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'Damn close' to the Super Bowl: Major Jacksonville real estate players 'euphoric' about RNC in Jacksonville
by Will Robinson on July 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm
"I think Charlotte really screwed up and I'm glad they screwed up because it gives us an opportunity to show our people in Jacksonville and to show what kind of community we all are."
Pence 'excited' to come to Jacksonville for RNC, sidesteps Covid questions
by News Service of Florida on July 3, 2020 at 6:21 am
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday sidestepped questions about whether he would recommend that vulnerable people not attend the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month if Covid-19 cases in Florida continue to surge. “Let me say, we are excited about coming to Jacksonville,” Pence told reporters in Tampa at a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday. “I was at a meeting not long ago when I heard about some very sophisticated plans to make sure it is a safe and…
'We’ll go forward': Smaller DNC means greatly reduced economic impact
by Sari Lesk on July 2, 2020 at 11:47 pm
Milwaukee will see a fraction of the $200 million economic impact that was expected from hosting the Democratic National Convention now that the event has been scaled back.
Duval County hotels' weekly revenue exceeds $6 million, first time since early March
by Alex Wilson on July 2, 2020 at 7:03 pm
In the eleventh consecutive week of growth for Duval County hotels, weekly revenue exceeded $6 million for the first time since the second week of March. The latest report for the week of June 21-27 shows Duval hotels are continuing their trend of growth and recovery from record lows stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Hotels’ occupancy grew 1.4% over last week, totaling 56.8% for the week. Revenue per available room grew $0.93 to $47.94 while the average daily rate increased $0.57 to $47.94. “Month…
Memorial Park's boardwalk railing will soon be restored
by James Cannon on July 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Jacksonville-based Intron Technologies was awarded the contract to repair the boardwalk railing at the Memorial Park. The 600-foot-long balustrade replacement project will begin in the fall. The Jacksonville-based company is certified by Cathedral Stone Projects Inc. for historical concrete, stone and masonry restoration projects using the Jahn Restoration Mortar system. The 28-year-old company includes in its historical restoration project roster the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and…
IberiaBank and First Horizon complete merger
by Ellen Schneider on July 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm
First Horizon National Corp. and IberiaBank Corp. announced the completion of their merger on Thursday. The all-stock merger of equals creates a combined company with $79 billion in assets, $60 billion in deposits and $58 billion in loans, as of March 31. The new company will operate under the First Horizon name and is headquartered in Memphis, TN. “The completion of this merger marks a significant milestone for our clients, associates, shareholders and communities,” said Bryan Jordan, CEO…
Minor rebound for CRE sales in June, as covid woes lead to anemic quarter
by Will Robinson on July 2, 2020 at 6:40 pm
After a fast start to the year, commercial real estate sales in Jacksonville fell severely as Covid-19 began to spread in the U.S.
Editorial: Do your part to help the economy — Wear a mask
by Jacksonville Business Journal on July 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm
As we move into this weekend’s celebration of patriotism, we’d like to make what should not be particularly controversial suggestion of a way to show your national solidarity: Wear a damn mask. Health and political officials are in agreement: It’s simply safer for not just you, but society as a whole, if residents wear masks while out in public. As a business publication, we also have to stress: It’s safer for the economy. The economic pain wracked by the pandemic is deep and will have…
Fresh off success with UFC events, local cleaning company eyes RNC work
by Alex Wilson on July 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm
Keeping large venues clean is a task that now comes with additional challenges,
Jacksonville-based Intrepid Capital is offering a bullish approach to the downturn
by Ellen Schneider on July 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm
Intrepid Capital provides insight on making investments during a pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Florida adds record 11,458 new COVID-19 cases, with 653 in Duval County
by The Times-Union on July 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm
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Coronavirus in Jacksonville: What you need to know for Saturday, July 4
by The Times-Union on July 4, 2020 at 1:44 pm
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Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore
by By STEPHEN GROVES and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press on July 4, 2020 at 10:44 am
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Election Day, accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."The president dug further into American divisions Friday, offering a discordant tone to an electorate battered by a pandemic and wounded by racial [...]
New citizens take oath in new fashion at Jacksonville immigration office
by Dan Scanlan on July 4, 2020 at 10:20 am
Most swore their allegiance in the parking garage U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, and one couple even received a curbside service by a willing judge.
Coronavirus: 2 Duval County long-term care facilities record new COVID-19 deaths
by Clayton Freeman on July 3, 2020 at 10:35 pm
The Florida Department of Health announced two more deaths at Duval County long-term care facilities during the past week in its report.
Trump plans fiery speech for Mount Rushmore fireworks
by Stephen Groves and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 9:20 pm
KEYSTONE, S.D. — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters he says are trying to "tear down" the nation's history. He's adding condemnation of those who pull down statues to a big fireworks show and his more traditional July Fourth praise of America's past and values.Trump, who has spoken forcefully against protesters who have tried to topple Confederate monuments and statues honoring those who have [...]
Work starting on new Jacksonville headquarters for FIS
by Steve Patterson on July 3, 2020 at 8:43 pm
Permits were issued last week for the first parts of a $145 million office and parking garage project.
Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in Selma
by Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 8:20 pm
Move to rename 'Bloody Sunday' bridge has critics in SelmaBy JAY REEVES Associated PressSELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands gathered in this river city in 1940 to dedicate a new bridge in honor of white supremacist Edmund Pettus, a Confederate general and reputed Ku Klux Klan leader. Just 25 years later, the bridge became a global landmark when civil rights marchers were beaten at its base.Today, with thousands protesting nationwide against racial injustice, a [...]
Civil rights activists from 1960s cheer on Black Lives Matter protesters leading new fight
by Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY on July 3, 2020 at 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON — Jordan Simmons noticed the young Black woman next to him had stopped chanting, breaking down in tears. She had been leading fellow protesters outside the White House to repeat the names of Black Americans killed by police. Simmons, a usually quiet 18-year-old from Laurel, Maryland, turned to his mother."I want to do a chant, but I’m nervous," he said.He was in the crush of the crowd surrounded by people -- [...]
Jacksonville police seek identity of man shot dead on Eastside street, suspect
by Beth Reese Cravey on July 3, 2020 at 7:17 pm
Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a possible suspect leaving the scene on foot.
Confederate Park monument still stands in Jacksonville, but marker and sign are now gone
by The Times-Union on July 3, 2020 at 7:06 pm
The statue that honors the Women of the Confederacy in Confederate Park in Springfield still stands — though it’s wrapped up.But recently the city removed the sign for the park. The historic marker for the 1914 Confederate Veterans reunion, which had been in the same park, has also been removed.Times-Union photographer Bob Self spotted the changes Thursday afternoon.RELATED | [...]
`Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline
by John Seewer, The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm
The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak.With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors have ordered the wearing of masks in public, and families were urged to celebrate their independence at home. Even then, they were told to keep [...]
Despite lack of fireworks, St. Augustine still expects big holiday
by Colleen Jones on July 3, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Even without fireworks, St. Augustine officials still expect to attract tourists for what has traditionally been one of the biggest money-making weekends of the summer.
Coronavirus: St. Johns County families can now choose distance learning option
by Christen Kelley on July 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm
The St. Johns County School District on Thursday released a plan with more flexible options for families to choose from when their children
Mask mandate does not pass in City of St. Augustine Beach
by Christen Kelley on July 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm
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Coronavirus: Fewer new daily cases in Florida; positive rate reaches 16.3 percent in Duval
by Beth Reese Cravey on July 3, 2020 at 4:55 pm
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by The Times-Union on July 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm
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Naked man surrenders after armed standoff with Jacksonville police
by Beth Reese Cravey on July 3, 2020 at 4:10 pm
The officers who fired their weapons, 11-year veteran Paul Cross and 21-year veteran P.L. McCranie, have been placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation.
Coronavirus: Fernandina Beach requires masks in indoor public spaces for at least 30 days
on July 3, 2020 at 2:32 pm
The order expires in 30 days unless extended. Violators can be charged with a criminal misdemeanor, which carries a possible penalty of up to 60 days in jail, 6 months probation and a maximum fine of $500.
Parent company of Winn-Dixie pulls Facebook ads for social justice campaign, but don’t expect a new name yet
by Emily Bloch on July 3, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Jacksonville-based grocery retailers Southeastern Grocers announced it would join a campaign to boycott purchasing Facebook ads until the social media site does more to stop hate groups and the spread of misinformation.