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Jacksonville Jetties Big Redfish


Date: 10/31/2016 10:01:00 AM

The Big, breeder Red Fish have started their annual movement up river from the St. Johns River Inlet in anticipation of spawning season. These fish begin staging on the 40 foot dredge lines that edge the shoulders of the rivers shipping lanes every June

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Sunken tug boat leaks diesel fuel near Blount Island; leak contained

First Coast News

Date: 10/29/2016 3:07:00 PM

A tug boat sank at the Dames Point Marina causing some of its diesel fuel to leak out into the St. Johns River near Blount Island on Friday afternoon. The Coast Guard said there was a light sheen on the water from the fuel, but divers were deployed to

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Georgia-Florida: Perhaps a little desperation will serve Dogs well

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 10/28/2016 4:20:00 PM

The Bulldog faithful always turn out in droves for this annual fall break that culminates with a football game on the banks of the St. Johns River. To them, it remains and always will be the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party,” regardless of

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Man catches massive gator in Florida river


Date: 10/28/2016 3:24:00 PM

Bill Moody poses with a 13-foot alligator he caught in the St. Johns River with the help of his son, Billy Moody, and his son's girlfriend, Lindsay Cohen. LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - It took more than two hours, but a Lake County man was able to pull in a 13-foot

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Ella’s Bulldawg Forecast – WLOCP


Date: 10/28/2016 12:49:00 AM

Oct 25, 2016Cheri Leavy The Bulldogs wrapped up practice for Georgia-Florida and are set to take on the Gators on Saturday at 3:30 pm in the afternoon down in Jacksonville, FL. If you missed any of the practice reports, press conferences, or player

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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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