The Florida Times Union

Articles from December 27, 2016

Air It Out: Better Late Than Never; Jaguars Found Right Matchups for Robinson; Best Passer Rating for Bortles
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran It arrived way too late to salvage the season. But that doesn't mean the Jaguars aren't going to sweep their dynamic offensive performance in Saturday's 38-17 win over Tennessee under the figurative rug. The maligned offense...
All-First Coast: Swimming; Young Athletes Taking Fastest Lane to Swimming Crowns 'Discipline and Drive' Make Fleming Island Junior Hackett a Champion
Byline: Clayton Freeman Nick Hackett is driven. "I've been competitive since day one," he said. "Even when I was first riding a bike, I hated that someone would go faster than me and I wanted to get those training wheels off." That drive -...
All-First Coast: Swimming; Young Athletes Taking Fastest Lane to Swimming Crowns When Seconds Counted, Swimmer's Extra Half Point Was What Made All Difference
Byline: Clayton Freeman For Lilly McCabe, it came down to one hundredth of a second. One half of a point. A state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke. An FHSAA team championship for the Bartram Trail girls. And history for Northeast Florida...
Bluegrass Promoter Keeps Jam Going; His Success Is Helping the Genre, as Old as It Is, to Keep Drawing Crowds
Byline: Terry Dickson JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. | Norman Adams' climb to become the largest bluegrass music show promoter in the country started on the side of a mountain four decades ago. Adams and a friend borrowed money in the 1960s to buy 170 acres...
Everyone into Pool; Current System Likely to Stay in Place for Bowl Games Such as TaxSlayer
Byline: Garry Smits From all indications, the TaxSlayer Bowl and its affiliate conferences are getting back in the pool when it comes time to re-negotiate contracts for the next bowl cycle some time in 2018. When the current bowl season is concluded,...
Journey Funds Are Sought by Others; Councilman Wilson Says Southside Is Hit by Violence, Too
Byline: Christopher Hong Away - but not far - from the quiet subdivisions and booming development near the St. Johns Town Center, neighborhoods like Windy Hill are a reminder that there are two sides of the Southside. Vagrants often sleep outside...
Mental Health Gets a Local Booster Shot
Mental health is really coming out of the shadows in Jacksonville. This is thanks to one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted by Jacksonville Community Council Inc., titled "Unlocking the Pieces." The Times-Union has been an instigator...
Mental Health Resource Center Gets Facelift; Northside Spot to Treat Those with Drug Abuse, Mental Health Issues
Byline: Amanda Williamson The Mental Health Resource Center began remodeling last week on its Northside facility to construct what will ultimately become part of a much larger centralized receiving system in Jacksonville. When complete, the system...
Over Time, the City's 1960s Purchase of Hanna Park Has Proven to Be a Smart Move Considering Today's Push for Development; SMALL GIFT, BIG IMPACT
Byline: Matt Soergel It was a small gift, almost 50 years ago, one that led to something so much bigger - something that, once gone, could never have been brought back. In 1967, Jacksonville investor Winthrop Bancroft offered the state 5 acres...
Pipeline Runs from Orange Park to Bluegrass State; Who Goes to Kentucky to Play Football? Some of Area's Best Players
Byline: Garry Smits Ramsey Meyers hopes that one legacy he and fellow Orange Park resident Chris Westry leave at the University of Kentucky is that they proved to the Wildcats' coaching staff that the First Coast - and Clay County in particular...
Tuesday's Bowl Previews
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Who: North Texas (5-7) vs. Army (7-5) When: Noon, Tuesday Where: Cotton Bowl, Dallas TV: ESPN Line: Army by 11. The skinny: Army, in a bowl for the first time since 2010, has a chance to avenge one of its losses...
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