First Coast

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

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People looking to add to their home library might want to check out the Jacksonville Public Library’s book sale later this week.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday the team has traded its fifth-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers to land quarterback Joshua Dobbs.

Stein Mart

"Years ago, kids was a fairly sizable business,” said Stein Mart President MaryAnne Morin in announcing Monday that the Jacksonville-based fashion retailer is once again featuring clothing and toys for kids.

Dorian Had 'Significant Impact' On Area Hotels Over Labor Day Weekend

Sep 9, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Aside from the loss of business on Labor Day weekend, Jacksonville area hotels escaped Hurricane Dorian with “the best possible results after the storm,” said Katie Mitura, vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Jacksonville.

Pastor: First Baptist Church Needs To Downsize Campus Because It's In 'Cardiac Arrest'

Sep 9, 2019
First Baptist Church / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

First Baptist Church Jacksonville Senior Pastor Heath Lambert thought it would be difficult to convince his congregation that a $30 million loan is the best way for the 181-year-old church to address a debt crisis and stop “bleeding from its pores.”

Cargo Ship Overturns Near Port of Brunswick, 4 Sailors still Missing

Sep 9, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are still searching for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned near St. Simons Island Sunday.

Twenty people have already been rescued.

Fischer speaking at Capitol

State Rep. Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville) is calling for an elected Duval County school superintendent. 

Fischer had been seeking support for a proposal to let Jacksonville’s mayor appoint members of the Duval County School Board, but on Friday he announced he’s amended that bill to allow for an elected superintendent instead.

Murray Hill Pub Owner To Open 10/Six Grille Below Sweet Pete's Candy Downtown

Sep 6, 2019
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Jacksonville Daily Record

The owner of The Stout Snug in Murray Hill intends to open the 10/Six Grille in the historic Downtown Jacksonville Seminole Building, which is anchored by Sweet Pete’s candy store.

The restaurant will take the former Candy Apple Cafe and MLG space at 400 N. Hogan St.

Business Brief: Want To Own A Piece Of The Jacksonville Landing? Here’s How

Sep 6, 2019
bar top rolling out the door on a cart
Eco Relics/The Jacksonville Daily Record

When Eco Relics founders and owners Annie and Michael Murphy heard the city would demolish The Jacksonville Landing, Annie immediately picked up the phone.

“I made a lot of phone calls. It turns out the demolition company heard about us from one of our customers. They said we are 'a cool company,'” she said.

Hurricane Dorian slows to a crawl over Grand Bahama on September 2, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian left at least 20 people dead in the Bahamas before making its way up the east coast of Florida and the U.S.

Scientists have said the catastrophic storm was made worse by rising global temperatures.

David Luckin / WJCT News

While the First Coast was spared from Hurricane Dorian’s wrath, others, especially in the Bahamas, weren’t as fortunate.


Now that Hurricane Dorian has moved away from the First Coast, LifeSouth is calling on donors to help replenish the local supply of blood.


If you thought the big Interstate-10, Interstate-95 expansions around Downtown Jacksonville would finally be finished when the Fuller Warren Bridge project is completed, think again.

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday evening that city government offices will reopen Thursday.  


Water quickly rose early Wednesday afternoon during high tide in the flood-prone Davis Shores neighborhood on Anastasia Island as Hurricane Dorian creeped north up the east coast of Florida.