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Edward Waters College file photo

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday that former Jacksonville Sheriff Nathaniel Glover will be inducted Saturday, May 15, into the Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Outgoing Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover is ending his eight-year tenure leading the historically black private college by celebrating campus upgrades and an expansion.

Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Mark Woods from The Florida Times-Union, Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:53).

We heard about an event this weekend at the Jacksonville Landing to help Puerto Rico victims of Hurricane Maria and also spoke with author Steve Werlin, who wrote “To Fool the Rain: Haiti’s Poor and Their Pathway to a Better Life.”

Jacksonville Historical Society president Alan Bliss and Jacksonville attorney Michael Fisher with the Haitian advocacy group Fonkoze spoke about Haitian relief (28:31).              

Jacksonville AARP Field Coordinator Justine Conley talked about an upcoming race in downtown Jacksonville in conjunction with the YMCA (39:40).

Ahead of his appearance this weekend at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show we spoke with “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor (43:56).

      

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is spearheading an effort to get employers to give people with arrest records a chance.

Representatives from dozens of large and small companies gathered on the steps of the Chamber building Tuesday in support of Project Open Door.

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Edward Waters College

Former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover said he has no problem with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office’s plan to do away with a college-degree requirement for new officers.

But Glover doesn’t believe easing the qualifications will equal a more diverse force, as current Sheriff Mike Williams has said.


Peter Haden / WJCT News

The City of Jacksonville celebrated Edward Waters College Day Wednesday, the 149th anniversary of the school’s founding. Mayor Alvin Brown declared the holiday in an official proclamation.

EWC President and former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover says the bravery of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in founding the institution can not be understated.