The Florida Times Union

Articles from February 21, 2017

Albert Visits Jags; Odrick Released; Thomas Likely Headed to Dolphins in Two Separate Deals
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran The Jaguars' potential acquisition of left tackle Branden Albert from the Miami Dolphins took another positive step Monday when Albert visited with officials at EverBank Field according to a team source. Albert, 32, would...
Amateur Golfers in Front; They Lead Underwood Cup, Remain Guarded about Chances
Byline: Garry Smits Nothing will come easy for the amateur team in the Underwood Cup on Tuesday, despite its commanding 8-4 lead after two sessions of doubles on Monday at the Timuquana Country Club. That comes from amateur captain David Anthony,...
Brantley Couple Held in Toddler's Death; Deputies Told That Girl, 16 Months Old, Had Stomach Bruises
Byline: Terry Dickson A Brantley County couple is charged with felony murder in the Feb. 12 death of a 16-month old girl, the Brantley County Sheriff's Office said. Brantley County deputies answering a call of a child in respiratory distress...
Career Track
The Board of Governors of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division elected Akerman law firm litigation partner Christian George to serve as president-elect in 2017. George serves on the board's executive committee, as a representative of the Fourth...
Florida's Depth Is Wearing Thin; Barry a Game-Time Call for Gators, Who've Won 8 in a Row
Byline: Garry Smits The injury list for the University of Florida continues to swell. Gators coach Mike White said on Monday that senior guard Canyon Barry, who has taken over as the team scoring leader (13.2 points per game), will be a game-time...
Former Council Candidate Commissions a Colorful Series; Murals Make over Murray Hill
Byline: Charlie Patton There are signs that the Murray Hill business district is gathering momentum. Maple Street Biscuit Co. has opened on Edgewood Avenue and Community Loaves is serving breakfast and lunch. There's Magnolia's Pub and upscale...
Glen St. Mary Mom Faces Abuse Charge in Death of Boy, 4
A Glen St. Mary woman whose boyfriend was arrested in November following the death of her 4-year-old boy now faces abuse and neglect charges of her own. Heather Naomi Stevenson, 32, was taken into custody Feb. 8 on a warrant for aggravated child...
High School Basketball Capsules
The second round of the boys basketball playoffs are 7 p.m., Tuesday. A glance at the matchups. REGIONAL SEMIFINALS REGION 1-8A Lee (17-7) at Creekside (25-3): The Generals picked up their first playoff win since 2010 last week. They haven't...
In NASCAR, the Cycle of Life; Old, Wrecked Race Cars, Even Dirty Engine Oil, Can Be Repurposed
Byline: Don Coble DAYTONA BEACH | Old race cars apparently never die. They just become new swing sets, golf clubs and race cars. A sport known for its mechanical extravagance is very frugal when it comes to throwing things away. And while efforts...
JCCI to Make Turn to Collaboration; Nonprofit Will Evolve from Standalone Group, Leaders Say after Studying Issue
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey After 43 years of studying community issues, the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. over the past three years was crippled by funding and leadership losses. By December 2016, the nonprofit had no work under way, no staff...
Opinion Roundup; Physicians Regain Free Speech Rights
The issue has been called "Docs vs. Glocks," a term that understates the gravity of this controversy. When two rights contained in the Bill of Rights fall into conflict, it creates a crisis that the courts must resolve. The current case involves...
Point of View; Florida Prison Staff Needs Help
Byline: Mark Ryan Gov. Rick Scott is asking that $46 million be included in the 2017-2018 state budget for pay increases for correctional and probation officers. He is calling for an 8.5 percent increase for starting certified corrections officers,...
Point of View; HRO: Christians Are Targets Now
Byline: Mac Brunson, Heath Lambert The headline splashed across the front of the Times-Union read: "City bans LGBT discrimination." It was the banner over a picture of a large celebration in the center of Jacksonville after the City Council passed...
Prep Playoff Schedule
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS GIRLS STATE SEMIFINALS AT LAKELAND TUESDAY CLASS 1A Wildwood vs. Holmes County, 10 a.m. South Walton vs. Mayo Lafayette, noon CLASS 2A Monticello Aucilla Christian vs. Boca Raton Grandview...
Recovery of Charity Will Take a Few Years; Wounded Warrior Hurt by Stories of Lavish Spending; Donations Fell
Byline: David Bauerlein Wounded Warrior Project's well-known logo shows one soldier carrying a fallen comrade to safety. For the past year, the Jacksonville-based charity has dealt with its own financial wounds after national media reports plunged...
'Sewing Hope' Group Handmakes Dresses, Skirts for Needy Girls; 1,300 Dresses and Skirts Have Been Made since 2014
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey Sharon Meehan used to teach in an inner-city school. She noticed that a girl at her school was teased about her clothing, which revealed her low-income status. So when the girl was named student of the month, Meehan...
South Carolina at No. 13 Florida
Byline: Garry Smits When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville TV/Radio: ESPN/WFXJ 930 AM PROBABLE STARTERS GATORS (22-5, 12-2 SEC) 1 Devin Robinson, F, 6-8 Avg: 11.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg 23 Justin Leon, F,...
Tape Shows Albert Mostly Held His Own
Byline: Ryan O'Halloran Doesn't need much help against top pass-rushing defensive ends. Was able to stay on his feet, allowing him to make second blocks. Doesn't hurt his team by committing penalties. Wasn't used much in the screen game....
Teens' Benefit Show Supports Domestic Violence Shelters
Byline: Charlie Patton Two years ago, Harrison Snowden, now a junior at Ponte Vedra High School, attended a memorial breakfast at Hubbard House, the domestic violence center that serves Duval and Baker counties. He heard the stories of some of the...
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