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Final Public Hearing On Baker County Mine Expansion To Be Held Tuesday Evening

Baker County Commissioners will decide Tuesday whether a mining company can move a portion of a state road and expand its operation close to Macclenny. Chemours wants to add more than 370 acres to its existing titanium dioxide mine, just east of County Road 228. The whitish heavy metal is used in everything from toothpaste to the M’s on M&M candies, and it occurs naturally in the area’s soil. It’s one of two similar mines in the entire country. The company says it’s nearly depleted the existing titanium dioxide supply at its current site, which employs a couple hundred people.

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5/15/2017: Next For Corrine Brown; Medical Marijuana; Ann Sabbag; Cole Pepper

Monday on “First Coast Connect,” attorney John Phillips (1:03) talked about what’s next in the case of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5). We spoke with David Feuerstein (23:10) from the New York-based Feuerstein Kulick law firm on why medical marijuana legislation is so slow moving in Florida. Health Designs founder and CEO Ann Sabbag (40:50) talked about the future of workplace wellness, and WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper (44:45) discussed a historic PLAYERS Championship.

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5/12/2017: Media Roundtable; Nancy Cappello; ‘Eagles For Impact’; Mother’s Day

Our Friday Media Roundtable on “First Coast Connect” included A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics, blogger Fred Matthews, David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:48). We learned about breast cancer survival with advocate Nancy Cappello (33:35). Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Diane Boyle (41:58) about the “Eagles for Impact” fundraiser at THE PLAYERS Championship. Sunday is Mother’s Day, Terri Mashour (45:36), who runs the website Fun 4 First Coast Kids had some ideas where you take mom on her day.

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Great Food Truck Debate; ‘Devastating’ Education Bill; & Fire Season In NE Florida — #36

Earlier this year, Jacksonville unveiled its urban food park concept, prompting the start of yet another food truck debate between these mobile establishments and its brick-and-mortar counterparts. Also, the Legislative session has ended and the passing of a mammoth education bill might be bad news for some of Duval County’s poorest students. Then, dryer than normal weather is causing drought conditions and, yes, wildfires throughout Northeast Florida. We’ll bring you a story on what you need to do to help stave off a water shortage, and how some folks are banding together on social media to help save their animals as they head for shelter from the West Mims Fire. But first, a verdict in the trial of Corrine Brown.

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