First Coast

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

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

An agreement has been reached to keep one of Jacksonville’s longest-running traditions going until at least 2023, with an option to extend the terms of the deal to 2025.

Tidal flooding in downtown St. Augustine on Granada St. near Flagler College.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

St. Augustine homeowners and other property owners in the city may qualify for 25% cheaper flood insurance premiums.

Djarter / Wikimedia Commons

A former teacher at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

St. Johns Superintendent Weighs In To FL House Group On Higher Teacher Pay

Oct 24, 2019
St. Johns County School District

When Gov. Ron DeSantis made a pitch this month to raise the minimum salaries of Florida public-school teachers to $47,500, questions lingered over how lawmakers would go about paying for the plan.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

A large majority of voters approve of the job Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing, according to the University of North Florida’s Opinion Research Lab.

Florida National Guard soldiers going door to door in the Jacksonville area around Ortega Island following Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
The National Guard /

An official from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection told a state House subcommittee Wednesday that Florida is working to develop a statewide strategy to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Arpen stands inside the school house in front of the chalkboard
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

A few years back, Jacksonville’s Mandarin Museum and Historical Society acquired an old African American schoolhouse and opened it to the public. 

Jax City Council To Seek Outside Legal Help In Potential JEA Sale

Oct 23, 2019
JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Attorneys and law firms interested in advising the Jacksonville City Council in a possible JEA sale have until Friday to submit a resume, according to council President Scott Wilson.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

A new report card from The League of Women Voters In Florida ranks counties and cities on how accessible electric vehicle charging stations are.

A man biking on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop trail.
St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance's Facebook Page

St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop Thursday on what’s called the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, a 260-mile multi-use trail in the works.


Recent attention on JEA has centered on the nine companies bidding to buy the utility.

Duval School Board's Lawsuit Against City Involves Question Of Consolidation

Oct 22, 2019
Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

After months of back and forth between the Duval County School Board and the Jacksonville City Council over a potential half-cent sales tax, the dueling sides finally had their day in court Monday.

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oatsy40 / Wikimedia Commons

Following the recommendations from a five-year study, Clay County is getting ready to make some improvements to CR 220 in Fleming Island.

PBS NewsHour

The latest public opinion poll by researchers at the University of North Florida finds Democratic and Republican voters pretty evenly split on the issue of impeaching President Donald Trump.

Buyerlerdeqalardim / Wikimedia Commons

With employees being thrown out of work as a result of the city's ordering the shutdown of internet cafes, an upcoming job fair aimed at helping them is quickly growing in size.