Couple shares account of Flight 293 crash at NAS Jacksonville

Couple shares account of Flight 293 crash at NAS Jacksonville

      This is a story of heroics and compassion, a story of people coming together in the face of tragedy. It began on Friday, May 3, 2019, late at night.       “At approximately 9:40 p.m. today, a Boeing 737 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into Naval Air Station Jacksonville slid off the runway […]

NAS Jacksonville scene of late night plane crash

NAS Jacksonville scene of late night plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating what officials are calling a “mishap” after a Boeing 737-800 chartered by Miami Air overshot the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) on Friday, May 3 at approximately 9:40 p.m. and slid into the St. Johns River. On board were 136 passengers en route to […]

Auto accident leaves residents in the dark

Electricity was out for residents south of Arbor Lane to Dunsford Road in San Marco for several hours after a Chevy Silverado crashed into an electrical pole at the corner of Arbor Lane and Hendricks Avenue April 30. The crash occurred between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. said Lamar Terry of San Marco, who snapped […]

The Way We Were: Three Generations in San Marco

The Way We Were: Three Generations in San Marco

“Love Where You Live” is Juliette C. D. Vaughn’s mantra, both for business as a realtor and for life. Her grandparents, George and Martha Carlyon, moved to San Marco from Springfield in 1939. Three generations of Juliette’s family have attended Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. Both Juliette and her mother, Julianne “Julie” Carlyon DeJong, were born […]

Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Cumber shares City view: Tear down The Landing

Like her predecessor District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer, who voted in favor of demolishing The Landing, District 5 Councilwoman-elect LeAnna Cumber shares the Curry Administration’s view that The Landing must be torn down to allow the city to better utilize the river.  “I don’t want to step on what the previous Council has done,” said […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]

Murray Hill rising, thanks to young homeowners, new businesses

An electric energy has edged out the lull that long defined Murray Hill, and residents and merchants alike are enthusiastic about the changes that have emerged. Young families and professionals have moved into the area, multiple new businesses have opened, and property values are on the rise, making the neighborhood a desirable alternative to its […]

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