Share your experience trying to make a vaccine appointment
A vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine that receivedemergency use authorization is seen at George Washington University Hospital, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)Have you tried to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Phone lines for the Florida Department of Health in Duval County were overwhelmed by calls Wednesday afternoon as residents over the age of 65 scrambled to make appointments to receive the vaccine. So if that’s been your experience, you’re not alone. Share your experience by filling out the brief form below:
Who will monitor the Duval County half-cent sales tax?
Here’s a question from a News4JAX Insider about the half-cent sales tax to repair Duval County’s public schools. Let’s start with your first question: the membership of the Sales Surtax Oversight Committee is set by Duval County School Board policy. Then the position will alternate between EWC, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, and the University of North Florida. The role will be filled initially by someone from District 2, and then it will alternate between District 6, District 5, District 3, District 4, and District 1. Seven representatives appointed by each of the Duval County School Board’s seven members.
Sick of political text messages? Here’s how to stop them
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chances are you’ve been on the receiving end of them: unwanted political text messages that light up your cellphone at all hours of the day. But as a News4Jax viewer pointed out, the result is a seemingly endless barrage of text messages beamed directly to the palm of your hand. To keep your phone number from falling into the wrong hands, be careful when giving your number out. If you’re not sure how the information will be used, use your landline or a workplace phone number instead. Some providers, like AT&T and Verizon, are trying to keep tabs on political campaigns this year.
RECAP: Will the Jaguars win this week? Justin Barney answers that and more of your questions
Those are just a few of the questions News4Jax Sports Editor Justin Barney fielded during Tuesday’s Ask Me Anything. A lot of youth on this year’s Jaguars team and I think that inexperience is going to continue to show. I think a 5- or 6-win season is in the cards in 2020 for the Jaguars. Justin: I think it’s too early to say he’s overmatched or that he’s a franchise QB. Justin: I’ll take the Jaguars this week and hope that the coaching staff has corrected that pitiful effort against the Dolphins.
Prep sports questions? Drop them in our mailbag
With so much uncertainty surrounding high school sports this year, News4Jax wants to provide an outlet for all your thoughts and outstanding questions. And what better way to do that than by hearing directly from you? So were launching a mailbag feature for Insiders, whether youre a parent, student-athlete, administrator or fan. Share your concerns, musings and questions and, if theyre selected, sports editor Justin Barney will write about them. Just fill out the form below (app users click here instead):
Share your questions for Sheriff Williams with us
As Jacksonville grapples with unrest over police transparency, Sheriff Mike Williams recently committed to listening to concerns from the community. On Friday, Williams will be on The Morning Show to answer questions about how the citys response to the recent protests and demonstrations calling for criminal justice reform and increased accountability. You can participate in this discussion by sharing questions you have for the sheriff with us. If yours is selected, well ask Williams about it when he visits the studio Friday morning.