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Posted on 15 June 2015 by The Florida Star Online

wwlogoJACKSONVILLE, FL- June is National Homeownership Month, Wealth Watchers, in collaboration with Wells Fargo, BBVA Compass, Fifth Third Bank, JP Mortgage Chase and other lenders, realtors and builders within its preferred network will host several activities during the month. TContinue Reading

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All members of the House – D for Democrats; R for Republicans. Please contact each and tell them to vote yes for Senate Approved Health Bill 002-A

Posted on 05 June 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Stethoscope with reflectionGo to: www.MyFloridaHouse.gov. Then click on ‘Representatives’. Below are all of Florida representatves. Send each a message asking to please vote “Yes” for the Senate Health bill that passed Thursday – number: 002-A.
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Posted on 01 June 2015 by The Florida Star Online

r.gaffneyA new councilman, Reggie Gaffney, is sworn in ahead of schedule, to fill the empty seat his brother Johnny left when he resigned to run for state House against Reggie Fullwood. It will return the chamber to its full 19 votes.

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Congresswoman Brown Says University of Florida Health Center in Jacksonville will not close on Her Watch

Posted on 23 May 2015 by The Florida Star Online

brownThe letter sent by Florida Governor Rick Scott to UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead is an attempt to distract from the fact that he has not only failed to provide critical healthcare to millions of Floridians, but opposes members of his own party in the Senate who have developed
a common sense plan to address the needs of these vulnerable citizens. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 26 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

cathedral_upgrade4.25JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – Cathedral Terrace Apartments in Downtown Jacksonville will receive major renovations as part of the latest Renew Jax project announced Tuesday by Mayor Alvin Brown, City Council Member Kimberly Daniels and other local leaders. TContinue Reading

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Fighting Neighborhood Blight, Restoring Civic Pride

Posted on 13 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

tirebuyback_mayor_brown On Saturday, March 28, Mayor Alvin Brown joined hundreds of residents, City Council members, city employees and volunteers to help out at the second annual Tire & Sign Buyback at EverBank Field. TContinue Reading

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Theodore and Helen Johnson- 70th Wedding Anniversary

Posted on 03 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

YMAIL_ATTACH_1424227547947_image.jpgBy Sherrie Roberts

Sweetwater, one of Jacksonville’s well-known communities on the Westside, is the home to many ingenious residents, but 70 years ago a young man married and moved his new wife to this area and still resides there. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 20 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

“In the last four years, I have worked with the City Council, Florida State Legislature, Governor Rick Scott, our city’s business, community, and faith leaders, and anyone willing to put Jacksonville first,” said Mayor Brown. TContinue Reading

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Martin Luther King, III

Posted on 14 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

brown3_14Congresswoman Corrine Brown along with Martin Luther King, III, Candidates, local Clergy, Volunteers and Supporters voted Tuesday on the second day of Early Voting, at the downtown Supervisor of Elections office, located at 105 E. Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Florida. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 06 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

trailblazer 3.7Mayor Alvin Brown and local community leaders gathered to honor local African-American history makers at the third annual Mayor’s Trailblazer Awards Ceremony on Feb. 26 at City Hall. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville Doctor and Mother of Florida State Senator Passes Away

Posted on 06 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

lois_gibson_newGIBSON-Dr. Lois Davis Gibson passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015, surrounded by her family.
A native of Jacksonville and prominent citizen and leader within her community, she graduated from Stanton High School in 1946. TContinue Reading

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Ken Jefferson Candidate for Sheriff

Posted on 28 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

ken_campaignA “Meet and Greet”, hosted by Roslyn Burrough (Auntie Roz), took place on February 19, 2015. Over a hundred supports showed up.

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Mrs. Dorothy Simmons 86th Birthday Celebration

Posted on 27 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

d_simmonsMrs. Dorothy Simmons celebrated her 86th birthday surrounded by family and friends. TContinue Reading

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Rep. Reggie Fullwood wins special election

Posted on 21 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

fullwoodIncumbent Reggie Fullwood was elected to represent Florida State House District 13 in a special election vote Tuesday night. TContinue Reading

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Age is Nothing But a Number for Local Centenarians

Posted on 14 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

centenariansBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

When Ponce de Leon set off of an expedition to find the fabled Fountain of Youth, many thought him to be a fool.

After all, where on earth could people live active lives well into their seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond one hundred? Had de Leon ventured to the north of where he travelled in the Caribbean and Florida, he just may have found the answer as many Georgians are proving you can live to be one hundred years young. TContinue Reading

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The Ms. Foundation for Women Day

Posted on 14 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

ms foundation Teresa Younger stands with Mayor Alvin Brown as he presented a Proclamation for the Ms. Foundation for Women Day. Mrs. Younger is the first African American President of this national organization that is over 40 years old. It was established to elevate women’s voices and create positive changes. Ms. Foundation is the oldest and largest national women’s fund, partnering with about 100 grassroots organizations in the U.S.

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Congresswoman Brown Promotes Nick Martinelli to Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

Posted on 07 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

brown_martinelliWashington, DC – Congresswoman Corrine Brown has promoted her Legislative Director and Transportation Committee Staffer, Nick Martinelli, to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director. TContinue Reading

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Health Care for all Florida’s Children, NOW

Posted on 01 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

health_careMore than 17,000 children are Uninsured in Jacksonville and there is no justification for this overwhelming situation. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 28 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

hillJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College forward Nathaniel Hill has been named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) TContinue Reading

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EWC named new athletic director, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr.

Posted on 18 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

jacksonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former National Football League (NFL) wide receiver, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr. was officially named the new Athletic Director TContinue Reading

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Jaguars Season Over with 23-17 Loss at Houston

Posted on 03 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor


Andre Johnson had 10 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown as the Houston Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17 on Sunday in the season finale for both teams.
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10th Annual Pearls and Cufflinks Gala

Posted on 03 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

pearlsThose who attended the 2014 Pearls and Cufflinks really could not look around the room and know that they are not in 1920. TContinue Reading

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness Birthday Celebration for Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr.

Posted on 07 December 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

lwilliamsDr. Landon L. Williams, pastor of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church of Northside turned 78 on November 20. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 30 November 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor


Edward Waters College has named Senior, Bernard Agurs, the institution’s first Call Me MISTER Scholar. TContinue Reading

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Honoring a Legend: Coach Alfred “Al” Austin

Posted on 22 November 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

austinExecutive Director, DeAndrous Wilcox, Annie Ruth Foundation presents a gift to Alfred Austin, Ribault High School girls basketball coach.
Austin was honored for his outstanding achievements made as an athlete, an educator and a mentor.

Read the full story in the print edition of The Florida/Georgia Star newspaper

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