Ju'Coby Pittman


COVID-19 Case counts and hospitalization numbers had been declining in Duval County, but in recent weeks those rates have been trending in the wrong direction. 

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman Hospitalized With COVID-19

Jul 5, 2021

Family and friends of Jacksonville City Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman are asking for prayers as she battles COVID-19.

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The Proclamation of Emancipation was issued in 1863, formally ending slavery across the country. But it wasn’t until two and a half years later, on May 20, 1865, that emancipation became a reality in Florida. More than 150 years later, the city of Jacksonville is hosting its inaugural emancipation celebration honoring freedom for African Americans. 

A Jacksonville homeless encampment on Jefferson St. is pictured.
Sydney Boles / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday a new initiative to help the Downtown homeless population.

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s Social Justice and Community Investment Committee met for the final time in 2020 on Monday, choosing to go over and decide whether to support six separate bills that will eventually go through the regular legislative process.

Picture taken through a chain link fence showing the outside of what looks like an abandoned building in the middle of an open field. Trees and gravel in the distance.
Dan Scanlan / The Florida Times-Union

Two Jacksonville City council members held a public meeting Monday to discuss future plans for the old site of the Fairfax Wood Treaters, a former Superfund site.

a small memorial of flowers and a unicorn in a patch of grass along a sidewalk
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Following months of no progress, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and local leaders are pleading with the public to provide tips about the shooting of a 17-year-old girl in March.  

A woman passes a bag of groceries through the passenger side window of a vehicle.
Farm Share

Several local elected officials, with help from Farm Share, will get together and host a free food drive-through in Jacksonville on Saturday to help families in need get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Abukar Adan - WJCT News (left) / Pittman campaign (right)

Democrat Ju'Coby Pittman has won the race for Jacksonville’s District 8 Council seat, beating Democrat Tameka Gaines Holly by 42.36% to 57.64% with all precincts counted, according to unofficial returns Tuesday night.

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The Clara White Mission nonprofit has been growing produce at its White Harvest Farm property on Moncrief Road for about four years.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Today is Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the St. Johns Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville hosts the Clara’s at the Cathedral buffet.