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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. / Wikimedia Commons

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.

Provided by the City of St. Augustine

Starting this week and continuing through mid-November, St. Augustine drivers will see lane shifts and intermittent closures along West Castillo Avenue to allow for heavy equipment and machinery maneuvering due to construction at the site of the future San Marco Hotel.

Florida Blue To Provide Claims Information For Statewide Database

Jul 9, 2019
LoneStarMike / Wikimedia Commons

In a major turnaround, one of Florida’s largest health insurers is poised to provide 60 million insurance claims to a statewide database designed to help people shop for health care.

The Amp

The First Coast might not come to mind as one of the nation’s top music meccas, but a new report hints at why big acts often book stops in Jacksonville or St. Augustine. 

The Sheltering Tree in Bunnell.
The Sheltering Tree

The Bunnell City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to uphold a decision to shut down Flagler County’s only cold-weather homeless shelter.


Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) is receiving a $231,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support homeless veterans. 

Rail Yard District Business Council 'Exceeds' Expectations

Jul 8, 2019
Rail Yard District Business Council President Jeff Edwards
Jacksonville Daily Record

A year after its creation, the Rail Yard District Business Council increased its membership to 62 businesses and plans to continue neighborhood improvements in the coming year.

Florida Times-Union file photo

A longtime Jacksonville tradition has ended - at least for now.

Flooding in Jacksonville during Hurricane Irma.
Robert Torbert

A new survey asks residents of Northeast Florida how they think the region should prepare for sea level rise and worsening floods.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Deutsche Bank has announced a major shakeup that it calls a “radical transformation.”

The Frankfurt, Germany-based bank announced Sunday it will eliminate 18,000 full-time employees by 2022, reducing the bank’s global workforce to about 74,000.

Sara Ulis

A fight continues over the closure of a homeless shelter in a Flagler County town near Palm Coast.