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High Tides Trigger Coastal Flood Warning In Urban Jacksonville Neighborhoods

A Coastal Flood Advisory from the National Weather Service is in effect in the San Marco and Ortega neighborhoods of Jacksonville through at least the middle of next week.

Lindsay Hardee lives about a block away from the river in San Marco. She says the road has been so flooded, she found a fish in the road. And sure enough, a few yards away from where she’s standing, a six-inch gray fish is baking in the sun.

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Funding Still Uncertain For St. Johns River Deepening Project

The state may be providing more than $86 million for deepening the St. Johns River, but plenty of questions still remain.

The state’s five-year work plan includes the $86 million, including $10 million in the 2016 fiscal year. That figure would have to be approved by the state Legislature when it next meets.

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Closing The Loop: Sylvia Steen

Sylvia Steen is a Jacksonville native who headed west and then returned … with a harpsichord. Steen said, “I was born in Jacksonville. My parents moved here from Alabama during World War II. My father worked at NAS Jacksonville in the depot…

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Beer, Hymns On Tap In Riverside

For Tim Kerr the first Thursday of the month means he’s setting up for Beer and Hymns at the Silver Cow, a bar in Jacksonville’s Riverside well known for its long list of ever-changing craft brews and moody lighting.

But the bar has also become a hangout for singing gospel hymns.

“Beer and Hymns is kind of an Irish pub tradition where you get together and you do just what it says, you drink beer and you sing old gospel tunes,” Kerr said. “It’s a lot of fun — kind of karaoke.”

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Duval Watchdog Group Sues City Over Sunshine Law Violation

The Jacksonville watchdog group Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County is suing the city over City Council members’ text messaging during meetings.

Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law mandates that any communications public officials have about issues that they will decide on must be done in the full view of the public. 

The group said the violation of the “Sunshine” law should reverse the council’s decision to keep 17 firefighters from losing promotions.

In September, the City Council reversed course on demoting the firefighters after council members coordinated via text message.

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