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$10,000 reward offered for killer of Jacksonville man

The family of a Jacksonville man slain last month is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever killed him.Shawnell Nathanial Mahone-Spann, 21, was found dead Aug. 20 in the 7800 block of Garden Street   on the city’s Northwest side. His body was discovered almost a week after he was reported missing by his family, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.His relatives along with nonprofit, anti-crime Jacksonville Chapter […]

Call Box: Gypsies were not a novelty in Jacksonville

Dear Call Box: I heard that gypsies lived on St. Johns Avenue in Riverside or Avondale in the 1940s. Can you tell me if this is true?D.J., JacksonvilleDear D.J.: We turned to historian Wayne Wood, who said yes there were gypsies who camped out in the area decades ago. Wood interviewed Christine Dearing Crutchfield in the 1970s for his book “Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage.”Her father, Frank Dearing, owned a […]

Jacksonville residents' innovative solutions to fight hunger head to state competition

Their pitches involved selling fresh food in street-side food machines, establishing small farms along the developing “emerald necklace” trail and delivering farm-fresh bags of vegetables to seniors in subsidized housing. The state winner receives $20,000 prize to implement their vision.

False report of shooting causes chaos, minor injuries at Oakleaf High School football game

False reports of a shooting caused chaos resulting in parents saying some students were trampled as they fled in panic Friday night at the Oakleaf High School homecoming football game against Ed White High School.Clay County schools Superintendent Addison Davis emphasized no gun was found and there was no immediate threat to students, parents, staff or […]

Career Track

Larry L. Melton Jr., joined the board of directors of the Dewberry consulting firm. Melton is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving as an officer deployed in Asia, South America and the Middle East. Merdith W.B. “Bo” Temple, was named vice chairman of Dewberry’s board of directors. Temple is a U.S. Army veteran retiring after serving as deputy chief and acting chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Luca Arendt […]