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The Florida Times-Union
Support GroupsRoad, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Ma
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 21 hours ago
Road, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group for Duval County, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Tuesday, UF Health Jacksonville Faculty Clinic Building, 653 W. Eighth St. (904)... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Neighbors stunned by shooting of elderly motherbe scared, Debbie Cross said. Luning is charged with two counts of attempted m
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
be scared, Debbie Cross said. Luning is charged with two counts of attempted murder. She is being held without bail at the Duval County jail, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office records show. The Sheriff’s Office has released little information about... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Venetia Elementary students attending Stockton this week due to cafeteria fireTimuquana Road. Damage — estimated at about $25,000 — was confined to the cafet
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
Timuquana Road. Damage — estimated at about $25,000 — was confined to the cafeteria, said Tabitha Collins, spokeswoman for Duval County Public Schools. The fire appears accidental, district officials said. Because of ongoing cleanup and repairs,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Help: Turning trash to treasurepile now, it should be ready in time for the spring gardening season. For more
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
pile now, it should be ready in time for the spring gardening season. For more information: edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep323. Terry Brite DelValle is a horticulture extension agent with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: What are these weird mushrooms that are growing in my yard?for detailed instructions on irrigation for a tree while being established. Ka
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
for detailed instructions on irrigation for a tree while being established. Karl Zedell Sr. is a Master Gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. For gardening questions, call the Duval County Extension... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Duval gains 200 new students with language needs from Puerto Rico, other hurricane-hit areasand Osceola counties experienced the biggest new influx: Orange added nearly 2,
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
and Osceola counties experienced the biggest new influx: Orange added nearly 2,400 students and Osceola more than 1,300. Duval County schools are still enrolling new students, district officials said. As of Dec. 5, Duval enrolled 210 hurricane... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
1926-2017: John ‘Wimpy’ Sutton left quite an impression on First Coastin 2000. While linked heavily to swimming, Sutton’s accomplishments spanned wi
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
in 2000. While linked heavily to swimming, Sutton’s accomplishments spanned wider than that. He was elected to the Duval County School Board and served a term. Sutton had a captain’s license for fishing charters and was a fixture selling... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Boys basketball Power Poll: Creekside, Providence open at 1-2Vedra in OT and topped Ribault by five. 5. Fletcher (5-0, Class 7A), — Notabl
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 days ago
Vedra in OT and topped Ribault by five. 5. Fletcher (5-0, Class 7A), — Notable wins: Mandarin, Westside Glance: Another Duval County public school with an excellent opening, the Senators have drummed everyone by an average of 66.8 to 44.2. Their... Read more
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First Coast News
Seminole Tribe suing Jacksonville 'electronic gambling parlors'Fla. -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a lawsuit against 11 operators
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
Fla. -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a lawsuit against 11 operators of "electronic gambling parlors" in Duval County for infringing upon the tribe's exclusive right to conduct "casino-style" gambling, according to the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Thursday’s Editorial: Duval and the state see surge of homeless children in schoolsThe Duval County Public School system is educating a large number of children i
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
The Duval County Public School system is educating a large number of children in poverty. They bring massive numbers of stresses to the classroom, living in broken homes in crime-infested neighborhoods, the victims of multiple traumas. Now add a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Thursday Letters: Don’t privatize JEA’s water, sewer systemscoding and app development event held at the Museum of Science &History was an
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
coding and app development event held at the Museum of Science &History was an important one. It’s nice to see that Duval County Public Schools is looking to expand computer science in the district, and I appreciate the fact that it has been... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday Lead Letter: Tourism has been a key to the zoo’s booming growthcan enjoy it. And for us, the benefits of tourism are even more wide-ranging.
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
can enjoy it. And for us, the benefits of tourism are even more wide-ranging. As one of the top economic engines for Duval County, we attract about 1 million guests to our area each year. And these guests allow us to live out our passion... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Pedestrian tickets lead to hundreds of suspended driver’s licenses in JacksonvilleMore than half the 2,000 people who received pedestrian tickets in Duval County
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
More than half the 2,000 people who received pedestrian tickets in Duval County, Florida, from 2012 to 2016 saw their driver’s licenses suspended or their ability to obtain one limited, according to an analysis by the Florida Times-Union and... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday Letters: Why is the Duval school district paying someone to sell back its own information?being hit. Of course, there are many courteous drivers who do yield to pedestr
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 5 days ago
being hit. Of course, there are many courteous drivers who do yield to pedestrians. In a recent Times-Union article, the Duval County School Board was praised for hiring James Young and his consulting firm, Turnaround Solutions Inc., to raise the... Read more
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First Coast News
Teacher of the Week: Kelly RileyFL- Let's highlight our teacher of the week! This week it is Kelly Riley at Jac
First Coast News / Posted 5 days ago
FL- Let's highlight our teacher of the week! This week it is Kelly Riley at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School in Duval County. Mrs. Riley has been teaching for 12 years. She says she was a stay-at-home mom, but when both her parents... Read more
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Nueces County Record Star
18th annual Tree of AngelsSan Diego will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the San Diego Civic Center, loc
Nueces County Record Star / Posted 6 days ago
San Diego will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the San Diego Civic Center, located at 210 East Gravis, starting at 6 p.m. Duval County Crime Victims Coordinator and the Duval County Attorney's Office invite the communities of Duval, Jim Wells and... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Game Warden Field Notes - The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Crossing the Line On opening weekend of mule deer season game wardens were patrolling an isolated stretch of backro...three passengers were released without incident. The cases are pending. Not Go
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
three passengers were released without incident. The cases are pending. Not Going Down that Rabbit Trail On Nov. 14, a Duval County game warden received a call from the Freer Police Department stating someone had reported a man shooting at deer... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Neptune Beach takes first steps to OK medical marijuana dispensariesAmanda Askew said that the ordinance will go through the community development
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
Amanda Askew said that the ordinance will go through the community development board Dec. 13. Neptune Beach is the first Duval County beach to move forward with medical marijuana dispensaries after all three beaches cities placed a yearlong... Read more
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11 News Houston
Logan Mott's mother releases letter regarding his medical treatment in jailLogan Mott sent First Coast News a two-page letter on Saturday detailing her fr
11 News Houston / Posted 8 days ago
Logan Mott sent First Coast News a two-page letter on Saturday detailing her frustrations about her son’s treatment in the Duval County jail. Mott, 15, is charged with murder in his grandmother’s death. He is being kept in an isolation cell... Read more
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First Coast News
Logan Mott's mother releases letter regarding his medical treatment in jailLogan Mott sent First Coast News a two-page letter on Saturday detailing her fr
First Coast News / Posted 8 days ago
Logan Mott sent First Coast News a two-page letter on Saturday detailing her frustrations about her son’s treatment in the Duval County jail. Mott, 15, is charged with murder in his grandmother’s death. He is being kept in an isolation cell... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
son beats Jacksonville banking executive in unprovoked attackcounts of criminal mischief, Sheriff’s Office records show. Pomar was being he
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
counts of criminal mischief, Sheriff’s Office records show. Pomar was being held in lieu of bail totaling $350,009 at the Duval County jail. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 28, records show. Information wasn’t available Saturday regarding... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Duval schools working to boot up more computer careers for girlsFour years ago, boys outnumbered girls 4-to-1 in Duval County high school compu
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
Four years ago, boys outnumbered girls 4-to-1 in Duval County high school computer classes. Today those classes have three boys for every two girls, a nearly 60-40 ratio. Clearly, more girls are computing. That’s good, Duval leaders said this week,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: How can I add color to my winter yard?one. For more on how to dry natural elements: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep004.
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
one. For more on how to dry natural elements: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep004. Connie Timpson is a master gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. If you have gardening questions, you can speak to a master... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Help: Harvest tips for citrusgrowing citrus trees, go to edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs132, and to help troubleshoot p
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
growing citrus trees, go to edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs132, and to help troubleshoot problems go to edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs141. Terry Brite DelValle is a horticulture extension agent with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Support GroupsRoad, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Ma
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
Road, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group for Duval County, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Tuesday, UF Health Jacksonville Faculty Clinic Building, 653 W. Eighth St. (904)... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Suport GroupsRoad, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Ma
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
Road, second floor conference floor. (904) 332-6414 or ann.evans@lls.org. • Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer support group for Duval County, 6:30-8 p.m. fourth Tuesday, UF Health Jacksonville Faculty Clinic Building, 653 W. Eighth St. (904)... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Duval schools working to boot up more computer careers for girlsFour years ago, boys outnumbered girls 4-to-1 in Duval County high school compu
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
Four years ago, boys outnumbered girls 4-to-1 in Duval County high school computer classes. Today those classes have three boys for every two girls, a nearly 60-40 ratio. Clearly, more girls are computing. It’s good, Duval leaders said this week,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville brothers get new family, new names, new life in PerryMaybe they just took in the brothers for a time “to make me feel better,” he sa
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
Maybe they just took in the brothers for a time “to make me feel better,” he said. Even at the adoption ceremony at the Duval County Courthouse, part of him was waiting for the other shoe to drop. “I had butterflies,” Junior said. Eventually,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
History Makers: Raines stops Cocoa for state football titleunder the lights of Camping World Stadium on a night that felt decades in the m
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
under the lights of Camping World Stadium on a night that felt decades in the making. Only one public school team from Duval County had ever lifted a championship trophy — Raines all the way back in 1997. So nearly 20 years to the day after... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wiley’s passion elevates Raines back to its glory yearsin the fourth quarter two years ago in a state finals loss to Miami Washington,
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
in the fourth quarter two years ago in a state finals loss to Miami Washington, joined the 1997 Vikings as the only Duval County public school to win it all. And Wiley could finally feel a massive burden lift from his shoulders. “This team,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Protest at courthouse says home foundations are sinking because neighborhood built on former dump siteFairway Oaks residents took their long-running protest Thursday to the steps of
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
Fairway Oaks residents took their long-running protest Thursday to the steps of the Duval County Courthouse where they chanted for “economic justice” and called attention to a suit that contends the city and HabiJax failed to tell them their... Read more
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First Coast News
Millions in scholarships awarded during 'Instant Decision Days'Hundreds of high school seniors in Duval County are getting a chance to intervi
First Coast News / Posted 11 days ago
Hundreds of high school seniors in Duval County are getting a chance to interview with colleges and accept offers right on the spot. The annual event is busting the standard for how students and colleges interact. Putting it all together, counseling... Read more
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NFL.com
Unpopular Opinions: Pittsburgh is NOT a lock for AFC title gameand Browns to close out the regular season, Pittsburgh should finish no worse t
NFL.com / Posted 11 days ago
and Browns to close out the regular season, Pittsburgh should finish no worse than 12-4. Meanwhile, my friends down in Duval County are 8-4. The Jags' remaining schedule: vs. Seattle, vs. Houston, at San Francisco, at Tennessee. Is it that hard... Read more
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First Coast News
Did the system fail Helen Jones a Jacksonville grandmother?the system fail Helen Jones? The case is now being reviewed to be sure that all
First Coast News / Posted 11 days ago
the system fail Helen Jones? The case is now being reviewed to be sure that all of the proper steps were taken. In the meantime, she awaits the outcome. Last year 612 children were taken into protective custody in Duval County: © 201... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Wednesday’s Letters: Comments on Corrine Brown’s sentence, city negotiatons on the District and Trump’s environmental recorda mother, grandmother and retired educator, I realize how many students, includ
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
a mother, grandmother and retired educator, I realize how many students, including a huge number right here in Duval County, consume a significant portion of their daily calories at school. School meals not only help students perform... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Duval superintendent explains the numbers about student rapes and district discipline reportsDuval County’s interim Superintendent Patricia Willis Tuesday night refuted rec
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
Duval County’s interim Superintendent Patricia Willis Tuesday night refuted recent news reports which said six rapes were reported in Duval schools this year. Speaking to the School Board, Willis said the numbers in recently published federal crime... Read more
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First Coast News
Neptune Beach teen back in Jacksonville, charged with murderSheriff's Office. Logan Tyler Mott, 15, was booked on a murder charge, as well
First Coast News / Posted 12 days ago
Sheriff's Office. Logan Tyler Mott, 15, was booked on a murder charge, as well as a theft of a motor vehicle charge in the Duval County Jail. He wasn't eligible for bond. Mott and his 53-year-old grandmother, Kristina French, were reported missing... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Raines ready for one more shot at football historyat 7 p.m. Thursday in the Class 4A title game at Camping World Stadium in Orlan
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Class 4A title game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, with Raines hoping to turn a chapter of Duval County history that has been bookmarked at page 1,997 for far too long. “It wasn’t our time two years ago, just wasn’t... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Downtown column: Downtown offers an art gallery from street viewand promotion of the artworks. Art in Public Places has acquired more than 115
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
and promotion of the artworks. Art in Public Places has acquired more than 115 artworks and memorials throughout Duval County in libraries, event spaces, and public areas. The collection includes photography, murals, mosaics, sculptures,... Read more
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First Coast News
Jacksonville mom fighting to adopt grandchildrenmother was there, and often she wasn't. "I've been asking for these children t
First Coast News / Posted 12 days ago
mother was there, and often she wasn't. "I've been asking for these children the whole time," Jones said. In September, a Duval County court terminated Reed's parental rights stating she had abandoned the children and had missed a court hearing.... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
City council members and civil rights groups call for suspending pedestrian tickets in Jacksonvillein Jacksonville, while only making up 29 percent of the population. Blacks rece
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 12 days ago
in Jacksonville, while only making up 29 percent of the population. Blacks receive a higher percentage of tickets in Duval County than any other large county in Florida. Blacks in Jacksonville were nearly three times as likely as whites to be... Read more
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NFL.com
NFL's best remaining games in 2017: Patriots-Steelers and morerun game, toughness and coaching -- and this is a game where Jacksonville can s
NFL.com / Posted 12 days ago
run game, toughness and coaching -- and this is a game where Jacksonville can show it's a true contender. The good folks of Duval County are always seeking respect -- here's where they can earn it. This game can shift the AFC South, NFC West and... Read more
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First Coast News
Student of the Week: Kendrick Williamstake a look at our Student of the Week. This week it is Kendrick Williams at J
First Coast News / Posted 12 days ago
take a look at our Student of the Week. This week it is Kendrick Williams at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School in Duval County. He's a third grader there and was nominated by one of his former teachers who says he is the ideal student.... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
500 families displaced by Hurricane Irma still living in Northeast Florida hotelsof Dec. 1, 504 people in the five-county region were still using FEMA’s hotel a
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
of Dec. 1, 504 people in the five-county region were still using FEMA’s hotel assistance, including 345 people in Duval County. FEMA announced it is extending its deadlines for checkout for most of these residents until Jan. 7, instead of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Five-hundred Irma families still living in Northeast Florida hotelsof Dec. 1, 504 people in the five-county region were still using FEMA’s hotel a
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
of Dec. 1, 504 people in the five-county region were still using FEMA’s hotel assistance, including 345 people in Duval County. FEMA announced it is extending its deadlines for checkout for most of these residents until Jan. 7, instead of... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Lake School Board member Bill Mathias receives statewide awardout of the state’s 300-plus elected school officials is “very humbling to me,”
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
out of the state’s 300-plus elected school officials is “very humbling to me,” said Mathias, who’s late father, Bill, was a Duval County School Board member in the 1970s. “Adults need to be careful because their kids are watching, and I watched my... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Q&A: Can I use poinsettias in flower arrangements?floral masterpiece, and think, “What’s Martha got that I don’t have?” Paula We
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 days ago
floral masterpiece, and think, “What’s Martha got that I don’t have?” Paula Weatherby is a master gardener with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Florida/IFAS. If you have gardening questions, you can speak to a master... Read more
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First Coast News
Jacksonville donations site for displaced Puerto Ricans needs new homethe island still without power over a month since the hurricane, evacuees conti
First Coast News / Posted 15 days ago
the island still without power over a month since the hurricane, evacuees continue to leave the island for the mainland. Duval County Public Schools says they have 210 new students who were displaced due to natural disaster. One hundred and... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Alligator trappers needed in north Florida, state saysCommission's Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 16 days ago
Commission's Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Duval County. Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Garden Help: Christmas cactus plant is a keeper (but it’s probably a Thanksgiving cactus)With any luck, you will have plants in bloom that you can share with friends an
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 16 days ago
With any luck, you will have plants in bloom that you can share with friends and family for the holidays in 2018. Terry Brite DelValle is a horticulture extension agent with the Duval County Extension Service and the University of Flor... Read more
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