Florida's population has boomed over the past decade, with nearly 3 million people moving to the Sunshine State from 2010 to 2020, according to moveBuddha. And as people flock to the state's various...
'There is never a time that there's not a void for the family member who isn't here:' Orange Park woman wants permission to see her brother in prison
ORANGE PARK, Fla. — Florida has the third-largest prison system in the nation with roughly 80,000 inmates across more than 50 prisons. Not all the inmates have family members who visit faithfully, but when one Orange Park grandmother was no longer allowed to visit her brother, she reached out to First Coast News for help.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of two missing men. Deputies say one individual is Ogrious Tyrone Harris who is a 40-year-old man who was last seen on W. King Street in front of Karr Doctor on July 31 or Aug. 1.
An Orange Park woman was arrested Monday for striking a victim twice with a lawnmower.Getty Images. An Orange Park woman was arrested Wednesday after she struck another woman with a riding lawnmower, according to a Clay County Sheriff’s report. She is already facing an unarmed burglary charge and battery against a law enforcement officer.
A housing report Palm Coast government is required to submit to federal authorities every five years, presented to the City Council today, opens an alarming window into the city’s most dire housing needs and stresses for middle and lower-income residents. Most startlingly: 18 percent of households in Palm Coast,...
A 23-year-old Clay County man died nearly four months after 93% of his body was burned in a fiery four-car crash in Orange Park, according to his family. Following the crash in April, Gavin Conroy was in critical condition at UF Health Shands Burn Unit in Gainesville. His family said that both of his legs and several fingers were amputated and that he went through more than two dozen surgeries.
Each week, The St. Augustine Record will share the area restaurants — filed by state safety and sanitation inspectors — that aced their inspections, while mentioning those that didn't pass muster. Florida's digital database of restaurant health inspections is updated regularly with information on which St. Augustine area...
Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc. is gearing up to open its newest retail store and donation center at 420 Palm Coast Parkway SW, across the street from AdventHealth’s new hospital. Goodwill Industries of North Florida will celebrate the new store’s opening with a ribbon cutting on August 17...
Recently we went to St. Augustine Aquarium to partake in their Snorkel Adventure, shark painting experience, and explored the grounds. Oh, did we mention that Jana also became a mermaid?. The aquarium has been a labor of love for co-founders Shawn and Kathy as they have been passionate about marine...
To comply with federal requirements for the Community Development Block Grant program, Palm Coast staff presented a review of city demographics to the City Council on Aug. 9, revealing a Palm Coast that is getting older and in more financial difficulty. An aging population. 13% of all households in Palm...
A weekend off is a rare thing for Johnny Van Zant, who spends most of them on the road singing with Lynyrd Skynyrd. He'll be home in Middleburg on Saturday, though, and is expected to be the "surprise guest" at Rock the Box 2, a benefit concert at the Thrasher-Horne Center on the campus of St. Johns River College in Orange Park.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Wednesday, kids in St. Johns County, the fastest growing county in Florida, were back in the classroom. Starting this year, there’s a new tool teachers and faculty can use to protect themselves and their students. STORY: Former President Donald Trump says he invoked...
Minorcan Mike makes datil hot sauces, rubs, mustards, and more in St Augustine, Fl. Datil peppers are a St Augustine favorite and they pack a lot of heat with a fruity flavor that has us wanting more. The origins of the St Augustine datil may be mysterious with people claiming the Minorcans brought them over, that they were brought over by Africans, and Cuba as well but wherever it is from it has made a home in St Augustine and is celebrated there for many many years. If you are ever in St Augustine you definitely should check out all the ways datils are used in dining there. If you want to try these delicious items you can find them at <a href="https://www.minorcanmikes.com">https://www.minorcanmikes.com</a>/ (This is not a sponsored post, we happened to win a contest and wanted to share the experience)
Palm Coast Fire Driver Engineer Jeremy Barton has been awarded the 2022 Law & Order and First Responder Award by the Flagler American Legion Post #115 for his outstanding contribution to the fire service for his leadership of the Driver Engineer Field Training program for the Palm Coast Fire Department.
The Dolly Llama announced Ponte Vedra Beach as the next opening as part of the concept’s current 40-store national expansion plan. This opening marks The Dolly Llama’s entry into the Sunshine State and will be fueled by husband and wife duo Josh and Wendy Popkin. Projected to open within the next month, the shop will be located in the center of the Ponte Vedra beach commercial district at 830 A1A North #16 within the Tournament Plaza.
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PALATKA, Fla. — A 15-year-old shot a 19-year-old during an argument over a video game in Palatka Wednesday, police said. According to the Palatka Police Department, the two teenagers were arguing when the 15-year-old suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the 19-year-old in the chest. The victim was...
My parents, sister and my sister’s family live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and it’s a place we’ve loved visiting for years and years for this very reason. It’s a 6 hour drive from Charlotte (without kids — it’s a 7+ hour drive with kids!) so it’s a manageable drive and one we make often with the boys.
St. Augustine commissioners Monday unanimously passed a ban on vaping and smoking in city-owned and operated public parks, as well as the Willie Galimore Center public pool. A change in Florida law opened the door for the city to prohibit smoking and vaping in any city-owned public park, City Attorney Isabelle Lopez said.
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