Voter-approved money for land and water conservation could be used to help create asphalt and concrete bicycle and running paths across Florida.Among the bills that will be discussed in a special legislative session next month is a transportation measu…
Republican Mike Williams is Jacksonville’s new sheriff. He edged out Democrat Ken Jefferson with over 51 percent of the vote Tuesday. Williams says he looks forward to working with the new City Council and Mayor-elect Lenny Curry.
Williams said, “I pledge to the citizens of this community that our financial affairs will be transparent and to you I pledge my complete cooperation as we work to restore the city’s priority to public safety. And hold ourselves, all of us, accountable to our taxpayers.”
Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry is Jacksonville’s next mayor. He narrowly beat incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown Tuesday with just over 51 percent of the vote. Curry says the work starts now.
The author of a new novel set in the First Coast is speaking at the Jacksonville Public Library on Wednesday.
Larry Baker will be discussing his latest book, “The Education of Nancy Adams.” Adams is a teacher in a Jacksonville high school.
The Jacksonville Public Library’s Olga Bayer says Baker used to live in the area.
“He has several books which he has set in Northeast Florida. In this one, I think he talks about the St. Johns River quite a bit,” Bayer said.
Way down upon the Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is preparing for its biggest weekend of the year.
For 63 years, the Florida Folk Festival has brought together the state’s music and culture over Memorial Day weekend. Organizers say it’s the country’s oldest state-run festival.
“The Florida Folk Festival is like a melody of all the cultures of Florida , so it’s the best of Florida’s music, arts and culture,” said festival spokeswoman Andrea Thomas. “We like to showcase everything that makes Florida unique.”
The polls in the Duval General Election opened at 7 this morning. If you’re headed to the polls today, make sure to bring your ID with you. The line for the polls close at 7 p.m.In this General Election, if any candidate in a race receives mo…
In a victory for school-choice supporters, a circuit judge Monday tossed out a constitutional challenge to a state program that helps send tens of thousands of low-income children to private schools.
Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds ruled that plaintiffs in the case — spearheaded by the Florida Education Association teachers union — did not have legal “standing” to challenge the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.
A new photography exhibit at Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on the American South. Southern Exposure: Portraits of a Changing Landscape features the work of seven renowned photographers.
The project looks at the stories the land can tell.
MOCA Jacksonville Assistant Curator Jaime DeSimone says she knew the new show would be about the South.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown and several state legislators rallied in front of Jacksonville hospital on Monday. The Democratic lawmakers declared opposition to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s refusal to expand Medicaid.
If the Medicaid debate goes unresolved, Brown warns it might fall on local taxpayers to keep hospitals operating.