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Jacksonville, FL 60 Second Forecast


Date: 10/21/2016 11:11:00 PM

Jacksonville, FL 40 second local forecast from The Weather Channel. Current conditions, 5 day outlook, with highs, lows, and chance of rain Seven-year-old saves $3,000 and buys

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Isaiah Ford moves into No. 2 on VT's all-time receptions list


Date: 10/21/2016 6:15:00 PM

The junior from Jacksonville, FL, recorded four catches on Thursday night against Miami, pushing his career total to 167 and into second place on the school’s all-time receptions list passing Danny Coale. Coale recoreded 165 receptions from 2008-11

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Jack Del Rio eager to see his son Luke play for the Florida Gators against Georgia

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville

Date: 10/21/2016 4:43:00 PM

Del Rio has seen two Florida home games where his son has played this season. But this would be a chance to watch his son play just across the St. Johns River from Episcopal High School, where Luke played for one season, and in the same stadium where he

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Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Jax Beach on 3rd Street

First Coast News

Date: 10/21/2016 2:59:00 PM

A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of 3rd Street and 14th Avenue in Jacksonville Beach Friday evening, authorities say. The crash occurred at 5:15 p.m. and shut down the intersection as members of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department and the

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Post Hurricane Matthew: USGS Continues Efforts to Document How High Floodwaters Reached


Date: 10/21/2016 1:27:00 PM

This was also the case on the Waccamaw River in South Carolina and the St. Johns River in Florida. The floodwaters are now receding or have receded in most of these areas. Gauge height or stream stage indicates how high the water is, while streamflow is

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Jacksonville is the largest city in the State of Florida by population and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with an estimated population in 2013 of 842,583, it is the most populous city proper in Florida and the Southeast, and the 13th most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.

Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles south of the Georgia state line and about 340 miles north of Miami. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States. Under British rule, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and Cowford to the British. A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.

Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its riverine location facilitates two U.S. Navy bases and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport. Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. As with much of Florida, tourism is also important to the Jacksonville area, particularly tourism related to golf. In 2012, Jacksonville was listed as a "sufficiency" world city in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory, ranking alongside cities such as Abuja and Tulsa. People from Jacksonville may be called "Jacksonvillians" or "Jaxsons" (also spelled "Jaxons").
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