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DIA Takes Another Step To Bring USS Orleck To Downtown Jacksonville

Jan 16, 2020
Photo of the USS Orleck
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Investment Authority continues to support setting up a naval warship museum in Jacksonville.

Pictured is JEA interim CEO Melissa Dykes

JEA interim CEO Melissa Dykes announced Monday she will not seek a permanent appointment to the position.

Gov. Ron DeSantis' Twitter page

Thousands of families will see their Florida Prepaid college tuition savings plans suddenly paid off thanks to price cuts announced in Jacksonville Monday by Governor Ron DeSantis.

Business Brief: La Nopalera Launching Seafood Concept At Former Famous Amos

Jan 10, 2020
Google via Jacksonville Daily Record

El Pacifico Mexican Seafood, a new concept from the owners of La Nopalera Mexican Restaurant, is slated to open in the closed Famous Amos space on University Boulevard West.

When Florida A&M University professor Barton Christner walks the halls he feels as if there’s a shadow looming over his head. Recently, his mugshot began circulating among students in the School of Journalism. Christner is among thousands of Floridians trying to remove a digital tether that clouds his reputation as a father, professional and instructor. A Florida law passed in 2017 sought to crack down on the mugshot publishing industry but it hasn’t worked as intended.

Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. A Sebring bank. A yoga studio in Tallahassee. A naval air base in Pensacola.


Winn-Dixie, in conjunction with its charitable arm, the Winn-Dixie Gives Foundation, is hosting free, weekly mobile food pantry events during a transition at the Gateway Town Center from the now-closed Publix store to a new Winn-Dixie.


Duval County saw its highest murder total in two decades during 2019. 

Provided by Wildcrafters Tea & Kava Bar

What’s being billed as Jacksonville’s first booze-free bar is opening Wednesday near Five Points.

A photo of Florida's Capitol budings
The News Service of Florida

The 2020 legislative session will start Jan. 14 as House and Senate members gather to hear Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address.

Florida Department of Transportation

Oceanway area motorists exiting U.S. 17, which is also known as Main Street, onto I-295 South will soon have an easier time.


A special JEA board meeting to discuss the specifics of the firing of ousted CEO Aaron Zahn, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, has been indefinitely postponed at the request of the city’s Office of General Counsel.

Business Brief: Maple Street Biscuit Looks At Adding Sunday Hours As Headquarters Moves

Jan 3, 2020

When Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. bought Maple Street Biscuit Company in October, it promised to leave Maple Street’s restaurant operations basically intact.

Florida Likely To Gain 2 Congressional Seats In 2020 Census

Jan 3, 2020
U.S Census envelope

With three months until “Census Day,” Florida is very likely to pick up two new congressional members and has an outside chance of gaining a third.


Kickoff for the 75th Annual TaxSlayer Bowl is Thursay, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at TIAA Bank Field, as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Tennessee Volunteers.