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

Bob Self / The Florida Times-Union

WJCT offers congratulations to The Florida Times-Union's Sandy Strickland, who is celebrating 50 years of reporting in Jacksonville. 

Jacksonville City Council Approves $23 Million In Incentives For Eagle LNG Facility

Dec 11, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The City Council approved $23 million in taxpayer-backed incentives for a proposed $542 million liquefied natural gas export facility in North Jacksonville.

Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation will share its plans to reduce traffic congestion on Southside Boulevard at Gate Parkway at a public open house on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Jose Luis Magana / Associated Press

Saturday, Dec. 14, volunteers around the country will lay tens of thousands of wreaths on the graves of men and women who served in the military.

Former Baptist Doctor Sued Following Exam Room Incident, Arrest

Dec 10, 2019
Via Florida Times-Union

A patient who said a now-former doctor at Baptist Infectious Disease Consultants exposed himself and masturbated during a 2017 visit is suing both for damages, according to a new lawsuit.


As 2019 draws to a close and a number of new electric vehicles are being introduced,  would-be plugin motorists might want to double check which incentives are – and aren’t - available in Jacksonville.

Amazon Wants To Turn Former Blanding Blvd. Kmart Into Delivery Center

Dec 10, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record, already with four major centers in Jacksonville, plans to develop a fifth at a closed Kmart along Blanding Boulevard in Westside.

Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL 3) has announced he will retire at the end of his current term, which will conclude when the 116th Congress closes in January 2021. His seat will be on the ballot during next year's presidential election.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

JEA board member Andy Allen submitted his resignation last week, JEA announced on Tuesday morning. 

City of Jacksonville via WJCT Facebook page

JEA’s board chair asked a Jacksonville City Council committee Monday to hit “restart” on the last three months of public discourse concerning a possible sale of all or part of the city-owned utility.

Downtown Vision

Approximately 40,000 programmable LED lights have been installed along Laura Street in Downtown Jacksonville.


The 75th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl will pit the Indiana University Hoosiers against the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

As a third workshop on the proposed JEA sale is convened Monday, a petition drive opposing the sale is gaining steam.

Business Brief: First Baptist Hires CBRE To Market Downtown Jax Property

Dec 6, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

First Baptist Church hired CBRE Jacksonville to help market and sell 11.29 acres of its Downtown campus, the commercial real estate firm announced Dec. 5 in a news release.


Momentum continues to build on the Jacksonville City Council to try to put the brakes on a potential sale of JEA.