Florida’s education department reinstates some textbooks previously rejected over ‘prohibited’ content; questions remain over examples released
The Florida Department of Education has reinstated some math textbooks that were previously rejected because the state said they contained “prohibited” content such as critical race theory, social emotional learning and Common Core frameworks.
I-TEAM: ‘Office hospitality cheat sheet’ outlines former Celebration pastor’s daily instructions
The I-TEAM has obtained what are called “office hospitality cheat sheets” that outline what Weems and his wife wanted to be served every day, and what time. The documents include food and beverage service for Weems and his wife.
Celebration Church in Jacksonville releases findings of explosive investigation into founding pastor
The report said since at least 2019, the Weemses’ leadership has been “inconsistent and unbiblical.” It said Stovall Weems’ leadership was “marked by rampant spiritual and emotional abuse, including manipulation, a profound sense of self-importance and selfishness, superiority and entitlement, overbearing and unreasonable demands on employees’ time, a lack of accountability or humility, and demands of absolute loyalty.”
Man says he was there when shooting occurred during car meeting outside grocery store
A witness told News4JAX on Tuesday that he was there when a 17-year-old was wounded in a shooting over the weekend at what the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said was a car club meeting in a parking lot on Roosevelt Boulevard.
Commission discusses alerting the public of offshore spills following barge crash off Atlantic Beach
The Jacksonville Waterways Commission met Wednesday to talk about better ways to respond to marine incidents like the one last year when thousands of tons of coal ash spilled into the ocean off the coast of Atlantic Beach.
Woman rushing daughter to hospital stranded behind infamous ‘San Marco Train’
A local mother was rushing her sick daughter to Wolfson Children’s Hospital last week when she was she was left stranded by a train in San Marco for 27 minutes. “If it were something more emergent, she would be dead,” Ray O’Steen said. Over the years, trains slowly passing across San Marco Boulevard, Hendricks Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard — which, collectively, have come to be known as the “San Marco Train” — have made thousands of people late to work, meetings and appointments over the years.
Billionaire with ties to Northeast Florida draws attention following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
A yacht harbored in St. Augustine, a Ponte Vedra Beach mansion listed for sale for nearly $17 million and a four-story office building on Jacksonville’s Southside are some of the Northeast Florida connections to a Soviet-born billionaire who has been in the news in recent weeks following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.