Mass Layoffs: 7 Companies Announced Layoffs this November in Florida
In November, a total of 7 companies in Florida have issued WARN notices, signaling significant workforce reductions. The collective impact of these notices amounts to an alarming total of 1,050 layoffs, affecting a diverse range of industries across various sectors. This substantial number of layoffs underscores the shifting dynamics in the job market and the economic challenges faced by these companies.
Florida Deputy Arrested for DUI After Shocking Crash While On Duty
A veteran Clay County deputy faces DUI charges following an on-duty crash, sparking outrage and disbelief among community members. A local sheriff's deputy was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI) following a crash that occurred while he was on duty. The incident, which unfolded last Friday, involved Deputy Austin Wiser, a seven-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).
REVIEW | Abstrakt Filipino Essence
“Sniff,” Michael Stern, the pioneering chronicler of edible Americana, instructed his readers. Stern wanted fellow food appreciators to inhale the perfume of sizzling pork, in all its glorious manifestations, while pausing to reflect on the place responsible for it. Here, he wrote in his 2016 column , you can feast on dishes of “quality almost assured.” Here, “You come as you are, and eat what you like, nutrition nannies be damned.”
Maverick the K9 Officer Gets a Bulletproof Vest: A Heartwarming Story
In the heart of Jacksonville, Florida, there’s a heartwarming story that has captured the attention of the community. It’s a tale of bravery, generosity, and the unbreakable bond between humans and their loyal K9 companions. Meet Maverick, a four-legged officer who recently received a precious gift — a bullet and stab protective vest.
Remembering Prince Holland: One Year Later
It’s been one year since the tragic incident that took the life of 13-year-old Prince Holland at the intersection of Moncrief Road West and Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida.
Expansion Of "Beloved" Convenience Store Into Florida Continues With A New Store and Free Coffee
A decade ago, it might have seemed silly to get excited about the arrival of a convenience store. But back then, convenience stores didn't offer a plethora of high-quality foods and specialty items. And today, they do.
1 Foxy Lady: Springfield eatery earns first Blue Zones approval
Shandon Benjamin Fox has tried to shed the misconception that southern cuisine cannot be nutritious. When she opened 1 Foxy Lady restaurant in Springfield in July 2020, she wanted to provide meals that fused the southern style she learned from her mother and grandmother with the culinary options she did not know existed during her childhood in Moncrief.
OPINION | Most compelling race of 2024? The Democratic primary in House District 13
It’s never too early to think about the summer. I reached that conclusion during a bitter cold night last week when I started to look forward to humid, hot days with perpetual sun.
Tragic Shooting on Jacksonville’s Eastside: A Look at the Recent Incident
In recent news, Jacksonville, Florida, was shaken by a tragic incident that took place on the city’s Eastside. We’ll take a closer look at the details of this unfortunate event, as reported by WJXT, a local news source. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive overview without any bias or opinions.
ARTS PICKS | Dec. 1-3
Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his arts and culture picks for the weekend. The signature local celebration of the literary arts JaxbyJax celebrates its 10th anniversary with a three-day festival at FSCJ’s Kent Campus. Jacksonville-based writers will share work written in and about Jacksonville. Highlights from this year’s festival lineup include readings by former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover, current Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan and the release of an anthology series prepared by the local Women Writing for a Change organization, as well as several workshops and a student showcase. Full schedule and event guide .
26-month federal prison term for Orange Park man in mortgage audit fraud case
This article contains AI-assisted content. Jacksonville, Florida - Brian Roy Lozito, 54, of Orange Park, Clay County, has been sentenced to a federal prison term of two years and two months as a result of Lozito's involvement in a nationwide mortgage fraud scheme. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on July 28, 2023, following his initial arraignment on January 11, 2021, and was initially released on bond but had his bond revoked on November 18, 2022.
Shark Tooth Hunting Tips for a Day on Mickler's Beach Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Did you know that a shark can lose 20,000 to 50,000 teeth during a lifetime? According to National Geographic, sharks are constantly losing hundreds or even thousands of teeth at a time as the teeth break or dull and it explains why finding a shark tooth on a beach isn’t a dreadfully difficult task. Although, it may not be impossible or even incredibly difficult, it doesn’t take away from the excitement of pulling out that sought-after shark tooth from the water. That’s what I happily found out when I went shark tooth hunting at Mickler’s Beach in Ponte Vedra, Florida!
#AskJAXTDY | Why is there a major bottleneck on I-295 on the Southside?
Q. Jacksonville Today newsletter reader Don H. has a question about a major traffic backup that he and others face on the city’s Southside, on Interstate 295 at Town Center Parkway.
Nardo Wick Assault Video and Entourage Incident Sparks Outrage
In the age of social media, incidents involving celebrities often take center stage, especially when they turn violent. The latest episode involves Florida rapper Nardo Wick's entourage brutally assaulting a fan who simply sought a photo opportunity.
Jacksonville Man Arrested on Murder Charges: Accused of Forcing 72-year-old to Overdose on Fentanyl
A local man faces charges in a chilling crime that left a 72-year-old dead. In a disturbing development, Jacksonville police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder of a 72-year-old male, whose life was brutally ended by a forced ingestion of fentanyl. The suspect, Javaris Bowman, 26, is now facing charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, and burglary.
THE JAXSON | 7 ‘Harlems of the South’ including LaVilla
Nearly every city of significant size in the South claims their version of Jacksonville’s LaVilla was the “Harlem of the South.” Here are six other “Harlems of the South” — and why LaVilla deserves to be recognized as much more.
Chicken Salad Chick Expands its Nest in Jacksonville, Florida
Chicken Salad Chick, the acclaimed fast-casual chicken salad restaurant, is spreading its wings in Jacksonville, Florida, with the grand opening of its fourth location in the St. Johns community.
Miami is the only Florida city that surpassed Jacksonville in terms of 'rude' residents - survey
A survey revealed that Miami has more rude residents in Florida than Jacksonville, but the latter holds the second spot across the state. According to polled results, Miami outpaces Jacksonville in the prevalence of perceived rudeness among residents within the state of Florida.
Despite only having 40 students, Jacksonville University's Law Department confident in its future
Jacksonville University's law department has made a courageous move by acquiring a bigger building to accommodate its law school. However, the school's current enrollment comprises only 40 students across its first two classes, with expectations for future growth.