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Fundraisers to Save Our Sports Scheduled This Weekend

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This weekend marks a huge push in the fight to "Save Our Sports" in Duval County Schools.

Slow pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys and girls soccer are the final programs that still need to raise money to save their seasons this school year.

County Athletic Director Jon Fox said earlier this week that those programs needed $20,000 to $25,000 more to survive.

Tonight, lacrosse boosters will hold their first fundraiser.  The event, called Keep Lax in Jax, is a dinner and silent auction.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Fireman's Union Hall. 

Saturday, a motorcycle ride will raise money for wrestling programs in Duval County.  The event will begin at Sandalwood High School at 11:00 a.m. and bikers will ride to Terry Parker High School.

Junior varsity soccer supporters will hold a benefit soccer tournament Sunday.

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

Local Businesses Wearing Jeans Sept. 14 to Support Shands Jacksonville & Wolfson Children's Hospital

 

Auction Direct USA

                             Osprey Village

                                    Marriott

                                    Smith, Gambrell, & Russell LLP

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

Mayor's Communications Director Arrested on DUI Charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Communications Director for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is facing a DUI charge in Bradford County.

Jail records show Abel Harding was arrested Saturday near U.S. 301 by the Hampton Police Department. He was booked on a DUI charge late Saturday, then released early Sunday.

Front Porch Kind of Day

Front Porch Kind of Day

Recently my husband and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and thought it would be fun to take our kids and our wedding photos down to St. Augustine where we got married to take some pictures in the style of Dear Photograph.  While walking through the city, we came across a gentleman who was sitting out on his front porch in his rocking chair.  It was a perfect day for such activity.  He was sitting out there with his cigarettes and his maps.  He asked my husband to come over to him.  More specifically he asked, "Excuse me, Sir.  Could you bring your kids over here?"  He definitely got our attention with that.

Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

Governor Scott Gets to Work at NAS JAX

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott will hold his third "Let's Get to Work" day at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

The Governor's will be there from approximately 5:15 a.m. until 3:30 in Thursday afternoon.

We're told the Governor will begin the day by working at the gate.

Good Morning Jacksonville will join the Governor live starting at 5:45 a.m.

Duval County School Board Announces Superintendent’s Evaluation

Duval County School Board members today provided Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals with his evaluation for the 2010/2011 school year. 

The Superintendent was evaluated in seven areas of responsibility, including relationships with the Board, community relationships, staff and organizational relationships, educational leadership, fiscal leadership, personal qualities and an overall performance rating.

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Creates Education Commissioner's Office

Mayor Alvin Brown issued an executive order naming the first Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville.

The office is designed to serve as a bridge between City Hall and Duval County Public Schools with a mission to increase graduation rates and better prepare Jacksonville’s youths for the 21st Century job market. The office will have no executive powers over the school system but will serve a crucial supportive function to raise private money and rally community support at a time the schools are facing cutbacks.