St. Johns County

Hundreds of local businesses will be looking for employees with an online “job fair” on Thursday, May 20, hosted by the Career Source Northeast Florida and the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.

A syringe is filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

The state of Florida will be hosting COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites in St. Johns County through the end of the month.

Family Of Slain Tristyn Bailey Receives Outpouring Of Community Support

May 11, 2021
News4Jax

In a large showing of support for the family of Tristyn Bailey, members of the community gathered in St. Johns County for a vigil Monday night to remember the 13-year-old.

Teenage Boy, 14, Accused Of Killing Tristyn Bailey, 13

May 10, 2021
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick announced Monday morning that the body found in the woods near Durbin Crossing just after 6 p.m. Sunday is that of Tristyn Bailey, and a fellow student at her school has been arrested and charged with her murder.

LONGBOAT KEY TURTLE WATCH

It’s that time of a year again as several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles begin nesting on St. Johns County beaches.

A view of the Vilano Beach pier.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Driving on the sand at Vilano Beach will be prohibited, and swimming will be limited this weekend due to the Pro Watercross National Tour.

COVID-19 vaccine being administered.
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Wednesday, April 28, is the last day St. Johns County will offer first doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center on Duval Street.

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers with the Indigo Girls perform during the Live From the Drive-In concert series at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, October 23, 2020, in Atlanta.
Robb Cohen / Invision/AP

The iconic folk duo Indigo Girls play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next month.

staugustineraceweek.com

Eight days of sailing and social events begin in a week as part of St. Augustine Race Week. 

FDOT

The intersection of County Road 220 West and State Road 21 in Clay County will reopen in its new configuration on Friday, April 9.

RUSTY CLARK / FLICKR COMMONS

Starting on Thursday, April 8 and continuing only on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., through Friday, April 23, the city of St. Augustine’s contractor, Preferred Materials, will resurfacing asphalt roadways in various locations to repair numerous utility cuts and damage caused to the roadways over time.

Courtesy the Gardner Family

Flags will fly at half staff in St Augustine to honor the life of former Mayor George Gardner, who passed away Tuesday. 

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

St. Johns County announced Wednesday it is now accepting COVID-19 vaccination appointment preregistrations for Florida residents age 16 years and older to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Foreground photo: City of St. Augustine / Background photo: Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News

Commander Jennifer Michaux has been selected to serve as the next Chief of Police for the St. Augustine Police Department.

2 Crashes Trigger Back-Ups During Morning Rush In St. Johns County

Mar 24, 2021
News4Jax

Two major crashes on I-95 northbound, one of them fatal, shut down the interstate from International Golf Parkway to County Road 210 early Wednesday morning.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The Blessing of the Fleet will briefly affect traffic in St. Augustine on Sunday, March 28.

Under Construction Ponte Vedra Home Sells For $9.8M In Less Than 24 Hours

Mar 15, 2021
An artist's rendering of the home being built at 1329 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Within hours of listing the nearly $10 million home at 1329 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Realtor Rina Stermilli had three offers on the property, a process that typically takes two years for similar multimillion-dollar homes.

Doherty Sommers Architects Engineers, Inc. / Anastasia Mosquito Control District

A new $3 million museum focusing on mosquitoes and other bugs that will include an insect-themed outdoor playground for children is being built in St. Johns County.

FPL's  Coral Farms Solar Energy Center in Putnam County is pictured.
FPL

Florida Power & Light on Friday filed a four-year rate plan that would lead to most customers seeing gradual increases in their monthly bills, with the utility saying the proposal would allow it to “continue focusing on ways to deliver low-cost electricity.”

Heather Schatz / WJCT News file photo

Here’s a sign that life may be slowly getting back to normal: the return of toll charges for people who want to drive on St. Johns County beaches.

FloridaStateParks.org

To help celebrate Black History Month, Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine is launching a self-guided educational tour experience along the Flight to Freedom Trail, bringing to life the history of the park year-round.

Buc-ee's, With 104 Fueling Stations, Opens In St. Johns County

Feb 22, 2021
Jacksonville Daily Record

Hundreds flocked to the opening of Buc-ee’s in St. Johns County on Feb. 22 to check out the 53,000-square-foot convenience store or pump gas at one of its 104 fueling stations.

MARTA LAVINDIER / ASSOCIATED PRESS

St. Johns County launched a new COVID-19 vaccination appointment preregistration system on Monday, replacing the earlier Eventbrite system.

St. Johns County

St. Johns County is giving its utility customers another month and a half before resuming late fees and disconnections.

Carrie Johnson
City of St. Augustine

The City of St. Augustine is changing the name of Bravo Street in honor of the woman known affectionately as “The Voice of Lincolnville.” Carrie Johnson died in 2018. 

Crews were studying the right whale calf and prepared to move it off the beach out of the tide zone.
News4Jax

A right whale calf washed up on the shore of Anastasia State Park beach over the weekend.

Seal Spotted Along North Florida Beaches

Feb 12, 2021
NOAA Fish Southeast

A seal has been spotted resting along some North Florida beaches over the last few days, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Southeast tweeted Tuesday.

In this Jan. 19, 2021, photo, Robert Owens, 90, stands in line with other residents to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Residents who didn’t snag a St. Johns County coronavirus vaccination appointment when additional spots opened up Thursday morning, Jan. 28, will have to wait awhile longer for their shot.

State Senator Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine
News Service of Florida

A proposal filed in the Florida Senate would prevent local governments from regulating construction of a wide range of energy-related projects involving electricity and such things as natural gas and petroleum.

Senate Regulated Industries Chairman Travis Hutson, R-St. Augustine, filed the proposal Wednesday,

St. Johns County has received an allotment of 3,900 Pfizer coronavirus vaccines from the state. 

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