The Florida Times Union

Articles from April 10, 2002

3 Honored for Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse
Byline: Kelly Donovan, County Line staff writer Three people from Clay County were among 26 people who received awards at an April 3 luncheon honoring community efforts to prevent child abuse. The Clay honorees were: Susanne Hall, social worker...
Acting like It's Any Other Tournament
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer Mindy Dickerson keeps looking for a sign of nervousness from her husband, current U.S. Amateur champion Bubba Dickerson. After all, this is Masters week, and the first start in a major professional...
A Fair Amount of Fun Spring Tradition Enters Final 4 Days
Byline: Lamar Thames, County Line editor The Clay County Agriculture Fair is winding down, with only four more night of entertainment, exhibits and fair rides. The fair will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. today and tomorrow, from noon to midnight...
Agency Builds on Its Grants Workers Tackle Projects They Back
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer Ruby Powell said her new wheelchair ramp will keep her from feeling like a prisoner in her home. "It's just going to be wonderful to be able to get around," she said as she sat on the porch of her...
Architect Saves Stones from Historic Building Structure Razed for Riverside
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer About four weeks ago, Jacksonville architect Ted Pappas moved out of a historic building on Riverside Avenue that was to be demolished to make way for the road's widening. He made sure, however, that the...
Around the Bend Florida's First Lady Speaks at Luncheon
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer The first lady of Florida, Columba Bush, is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow to the Republican Women's Club of Duval Federated's April Luncheon at The Radisson Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive. The luncheon...
Baseball Notebook
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer KENNY OFFENSE FINDS ITS GROOVE Bishop Kenny OF A.J. Johnson, who was named all-state last year, delivered a three-homer game last week in the opening round of the Fort Lauderdale Aquinas Invitational....
Beach Shorts
EARTH DAY PARTY Guana River State Park will celebrate Earth Day by having a Nature Fair on April 20. The free event will feature up-close interaction with live reptiles and amphibians and a prize-winning carnival. There also will be free food...
Bikers Ride for Children Tim McGraw Is Grand Marshal
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Get your motor running and head out for the highway April 21, as Jacksonville's Dreams Come True organization hosts its third annual Seven Bridges Motorcycle Run with country music star Tim McGraw as...
Black Creek Scouts Earn Title of Best in Council
Byline: Tracy Spengler, County Line correspondent Of the 13 districts that constitute the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, only one is recognized as the best. On March 14, the Black Creek District, which incorporates most of...
Blood, Guts and Video Game Glory What Effect Is the Violence in Popular Games Having on the Youths Who Play Them?
Byline: Marcia Mattson, Times-Union staff writer You're a thug let loose on the streets of Liberty City, USA -- the "worst place in America." You're armed with a knife, a baseball bat and a gun. But you can work your way up to heavy artillery...
Bridge Work, Resulting Traffic Delays Almost Thing of Past Nassau: Work on Old Spans in Final Days
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Those short delays along U.S. 17 should end soon. Work to replace aging bridges along the road, which slowed traffic and caused headaches for nearby businesses for 1 1/2 years, should be finished...
Building on Grants Agency Works on Projects It Administers
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer Ruby Powell said her new wheelchair ramp will keep her from feeling like a prisoner in her home. "It's just going to be wonderful to be able to get around," she said as she sat on the porch of her...
Charity Events Abound in Coming Days
Byline: Lamar Thames, County Line editor The weather is heating up and the fairways are turning green. That can mean only one thing: It is time for charity golf tournaments in Clay County. Beginning with this week's Cure Cancer Golf Tournament,...
Children's Home Society Honors Foster Parents
Byline: Cindy Holifield, Times-Union staff THREE CHEERS -- Area foster parents and children living on the Children's Home Society campus enjoyed Foster Parent Appreciation Day recently. About 150 people attended the event, where they were...
'Choice' Scholarship Effort Tunnels into State Funds
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer A Jacksonville Beach-based scholarship organization will have access to $30 million the state has amassed for a new tax credit scholarship program that helps children from low-income families...
Church Giveaways Clothe, Feed People in Community
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer More than 200 people are sporting new outfits, thanks to a small Lackawanna church with community-minded members. Every three months, One Accord Gospel Temple gives out free clothes and a free meal. And...
Clay Offered Help to Start Arts Academy
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer The people in charge of the arts school and planned performing and visual arts complex at St. Johns River Community College are ready and willing to help the Clay County school district with a...
Collard Greens and Gravy Leaves Crowd Wanting More
Byline: Mark Faulkner, Shorelines correspondent Collard Greens and Gravy came all the way from Australia to serve up its "aborigine blues" as the George's Music Springing the Blues Festival's Saturday night dessert. The trio came on stage last with...
Community Notebook 10th-Grader's Sculpture, Drawing Take First Place
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer Jon Lopez, a 10th-grader at Victory Christian Academy on the Northside, took two first-place awards for artwork depicting a growling bear. Jon, who lives on the Northside, took top honors in monochromatic...
County Plates Let 'Sunshine' in License Tag Option Now Available
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer If you don't mind paying a steeper price every year, you can buy license plates containing personal messages, nicknames, important dates, even the name and logo of your college alma mater or...
Creepy, Crawly, Slithering, Unwelcome
Byline: Anne Sponholtz, Times-Union correspondent This is the time of year snakes decide to come to visit our gardens, and creep and crawl around our homes. Even though I do not like snakes one single bit, I understand they are important to the...
Cultural Center Work OK'd Atlantic Beach to Renovate Aging Building
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer After two years of planning and fund raising, the city has approved a $363,000 contract to renovate the Adele Grage Cultural Center, a former city hall that's seen lots of makeshift additions in...
Duval-Area Clergy Battle Perceptions of Tarnishing Trust New Disclosures Deepen Old Wounds
Byline: Steve Patterson, Times-Union staff writer ********** CORRECTION April 13, 2002 The Rev. William Hochheim is the pastor of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Starke. Because of a reporter's error, his name was incorrect in a story on Page...
Duval Ready to Make Run Ponte Vedra Resident Has Contended Last Four Years
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer AUGUSTA, Ga. -- David Duval doesn't think he has anything to prove in the Masters this week. Only something to win. Duval has contended deep into Sunday's final round at the Augusta National Golf...
Duval Students Visit Kennedy Space Center
High school students from across Duval County recently visited Kennedy Space Center as part of "Project Interact," a program that offers youths in grades 9 to 12 who have disabilities a field trip opportunity to learn more about summer internships...
Early Ouster Kremer Beats 2001 Champ
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer It wasn't a day for seeds to blossom at the Amelia Island Plantation. Led by the fastest-ever ouster of a defending Bausch & Lomb champion, Amelie Mauresmo and four other top-16 seeded players...
ENERGY One-Man Cartel
Saddam Hussein may be a lot smarter than most people realize. Or dumber. The Iraqi dictator says his country won't export any oil for 30 days, maybe longer, unless Israel stops its military campaign against terrorists in Palestinian territories....
Estate Sells off Eccentric Collector's Beloved Junk
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer "There's a ton o' junk in there. Whew!" Andrew Grant of the Northside said there was so much stuff in the cavernous West Bay Street buildings that it was almost too daunting to sort through it for...
Everybody Invited to Come Play Project Playground Seeks Volunteers
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer In March 2000, after two years of planning, design and fund raising, hundreds of community volunteers spent six days transforming loads of lumber, poles and mulch into the 15,000-square-foot Orange...
Family, Love of Game Drive JU's Alexander
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer Jacksonville University coach Terry Alexander is fresh off reaching a career milestone: 400 victories in 11 1/2 seasons as the Dolphins' head coach. But don't expect him to go anywhere for...
Festival Director Calls This Year's Best Ever
Byline: Mark Faulkner, Shorelines correspondent The 12th annual George's Music Springing the Blues Festival left its director, Sam Veal, feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed in the best way possible. Contacted after Tommy Castro and surprise guest...
Filibuster Delays Senate Redistricting Issue Maps Unfairly Spread out Voters, GOP Says
Byline: Doug Gross, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- The fate of Georgia's state Senate map remained uncertain late yesterday afternoon, after Republicans snarled business in the chamber for more than seven hours. With three days remaining...
First Coast Community Looking for Summer Interns
Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff writer Now is the time for high school and college students to line up First Coast Community internships for the summer and beyond. Interested in writing, photography, video production, multimedia, graphics, sports...
Fletcher's Guard Is Up Precision Team Works for World Title
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer The Fletcher High School Winter Guard team may not be recognized as such by most of their fellow students and teachers when they walk around campus. But when the team travels this week to...
Follow Tips to Help Keep Identity Safe
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Once a thief has stolen your identity, your bank accounts and credit are in danger. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service offers these tips: -- Promptly remove all mail from your mailbox. --...
Fruit Cove-Area Group Wants Voice Heard
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer They have an official name, a constitution and a desire to get residents of St. Johns County's fastest-growing community involved in its future. Now founders of the Northwest St. Johns County Community Coalition...
Gardeners Grow Cooperation Skills Fernandina Beach: It's a Lesson Learned
Byline: Allison Schaefers, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Donnie Barnett, 17, stoops down to pull a weed that has grown in the garden outside his classroom at the Day-Time Off Campus program in Fernandina Beach. The sun beats down on his back...
Georgia Briefing
CAMDEN GROUP OFFERS TOGETHERNESS THROUGH ART The Camden Children's Alliance and Resources is sponsoring fine arts workshops for residents of Camden County's public housing areas. The next sessions will be Saturday at the public housing community...
Glynn Woman Suesover Sex Tape Brunswick Police Seize, View Video
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- A Glynn County woman has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging Brunswick police violated her right to privacy by keeping and showing a videotape of her engaged in sex with...
Governor Offers Plan on Religion in Schools Proposal an Effort to Prod Lawmakers
Byline: Jim Saunders, Times-Union staff writer TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush yesterday offered a compromise to try to end a nasty battle about whether Florida's education laws should include a list of religious activities that are acceptable in public...
Groups Provide Free AIDS, HIV Education
Byline: Toi Jefferson, County Line staff writer On Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m., residents of Clay County can get a free education. Education that may one day save your life. A Community Come Together Day will be held at Camp Blanding. Sponsored...
High School Tennis Courts Get Bounce from Jacksonville
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer The Fletcher High School boys tennis team is on a 12-0 winning streak, even though the school's four tennis courts are full of cracks and the nets are worn and tattered. The boys and girls tennis...
Hushed Protest against Gay Bashing Schools to Follow 'Day of Silence'
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer More than 50 Florida schools and colleges plan to participate in a national observance today designed to promote awareness of how gay and lesbian students suffer harassment. Nationally, about...
Image Is Everything Springfield Gets Bum Rap, Residents Say
Byline: Kelly Donovan, Times-Union staff writer Many Springfield residents who have restored homes in the historic district want to clean up more than just the picturesque houses that line Pearl Street. They want to clean up Springfield's image....
Intracoastal to Gain Island Homesites Developer Plans Waterway Build
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Developer George Hodges plans to sell five island homesites in the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville Beach -- for $1.5 million apiece -- after a sign nailed to a pine tree off Butler Boulevard...
Inventions Show Creativity Finegan Students Tackle Problems
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer A pair of shoes that doubles as a mop. A pencil that gives the time and date. A bicycle helmet with a water bottle attached to it. A pair of crutches with gel to soften the underarm friction....
Jaguars Notebook
Byline: Vito Stellino, Times-Union sports writer HOLLIS SIGNS WITH BILLS Mike Hollis, who entered last season as the third most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history, but then had his worst season, signed a one-year deal yesterday with the...
Jail Inmate Arrested in Plot on Mom, State Trooper
Byline: Teresa Stepzinski, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- A Glynn County jail inmate has been charged with orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot targeting his mother and a Georgia state trooper. Ronald Edward Blazak, 35, of Conyers was...
JEDC: More Info Needed for Decisions
Byline: Karen Brune Mathis, Times-Union senior business writer Some Jacksonville Economic Development Commission members want to know more before they vote more. At a Monday workshop, new commissioners Ceree Harden and Susan Hartley and veteran...
Judge Blocks City Land Claim 'Pocket Park' Plan Suffers a Setback
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer A Jacksonville judge has blocked City Hall from using its eminent domain power to acquire property off Main Street in downtown, dealing a setback for a plan to build a "pocket park" across from where...
Kayaks in Florida, Part 2: Different Folks, Different Boats
Byline: Bill Longenecker, Shorelines columnist KIn the documentary film (circa 1930), Nanook of the North, an Eskimo climbs out of his kayak. Then those inside debark: three more people and a dog in the little boat. Eskimo boats skillfully were...
Kournikova Makes Earliest Exit
Byline: Laurie Cason, Times-Union correspondent It's difficult to feel sorry for Anna Kournikova, one of the most popular and photogenic players in women's tennis, who makes millions annually from endorsements. Yet, as Kournikova struggled last...
LaMoya Residents to City: No More Sidewalks Other Side Not Neded, They Say
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer LaMoya Avenue residents don't want any more sidewalks. And they told city officials at a town meeting last week they don't care if they are in the Better Jacksonville Plan. There already are sidewalks on...
Libertarians Cite Hygiene Bills among 'Silly' Legislation
Byline: Brian Basinger, Times-Union staff writer ATLANTA -- Another year, another batch of "silly'' legislation under the Gold Dome, or so says the Libertarian Party of Georgia. Last week, the small-scale political group cited eight bills pending...
Life in Ministry Has Kept Penney Residents Busy
Byline: Marian Chapman, Times-Union columnist It's time for a geography lesson. Do you know where Guyana is? It is a little country sandwiched between Venezuela and Suriname on the northern coast of South America. And it's the birthplace of Ken...
Liquor License Applicant Loses Arrest Spurs St. Marys Ordinance Change 2 Days before Man Re-Applies
Byline: Gordon Jackson, Times-Union staff writer ST. MARYS -- Daniel Charles Smith has not had his day in court on felony charges that he purchased stolen Navy property. But he may be guilty of bad timing. Smith's application for a license to...
MASTERS Notebook
Byline: Garry Smits, Times-Union sports writer WELCOME BACK, JOHN John Daly returns to the Masters after missing the 2001 tournament, and vowed he would pay closer attention to its eligibility requirements in the future. "When I first came...
Masters' Past, Present Meet at the Tree
Byline: Mark Woods, Times-Union sports columnist AUGUSTA, Ga. -- I am standing on the hill behind the clubhouse, feeling the gentle breeze on my face, listening to the murmur of conversation, watching Arnold Palmer and David Duval walk down a fairway...
Mayor Breaks Ground on San Marco Library Complex to Be 19,000 Square Feet by 2003
Byline: David Bauerlein, Times-Union staff writer The new main library in downtown Jacksonville has generated the hottest debate, but the San Marco branch library received the distinction yesterday of being the first library project to break ground...
Melrose Helps Its Future by Touting Past during Fest
Byline: Anne Sponholtz, County Line correspondent Books and magazine articles have been written on Melrose, the unincorporated community that intersects Florida 21 and Florida 26. If it is true that pictures tell a thousand words, probably no...
Morning Briefing
GRANT MAY LURE PUTNAM WAL-MART The state awarded a $330,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Putnam County this week to develop highway improvments to attract and support a new Wal-Mart Supercenter. The grant, announced yesterday by the Governor's...
Musician Lives for His Art, Passing It on to Youngsters
Byline: Mark Faulkner, Shorelines correspondent Nothing is a young man's game to Roland Fleming. Especially music. He literally lives and breathes the stuff. By day, the St. Augustine native is a music teacher at Mill Creek Elementary in St....
Nassau Notes
TAX HELP The Nassau County Council on Aging and the Nassau County Public Library System is offering free tax assistance through Monday at the council, 1367 S. 18th St. in Fernandina Beach. The assistance will be available 1 to 4 p.m. today, and...
Neptune Beach Council OKs Water Improvements Contract
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer After several delays in the bidding process for the city's water improvement project, the Neptune Beach City Council approved on Monday night the contract for the project to the lowest bidder....
New Planning Director Ready for the Challenge
Byline: Allison Schaefers, Nassau Neighbors staff writer With county growth continuing at an unprecedented rate, Nassau County officials are breathing sighs of relief that a new planning director now is aboard. Jay Marlles, former executive director...
Notebook
Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer JU'S WILLIAMS TOPS CHARTS Heading into the season, Jacksonville University senior P Bryan Williams expected to be in the three-man starting rotation. In addition to two starts, however,...
Notebook
Byline: Laurie Cason and Jeff Elliott, Times-Union staff STADIUM COURT LINE ERROR IN THE PAST There was no chance for another embarrassment of an improperly lined court yesterday at the Bausch & Lomb Championships. Bert Evatt, director of...
Orkin Target of Class Action Customers Could Recover Up to $1,500
Byline: Earl Daniels, Times-Union business writer Jacksonville customers of Orkin pest control are able to join a class-action lawsuit filed against the company. Last week, a Tampa judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit that will give...
Owens Corning, Retailer Put Requests before JEDC
Byline: Earl Daniels, Times-Union business writer Owens Corning wants to expand its downtown roofing shingle plant. So, tomorrow, the Toledo, Ohio-based manufacturing company is asking for an economic development grant of up to $310,000 from...
Parker Nips Wolfson in 11 Innings
Byline: Chase Goodbread, Times-Union sports writer When Kyle Miller made a pair of sixth-inning errors last night to allow Wolfson back into a district baseball game against host Parker, the Braves freshman felt compelled to make amends -- especially...
Patriot Educator Juanita Wilson, 84, Dies of Cancer
Byline: Jessie-Lynne Kerr and Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writers The funeral for Juanita K. Wilson, who as principal of Hendricks Avenue Elementary School for 28 years became one of the city's foremost educational leaders, will be at 1...
Planning Staff Told to Be Careful
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer Concerned that the public could become suspicious of staff changes to planning board decisions, Jacksonville Beach officials urged employees in a workshop Monday to be more thorough in their research...
Plant May Have Cold Reaction
Question: My azaleas have blossoms that didn't open and turned brown. In addition, lots of leaves have browned. Is there a chance this is disease or simply a reaction to that cold we had a few weeks back? Answer from Clay County Extension Service:...
Police Briefing Witnesses Say Man Exposed Himself near Complex Pool
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A 21-year-old man was arrested April 2 at a Southside apartment complex on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct in front of a minor and indecent exposure after police said he exposed and touched himself...
POLICE BRIEFS Man, 32, Charged with Kidnapping, Sexual Battery
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by area police departments. JACKSONVILLE BEACH Officers arrested a 32-year-old man Thursday on kidnapping and sexual battery charges in connection with an attack on his girlfriend the day before....
Police Look for 3 Suspects in Unrelated Crimes
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Police are looking for three people, one of whom stole an Aramark food service van Thursday morning from a man in the 5700 block of Bowden Road, a second who tried to rob a store a few blocks away later...
Police Track Down Suspect in Pair of Salon Robberies
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A 35-year-old Northside man was arrested April 2 on a charge of robbing Sally Beauty Supply and Equipment Store at 10991 San Jose Blvd. twice, once on March 22 and a second time hours before he was arrested....
Safety Agency to Investigate Jeep Fatality
Byline: Paul Pinkham, Times-Union staff writer The highway death of a Jacksonville man, blamed in a lawsuit on a defective brake rotor that has been the subject of hundreds of complaints about Jeep Grand Cherokees, is being referred to investigators,...
School Workers Honored St. Johns Will Give Top Award
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Staff writer Six Northwest St. Johns County school workers are in the running for the St. Johns County School District's School-Related Employee of the Year. The nominees are chosen from each of the district's 27 schools and...
Sea Turtle Watchers Hatch Plan for Season
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch is looking for people who would walk a mile for a sea turtle. The volunteer group, which has been working for 17 years to protect endangered sea turtles and...
Shrimpers Say Report out to Get Rid of Them Brunswick Wants Room for Cruise Ships, They Say
Byline: Terry Dickson, Times-Union staff writer BRUNSWICK -- Reports that shrimp boat crews steal electricity and dump refuse at the city docks are false, and the charges are another attempt to move the shrimp boats out of the way to make room for...
Slaying Suspect Heads to Court State Attorney Will Try Case
Byline: Veronica Chapin, Times-Union staff writer A 22-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a toddler last week in a Jacksonville apartment is back in the city, with his first court appearance scheduled for 9 a.m. today. Todderick Rashad...
Soccer Complex Coming Ground Broken on Westside
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Staff writer As military jets rumbled overhead, city officials, soccer parents and two young players gathered at a Westside park to mark an event that's been years in the making. Ground was broken April 4 on a five-field...
Softball Report
Byline: Bill Wesselhoff, Times-Union sports writer RECRUITING TRAIL AMANDA DEEN -- High School: Baldwin. -- Status: Uncommitted. -- What she's doing: The senior pitcher has been her team's MVP for three years and was all-area and third-team...
Some Area Residents Want to Live Life without Religion
Byline: Lynn Skapyak Harlin, Shorelines correspondent Ponte Vedra Beach resident Earl Coggins, an atheist, bases his life on logic and reason. But he said some people have been, well, unreasonable about that. "I have always felt that atheism...
Springfield's Oft-Discussed Revival Is Real
Byline: Charlie Patton, Times-Union columnist For as long as I've lived in Jacksonville, there has been talk of a Springfield revival. It was always easy to understand why. The streets of Springfield were full of splendid old homes in various...
Staying a Little Longer Venus Avoids Early Exit on Day of Upsets
Byline: Jeff Elliott, Times-Union sports writer Just one more win and Venus Williams will have a .500 won-lost career mark at Bausch & Lomb Championships. It's hard to fathom that the world's No. 2-ranked player had managed one win in three...
St. Johns Won't Put Tax Hike on Ballot Commissioners Yield to State Referendum
Byline: Shawna Sundin, Times-Union staff writer ST. AUGUSTINE -- St. Johns County voters will not be asked in November whether to raise the sales tax. County commissioners decided yesterday that it wasn't a good time to put the referendum on...
Study Highlights Hazards in College Drinking Panel Urges New Mind-Set on Problem
An estimated 1,400 college students are killed every year in alcohol-related accidents, according to a study released yesterday that researchers call the most comprehensive look ever at the consequences of student drinking. The study, by the federally...
Suit: City Rules Don't Apply to DOT Roadwork
Byline: David Bauerlein , Times-Union staff writer In a double-barrelled challenge, a state Department of Transportation lawsuit says Jacksonville's tree protection law and noise pollution regulations cannot be enforced on state roadwork. The...
Tarred by Brush of Crime
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist Like many people, Barney Spann was saddened when a man fatally shot a toddler in an apartment complex outside of historic Springfield recently. But like many of his neighbors, it also vexes Spann...
The County Line
Serving readers in Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Middleburg, Keystone Heights and Clay Hill Clay every Wednesday and Saturday. CLAY COUNTY CHURCH TOUR: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Fleming Island, featured in the book Margaret's Story...
Tribe Has Spoken: She's No Survivor Gainesville Woman off Hit CBS Show
Byline: Nancy McAlister, Times-Union staff writer For five weeks, Gina Crews, a 29-year-old nature guide from Gainesville, managed to outwit, outplay and outlast other members of Survivor's Maraamu tribe. But after tribal lines were redrawn,...
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