Jacksonville businessman Ed Burr has been unanimously elected chair of Florida State University Board of Trustees.Burr is president and CEO of the Jacksonville-based GreenPointe Holdings real estate company. The company builds homes, plans communities …
Jacksonville is the Florida metro area with the highest percentage of LGBT residents, yet is one of the few large cities with no anti-discrimination ordinance to protect them. That’s according to the report released Tuesday by the Jacksonville Office of General Counsel.
The report was prepared at the request of outgoing Mayor Alvin Brown.
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is hosting a discussion Tuesday evening to talk about student mental health and well-being.The ONE by ONE Community Forum will start with an expert panel discussion of new strategies for working with at-risk stude…
A sharply-divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the lethal-injection protocol used in Oklahoma and other states, opening the door for executions to resume in Florida.In the 5-4 majority opinion issued Monday, Justice Samuel Alito…
A new vision-screening campaign aimed at kids will start in Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Public Library promotes its free audiobook service. Ocean researchers track great white sharks in the waters off Jacksonville, while the Coast Guard is monitoring the debris from an exploded rocket as it floats north from more than 150 miles off Florida’s coast.
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A great white shark named Mary Lee was recorded off the coast of Jacksonville last week.Ocean researchers who are part of an organization called OCEARCH, are following her and other great whites to learn their traveling patterns.
A friendly eagle mascot will soon begin visiting Jacksonville children to spread the word about eye care.
Duval County is one of the state’s first to test out a new pediatric vision-screening campaign by the Jacksonville-based Florida Society of Ophthalmology.
The Coast Guard is monitoring the debris field of a rocket that exploded during take-off on Sunday.
The debris from is floating north more than 150 miles off the coast of Florida, and it is not expected to impact beaches over July Fourth weekend.
St Johns County spokeswoman Sarah Hand says while it’s not likely debris will land along the first coast, beach-goers should keep their eyes open.
“It’s best to stay away from any debris or any perceived debris and immediately call Spacex or the Coast Guard,” she said.
The American Publishers Association has designated June as audiobook month. The Jacksonville Public Library is celebrating the month by touting its free audiobook delivery service. The library offers so-called “talking books” and magazines to city residents who are blind or living with physical disabilities.
The state’s record-setting budget goes into effect on Wednesday, along with 130 other new laws that were produced by the Legislature this year in the regular and special sessions and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.Starting Wednesday, the state will no long …