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Gerald McCaskell, 51, a Repeat Felon, Accused of Stabbing A Man in a Street Fight in South Bunnell

Gerald McCaskell of Bunnell has a long prison record: five separate prison stints between 1990 and 2015, totaling 14 years. The 51-year-old resident of 200 East Booe Street in Bunnell was back at the Flagler County jail Saturday, on $100,000 bond, following an accusation that he stabbed and gravely injured a 54-year-old Palm Coast man with a serrated blade during a street fight that evening.
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Jacksonville Was a Hotbed of Music

In the spring of 1968, my dad would be transferred from Central California to Naval Air Station Jacksonville. I had already heard from a friend who had lived there that the music scene there was “happening”—and indeed it was. I couldn’t believe it. When I got to...

Independence Day event to feature music, food and fireworks at Flagler Executive Airport

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks Over the Runways on Sunday, July 3, at the Flagler Executive Airport at 201 Airport Road in Palm Coast. Parking at the Flagler Executive Airport: Enter via Airport Road or Aviation Drive. Traffic Units will direct vehicles to parking areas inside the airport gates. Once parking at the airport is at capacity, entrances will be blocked off.

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind to host law enforcement, fire rescue training

St. Johns County law enforcement and fire rescue agencies will hold training exercises on the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind's campus from Thursday to July 22. The training, which will focus on emergency response, will happen in Gregg Hall, which is on the southwest corner of the campus in the area of Douglas Avenue between Alfred and Milton streets, according to a notice from the school. The campus is in St. Augustine north of downtown's core.

FLORIDA BOY: Bartram Trail 4-star DB Sharif Denson becomes Gators' 4th commit in 8 days

The top defensive player in St. Johns County is officially off the market; self-described "Florida boy" Sharif Denson will soon become a Florida Gator. Denson, Bartram Trail's 5-foot-11, 170-pound rising senior defensive back, announced his verbal commitment to the Gators in a Monday night Instagram post. Last month, Denson named Florida one of his five finalists in an exclusive piece for the Record, along with Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Texas A&M.

REVIEW + PHOTOS — Fool’s Paradise at The Amp in St. Augustine (June 4, 2022)

Summertime starts with a bang at The Amp in St. Augustine with the return of Fool’s Paradise! This two day sunny affair features alternating headlining sets from prog-rockers Umphrey’s McGee and Lettuce, who reside where jazz-meets-funk. Supporting these two stellar bands are a host of rising stars that include Andy Frasco & the UN, Flamingosis, Jennifer Hartswick (TAB) & Nick Cassarino (Nth Power), and Isaac Sharkey (John Mayer). On June 4th and 5th the funk fueled Fools Paradise returned to The Amp for the first time in five years! We made it out to day 1 (Saturday). Review + Photos (by Patrick Hughes) below!

Wilmer woman killed in single-vehicle crash

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, has claimed the life of a Wilmer woman. Donna M. Curley, 57, was fatally injured when the 2013 Nissan Frontier she was driving veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Curley...

Ukraine charity event to be held at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center

As the war continues in Ukraine, one local organization is hosting a night of music to raise awareness and support of the country's struggles. At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, the Ukranian Project, Inc. is presenting a charity event featuring Oksana Bilozir, singer and former Ukraine politician, and Nataliya Bratash at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $35, and all funds raised from both donations and ticket purchases will go to provide aid to the people of Ukraine, a cause that hits home for Ruksolana Cisyk, of the Ukranian Project, as she still has family in the country and remembers what it was like to live in the Soviet Union.

Ridaught: Top 10 moments

This past Friday I wrote about some of the more bizarre moments during the 2021-22 high school sports year. Today I want to reflect on the top 10 sports moments, for me, from this past year. From first-time state champions to first-ever final fours, it was tough to rank them,...

Best animal encounter: St. Augustine Wild Reserve

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Returning for a second year as the JaxBest choice for best animal encounter is the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. (It’s also been your choice for the best group outing!) Perhaps most notably: The St. Augustine Wild Reserve was founded to provide a home for...

Meet exotic animals and learn about wildlife with Cool Zoo at Clay County’s Watermelon Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — This weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the interactive and educational wildlife travel exhibit, which features hands-on encounters with exotic animals, will be visiting Green Cove Springs, Florida at the 2022 Watermelon Festival. Cool Zoo’s exhibit will feature a variety of exotic animals such as kangaroos, lemurs, alligators, snakes, parrots and more! Cool Zoo will also be sharing its most popular attraction, Mister Crab’s Hermit Crab encounter.

St. Augustine nonprofit vies for scholarship recipients after successful golf fundraiser

ST. AUGUSTINE — Local artist Keturha Singleton didn’t want to open her new laptop. She couldn’t believe she finally had it nor that it was real. The local nonprofit Tarek Odom West Augustine Foundation had done the impossible: given her the one resource she needed to turn her artwork from her business, “Splendid Chaos,” into prints and customize her website and images.