Yearly Archives: 2014

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New Florida Smoke Alarm Law Aimed At Preventing Fire Deaths

Tomorrow, Jan. 1, a new Florida law aimed at preventing fire deaths goes into effect. Smoke alarms installed in homes must be powered by either electricity or so-called “permanent” batteries.

Before the change, fire alarms in new or remodeled homes had to be connected to the house’s electricity. Now, builders and residents replacing old smoke alarms have another option: a device with a tamper-proof battery that lasts 10 years.

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Old St. Augustine Waterworks Building Closer To Resurrection

A historic St. Augustine building is a step closer to getting a major renovation after state officials signaled this month it’s a strong grant candidate. The former water pumping station was essential to the city’s growth at the turn of the last century.

For five years, the former waterworks building turned garden club has sat empty, bolstered against the weather and time with scaffolding.

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Iconic Jacksonville Radio Shopping Channel WJXR Closing After Almost 30 Years

A live, call-in shopping show that’s been on the radio in Jacksonville for nearly three decades will make its final sale Wednesday night.

The Bargain Channel Program was an on-air staple of WJXR 92.1 FM since 1985. Every day of the week, from 6 a.m. until midnight, you could buy anything and everything from necklaces, to cruises, from laptops to toilet paper and bars of soap.

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