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Edward Waters College routs Glory Eagles; Now Face No. 1 Ranked Tigers

Posted on 30 August 2014 by Donte

tigers8_23_14Edward Waters College tuned up the offense Saturday, Aug. 23 with a 65-10 season-opening win over the University of Faith at Raines High School.
The defense held the visitors to 238 yards of offense while the EWC offense racked up 638 yards. TContinue Reading

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NBC’s Tina Lifford to Star in The Circle at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Donte

liffordJACKSONVILLE, FL – Generation W is proud to present the Jacksonville premiere and benefi ts performance of THE CIRCLE. THE CIRCLE is written by and stars nationally known actress,
Tina Lifford TContinue Reading

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Man with Fetus Tattoo Wanted by Cops

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Donte

guy2The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 29 year-old Edward Anuarr
Blanchard. He is wanted for Home Invasion Robbery and has an active warrant for his arrest.
The suspect has a $100,000 bond. The suspect has a tattoo of a fetus on his stomach.

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Dancing The Night Away

Posted on 09 August 2014 by Donte

seniors“The Great Gatsby,” was the theme of the 32nd Annual Senior Prom. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville track star killed in Ga. car crash

Posted on 03 August 2014 by Donte

LawrenceFormer Jacksonville high school and University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning, July 28 in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, Ga. TContinue Reading

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All About Kids & Families Medical Center, Welcomes Dr. Kia Mitchell, To Lead New Family Practice Office

Posted on 01 August 2014 by Donte

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All About Kids & Families (AAKF) Medical Center is proud to announce their recent expansion to include Family Medicine, now accepting adult patients. Dr. Kia M. Mitchell will lead the new facility located on the AAKF campus located at 12086 Fort Caroline Road. TContinue Reading

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Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Appreciation Banquet for Dr. Henry Simmons

Posted on 26 July 2014 by Donte

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On Friday, July 18th, 2014, the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated, honored one of its most cherished members, Dr. Henry Simmons of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Simmons is 12th Most Worshipful Grand Master “in succession” of the 144-year-old organization (Established 1870). TContinue Reading

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Mayor Brown and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to Host Book Signing, Reception for Rep. James Clyburn

Posted on 04 July 2014 by Donte

James ClyburnRepresentative James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in Congress, will visit Jacksonville on July 13 for a reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Copies of his new memoir, “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black,” will be available for purchase and autograph. TContinue Reading

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READY TO “REC ‘N’ ROLL”: MAYOR BROWN, PAJCIC UNVEIL YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR URBAN PARKS

Posted on 06 June 2014 by Donte

Layout 1 (Page 1)This summer, 11 parks throughout Northwest Jacksonville neighborhoods and the city’s urban core will offer supervised activities for local youth through a new urban parks initiative called “Rec N’ Roll Jax”. TContinue Reading

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Local Cop’s Good Deed Goes Viral

Posted on 31 May 2014 by Donte

Good DeedThe photo of the local officer who visited a young boy he helped back in March has gone global, turning them into internet celebrities and reminding folks to give a helping hand. TContinue Reading

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JSO Veteran Honored at Tikkum Olum Grande Ball

Posted on 24 May 2014 by Donte

honor_kenKen Jefferson, a Candidate for the Office of Sheriff, was honored on Friday, May 16 at the Tikkun Olam Grande Ball “Dance for the Children” held at Deerwood Country Club. TContinue Reading

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JAX MOTHER LEFT TO DIE AFTER HIT AND RUN

Posted on 09 May 2014 by Donte

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Just a few days before Mother’s Day, the daughter of 55 year-old Paula Abdullah is pleading with the public to help find the person responsible for her
mother’s death. TContinue Reading

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MAYOR ALVIN BROWN HONORS TWO LOCAL SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROGRAMS FOR TEAM VICTORIES

Posted on 17 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown unnamed (18)

Students from two local schools were honored by Mayor Alvin Brown Monday evening during a news conference and reception.
Both the Ribault High School girls and Somerset Academy boys basketball teams were presented with awards for their winning 2013/­2014 seasons.
Ribault’s team took home the state’s stop honor for TContinue Reading

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2014 State of The Union Address in full

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Admin Arthia

 

As Prepared for Delivery –

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

Today in America, TContinue Reading

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Mayor, Donor Issue Challenge to Help Teens

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown

During an end-of-summer celebration for JaxParks Summer Night Lights (SNL) initiative on Wednesday evening, Mayor Alvin Brown recognized attorney Wayne Hogan of the Terrell Hogan Law Firm for his substantial financial commitment to the youth anti-crime, anti-violence initiative that operates in select parks each summer. Brown then joined TContinue Reading

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Legendary Jacksonville Boxer Dead At 70

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia

Kenneth Howard Norton

The Jacksonville born championship boxer, known for a his 12-round victory over Muhammad Ali, when he famously broke Ali’s jaw, on March 31, 1973, has died. Kenneth Howard Norton, also known as the Jaw Breaker and Black Hercules passed away in Arizona on September 18 at age 70.
While at Jacksonville High, TContinue Reading

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Mayor Alvin Brown Mayor Signs Legislation for Economic, Downtown Investments

Posted on 26 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown signs bill

Mayor Alvin Brown’s $11 million reinvestment fund to promote Downtown revitalization and citywide job growth is now official. The plan calls for $9 million to leverage private dollars for Downtown improvement, and an additional $2 million is slated for citywide economic expansion.

The investments result from a TContinue Reading

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57 ARRESTED: Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Resigns

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

 

Fmr Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Caroll Resigns

As of Thursday, Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll’s official page www.flgov.com/meet-the-lt-governor was displaying ‘Page Not Found’ error. The page was most likely removed after she tendered her resignation on Wednesday – the same day 57 people connected to the Allied Veterans of the World, were arrested on charges related to racketeering and money laundering. It is further alleged TContinue Reading

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President Swears In For Second Term Using Bible That Belonged To First Lady’s Grandparents

Posted on 20 January 2013 by Admin Arthia

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, stand with the President. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Today, in two separate, private ceremonies, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of the second term. (The Constitution mandates that the President takes the oath on January 20. Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, the public inauguration ceremony and festivities will take place tomorrow, January 21) TContinue Reading

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Jax Congresswoman Corrine Brown To Be Portrayed In Left To Die on LMN Debuting This Weekend

Posted on 18 January 2013 by Admin Arthia

LEFT:The real Tammi Chase-Wright with actress Michael Hyatt who plays Congresswoman Brown in Left To Die film. RIGHT: Congresswoman Corrine Brown

By Florida Star Staff

(Jacksonville, Florida) Congresswoman Corrine Brown is coming to the small screen. Jacksonville’s leading lady in politics will be portrayed by Michael Hyatt, an actress known for appearances on HBO series and her performance in Broadway’s Ragtime will play Corrine Brown in Left to Die.

The movie is set to debut on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) this weekend.

Academy Award® and Screen Actors Guild® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning actress Barbara Hershey (“Once Upon a Time”, “Black Swan”) stars in the Lifetime Original Movie “Left to Die” as Sandra Chase, an American mother of two wrongly sent to an

Ecuadorian prison for TContinue Reading

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Martin Luther King Charged With Murder – Alledged FL Criminal Shares Name With Civil Rights Icon

Posted on 18 January 2013 by Admin Arthia

Martin Luther King - Man named for civil rights leader arrested

Martin Luther King – Man named for civil rights leader arrested

By Florida Star Staff


(Jacksonville, Florida) His parents apparently had high hopes for their son by choosing to name him after one of the greatest historical figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
However, the week commemorating the birthday of the late Dr Martin Luther King, birthday, 33 year old Martin Luther King (who is understood not to be related to the family of the civil rights icon) has been charged with murder. Using an assault-rifle attack on January 9 he killed one person and wounded two others.
King was charged with TContinue Reading

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Violence Against Women Act Expires Nationwide

Posted on 11 January 2013 by Admin Arthia

The News Service of Florida reported that advocates for battered women and sexual assault survivors are totally shocked that Congress adjourned without taking up a bill that would have reauthorized the Violence Women Act.

The report says that the criminal justice system was helping those abused victims by providing services. It stated that since Florida has such a large population of immigrant women, there is a higher risk for violence in relationships.

The act has been reauthorized twice and, TContinue Reading

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Jags Donate 1,000 Holiday Meals To Greater Jacksonville Families

Posted on 20 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Jacksonville Jaguars spread holiday cheer (Photo Jaguars)

In the spirit of the season of giving, the Jacksonville Jaguars, PEPSI, Winn-Dixie and Second Harvest North Florida are partnering to provide food over the next week for 1,000 families in time for the Christmas holiday. TContinue Reading

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STUDENT VETERANS BENEFIT FROM $3,500 DONATION

Posted on 11 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Nov. 27, 2012 — Mayor Alvin Brown presented a group of 10 military veterans, each now enrolled at Jacksonville University, with a check for

$3,500 to finance a trip to the annual Student Veterans of America national conference in Orlando in January.

“I’m proud to support these brave men and women as they transition to civilian life and embark on a new mission to better themselves through academics,” said Mayor Brown. “More than a donation, this is about our city’s future. TContinue Reading

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SUNSHINE SHOWDOWN: Florida Runs Over FSU With Big Fourth Quarter, 37-26

Posted on 04 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

 By MIKE BONTS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida’s running game went into high gear Saturday as the Gators ended a two game losing skid to FSU with a 37-26 win before 83,429 in Tallahassee.
With 140 yards on 24 carries and two TDs senior Mike Gillislee became the first Florida player to surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a season since Ciatrick Fason in 2004. Florida rushed for 244 yards on 47 carries and scored three touchdowns on the ground – FSU had been giving up 70.6 yards per game.
“We had a lot of confidence coming in here being able to run the football.  We’ve run it well versus everybody.  We’ve run it well versus better defenses,” said Florida coach Will Muschamp.

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