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2 hrs ago | Historic City News

Editorial: It's against the law

I love it when I hear people proclaim that some action or another is "against the law" - especially when they have no legal training, gullible followers buy into it, and, of course, on investigation, the action was not against the law at all.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WTLV

Two teens drive speeding car into pond

Two teens drive speeding car into pond on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/2014/04/19/teens-speeding-car-pond/7924683/ The teens, both 17 years old, sped past two deputies who were working traffic on Nocatee Parkway, according to Commander Chuck Mulligan with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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The Florida Times-Union

Ponte Vedra High principal Craig Speziale, 52, dies after lengthy cancer fight

Craig Speziale, the only principal Ponte Vedra High School has ever had, died Saturday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Ponte-Vedra, FL, Miami Dade County, FL

News 4 Jax

Weavers donate to K9 program

OUT OF FOOTBALL, THE COUPLE WHO BROUGHT THE JAGUARS TO TOWN WAYNE AND DOLORES WEAVER ARE CERTAINLY NOT OUT OF SIGHT NOW.

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St. Augustine Record

County unemployment rate at 5.2 percent

As the positive unemployment numbers keep arriving for St. Johns County, one person not surprised by them is local businessman Wayne Peters.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

St. Augustine Record

St. Augustine property sold to 7-Eleven

The company purchased property from First City Development, a Sarasota-based company.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

News 4 Jax

Battling erosion in St. Johns County

Some St. Johns County homeowners are worried about what beach erosion could be doing to their property.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

CBS 47

County leaders have new plan to stop beachfront erosion

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- More than a dozen homes in South Ponte Vedra are close to collapsing on the Beach because of erosion.

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Related Topix: Ponte-Vedra, FL, Weather

Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Unemployment rate at 5.2 percent for St. Johns County

More people in St. Johns County are looking for and finding jobs, according to data released Friday morning by the U.S. Dept.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL

News 4 Jax

Beach erosion emergency extended

Homeowners along the coast of South Ponte Vedra Beach are still worried about beach erosion on their property as St. Johns County has extended a state of emergency.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

CBS 47

Nearly 60 killed in mob attack on UN base in South Sudan

First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 9:30 AM on 4/24, issued at 9:30 AM Brunswick, GA First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:03 PM on 4/23, issued at 10:03 PM Fort White, FL JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, Fort White, FL, Jacksonville, FL

St. Augustine Record

Cook chosen as district's school-related employee of the year

So it's probably just about perfect that she is winner of this year's School-Related Employee of the Year award from the St. Johns County School District.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine Beach, FL, Flagler College, University of Central Florida

St. Augustine Record

Myths, mysteries and the datil pepper

Long associated with St. Augustine, the datil pepper was brought to the region by indentured workers from Minorca in the late 18th century.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Flagler College, University of Mississippi, Hastings, FL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS 47

St. Augustine couple arrested for Medicaid fraud

April and Jeffrey Henderson have been charged with criminal mistreatment of a blind teen with cerebral palsy while collecting nearly $4,000 a month in Medicaid payments to pay for her care.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

News 4 Jax

2 women arrested in snatch-and-grab robbery

Two St. Johns County women were arrested in connection with a snatch-and-grab robbery outside Ponce de Leon Mall on Wednesday.

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The Florida Times-Union

St. Johns man charged in Best Buy attack on 9-year-old sent to mental hospital

An autistic St. Johns County man accused of attacking a 9-year-old girl in a Jacksonville Best Buy bathroom will soon be sent to a Florida mental hospital after a judge agreed he's incompetent to stand trial Thursday in the Duval County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Chattahoochee, FL

News 4 Jax

Campaign to reduce crimes against pedestrian

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is initiating the "if only" campaign, meaning, "if only I'd known the law, that person would be alive today."

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St. Augustine Record

Republic Services makes $30,000 donation to Counil on Aging

During a news conference Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Republic Services announced its donation of $30,000 to become a sponsor of The Players Ponte Vedra Community Senior Center.

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Related Topix: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte-Vedra, FL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Augustine Record

County commits to safer roads

PETER.WILLOTT@STAUGUSTINE.COM A bicyclist shares the road with afternoon traffic on U.S. 1, near the intersection of C.R. 312, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine Record

History teaches skills, offers perspective

And that's reflected in the St. Johns County School District's approach to the subject, including an annual history fair that gives students a chance to do independent research.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., St. Augustine, FL, Florida, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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