First Coast

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


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry confirmed Tuesday afternoon that 6-year-old Braxton Williams and his 5-year-old sister, Bri'ya, have been found safe.


State Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, has filed a bill aimed at increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the state, similar to a Senate proposal that started moving forward last week.

Mary Altaffer / AP

Axe throwing— throwing an axe to try to hit a target — is a fast-growing sport across the country including in Jacksonville.


The JEA board voted unanimously Tuesday to suspend Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn with pay indefinitely while the Office of General Counsel continues its investigation into Zahn.

San Marco Reddi-Arts Redevelopment Plan Wins Conceptual Approval

Dec 16, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board gave conceptual approval Dec. 12 to Chase Properties Inc.’s plans to redevelop Reddi-Arts in San Marco as shops and restaurants.


As calls grow louder for JEA Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn to be fired or resign, the man at the center of the controversy said at a Jacksonville City Council hearing on Monday, “I made an error in judgement.”

JEA Board Member Brown To Call For Vote On Firing CEO Zahn

Dec 16, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

JEA Board member Henry Brown intends to call for the firing of utility Managing Director and CEO Aaron Zahn at the board’s Dec. 17 meeting.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Are there a bunch of Scrooges in Florida or here on the First Coast?

Jacksonville Daily Record

A Valdosta, Georgia-based developer intends to buy and demolish the George Doro Fixture Co. property next to Intuition Ale Works in the Sports Complex for redevelopment as apartments, retail space and a rooftop bar.


As the sun rose Monday over the Paradise Village Mobile Home Park off Beaver Street, efforts to find a boy and girl reported missing early Sunday afternoon.


South Carolina-based Hargray, which bought Dark Fiber Systems in Jacksonville earlier this year, is expanding its fiber-based connectivity offerings in the River City, bringing more high-speed television,  internet, and video conferencing service options to commercial businesses and some multi-family residential areas.

Michael Dunn in court.

A man convicted in the high-profile shooting death of a teen in a Jacksonville convenience-store parking lot in 2012 is appealing to the Florida Supreme Court. 

Business Brief: City Fund Expected To Help Arlington Businesses Come Up To Code

Dec 13, 2019
Shopping center in Arlington with pawn shop in foreground
Jax Daily Record

Commercial property owners in Arlington are close to a deal with the city to reimburse all costs associated with compliance with recently adopted zoning rules.

Florida Municipal Power Agency

The Florida Municipal Power Agency, in partnership with 12 municipal utilities and Origis Energy, is adding 600,000 solar panels for a total of 1.5 million panels by 2023.

Vestcor Submits Design Plans For LaVilla Townhomes To Review Board

Dec 12, 2019
Group 4 Design, Inc. / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Vestcor Companies Inc. has submitted design plans for its 88-unit, for-sale townhome project in LaVilla to the Downtown Development Review Board and is asking for conceptual approval.