The bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, which has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1922, would be replaced by a statue more representative of Florida, under a bill filed Tuesday by a Republican state lawmaker.Rep. Jose Felix Diaz said …
On Friday, a vacant old coffee shop in Jacksonville’s Five Points reopened for a night to host a fashion show. Marriage may be legal for all couples now, but many in the LGBTQ community say the fight for equality is far from finished; one Florida lawmaker is pushing to prohibit so-called conversion therapy in the state. When Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti provided a timeline and more information about potential school boundary changes at a workshop, Jacksonville Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown stopped by to give her two cents.
Several Civil Rights era historical sites in St. Augustine could soon get national designations. That’s after the city’s grant application got high marks from a state cultural panel last week.
But some of the sites have already been documented and commemorated by independent civil-rights advocates — and they feel they’re being left out of the city’s project.
Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti provided a timeline and more information about potential school boundary changes at a workshop, Tuesday.The changes would affect more than 20 schools, turning many of them into magnets, starting the 2016-2017 s…
Inmates won’t be reading a newspaper banned by Florida corrections officials anytime soon, due to a decision by a Tallahassee federal judge who said the publication’s advertisements pose a threat to security.But in a ruling last week, U.S. District Jud…
WJCT Public Broadcasting and Community First Credit Union of Florida Host Fourth Annual TEACH Conference
Contact: Stan Cleiland, Vice President, Community Relations and Strategic Communications (904) 358-6366 • firstname.lastname@example.org For Immediate Release WJCT Public Broadcasting and Community First Credit Union of Florida Host Fourth Annual TEACH Conference (Jacksonville, FL, September 8, 2015); The fourth annual TEACH Conference,…
On Friday, a vacant old coffee shop in Jacksonville’s Five Points reopened for a night to host a fashion show.
The show called “Kontrast,” hosted by Perversion Magazine, featured the work of Jacksonville-born-and-raised designer Bobby K. It was a collaboration with Perversion Creative Director Carl Rosen and businessman Steve Williams.
The Jacksonville Children’s Commission is asking people to step up and become mentors.
The nonprofit organization is facing a shortage of grown-ups who want to help kids.
A First Coast conservationist celebrated the birth of one of the most endangered mammals in the world.A baby pangolin took its first breaths in St. Augustine last week, thousands of miles away from its natural habitat.
Marco Invernizzi is bicycling around the world. He left his home in Italy in late July and set off across Europe, then down the East Coast of the U.S.
He’s spending Labor Day Weekend in Jacksonville. “It’s a very beautiful city,” Invernizzi said.