Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs; Kernan Boulevard Roadwork a Key Topic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs; Kernan Boulevard Roadwork a Key Topic

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Mayor John Peyton, City Councilman Richard Clark and Duval County School Board member Nancy Broner have called a special town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Kernan Middle School at 2271 Kernan Blvd. S. to listen to residents' concerns in the community.

The open agenda meeting will address concerns such as the Kernan Boulevard widening project and other road projects in the area, as well as those projects' impacts on area schools and traffic.

A question-and-answer session is scheduled, and a representative from the contractor handling many of the road projects is scheduled to attend, as well as a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office representative.

-- San Jose Catholic School's Trojans girls basketball team is again the champion after winning the regular season and the regional tournament for the second year in a row.

The 11-player team, made up of seventh- and eighth-graders at the school at 3619 Toledo Road, competed against nine schools in their division in Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties. When regular season play was over at the end of October, they were 14-0, said coach Vicki Gafford.

When they competed in the regional tournament in early November at Bishop John Snyder High School on 103rd Street, they went up against some of the top schools in the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine and beat them all.

"We beat Assumption in the quarterfinals, and Palmer Academy in the semifinals, and Cathedral Parish School in the finals [Nov. 2]," Gafford said. "It wasn't very close. My team played great; all five on the floor played great. ... The San Jose girls were very composed and competitive, and everyone played great."

The final score was 34-11.

The team members are Cari Whitmire, Brieanna Holmes, Emily Espositio, Maria Reagan, Carolyn Elmore, McKenzie Edwards, Alex Farmand, Chandler Sheffield, Rose Walsh, Jessica Farah, and Hannah Schellenberg.

-- Five Bolles student-athletes were scheduled to sign national letters-of-intent for colleges and universities on Thursday. …

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