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JEA to bring down Northside power stack, 2 boilers Friday

JEA will demolish Friday the last two boilers and a power stack at its retired power plant in the St. Johns River Power Park at 11201 New Berlin Road.Total Wrecking and Environmental, the construction company in charge of the implosion, plans to use more than 600 pounds of dynamite at 8 a.m. Friday to bring the tower and boilers down simultaneously.JEA said the best places to view the implosion will be on the Northside, although the utility advises people observing the […]

Third suspect in Jacksonville murder-for-hire is accused hitman

A 37-year-old man is the third person behind bars in the May 9 murder-for-hire of 44-year-old Velvet Love Burns in her Doris Lane home on the city’s Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.Stephen Shelton Hand, already in jail after an unrelated May 29 arrest, was officially charged Tuesday with murder.He joins Burns’ 50-year-old husband, Jerry “Tommy” Allen Burns and his 30-year-old mistress, Amanda Lee Love, both also arrested in June on murder […]

Jacksonville teacher faces DUI charges after Mandarin Road crash

A 32-year-old Duval County middle school teacher was arrested early Sunday on multiple DUI charges after crashing an SUV into a tree on Mandarin Road, injuring a young passenger, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.Thomas Raymond Giaimo of Wales Court is a teacher at Kernan Middle School, according to Duval County Public Schools.

Florida teachers participate in 2019 Forestry Tour

Last month 40 teachers from across the state traveled to Fernandina Beach to participate in the 2019 Florida Forestry Teacher’s Tour. For four days the teachers had the opportunity to study Florida’s forest industry and its role in everyday life.The tour took the educators to various locations throughout Northeast Florida such as Jennings State Forest in Clay County where they saw a prescribed fire demonstration. They also visited a small tree farm and […]

3 pilot whales die after mass stranding at St. Simons Island

Three pilot whales are dead after almost two dozen of the seagoing mammals tried to beach themselves Tuesday on St. Simons Island near its downtown pier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.The stranding saw beachgoers as well as staff from the state’s Wildlife Resources and Coastal Resources divisions, plus the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Glynn County Emergency Management pushing several beached whales back into the ocean.The rescue efforts occurred even […]

1748 Bakehouse opening in historic Springfield with hand-crafted bread, artisanal pastries & boards

A baker and chef wife-husband team are investing in their historic Springfield neighborhood by serving up hand-crafted breads, artisanal pastries and grazing boards of cheese, fine cured meats, fresh fruits and vegetables.Allison and Kurt D’Aurizio hope to open 1748 Bakehouse — a 34-seat bakery and restaurant featuring their innovative, from-scratch culinary creations — at 1748 N. Main St., by Labor Day weekend.  The brick-and-mortar restaurant will be in […]

Jacksonville gunshot victim arrested on rape and theft warrants

A 19-year-old man injured in a July 8 drive-by shooting on East 22nd Street went from a hospital bed to jail cell the next day after police found outstanding warrants on him for charges of sexual battery and grand theft, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.Jaursha Deshawn Odom remains behind bars on $507,500 bail in an October 2018 reported rape and a late May shoplifting, according to Duval County jail and court records. Odom was one of two men shot just after […]

The Bread & Board plans second Jacksonville restaurant

The owners of The Bread & Board hope to open their second Jacksonville restaurant later this year.The restaurant, which has made a name for itself at 1030 Oak St. in Five Points, confirmed its expansion to St. Johns Town Center North via Facebook.”Exciting news! The Bread & Board is thrilled to expand its homegrown restaurant presence in one of Jacksonville’s most dynamic culinary markets and thriving areas, […]

3 pilot whales dead after mass stranding at St. Simons Island

Three pilot whales are dead after almost two dozen of the seagoing mammals tried to beach themselves Tuesday on St. Simon’s Island near its downtown pier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.The stranding saw beachgoers as well as staff from the state’s Wildlife Resources and Coastal Resources divisions, plus the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Glynn County Emergency Management pushing several beached whales back into the ocean.The rescue efforts occurred […]

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