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Rance wrangles crocodiles at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Today Rance headed over to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm where he got the opportunity to explore the zoo for National Zoo and Aquarium Month! During his visit, Rance got to feed Maximo, a 16 foot salt water crocodile. While they have numerous species of alligators, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm also homes sloths, birds, and so much more. If you want to learn more you can click here or head to their location in St. Augustine.

Southern soul food truck offers delicious comfort food

Tyrone Bennett launched his family run Heart and Soul Food Truck over a year ago. As business and their reputation climbed, an accident almost derailed the dream. Undeterred, Tyrone used the delay to enhance the new truck and circle back to bring his leveled up soul cuisine to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and beyond. While the truck does serve up soul food staples, Tyrone has tweaked those recipes and included Caribbean flavors and much more. Rance tracked the Heart and Soul Food Truck down at one of their locations to find out what all the love is really about.

Road closure to begin June 28 on Florida Park Drive at Farraday Lane

Beginning Tuesday, June 28, Florida Park Drive will be closed to through-traffic at the intersection of Farraday Lane (south end of the loop) due to construction of a city of Palm Coast utility project. Barricades and signs will be placed on Florida Park Drive so that no vehicle traffic will...

Florida leaders, law enforcement create social pamphlet intended to improve community relationships

Central Florida community leaders and law enforcement officials announced a partnership Friday to help improve the relationship between law enforcement and marginalized communities. The Minority Elected Officials said during a press conference that they would begin distributing a new pamphlet that outlines how residents and law enforcement can better interact.

Huge crowd celebrates Juneteenth in Palm Coast

Residents who came from Palm Coast, Bunnell, St. Augustine, Flagler Beach and Daytona Beach did not let the threat of rain stop them from enjoying the fun at the Juneteenth event at the African American Cultural Society’s center in Palm Coast. The June 18 event included a children’s bounce...

Aussie-American espresso bar opens in Nocatee Town Center

Kookkaburra Coffee has recently made the move to Nocatee Town Center!. Aussie-American espresso bar Kookkaburra Coffee, originally from St. Augustine, recently expanded to serve up delicious drinks in the Nocatee area. This shop doesn’t stop at coffee. Kookkaburra offers teas, Aussie pies, and mouth-watering pastries. With gluten-free and vegan options, anyone can enjoy a roast accompanied by a pastry in Nocatee.

The Daily Cartoon and Live Briefing: Friday, June 24, 2022

Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 90s. Temperature falling into the mid 80s in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Heat index values up to 107. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Dominance on Campaign Trail Pays Off

Former governor Charlie Crist worked his way through small town Florida celebrating Juneteenth weekend with Black business owners in Deland, participants at a community cultural event in Palatka, the Melanin Market of businesses and the faith community at three churches in Jacksonville. It was quite a schedule, but nothing new for Crist. He has been visiting Black communities in rural areas and big cities with equal vigor since May of 2021 when he announced his candidacy against Governor Ron DeSantis. His opponents are rarely seen anywhere.