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  • Vestcor foundation buys city property slated for charter school
    by Will Robinson on August 23, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    The Vestcor Family Foundation has closed on the purchase of two vacant parcels in the Mixon Town neighborhood, adjacent to Brooklyn. The land is slated to be the site of the Jacksonville Classical Academy, a charter school affiliated with Hillsdale College. The foundation paid $1.4 million for 2039 Forest St. and 2100 Forest St. in a sale that closed Thursday. The City Council approved the sale of the property in March and rezoned it it May. The property had been the site of a trash incinerator […]

  • Parent of JaxNeuroSpine files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    by Brian Bandell on August 23, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    This medical practice treats cancer of the brain and spine. […]

  • Vestcor amends downtown townhome plans
    by Will Robinson on August 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    After being picked to buy and develop land the city owns in LaVilla, the Vestcor Cos. has changed its plan to be more similar to one of the losing proposals. Two weeks ago, the Jacksonville company won a three-way contest to buy three parcels between Forsyth and Adams streets The land was in play because Vestcor had submitted an unsolicited bid to the Downtown Investment Authority in May to build 70 townhomes on the site. After the city asked for other interested parties, Johnson Commons LLC and […]

  • Florida-Georgia festivities moved to sports complex
    by Junior Skepple on August 23, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    With the closure of the Jacksonville Landing — long the main gathering spot for Florida-Georgia fans — this year's festivities are being moved to the city's sports district, with events happening at the Daily’s Place Flex Field and Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. After RV City opens Oct. 29, activities kick off Nov. 1 with the Duuuval’s Bold City Bash, which includes a block party along Adams Street and A. Philip Randolph Boulevard. The festivities will begin with the Florida- Georgia […]

  • Four-story Class A office tower coming to Nocatee
    by Will Robinson on August 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    VanTrust Real Estate has been given the go-ahead by the city to start work on the $9.7 million construction of a four-story office tower named Park Place One in Nocatee. The office tower will be located at 100 Palmetto Park Place off Nocatee Parkway. Brasfield & Gorrie LLC received the permit Thursday for construction. The parcel was purchased in 2015 for $4.5 million by VanTrust Real Estate, the company behind the Town Center One and Two office towers, as well as Imeson International Industria […]

  • Fanatics partners with another in-state powerhouse school
    by Junior Skepple on August 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Building on its deal with the University of Florida, locally based Fanatics announced a 10-year exclusive licensing partnership with another in-state athletics powerhouse. Beginning in January, the University of Miami in Coral Gables will become the latest in a long line of schools partnering with the sports apparel and merchandise giant. Fanatics Brands, the company’s in-house apparel division, has secured comprehensive rights to design, manufacture and distribute a significantly expanded selection […]

  • Murray Hill workforce housing moves forward over residents' 'cultural' objections
    by Will Robinson on August 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Murray Hill is a step closer to getting a four-story workforce housing and retail project. […]

  • How Jacksonville compares on cost of living with biggest US cities
    by Tim Gallen on August 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Jacksonville has one of the cheapest costs of living in Florida, and comes in well on the lower-cost side of the pack in a recent analysis of the cost of living in the top 75 cities in the U.S. Move.org recently analyzed data from the 75 largest cities in the U.S. to see which had the most affordable cost of living and, at the other end of the scale, which ones are expensive, like San Francisco. Jacksonville came in at No. 51 on the list of most expensive cities, with average monthly expenses of […]

  • How Austin used million of dollars in incentives to get flights, including to Jacksonville
    by Daniel Salazar on August 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Behind the headlines of new nonstop routes from Austin-Bergstrom to destinations across America, Europe and Canada, a quietly run incentives program has doled out millions of dollars to get flights off the ground. Officials believe it's been crucial to landing new air service for business and leisure travelers. But with airlines landing incentives without applying for them and some incentivized routes going by the wayside anyway, questions are being raised with how the program is run. […]

  • Mayo Clinic unveils state of the art lung facility, incubator
    by Junior Skepple on August 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Mayo Clinic Florida unveiled its new Discovery and Innovation Building, which will revolutionize how lungs are prepared for transplant. At the new facility, pioneering technology will increase the number of lungs available for transplant for recipients nationwide. The 75,000-square-foot building also will house a Life Sciences Incubator that connects entrepreneurs with resources to bring medical solutions to market. Lungs are among the most fragile and difficult organs to transplant and only […]

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  • Missing Jacksonville firefighter's family hopeful he will be found
    by Teresa Stepzinski on August 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    The family of missing Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney remain hopeful he and his friend, Justin Walker, a Virginia firefighter, will be found after going missing at sea nine days ago.McCluney, 37, of Jacksonville and Walker, 33, of Fairfax County, Va., disappeared during a fishing trip that began Aug. 16 at Port Canaveral on McCluney's late father's 24-foot Robalo center console boat.The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the massive air and water search for the missing men at [... […]

  • Jet Ski accident injures 3 in St. Johns County
    by Teresa Stepzinski on August 24, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    One person suffered life-threatening injuries and two others also were hurt Saturday afternoon in a Jet Ski crash in St. Johns County.Good Samaritan in a pontoon boat rescued one victim who was unconscious and in cardiac arrest in the water. They performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him while ferrying him to shore where St. Johns Fire Rescue first responders took over.The paramedics were able to get a spontaneous breathing response from the victim. He then was flown in [... […]

  • Special needs school, Mainspring Academy, rallies and relocates
    by By Taylor Smiley tsmiley@jacksonville.com on August 24, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    No one is more excited about the reopening of Mainspring Academy at its new location than the students.Maneuvering through freshly painted hallways and down immaculate corridors, students are exploring and gaining a newfound sense of comfort in their contemporary school.A few younger students are intrigued to try out the computer lab and its donated MacBook’s with help from teacher assistant Jessica West.After the School's board reversed its decision to close at [... […]

  • Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to grow
    by Associated Press on August 24, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    MIAMI  — A newly formed tropical depression has strengthened into the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Dorian is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Tuesday.At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm's center was located at about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) east-southeast of Barbados and was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph). Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 mph (64 [... […]

  • Mark Woods: On this birthday, wish for our national parks to survive another year
    by Mark Woods on August 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Our national parks turn 103 Sunday.Let’s wish happy birthday to the world’s first national parks system; to an Acadia-to-Zion collection of beauty and history embraced as “America’s best idea.”When we blow out the candles, let’s make another wish — that these places make it to 104. [... […]

  • City Council on sidelines of JEA sale process
    by David Bauerlein on August 24, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    As JEA board members see it, their requirement that any sale of JEA must result in $400 million in one-time customer rebates would be a way to reward long-time ratepayers.To Jacksonville City Council member Garrett Dennis, that promise of rebates would just be a campaign tool to swing votes at the ballot box for selling JEA if a deal ends up going to a countywide referendum."To take $400 million to buy votes, that's just wrong," Dennis said. "That's unethical. That's corrupt. [... […]

  • Pair arrested after Orange Park child found following Amber Alert
    by Dan Scanlan on August 24, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Two Jacksonville women are behind bars on charges after a 10-year-old Orange Park child, the subject of an Amber Alert and search, was found safe in Jacksonville, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said. […]

  • Alvin "Pete" Carpenter: 1942-2019: Led CSX through a pivotal time of change and onto a solid financial track
    by Sandy Strickland on August 24, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Pete Carpenter rose from railroad brakeman to the presidency of CSX Transportation, one of the nation's largest railroads. He also was active in Jacksonville civic, education and art circles. Mr. Carpenter has died at age 77. […]

  • On The Road: Florida's highways don't rank so well in think tank annual survey despite improvements
    by Dan Scanlan on August 24, 2019 at 12:41 am

    On The Road takes a look at a long-running annual survey done by a California think tank that ranks the state-owned highway systems in all 50 states, and Florida's don't do so well. […]

  • Baker County mother charged with child neglect after son saved from hot car
    by Dan Scanlan on August 24, 2019 at 12:41 am

    A 3-year-old Baker County boy is alive after being rescued from a hot car Thursday, his 23-year-old mother now charged with child neglect, the Sheriff's Office said. […]

  • 1 dead in home invasion in Jacksonville neighborhood
    by Dan Scanlan on August 24, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Police responding to a home invasion Friday afternoon at a home on Grand Street found one man dead inside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. […]

  • Woman arrested after man dies in Jacksonville stabbing
    by Dan Scanlan on August 24, 2019 at 12:41 am

    A woman is charged with murder after a 911 call alerted Jacksonville police to a man with a stab wound en route to the hospital, where he was declared dead, the Sheriff's Office said. […]

  • One year later post-game shooting sparked new security measures
    by Andrew PantaziClayton FreemanEmily Bloch on August 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    One year ago, on Aug. 24, 2018, a triple-shooting took place after the Raines versus Lee High School football game. See what's changed since. […]

  • Rubio asks state to protect Key deer, after feds propose to remove it from endangered llist
    by News Service of Florida on August 23, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wants the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to step in to protect Key deer, now that the federal government may remove the iconic creatures from the endangered species list.Rubio sent a letter Thursday to FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton, urging state protection of the Key deer population and its habitat, “regardless of the species’ future federally protected status.”The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a [... […]

  • Carlucci says 2020 better for sales tax choice
    by David Bauerlein on August 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Jacksonville City Council member Matt Carlucci said Friday he will offer an amendment Tuesday putting a sales tax referendum for schools on the November 2020 ballot rather than this November.An amendment by Carlucci at the City Council meeting would mark a major shift in his stance. Carlucci has been one of council's most vocal advocates for putting the half-cent sales tax referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot, saying "more delay, more decay" if voters don't have a chance to cast ballots on [... […]

  • Pod Rods: Porsche EV sports sedan shows off big screen interior; The Amelia honors GM's styling
    by Dan Scanlan on August 23, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Jacksonville.com's weekly car news blog looks at The Amelia honoring Harley Earl, plus the interior of the all-electric Porsche Taycan, an advance look at Leno's Garage, and the car event calendar. […]

  • Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
    by The Associated Press on August 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    President Donald Trump demanded U.S. companies stop doing business with China and announced increased tariffs on Beijing Friday, capping one of the most extraordinary days in the long-running U.S.-China trade war. […]

  • Markets tumble on growing tariffs rift between US, China
    by Associated Press on August 23, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies "to immediately start looking" for alternatives to operating in China, hours after Beijing announced new trade sanctions on U.S. products. But as markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe tumbled, the White House offered no further details or explanation of Trump's intentions.Instead, the president tweeted that he would be "responding to China's Tariffs this afternoon. [... […]

  • Strikes on Iran-backed militias threaten to destabilize Iraq
    by The Associated Press on August 23, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    It would be the first known Israeli airstrike in Iraq since 1981, when Israeli warplanes destroyed a nuclear reactor being built by Saddam Hussein, and significantly expands Israel's campaign against Iranian military involvement in the region. […]

  • Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas
    by Associated Press on August 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said in a statement that a biopsy performed July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor.Ginsburg, 86, underwent a three-week course of radiation therapy and as part of her treatment had a bile duct stent placed, it said. The court said Ginsburg "tolerated treatment well" and [... […]

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