First Coast

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

Gas prices jumped a dime a gallon last week to close out the month with the highest prices Floridians have seen in four years, according to AAA.

Brenda Priestly Jackson's Facebook page and the Florida Times-Union

Brenda Priestly Jackson, an attorney and a former Duval County School Board member, is vowing to continue her fight against City Councilman Terrance Freeman's appointment by Governor Rick Scott, despite a judge dismissing her lawsuit.

Erin Gillespie speaking at Friday's launch of the Rebuild Florida Center in Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

On Friday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) opened its Rebuild Florida Center in Jacksonville, offering aid to families who still need help repairing or rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Irma.

Jaguars Owner Shad Khan's Wembley Stadium Purchase Wins Approval

Sep 28, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s bid to buy London’s iconic Wembley Stadium rolled toward the goal Thursday when the nearly $800 million deal won approval from the board of English soccer’s governing body.

Longtime Jacksonville Political Strategist Susie Wiles Takes Over Desantis Campaign

Sep 28, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

On her way Thursday morning to meet with the Ron DeSantis gubernatorial campaign in Orlando, Republican strategist Susie Wiles said she was ready to dive in a day after the former North Florida congressman asked her to join.

Crews from Jacksonville Fire & Rescue work to remove the lid from the copper box unearthed at Memorial Park on Thursday.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

A box containing a parchment scroll with the names of 1,220 World War I veterans from Florida, which was buried in Riverside’s Memorial Park in 1924, has been unearthed and unveiled.

Five Points Facebook page

We’re celebrating 60 years of Public Media on the First Coast in part by heading to Five Points for a street festival.


With six weeks left before the gubernatorial election, Florida’s major candidates and their parties have been accusing each other of anti-Semitism.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Construction is well underway for new a 60-foot-6-inch tall digital marquee next to Daily’s Place amphitheater along Gator Bowl Boulevard.

City Councilman Terrance Freeman
The Florida Times-Union

Terrance Freeman says the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging his appointment by Gov. Rick Scott to the Jacksonville City Council “opens the door” for his district to “move forward.”

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The Nassau County planning and zoning board has formed a separate subcommittee focusing on a section of the county west of I-95.

Jacksonville Daily Record

Dallas-based developer Hillwood filed plans overnight with the city seeking civil plan review to clear a site for a second 1.5 million-square-foot warehouse at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center.


A school bus was hit by a moving train Thursday morning on Jacksonville's Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the name behind the Surge Adventure Park opening in Regency Court Shopping Center in Jacksonville.

Baptist Health (left), Mgreason/Wikimedia Commons (right)

The head of Baptist Health of Northeast Florida is retiring after nearly 20 years at its helm.