MD Anderson Cancer Center

Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, radio host Angela Spears and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (00:54).

Our panel discussed

Paula Bartlett

Paula Bartlett, Democratic candidate for Duval County Clerk of Courts, joins us to discuss her decision to challenge incumbent Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell.

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year, Fussell ended all courthouse weddings. Bartlett says that one of her top priorities is to reinstate those marriage ceremonies.

Federal authorities are warning the owner of Jacksonville’s Eureka Garden subsidized-housing complex that it is in default of a key funding contract because of deplorable conditions at the apartments.

A Notice of Default from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says Global Ministries Foundation has failed “to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing.”

HUD has set a February 4 deadline for the Reverend Richard Hamlet to fix the problems at the troubled site.

Meanwhile, Wayman Ministries and the Wayman Community Development Corporation are working to improve the lives of the residents of Eureka Garden. We speak with Pastor Mark L. Griffin about their efforts.