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JAXPORT Locked In Competition With Savannah And Charleston

There are a lot of folks working the docks at the Port of Jacksonville. And Vince Cameron knows them all. He wears a hard hat and a whistle around his neck. He’s the President of the local Longshoreman’s union.

“My dad was a longshoreman for 44 years on these docks before he retired,” said Cameron. “Yeah, I’m a child of this port.”

He stood looking at a weathered Horizon Lines freighter that just pulled into the Blount Island Terminal from Puerto Rico.

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City Rescue Mission Opens Doors For Thanksgiving Feast

 The City Rescue Mission is opening its doors tomorrow for a Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and less fortunate. This morning on First Coast Connect, Penny Kievet stopped by to talk to Melissa Ross.

“We have the pleasure of bringing hope and Thanksgiving to all of our neighbors on the street,” Kievet said. “We are indeed expecting about 1,000 folks.”

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Marissa Alexander Takes Plea Deal

The Jacksonville mother once sentenced to 20 years for shooting into a wall will now serve 65 days in county jail and two years under house arrest under a new plea agreement. Marissa Alexander agreed to take a plea deal Monday afternoon. She …

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