First Coast

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


It’s an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of the climate challenge we face here in Florida and around the world. Author Jeff Nesbit claims climate change is no far-off threat. It’s here now.

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The Double-A Jumbo Shrimp baseball team has approved a long-term lease extension with the city that is expected to keep the team at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville through at least the 2033 season.

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Private wells around Naval Air Station Jacksonville have been found to be within EPA guidelines. 

Exterior of Jacksonville City Hall.
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Jacksonville City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve Mayor Lenny Curry’s $1.3 billion general fund budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Taverna Wins Zoning Exception For San Marco Expansion

Sep 25, 2018
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Planning Commission has approved a zoning exception that allows Taverna restaurant in San Marco Square to expand into an adjoining retail space, according to our Jacksonville Daily Record news partner.

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The Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday awarded a contract for the second phase of a dredging project to deepen the St. Johns River.

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Here are some numbers that help explain all the apartment construction going on around town.


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has started making assistance available to low-income residents in certain counties whose homes were damaged last year in Hurricane Irma.


A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report is drawing attention to a more than doubling of the number of cases of congenital syphilis nationwide, 918 cases in 2017 compared to 362 in 2013.

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If you haven’t already – it’s time to register to vote in advance of Florida’s November 6 general election.

River City Science Academy

Jacksonville will commend and celebrate talented young scientists from River City Science Academy (RCSA) at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Georgia Power Agency Votes To Continue Nuclear Plant Project Over JEA Objections

Sep 24, 2018
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Despite a concerted pressure campaign by leaders of Jacksonville’s electric utility, the directors of a Georgia power agency emerged from a closed-door session Monday and voted to move forward with a controversial nuclear power project in that state.

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Fire stations all around Florida are getting kits to help firefighters lessen their exposure to cancer-causing toxins they encounter during fires.

Florida voters overwhelmingly support a proposal to restore felons’ voting rights, known as Amendment 4.

That was one finding in a University of North Florida poll out Monday.

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Flagler County has upgraded its emergency notification system and that means residents who were already signed up will have to re-enroll if they want to get notifications.