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San Sebastian Harbor details coming to light

Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, met with Don McCormick, Director of Business Development for Humphrey Realty this afternoon; the entity managing the development of the Doubletree by Hilton on San Marco Avenue at Old Mission Avenue, and the new owners of the long vacant land to be developed into the San Sebastian Inland Harbor. […]

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Taxes down, spending down? Check your TRIM notice!

When I attended Ketterlinus Jr. High School in the 1960′s, the school district began to teach something called “new math”. I never understood that, since 10 + 10 was still equal to 20. But, I was a teenager then and didn’t care what they called it, so long as we could bring cans of Coca […]

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Sunday morning drive-through incident lands three in jail

When 21-year-old Jody Lynn Carlile pulled up to the drive-through at Steak-n-Shake in St Augustine at about 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, she probably wasn’t thinking that she and the two young men riding in the Jeep with her were headed for the St Johns County Jail. The trouble started when one of the two passengers, […]

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Public Notice of Negotiation Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meetings have been scheduled in […]

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San Sebastian Inland Harbor has new owner

Historic City News has learned that real estate owned through foreclosure by a Wells Fargo Bank affiliate has been sold to a central Florida family involved in a number of property investment projects throughout Florida for a reported $4.75 million. Gulambbas Abdul-Hussein, and the Abdul-Hussein family partnership, will hold ownership through a limited liability corporation […]

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Early voting slow with one week until Primary Election

St Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes told Historic City News editor Michael Gold that if 30% of St Johns County’s registered voters cast a ballot in the Primary Election August 26th, she will be pleased. That number may be wishful thinking. When the books closed, Monday, July 28th, there were 157,958 registered voters. […]

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St Johns deputy cited for careless driving patrol vehicle

Historic City News has been informed that a St Johns County Deputy has been cited by the Florida Highway Patrol in a crash that occurred on Thursday August 7th at about 4:00 p.m. along US-1 north, when the deputy rear-ended a 31-year-old female driver when she slowed to obey a traffic control device. The deputy, […]

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Understanding common job interview questions

Interview questions are not as straightforward as they seem, and answering just one question incorrectly may put you out of the running for a job. The moral of the story? Be ready to read between the lines. Here are seven of the most common interview questions, what the hiring manager is really asking, and how […]

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First day of school attendance record high

Chief of Community Relations for the St. Johns County School District, Christina Langston, reported to Historic City News that yesterday’s opening day found St. Johns County continuing to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state; the student count was 31,671 — an increase of 1,168 students or 3.8 percent over last year’s […]

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Public Notice of Negotiation Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meetings have been scheduled in […]

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Letter: Quality Inn posts fraudulent charges to credit card

Letter: Quality Inn posts fraudulent charges to credit card Jessica Davis Priscilla Goldston Dear Editor: We checked into the Quality Inn Historic District, located at 1111 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard, in Saint Augustine on Friday August 15th and rented one room for two nights. The room charges were $207.79. We took our dogs with […]

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More than a dozen hooked in prostitution sting

Fourteen men and women from around the state, including a man who ran for Sheriff of Putnam County, have been arrested at a St Augustine Beach motel during a four-day undercover operation that targeted men and women soliciting sex or offering sexual favors in return for money through advertising on a social media website. Reno […]

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Bicycle safety initiative: Don’t be a Salmon

Heather Neville, Director of Velo Fest, announced to Historic City News the launch of a new and fun education program kicking off today. “Don’t Be a Salmon” will focus on helping all road users know which way to ride their bicycle, which is with the flow of traffic, even when on a sidewalk. Nearly 50% […]

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Jacksonville wins bid for broadband fiber network

A joint press conference with the Mayor of Jacksonville, Alvin Brown, and a spokesman for AT&T, is planned for tomorrow, Tuesday August 19, at 10:00 a.m. in Jacksonville City Hall, announcing that AT&T will be bringing its faster broadband fiber network to Jacksonville, making it one of 25 cities in the country to get the […]

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Editorial: Why would anyone vote for Ken Bryan for mayor?

After his failed attempt for election to the county commission as a Democrat, then election as a Republican for only one term, you would think Ken Bryan would get the message. This man’s bid for re-election never made it out of the Primary, and there are many reasons why. In a Sunday Guest Column published […]

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Commemorating the end of the 2nd Seminole War

Historic City News readers are invited to witness the reenactment of the termination of hostilities between the Seminole Indians and US Army Troops in Florida after seven years of fighting during the 2nd Seminole War. This Saturday, August 23rd, displays in front of St. Francis Barracks, 82 Marine Street, St. Augustine will be open, beginning […]

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Letter: Please read Beach charter amendments and vote

Letter: Please read Beach charter amendments and vote Undine George St Augustine Beach, FL Dear Editor and Historic City News readers at St Augustine Beach; Charter amendment propositions are on your primary ballot. Although most primary propositions are bland, all are not. If you live in the City of St Augustine Beach, I ask you […]

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Marriage Licenses Applications – 8/17/2014

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action. From the records of Cheryl […]

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Arrest comes in July indecent exposure incident

Historic City News was informed that a 54-year-old St Johns area resident was arrested Saturday morning after investigators obtained sufficient evidence to obtain a warrant charging that he was publicly masturbating in front of three pre-teenaged girls. St Johns County Sheriff’s Detectives Bill Werle and George Harrigan investigated the incident that occurred at the Julington […]

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Letter: Citizens have told me what they expect

Letter: Citizens have told me what they expect Nancy Shaver Candidate for Mayor St. Augustine Dear Editor: What should you expect from your City government and your Mayor anyway? We’re on the eve of an important election for the City of St. Augustine and as a candidate walking this City and talking to hundreds of […]

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Bob Weir & Ratdog Concert – CANCELLED

SHOW CANCELLED Refunds Available at Point of Purchase Only Bob Weir & Ratdog with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Sunday, August 24, 2014 Bob Weir & RatDog with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 24 has been canceled. A statement issued from Bob Weir & RatDog states: “Circumstances have necessitated […]

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Celtic Thunder concerts coming to Culhane’s Irish Pub

Culhane’s Irish Pub owner and 2014 JAX Chamber Beaches Division Small Business Leader of the Year, Lynda Culhane, announced to Historic City News that members of the famous Irish ensemble, Celtic Thunder, will be playing a series of concerts at Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach. In the 1990’s, the Culhane Sisters (Lynda, Michelle, Mary […]

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The Fresh Beat Band Concert

The Fresh Beat Band Live in ConcertFriday, August 22, 2014 For a complete list of events go to the Amphitheatre website. © 2014, HISTORIC CITY NEWS. All rights reserved.

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Early voting in St Johns County starts Friday

Early voting begins tomorrow, Friday August 15, and Historic City News readers will be exercising their right to vote at six designated early voting locations through Saturday, August 23 across St Johns County. Voters may cast their ballot at any of the locations, regardless of their assigned precinct or where they reside between 8:00 a.m. […]

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City manager carries water for ten major failings

The City Manager of the City of St Augustine, John P. Regan, a professional engineer, is one of only three employees that are hired by the members of the politically elected city commission. He is supposed to manage the city. The city commission is supposed to set the policies and direction for him to follow […]

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Florida Highway Patrol: Now Hiring

Sergeant Dylan L. Bryan, spokesman for the Troop G Public Affairs Office, has invited all Historic City News readers who are interested in becoming a member of the Florida Highway Patrol to attend a statewide hiring event hosted today. This program, held at the Troop G Headquarters, 7322 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205, accomplishes a […]

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Letter: What’s in a mayor?

Letter: What’s in a mayor? Edward A. Slavin, Jr. St. Augustine Dear Editor: These are no ordinary times, no ordinary elections. I encourage all voters to meet and research the candidates. This is our town, our time, and your future. It is up to us to help preserve our village. Vote early and beat the […]

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HHSAC Meeting Schedule

HHSAC FY 2013/2014 Meeting Schedule All meetings are held at the Health and Human Services Conference Room, 1955 US 1 South, St. Augustine. Any changes in dates, times, or meeting rooms will be posted. Meetings held on third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. FY 2013/2014 October 17, 2013 November 21, 2013 December 12, […]

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Public Notice of Negotiation Meetings

PUBLIC NOTICE OF NEGOTIATION MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, representatives of the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 will meet in public session for the purpose of collective bargaining contract negotiations. The following meetings have been scheduled in […]

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St. Johns County Insurance Committee Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETINGOF THEST. JOHNS COUNTY INSURANCE COMMITTEE Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Johns County Insurance Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Permit Center conference room at 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The purpose […]

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Ponce de Leon, Balboa, and De Soto (Period of Discovery, 1513–1542)

1528. The magic fountain; Ponce de Leon discovers Florida; Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.— The Indians on the West India Islands believed that there was a wonderful fountain in a land to the west of them. They said that if an old man should bathe in its water, they would make him a boy again. Ponce de Leon1, a Spanish soldier who was getting gray and wrinkled, set out to find this magic fountain, for he thought that there was more fun in being a boy than in growing old.

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The U.S. acquires Spanish Florida

Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams sign the Florida Purchase Treaty, in which Spain agrees to cede the remainder of its old province of Florida to the United States. >>>>

Battle of St. Augustine (1702 AD)

After Christopher Columbus' voyage of 1492, Spain began establishing control over the islands of the Caribbean Sea. When their reach extended to Central and South America, the wealth of the Aztec and Inca empires began flowing across the Atlantic to Spanish coffers. As early as 1522, other European nations saw the potential of profiting from Spain's work by attacking Spanish ships laden with treasure. Spain responded by >> Battle of St. Augustine (1702 AD)

A Timeline of St. Augustine 1512–1886

In 1512 Juan Ponce De Leon, in search of gold and the fountain of youth, sailed from Porto Rico and on 27th March he landed in latitude 30° 8', slightly north of St. Augustine. The Indian name of the country was Cautio, but Ponce de Leon named it Florida, having discovered it on Easter Sunday. The Spaniards planted a cross, unfurled the royal banner, and took the oath of allegiance to Ferdinand, in whose name they took possession >>>

 

   
 

 

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