First Coast Gears: Big crowd for Historic Main St. Cruise

First Coast Gears: Big crowd for Historic Main St. Cruise

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Main Street, which runs through the heart of Springfield. was hopping Saturday night with vintage cars that attracted a big crowd.

SLIDESHOW: Explore dozens of photos of the people and the classic cars cruisin' Main Street Saturday evening

Cruising Main Street was the theme as the weather held out making for a perfect evening for cruising and for people to catch up on old times.

Judy Horton made the trip from Callahan to check it out. "Saw a lot of old friends from high school, a lot of cool cars. Loved it," said Horton who joined hundreds of people who lined Main Street on Saturday night.

For more news, shows and cruise-ins from Jacksonville's local classic cars scene visit First Coast Gears

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4th of July Fireworks By Water

4th of July Fireworks By Water

 

Just in time for the summer's biggest holiday, Florida By Water released their 2012 list of places to view fireworks from your boat. So far, they’re featuring more than 50 locations submitted by local Chambers of Commerce and Tourism & Visitors bureaus from across the Sunshine State.

Florida's unemployment drops; Gov. Scott responds

Florida's unemployment drops; Gov. Scott responds

 

Governor Rick Scott responded to Florida's unemployment rate dropping to 8.6 percent in May 2012, down 2.3 percent since Governor Scott came into office and to its lowest point since December 2008:

"It is clear that the work we have done to lower the cost of doing business in our state by cutting taxes and reducing regulation is giving the private sector the confidence it needs to expand, grow and add jobs.  Florida's continued steady decline in unemployment shows that Florida is on the right track. I remain committed to growing private-sector jobs in our state by making Florida the No. 1 place for business so that every Floridian can have the opportunity for a job." 

 

Pop Warner changes rules in effort to prevent concussions

ATLANTA -- Pop Warner football, the most widely known youth football program across the nation, announced late Tuesday a set of rule changes in light of new research data regarding concussions among football players.

The changes will eliminate head-on blocking and tackling drills when players are lined up more than three yards apart. The move emphasizes no head-to-head contact between players.

The new rules, as posted on the Pop Warner website include:   

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Walmart Foundation will provide summer learning and meals for middle school students

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools was recently awarded the District Summer Learning Initiative grant through the Walmart Foundation in the amount of $750,000 over two years to serve 800 youth in the 2012 Superintendent’s Summer Academy Programs. At a time when school districts around the country are curtailing summer learning programs in response to budget cuts, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) received a $4 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to provide more than 7,000 summer learning opportunities for middle school students.

Duval County School Board Hosts Community Meetings on Superintendent Search

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County School Board will be talking with the community about the ongoing search for a new Superintendent.

Duval County public schools belong to the citizens of Jacksonville.  As such, Duval County School Board members want extensive citizen and employee involvement in selecting the next Superintendent. 

Below is a schedule of the meetings.  Parents and community members are encouraged to attend to provide additional information that will help determine the qualities desired in a new Superintendent.

All meetings begin at 6 p.m. see below. Dates and locations are:  

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

The beginning of hurricane season is a good time for homeowners to review their insurance needs.  Homeowners should meet with their insurance agent to review and adjust their polices as appropriate for adequate coverage. Families should keep in mind the 3 Ps during hurricane season:  plan, prepare and protect. 

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June 12, 2012 – The beginning of hurricane season is a good time for homeowners to review their insurance policies for adequate coverage for their home and property.  Homeowners are encouraged to consult with their agent and develop a complete understanding of the insurance coverage they have purchased.  In addition to reviewing insurance policies, there are three things families should keep in mind during hurricane season - plan, prepare and protect:

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