The Bryan Concert Organ, two house fires in Eastside and a police shooting in Lake Wales are all in the headlines today.
Fans of the Jacksonville Symphony may know the kaleidoscope of sounds that come from the orchestra’s massive pipe organ, but they may not know it’s history, or what it takes to tune it.
“With this many pipes, anything can go wrong,” said organ technician Chaz Dewsbury, who’s been taking care of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s Bryan Concert Organ for the last seven years.
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Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State address Tuesday to try to reinvigorate his legislative agenda after a difficult opening to his second term.During the 21-minute speech, Scott pu…
There’s something universally jarring about the sound of shackles. It’s slow and, while high-pitched, carries a timbre of gloom.
It’s especially unnerving when those shackles are chained to the feet and arms of a slight, young man, like the one who stood in front of an audience on a recent evening.
“At the end of the day, y’all are going home. I’m still locked up,” he told the group of young men sitting before him.
His words were quiet, but he had their full attention.
Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
Lawyers for the Legislature told the Florida Supreme Court in a brief filed late Friday that part of a state ban on political gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution.The filing is the latest chapter in a long-running battle over wheth…
The City of Jacksonville is automating it’s curbside recycling program. That means new recycling bins for residents.
“Soon, three-fourths of the city will have the new carts,” said Jeff Foster, director of Solid Waste for the City of Jacksonville.
The new recycling bins have bright yellow lids and they will be picked up every-other week by a truck with a big mechanical arm. And they can hold much more than the old blue bins.