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YMCA's New American Welcome Center builds connections between refugees and Jacksonville community
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YMCA's New American Welcome Center builds connections between refugees and Jacksonville community

The center, which opened in March as the first Y offering of its kind in Florida, offers refugees and immigrants friendship and resources, with...

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GE Appliances transforms old Sears warehouse in Jacksonville into smart distribution center
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GE Appliances transforms old Sears warehouse in Jacksonville into smart distribution center

The warehouse is the latest addition to the company's $150 million national investment to expand its smart distribution network. GE Appliances has...

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Catholic Diocese seeks 'new options' for aging Providence Center site in downtown Jacksonville
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Catholic Diocese seeks 'new options' for aging Providence Center site in downtown Jacksonville

The former Immaculate Conception School building, which was built sometime after the Great Fire of 1901, was turned into an ecumenical social...

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Jacksonville's last Sears department store to close by year end
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Jacksonville's last Sears department store to close by year end

As part of a series of store closings around the country instituted over the summer, Sears' owners said it will shutter its facility at The Avenue...

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Work starts on 370-unit apartment complex in St. Johns Town Center area
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Work starts on 370-unit apartment complex in St. Johns Town Center area

Constructed on a 17.51-acre site, the project will feature 370 units with nature conservation views and top-of-the-line amenities. Presideum, a...

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Web-based financial services company, chooses Jacksonville for southeast operations center
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Web-based financial services company, chooses Jacksonville for southeast operations center

An online personal finance company - lured by $1.5 million in city incentives - is opening an operations center in Jacksonville that will employ at...

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Girl Scouts halt land-use change request for Middleburg camp, sale to borrow pit company uncertain
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Girl Scouts halt land-use change request for Middleburg camp, sale to borrow pit company uncertain

Their request for Clay County to change land-use was withdrawn in wake of Planning Commission denial and objections from neighbors who worried...

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Emerald Trail fundraising strides toward $1 million
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Emerald Trail fundraising strides toward $1 million

An "emerald necklace" of trails has been talked about for so many years in Jacksonville that it's taken on a fairy-tale sheen in the annals of...

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Fundraising for Jacksonville's Emerald Trail nears $1 million
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Fundraising for Jacksonville's Emerald Trail nears $1 million

An "emerald necklace" of trails has been talked about for so many years in Jacksonville that it's taken on a fairy-tale sheen in the annals of...

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Curious Jax: Rhodes, the downtown skyscraper of furniture stores, imploded in 2002
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Curious Jax: Rhodes, the downtown skyscraper of furniture stores, imploded in 2002

The 10-story Rhodes-Futch-Collins Furniture Building was once a dominant part of Jacksonville's downtown skyline. It opened in 1914 and was razed...

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AT&T opens store in Ponte Vedra Beach
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AT&T opens store in Ponte Vedra Beach

A new AT&T store has opened in Ponte Vedra Beach at 152 Capital Green Circle in the Nocatee Town Center. The company said it's the first AT&T store...

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Call Box: A cast of thousands staged 1922's Florida Historial Pageant
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Call Box: A cast of thousands staged 1922's Florida Historial Pageant

In 1922, Jacksonville came together to stage a Florida Historical Pageant that was unprecedented at the time. It boasted a cast of 3,000 costumed...

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Curious Jax: A cast of thousands staged 1922's Florida Historical Pageant
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Curious Jax: A cast of thousands staged 1922's Florida Historical Pageant

In 1922, Jacksonville came together to stage a Florida Historical Pageant that was unprecedented at the time. It boasted a cast of 3,000 costumed...

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PorchFest defines spirit of Springfield neighborhood
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PorchFest defines spirit of Springfield neighborhood

For one Saturday in November, every corner in the city's oldest neighborhood will have house parties with thousands who RSVP'd, each with its own...

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Jacksonville's 3 Native Sun markets closing
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Jacksonville's 3 Native Sun markets closing

With other grocery stores "sprouting" like weeds, Native Sun owner said they are forced to close their three in Mandarin, Southside and...

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Downtown Jacksonville breaks 5,000-resident mark
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Downtown Jacksonville breaks 5,000-resident mark

Downtown Jacksonville has gone through celebratory grand openings and dashed development deals, corporate departures for the suburbs and company...

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Jacksonville kite shop owner's life remembered with first annual kite festival
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Jacksonville kite shop owner's life remembered with first annual kite festival

Rick O'Shea once said flying kites is a way to reach for the heavens. Saturday afternoon will mark the first annual Rick O'Shea Kite Festival at...

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Former Jacksonville public defender Matt Shirk gave away guns, money after failed reelection
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Former Jacksonville public defender Matt Shirk gave away guns, money after failed reelection

After former Public Defender Matt Shirk was ousted from office in 2016, he spent or gave away tens of thousands of dollars on himself and his...

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Mayor Lenny Curry proposes $233.3 million incentives package for Jaguars' Lot J development
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Mayor Lenny Curry proposes $233.3 million incentives package for Jaguars' Lot J development

The City of Jacksonville will pay up to $233.3 million, including $208.3 million in hard money, towards Jaguars owner Shad Khan's $450 million Lot...

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Jacksonville City Hall says it's reached Lot J development deal
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Jacksonville City Hall says it's reached Lot J development deal

The city of Jacksonville agreed to undisclosed terms of a development deal Wednesday with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan to build a $450...

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Sweet Pete's remains open, but historic Jacksonville building for sale
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Sweet Pete's remains open, but historic Jacksonville building for sale

A landmark downtown Jacksonville building housing a popular candy factory is on the market for $2.5 million. The 110-year-old former Seminole Club...

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Sprouts Farmers Market plans second Jacksonville store
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Sprouts Farmers Market plans second Jacksonville store

Sprouts Farmers Market is sowing the seeds of its second supermarket in Jacksonville. Expected to open early next year, the new fresh, natural and...

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State grants helping Jacksonville protect military presence
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State grants helping Jacksonville protect military presence

Jacksonville officials are getting state help to protect operations at the city's Navy bases by paying some neighbors to not develop their property...

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Southern Grounds plans Avondale location
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Southern Grounds plans Avondale location

Southern Grounds & Co. hopes to open its third coffee shop as well as an art gallery and retail market at the Shoppes of Avondale in Jacksonville...

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Call Box: Standard Sales where catalogs reigned supreme
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Call Box: Standard Sales where catalogs reigned supreme

Dear Call Box: In the late '50s or early '60s, I recall going with my Dad to a store downtown called Standard Sales. It seemed like the first no...

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Curious Jax: Do you remember Standard Sales catalog store?
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Curious Jax: Do you remember Standard Sales catalog store?

Dear Call Box: In the late '50s or early '60s, I recall going with my Dad to a store downtown called Standard Sales. It seemed like the first no...

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Fleming Island Business Park changes ownership
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Fleming Island Business Park changes ownership

The Fleming Island Business Park near U. S. 17 and County Road 220 has new owners. RLFED Fleming, LLC, acquired the 1845 Town Center Blvd. business...

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Mark Woods: A sign of the times, World Relief Jacksonville to close
News 2 months ago
Mark Woods: A sign of the times, World Relief Jacksonville to close

On July 2, a 29-year-old man who served as an interpreter for American troops in Afghanistan, arrived in Jacksonville along with his wife and their...

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Red-cockaded woodpecker arrival gives biologists, land trust hope
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Red-cockaded woodpecker arrival gives biologists, land trust hope

A small red-cockaded woodpecker made a long journey from the Osceola forest to Camp Blanding recently. According to Camp Blanding biologist Cynthia...

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Residents complain of lengthy pool closures
News 2 months ago
Residents complain of lengthy pool closures

A father and son with the sole intention of cooling down pulled into the parking lot at Jacksonville's Robert F. Kennedy pool Wednesday as...

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