Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Got something you'd like to share about your community? Send news-related tips to suburban writer Jim Schoettler at jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4385.

NASSAU

ANOTHER DELAY ON U.S. 17 BRIDGE CLOSING

The state Department of Transportation announced Friday a second delay in closing the St. Marys River Bridge on U.S. 17. The bridge will now be closed for repairs May 6 so more notice can be given to the trucking industry. The closing was advertised for April 8, then got pushed back to Monday. The 1927 bridge will be repainted and repaired as part of a $3.5 million project.

FLEMING ISLAND

EMBRY-RIDDLE SET TO OPEN SATELLITE LOCATION

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is opening a satellite campus in Fleming Island to add to the more than 150 other locations it has across the world. The private university will host a ribbon-cutting for its new location from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday at 1845 Town Center Blvd. The university has main campuses in Daytona Beach and Prescott, Ariz. The Fleming Island location will offer degrees in the arts, sciences, aviation, business and engineering.

ST. JOHNS

MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES COUNTY'S BUSINESS GROWTH

Florida Trend magazine has recognized the county for a successful year of business growth and economic development. The publication's 2013 Economic Yearbook recognized St. Johns County for attracting partnerships with several major national companies including Advanced Disposal, D.R. Horton, and 2G Cenergy. The county estimates 982 new jobs and professional positions were generated in 2012 as a result. For more, go to www.sjcfl.us/EconomicDevelopment/index.aspx.

ST. JOHNS

CLERKS ARRESTED IN UNDERAGE ALCOHOL STING

Ten store clerks were recently arrested in an ongoing effort by the Sheriff's Office and the PACT Prevention Coalition to curb alcohol sales to minors. …

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