s changes to the refugee resettlement policy. 

Business Brief: Mayor Says He's 'Close To An Agreement' To Develop Lot J

Jul 12, 2019
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says he's "verbally close to an agreement" on an incentives deal for Lot J, the proposed $500 million development at TIAA Bank Field.

A red cockaded woodpecker.
North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust says an endangered woodpecker recently found at Camp Blanding in Clay County proves that a big preservation project is working.

Solar Energy Organizations Group Picture
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

City officials, environmental activists and solar power advocates met in Neptune Beach’s solar-powered City Hall Thursday morning to launch an affordable solar power co-op program.

Andrei Niemimaki / Wikimedia Commons

The Clay County School Board may head to court to try and force a November special election on a sales tax to fund school improvements.

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The free ride on a portion of the First Coast Expressway comes to end Saturday.

Florida Department of Transportation

Motorists that use San Juan Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard will be facing a detour starting on Wednesday, July 24.

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL / Via NPR

Vigils to end immigrant detention camps at the southern U.S. border will take place around the country this Friday night, including here on the First Coast.

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High school football is a big deal on the First Coast, and this year will bring the sport right into fans' living rooms.

The Clay County Commission Tuesday rejected placing a half-cent sales tax for school funding on the ballot this year, according to WJCT-News partner The Florida Times Union.  

Vestcor Looks At Developing Mixed-Use Project In Murray Hill

Jul 10, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Vestcor Companies proposes a mixed-use development in Murray Hill, the more than century-old redeveloping neighborhood west of Riverside and Five Points near Downtown.

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The owner of a Jacksonville Beach substance abuse treatment center pleaded guilty Tuesday to running a nearly $60 million money laundering operation involving laboratory testing services.

Clay County Board of County Commissioners

Two parking spots outside of the Clay County Administration Building are now exclusively for veterans.

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