Duval County, FL

Fire unions fall in behind Dean Black in HD 15

A pair of firefighter unions are the latest entries in a series of establishment endorsements for the House campaign of Northeast Florida’s Dean Black. Black, the Chair of the Duval County Republican Party, picked up endorsements from his hometown Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters as well as from the Nassau County Fire Rescue Professionals.
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JWB buys two city blocks Downtown from First Baptist Church

JWB Real Estate Capital bought two First Baptist Church of Jacksonville properties in Downtown’s North Core for $8.39 million. Property records show JWB subsidiaries bought two city blocks from First Baptist on June 24 — a church auditorium at 119 W. Beaver St. for $2.3 million and a parking garage at 712 N. Hogan St. for $6.09 million.

Benefits of Participating in Clinical Trials for Diverse Patients

A clinical trial is a type of clinical research. Clinical research is a process to find new and better ways to understand, detect, control, and treat health conditions. Through clinical studies, which involve people who volunteer to participate in them, researchers can better understand how to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases or conditions. Mayo Clinic conducts medical research with the goal of helping patients live longer, healthier lives. When you visit your doctor, they diagnose and treat your current illness or condition. During clinical studies, researchers are trying to gather new knowledge that will help them improve medical care for people in the future.
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Development Today

The Meridian, 653 Monument Road, contractor is Lloyd’s Construction & Consulting LLC, foundation repair, $15,000. Beau Rivage Condominium, 2970 St. Johns Ave., contractor is JBL Corp. Inc., parking garage concrete beam repair, $26,885. Hospital, Institutional. Baptist Medical Center, 800 Prudential Drive, contractor is Batson-Cook Co., 19,184 square feet, interior...

Duval Honors Trailblazing Black Attorney with Jury Room Dedication

Local attorneys from the D.W. Perkins Bar Association recently participated in the dedicated the Jury Assembly Room in the Duval County Courthouse in honor of its namesake. In the early 1900s, Perkins helped lead the effort to desegregate juries throughout Florida by fighting for the inclusion of Black jurors. Perkins led a storied career, breaking many racial barriers while also representing people from marginalized communities in the pursuit of justice. Shown are attorneys Obinna Anum and Paul Perkins unveiling the Daniel Webster (D.W.) Perkins Jury Room.

CFO hopeful Adam Hattersley makes pitch to Duval Dems

The Democratic candidate for Chief Financial Officer made his case to Democrats in Jacksonville Monday night. Adam Hattersley, the only Democrat to qualify to oppose incumbent Republican Jimmy Patronis, addressed a meeting of the Duval County Democratic Party virtually Monday night, and appealed to them via pocketbook issues. Hattersley said...

Juneteenth Activities Take Over the City

By Lynn Jones – For hundreds of years, America has been a nation divided on issues to to uplift and respect the African American community. However next to the designation of February as Black History Month and the Martin Luther King holiday, the people of color who built this nation on their backs have had few holidays to resonate with them. Thanks to nonagenerian Opal Lee, dubbed the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” she worked for decades petitioning U.S. presidents to declare June 19th a federal holiday. Her hard work paid off when on June 17th, 2021, the Fort Worth, Texas resident was at the White House to witness President Joe Biden sign into law to make Juneteenth a holiday.

7 killed, 46 injured in 10 weekend mass shootings nationwide

WASHINGTON — The shooting occurred early Sunday at a private venue in South Tacoma, where a large crowd was gathering. A Texas trail ride, a barbecue in New York City and a stone bridge in Minneapolis were among the settings for at least 10 mass shootings that erupted across the country between Friday and late Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive weekend U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents, each involving four or more victims shot.

The Players Championship launches 2022 Grant program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Players Championship will be accepting applications for its Red Coats Grants program from June 28 to August 5. The program awards funding to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for Northeast Florida’s residents. Grant awards for the 2022 program will...

Illinois governor's race is also battle among billionaires

WAUCONDA, Ill. — (AP) — The race to be Illinois' next governor is also a battle among billionaires, including two whose names won't appear on Tuesday's primary ballot. Republican candidates Darren Bailey, who as a state lawmaker fought pandemic measures such as mask mandates, and former prosecutor Richard Irvin, the first Black mayor of Chicago's largest suburb, each has a benefactor who has pushed a different vision for the GOP and put their money behind it.

LGBTQ+ advocates vow to continue fight despite ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Supporters at the Proud to Say Gay Rally covered the Duval County Courthouse’s lawn Saturday afternoon to speak up for equal rights. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill in March which sparked outrage among the LGBTQ+ community. The law allows parents to sue school districts over violations.

O-Zone: Sort of winning

JACKSONVILLE – Let's get to it …. I feel like there isn't much discussion about Mark Brunell when talking about top players of the franchise. What is your opinion of his rank among Jags all-time and among QBs in general? I always thought of him as very underrated much like Fred Taylor and Jimmy Smith.