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Flagler College in St. Augustine is the latest Florida campus that is going 100 percent smoke and tobacco free.

Weekly humor columnist for the St. Augustine Record Brian Thompson won second place in the Society of Newspaper Columnists’ 2016 column contest with his piece, “A True Disney dream come true.”

Thompson discusses where his inspiration came from for his award-winning piece and his passion for humor writing on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect.

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St. Augustine’s Flagler College is offering its first master’s degree in deaf education.

At the same time, a nationwide shortage of special-education teachers is creating vacancies in deaf-only classrooms.

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Flagler College will host a week long seminar that introduces high school students to St. Augustine history. The first ever “Pirates, Protest and Preservation” program will take place June 12 through the June 17.

Funded by a $20,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council, the seminar seeks to provide students with knowledge about different aspect of humanities.

The residential academic seminar was collectively developed by Flagler College faculty after they noticed  a lack of interest of humanities as a college major.

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Thousands of tourists flocked to St. Augustine this week to celebrate the founding of America’s oldest city. But one group at the ceremonies was calling for an end to the revelry. Indigenous protesters say the anniversary is a painful memory that’s too often forgotten by the masses.

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With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, Randy Newman has used his many talents over the years to create musical masterpieces beloved by generations of audiences.


Veterans' mental health issues are back in the headlines following the recent shooting at Fort Hood — the second fatal incident at the base in five years.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Hedrick Smith's new book has been hailed as an eye-opening look at the dismantling of America’s promise. 

Flagler College, Mayor Alvin Brown, and the Florida Standards are in the headlines today.

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An independent investigation is underway at Flagler College in St. Augustine following the disclosure that test scores and grade point averages of some incoming freshmen between 2010 and 2013 had been changed to improve the school’s standings.

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We may have come a long way as a country since the 1964 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. outside St. Augustine's former Monson Motor Lodge when it comes to issues of race, but one St. Johns County resident who was there says the city still has a long way to go.

Charles Smith was the first black emergency medical technician in St. Johns County. Born and raised in St. Augustine, he was arrested while wearing his U.S. military uniform in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.