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The Florida Star Welcomes New, Talented General Manager

Posted on 15 August 2015 by The Florida Star Online

OpioIt is with great honor that we inform our readers of our new General Manager, Opio Sokoni. Many in the city know Mr. Sokoni from his work as the president of the local SCLC. His term there was marked with action. Under his leadership the name “Forrest” finally came down from the high school that was named after the confederate general. He was also instrumental in organizing the vigilance in front of the courthouse during the Michael Dunn trial. Dunn was convicted and sentenced to prison for killing Jacksonville teen, Jordan Davis for refusing to turn down his music. TContinue Reading

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ALLIE IN ACTION – Tips to Survive your first Day of School

Posted on 10 August 2015 by The Florida Star Online

allie_in_actionBY ALEJANDRA STACK
For The Florida/Georgia Star

Back to school means homework, pop quizzes, and books but it can also mean a new school (for some), new teachers, and new friends. I sometimes wish I didn’t have to go to school but if you don’t leave Summer you can’t come back and I wouldn’t know half the things I do now. TContinue Reading

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Brunswick and Kingsland Georgia Mourns the Loss of Pioneer Dr. Leonard Dawson

Posted on 20 July 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Brunswick Mayor, Cornell Harvey, Dr. Leonard Dawson and Dr. Neil Dawson Sr. (Photos by Angela Favors Morrell, photographer for The Georgia Star

Brunswick Mayor, Cornell Harvey, Dr. Leonard Dawson and Dr. Neil Dawson Sr. (Photos by Angela Favors Morrell, photographer for The Georgia Star

Dawson, Retired Executive Director of Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority, Inc.,

Dr. Leonard Dawson was born in Kingsland, Georgia. He was born to the union of the late Rodgers Dawson and Oneida King Dawson. He enlisted in the Army in 1958 and served his country until 1960. He married Louise Mitchell of Kingsland, Georgia in 1961; they remained happily married until her passing in 2004. From their union they had two children, Avis and Neil. TContinue Reading

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Universal Teen 2015 Children With Class Fashion Show

Posted on 13 July 2015 by The Florida Star Online

fashionCrowning of Universal Teen 2015 and the Crowning of Tween USA 2015 occured on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, in Jacksonville.
Details and pictures are in the latest edition of The Florida Star

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Mayor Alvin Brown, reflects back on his term as Jacksonville Mayor

Posted on 30 June 2015 by The Florida Star Online

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As I close my term as mayor, I look around our neighborhoods and I see one thing: communitywide partnerships. TContinue Reading

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Mayor Alvin Brown Accomplishments for Jacksonville

Posted on 08 May 2015 by The Florida Star Online

alvinbrownOver the past four years, Mayor Brown has worked with numerous partners and achieved the following accomplishments under his leadership:

1. 36,000 new jobs were created.
2. Jacksonville was rated the No. 1 city in America to start a business.
3. Jacksonville was rated the No. 2 city in America to find a job. TContinue Reading

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Georgia Heart Transplant Recipient Anthony Tremayne Stokes Dies In Crash During Police Chase

Posted on 04 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

stokesAn Atlanta teen received a heart transplant two years ago which gave him a second chance at life. TContinue Reading

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Coffey is Camden’s “Self-Confident” Star Speaker

Posted on 07 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

kelsey Kelsey Coffey, a sophomore at Camden County High School took the 1st Place title in Public Speaking at the Regional Conference of the Future
Business Leaders of America.

She chose “self-confidence” as her focus area. Her assignment was to write and present a three and a half to four minute speech at the conference to a panel of judges.

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

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Matthew W. Gilbert High School Grand Reunion

Posted on 10 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

reunionMatthew W. Gilbert High School Grand Reunion Class of 1965 celebrated their 50th reunion at the 17th Annual all class reunion, held the weekend of January 2nd-4th, 2015. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 10 November 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

vetMost city government offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 20 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

excutedThe men behind two notorious crimes in Florida and Georgia have been executed within hours of each other. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 09 May 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor


On May 9, Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies and agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) assisted 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.
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Posted on 29 April 2013 by Admin Arthia

The mother of the three toddlers found wandering in Jacksonville is in hospital and the man she left to care for her children has been arrested after police discovered the home filled with dirty diapers, spoiled food and drugs. The suspect has been identified as Lanard Bell. TContinue Reading

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Brunswick Pastor Caught On Camera

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Admin Arthia

By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star

A Brunswick pastor has come under fire after a YouTube video surfaced of him publicly discussing several current issues while using cuss words and blasting several prominent members of the community. TContinue Reading

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Testifies On Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Admin Arthia

Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislature’s willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose TContinue Reading

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Local Rapper Killed In Gruesome Accident

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Admin Arthia

Aspiring rapper Norman Spalding, 26 was killed last weekend when a pickup truck drove in the path of his motorcycle in Jacksonville. The young man was thrown from the motorcycle and hit by several vehicles. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 18 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

He won’t be returning next season but CB Rashean Mathis is taking his leave from the Jacksonville Jaguars like a gentleman.

After the news was official last week, he stated: “I can only praise God. He allowed me

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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 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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Three Men Sought After Brunswick Shooting

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

Investigations continue into an armed robbery which left a Hispanic male in hospital and police searching for three black suspects. According to reports, on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at approximately 7:11P.M. officers of the Brunswick Police Department responded to 1708 Norwich Street in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival a 43 year-old male, TContinue Reading

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Brunswick NAACP Installs New Officers

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

Brunswick NAACP’s President Dr. John Perry and Vice President Ron Stokely

The  NAACP officially began a new era in it’s Brunswick  branch, as elected officers were publicly sworn into office last week.  The installation ceremony was held on Sunday, March 10th at the Zion Baptist Church where the guest speaker was Rev. Antony Walk.

The installation charge  was give to Officers and Executive Board by the former President C A Lee. The charge was followed up by the

passing the torch of leadership to Dr. John Davis Perry II the newly installed president of the local branch.

Following his comunity greeting, Perry wasted no time declaring:  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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