First Coast

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


Congressman John Rutherford, R-FL4, appeared on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross on Wednesday.

Ryan Companies US Inc.

Despite Jacksonville's soliciting bids to potentially sell its public utility,  JEA is still moving forward with plans to build a new headquarters.

Search For Missing Firefighters Expanding North Offshore Into Georgia

Aug 21, 2019

Wednesday will be critical in the ongoing search for two firefighters lost at sea. 

Jacksonville City Hall
Steven Martin /

The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee wants the full council to withdraw legislation to put a half-cent sales tax referendum before the voters. 

(left) Via Jacksonville Daily Record, (right) WJCT News

Calls have begun this week for a federal probe into potential procurement fraud at Jacksonville City Hall.

Jacksonville Children's Chorus

If you drive through the Cathedral District in Downtown Jacksonville you may notice some new public art.


Some 8,200 new multifamily units are under construction in the Jacksonville metro area. Despite all the construction, Jacksonville’s vacancy rate is projected to remain below 5% through 2019. The occupancy rate is currently at a record high of 96.5%

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The Diocese of St. Augustine is urging prayer ahead of the scheduled Thursday execution of Gary Ray Bowles, who pleaded guilty to the 1994 murder of Jacksonville's Walter Hinton.

The second execution ordered by Gov. Ron DeSantis will keep First Lady Casey DeSantis from a campaign rally for President Donald Trump, according to the governor’s office.

Efforts To Find Missing Fishermen Firefighters Intensify

Aug 20, 2019

Four days after two friends set out for a day of fishing, loved ones, fellow firefighters, local, state and federal agencies and dozens of volunteers remain optimistic they can be found alive.

Jacksonville City Hall
Steven Martin /

The City of Jacksonville is overhauling its online resident-services portal for the first time since 2003, at a cost of $1.4 million. 

Town & Country Shopping Center In Arlington Sold To JWB Real Estate Companies

Aug 19, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record and Google

Arlington’s first retail plaza sold Thursday to JWB Real Estate Companies LLC, which paid almost $5.08 million for the Town & Country Shopping Center at northeast University Boulevard and Arlington Expressway.


The Jacksonville Civic Council, an influential group of local CEOs, is calling for per pupil funding when it comes to a sales tax referendum for schools.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Pomona Park teenager.

HandyQuip (left) and Sardaka/Wikimedia Commons (right)

For those with disabilities, travel can seem out of reach.