This Week in St. Johns County History: Henry Flagler's body laid to rest in St. Augustine

Editor's note: The Associated Press wrote this report from the Henry M. Flagler funeral procession on May 23, 1913. The body of Henry Morrison Flagler was placed in a mausoleum of the Flagler Memorial Church, after simple funeral exercises had been held in memory of the octogenarian millionaire May 23, 1913, in St. Augustine. Flagler died May 20, 1913, at his home in Palm Beach at the age of 83.
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Neil Sperry: Take all root rot likely cause for St. Augustine's woes

DEAR NEIL: Attached is a photograph of my lawn. I’ve had the same problem with my St. Augustine every year for the past five years. I have applied a fungicide and Canadian peat moss with no apparent effect. I have planted new sod squares only to watch them die within a couple of seasons. My backyard is completely healthy. What can I do to fix this?

St. Augustine’s Melendez talks state title

Efram Melendez is now the two-time reigning TAPPS 5A pole vault champion. The senior Clemson commit took home his second title in as many years Friday when he cleared 15 feet at the state meet in Waco. "It was a pretty good day for me," Melendez said. Last season Melendez was somewhat disappointed in his performance at the state meet. It was a wet day and he was only allowed so many attempts due to certain TAPPS rules and so he only cleared 13-foot-6 at the event. This year he got a much better day and conditions...

St. Augustine's Efram Melendez repeats as state champion

St. Augustine's Efram Melendez defended his TAPPS pole vault state title in Waco by clearing 15-feet on Friday. Melendez won the state championship last year clearing 13-feet-6, but was able to eclipse that number this time around with a better day. The senior has cleared better than 15 feet in the past, but to hit 15 at a state meet allowed him to defend his state title which was one of his goals at the beginning of the year. This comes days after Melendez committed to the University of Clemson to continue to compete in the pole...

The Gamble Rogers Music Festival returns to St. Augustine after 2-year hiatus

As life in St. Augustine slowly returns to normal, a city favorite is returning this weekend after a two-year hiatus: The Gamble Rogers Music Festival. The event takes place Friday through Sunday at the Colonial Oak Music Park in downtown St. Augustine. More than 30 musical acts, with headliners The Steel Wheels, an Americana band from the Virginia mountains who performed in 2015 as a festival headliner at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will perform over the three-day stretch.