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

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHEL CURI / FLICKR

A new fire station opened near the Cecil Airport Friday.

Business Brief: Cathedral District Art Gallery/Housing Project Gets Conceptual OK

Jun 28, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Designs for a $5.6 million multifamily housing project in the Cathedral District, with ground floor art studios and a four-floor art gallery, has received conceptual approval from the Downtown Development Review Board.

Congressman John Rutherford
Bruce Lipsky / Florida Times-Union

Northeast Florida Congressman John Rutherford has filed a bill to prevent drilling in federal waters off Florida over the next decade.

State Farm Insurance Companies has filed a notice with the state, stating it itends to close its Jacksonville Operations Center at 8001 Baymeadows Way.

Photo of school buses
Andrei Niemimäki / Wikimedia Commons

In a move echoing what’s happening in Duval County, the Clay County School Board wants to ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A new law could soon allow out-of-state physicians to treat Florida patients remotely.

Orange Park Medical Center

Ground broke Thursday on a new $62 million patient tower at the Orange Park Medical Center.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Some of Jacksonville's best known radio stations are expected to change hands soon.

JTA

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is out to tame the city’s sprawl by expanding its door-to-door ReadiRide service.

Jacksonville's Environmental Quality Division Chief Melissa Long explains the Microbe-Lift study at a testing pond in San Marco.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville is launching a study to see just how effective a bacteria-based technology is at removing nitrogen from water bodies, a leading driver of harmful algal blooms.

Jacksonville City Hall
Steven Martin / Flickr.com

A decision on whether to hold a sales tax referendum for school repairs in Duval County will have to wait.

JTA Bus Driver Fired After Deadly Accident Was Let Go Once Before

Jun 26, 2019
News4Jax

After a woman was killed over the weekend while getting off a Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus in Mayport, the driver of the bus, whose personnel file shows he had previously hit a bicyclist, was terminated.

JEA Looks At Potentially Cutting 574 Jobs And Dropping New Downtown Headquarters Plan

Jun 26, 2019
RYAN COMPANIES US INC.

JEA could quash its plan for a new headquarters building in downtown and move instead to the suburbs depending on what direction the JEA board takes for the utility’s strategic plan, according to a presentation made Tuesday to the board.

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

The Florida Department of Transportation has started construction on a new access road leading to the Jacksonville National Cemetery on the city’s Northside.

News Service of Florida

Tampa-based orchid grower has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health and several current and former state officials, alleging constitutional due-process violations related to the nursery’s attempt to get a medical marijuana license.

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