Articles from Jacksonville - local

Jaguars' London office makes year-round play for U.K. fans

Last in a seriesYes, people in the United Kingdom do play football.Hussain Naqi, who moved to London three years ago to spearhead the Jacksonville Jaguars’ international program, can reel off statistics about the sport’s growth there, whether it’s children playing JagTag to learn the basics of the game, or rising television ratings for NFL games in general and Jaguars games in particular.Even higher education has some gridiron action.”About 40 different […]

Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week

Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more, go to and search for Cold Noses.Some shelters may be closed or have revised operating hours this weekend because of their participation in the Mega Adoption Event, which began Friday and continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, 510 Fairground Place. Some of the animals listed here will be at the […]

Cher announces new tour, Jacksonville concert

If you thought Cher’s Valentine’s Day 2003 Farewell Tour concert at Veterans Memorial Arena was her last in Jacksonville, think again.If you thought Cher’s May 14, 2014 Dressed to Kill concert at Veterans Memorial Arena was her last in Jacksonville, think again.On Friday, the pop music icon announced a new tour — The Here We Go Again Tour — and Jacksonville is the fourth stop, scheduled for January 23, 2019.Tickets for the show go on […]

City Council members interviewed as State Attorney's Office investigates Sunshine Law complaint

Investigators with the State Attorney’s office are interviewing Jacksonville City Council members and requesting phone records and emails as they investigate potential violations of Florida’s Sunshine Law. Two council members, Tommy Hazouri and Matt Schellenberg, on Thursday confirmed speaking with investigators, who they said asked questions about the Sunshine Law and whether they knew anyone who violated it.The State Attorney’s Office declined to […]

Jags Cinema team creates content for TIAA Bank Field's huge video boards

Fifth in a seriesLast weekend was a busy one for members of the Jags Cinema team, a seven-member group responsible for creating still images and video of members of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team.On Sunday, Jags Cinema personnel did what they do before all major events that take place at TIAA Bank Field, creating a running show on the huge video boards located in the north and south […]

JEA wants delay on vote about nuke project's future

JEA is asking the owners of a floundering $27 billion nuclear expansion project in Georgia to delay a crucial vote expected this month on whether to continue building the reactors so the parties involved — including Jacksonville’s utility — can have “reasonable conversations” about resolving the increasingly contentious issue.JEA favors canceling the Plant Vogtle expansion project because its own obligation, signed in 2008, to help finance the construction of the […]

Times-Union President Mark Nusbaum announces upcoming retirement

Mark Nusbaum, president of the Florida Times-Union since March 2012, will retire near the end of this year.”I’ve been in the business for nearly 46 years, going back to high school, as a copy clerk,” Nusbaum said. “Yes, it’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s time.”I can’t say Thank You enough to all the great employees of the Times-Union, who accepted me as family from the time we arrived, from the production department to the newsroom, from circulation to advertising. That […]

Delores Barr Weaver boosts United Way of Northeast Florida endowment with $1 million donation

Jacksonville philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver has donated $1 million to the United Way of Northeast Florida’s endowment, which provides a sustainable revenue source to the nonprofit and its partners.The donation is the first endowment gift of that size in the nonprofit’s 94-year history, according to the agency.”United Way of Northeast Florida is a critical leader in addressing the most challenging conditions of our community,” Weaver said. “I am proud to support United […]

Florida governor nominee Ron DeSantis picks Cuban-American woman as running mate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is picking state Rep. Jeanette Nunez to be his running mate, marking the first time a Cuban-American woman will run for Florida’s lieutenant governor.DeSantis announced his choice through a press release Thursday just ahead of a rally with Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate.Nunez has represented a Miami district since 2010 and serves as speaker pro tempore.Ironically, DeSantis won the nomination […]

State Attorney investigators asking council members about Sunshine Law violations

Investigators with the State Attorney’s office are interviewing Jacksonville City Council members as part of a probe into Sunshine Law compliance, asking council members if they know of any potential violations and seeking permission to review their phone records and emails.Two council members, Tommy Hazouri and Matt Schellenberg, confirmed on Thursday that investigators have been meeting with council members during the last week, although they didn’t know any […]