80-year-old FSCJ Professor Killed In Crash On Heckscher Drive

Feb 11, 2020
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The woman who died in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Heckscher Drive was a lifelong educator who was still teaching at Florida State College at Jacksonville at 80 years old, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Naval Station Mayport’s newest Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship has finally made it home for the first time.

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Ferry service between Mayport and Ft. George Island was interrupted during part of the Monday morning commute.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Bill Gulliford.met with other council members and consulting firms Wednesday to strategize different ways to attract development to 6.72 acres of Mayport waterfront property the city purchased from JAXPORT for $1.


After the holiday weekend is over, motorists who use the St. Johns Ferry will have to take the long way around to cross the St. Johns River.

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This week Jacksonville’s City Council approved the transfer deal of some prime Village of Mayport waterfront property from JAXPORT to the city for $1.

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The City of Jacksonville could soon acquire 6.72 acres of Mayport waterfront property with the goal of attracting private developers to transform the area into a mixed-use development.

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David White has been one of the captains at the helm of the St. Johns River Ferry’s Jean Ribault 40-car vessel for five years.

Friday on First Coast Connect our Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and Beaches Leader columnist Jon McGowan.

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Thousands of sailors and Marines based in Jacksonville are looking at months ahead without their families after they shipped out from the Mayport Navy base aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima Wednesday.

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When city planners talk about “place making,” they mean transforming a space to promote public health, happiness and well-being.

The Jaxson co-founder Ennis Davis said three place making projects in Mayor Curry’s proposed budget have the potential to drastically transform three of the city’s neighborhoods.

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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend $630,000 to obtain the development rights for several acres west of Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville.

The deal is viewed as a way to restrict the amount of future development within the neighboring Mayport Village and as a defense against potential military downsizing in the next round of the federal process known as "Base Realignment and Closure," which could occur in 2017.

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This weekend the Blue Angels military flight team used Jacksonville’s sky as its stage.

WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride rode along on Friday to experience the aircraft acrobatics first hand.