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News in Duval County, Florida
Smith wins Republican primary in congressional District 5
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:01:45 -0700
Glo Smith comfortably won the Republican primary in congressional District 5 Tuesday and the chance to face 22-year incumbent Democrat Corrine Brown.
Some races spark boom in absentee ballots; polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:17:13 -0700
Duval County's voting turnout is shaping up to be fairly typical for a primary election, with a few races bringing in abnormally high voter turnout. Counting early voting and absentee ballots, 7.
Political analyst reminds voters every vote is important
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:41:10 -0700
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland told News4Jax that low voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election isn’t unusual and that he expects a small turnout at the polls.
Fant-Renner race boils down to fistful of votes; Crist faces Scott
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:14:42 -0700
Voters stayed home in droves Tuesday as party primary contests around Northeast Florida were decided by early or mailed-in ballots almost as much as by people walking up on Election Day to cast their votes. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and ex-Gov. Charlie Crist, a reinvented Democrat, cruised to easy party victories while a set of Republican state senators easily rebuffed challenges that could ...
Guest column: Former health dept. head cites underfunding
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:46 -0700
Issues with health department were mostly due to budget cuts.
6 compete for 2 Duval School Board seats
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:36:26 -0700
Duval County voters will soon select who sits in three of the seven School Board seats to run Florida's sixth-largest school district.
First Coast tourism breaking records for second quarter of business; Florida visitors spike too
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:20:13 -0700
North Florida tourism officials credit local initiatives for spike in visitors for April, May and June.
Don Brewer Center to serve as Head Start facility and hub
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:59:00 -0700
Duval County students head back to school in less than a week. That means students will be heading to Head Start and Early Head Start as well. The federally-funded programs prepare students for kindergarten, available for families who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:43:57 -0700
Early voting in advance of Tuesday's primary ended Saturday in most northeast Florida counties, but continues through Sunday in Jacksonville and Bradford County.
Duval County Health Department tries to turn itself around after scathing audit
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:16:17 -0700
Patients waiting too long for critical medications. Private patient health information visible to other patients. Medications and vaccines stored in an unlocked refrigerator.