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Alabama's Snapper Check Program

Outdoor Alabama

Date: 6/16/2017

The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program

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Florida’s Fortune 500 Honorees, Rabies Alert, Workplace Shooting

Patch

Date: 6/11/2017 7:05:00 PM

A quick-acting Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office sergeant and three construction workers are credited with saving the life of a woman whose body was spotted floating in the St. Johns River on Tuesday afternoon. 5 Tampa Bay Area Pool Homes For Under $250K

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Jacksonville Fun River Rally Raises $3,500 and Counting for Camp Amigo

speedonthewater.com

Date: 6/11/2017 11:31:00 AM

The three-day event started with a casual Thursday evening “meet and greet” at Hooters restaurant, followed by Jacksonville’s traditional “Boater Skip Day” gathering at Bayard Point on the St. Johns River the next day. While 34 owners signed up

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A deep dive into $484 million dredging of St. Johns River: retired transportation executive says not so fast

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville

Date: 6/11/2017 9:45:00 AM

As Jacksonville faces a monumental decision about how to pay for one of the most expensive public works projects in city history, a retired CSX executive has emerged as an unlikely source of do-it-yourself research calling into question the bedrock

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

trulia.com

Date: 6/11/2017 3:59:00 AM

Located eighteen miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine, it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area. Walking, even late at night, is no problem because Ponte Vedra Beach is quiet and extremely peaceful. Ponte Vedra

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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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