Monthly Archives: January 2017 (page 7)

First Coast Areas Still Reeling After Hurricane Matthew

Debris from fallen trees and washed-up trash from the river still litter the ground months after the Category 3 storm brushed the First Coast. Broken boards from the dock are scattered like leaves. A gate blocks off the dock and bears a large warning sign: “Keep off dock under repair,” in big red letters. The remaining few yards behind the fence are dangerous and cannot be used. Walter Jones Historical Park in Mandarin was home to the County Dock , but sustained extensive damage from the hurricane last October.

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1/17/2017: Grayson Marshall Jr.; Dr. Leon Haley; Eric Taylor

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” on the heels of the fatal Martin Luther King Jr. Day shooting at the Jacksonville Landing we spoke with life coach and metacognition expert Grayson Marshall Jr. He regularly speaks with youth groups and others on ways to end violence. We were then joined by the new dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine Dr. Leon Haley. We also heard a recorded interview with Texas singer-songwriter Eric Taylor.

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