Florida First District Court of Appeals judicial retention
Rulings from six North Florida judicial circuits, including the Fourth Circuit (Clay, Duval and Nassau counties) and the Eight Circuit (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist Levy and Union counties), are appealed to the First District Court of Appeals.
Happy lawns and gardens, showers, storms increase this week
Showers with isolated thunderstorms continue across central St. Johns county. These will slowly push north as they weaken. Showers will be possible over Clay, Putnam and southern Duval through around 2 p.m. Near seasonal afternoon highs with increasing rain and storm coverage this week.
Illinois — a major feeder to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone — falls behind federal goal to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen flowing into its waterways
While sewage plants have reduced contributions to waterways through permits, addressing pollution from farms largely depends on voluntary efforts.chicagotribune.com
Strangely, the drier days of the next two days will be today and tomorrow
Wednesday afternoon was rolling along with hazy sunny skies and very warm temperatures. Seemingly, a quiet finish to this summer day. Boom! Not-so-fast! Storms rapidly developed later in the evening hours, two bands, the bigger band, Clay and St. Johns counties. The quieter but unrelenting band started near and west of Brunswick Georgia. Over the course of six hours, it kept percolating southward, reaching the Jacksonville area just before midnight.
Sheriff: 12 men looking for teen sex arrested
A sting called Operation Guardian set up by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to lure men looking for sex with juveniles netted 12 arrests, and more are expected, Sheriff John Rutherford announced Friday morning. Law enforcement personnel from Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Clay and St. Johns County, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and other agencies set up fake social media accounts and posted messages as if they were minors and waited for men to contact them.
News4Jax Super 6 baseball: Bolles wraps up regular season at the top
High school baseball season is back and so are our Super 6 rankings. They’ll be published every Thursday during the regular season. District tournaments begin Monday so this is the final ranking of the season. Records are through April 20 games.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Rankings hold steady as teams hit midway point
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (1) Oakleaf (11-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (13-3, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Episcopal, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (5) Episcopal (8-4, Class 3A)Notable wins: Clay, Fletcher, Middleburg, Paxon, West Nassau. To cap their 2-0 Super 6 week West Nassau beat a solid Providence squad 8-2.
Make it a FOUR-peat of near record heat
Sunrise temperatures will be in the upper 50s inland, around 60° downtown and the Southside with area beaches starting off in the low 60s. Sunrise is at 7:24 a.m. and due to some high clouds, it could be fairly spectacular. During the typical heat of the day, mid-afternoon, say around 3 p.m. our temperatures will peak in the upper 80s along and west of I-95, to the mid-70s at area beaches. the cool sea breeze at area beaches will start to push onshore (westward) causing temperatures to cool back into the 60s. AdTomorrow evening will be beautiful, really pleasant as evening temperatures cool back into the 70s.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Teams trade spaces in this week’s rankings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (2) Oakleaf (9-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (11-2, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (3) Trinity Christian (8-2, Class 2A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Providence, West Nassau. Glance: The Eagles return to the Super 6 this week in what has been the most challenging week of rankings to date.
Nicholas Tillis honored as All-Star Athlete
Nicholas Tillis is a junior at Clay High School and has played varsity soccer for all three of his years at Clay. He also plays club soccer. In his “off-time” he chooses to volunteer with the Top Soccer program at the Clay County Soccer Club to mentor children with some disabilities. Throughout his high school career, Nicholas has maintained a 4.6 GPA and takes all honors or AP classes.
Tornado watch for NE Florida, SE Georgia expires
The tornado watch has been canceled in the Georgia counties of Brantley, Camden, Charlton and Glynn. The tornado watch continues until 6 p.m. in the Florida counties of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Gilchrist, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union. The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado warning for Clay and Duval counties. The watch continues for Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Union counties in Georgia. Tornado Warning including La Crosse FL, Brooker FL, Worthington Springs FL until 3:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/qcJrcaIkP1 — NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) March 18, 2021This comes as a Tornado Watch continues across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Georgia until 6 p.m.
Winn-Dixie offering vaccinations at a dozen more Northeast Florida stores
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Southeastern Grocers is offering 5,900 Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations at more Winn-Dixie and Harveys supermarkets in Florida, including six more in Jacksonville, two additional stories in Clay and St. Johns counties and one each in Columbia, Putnam and Flagler counties. Because these pharmacies operate under federal guidelines, they are also vaccinating school personnel of any age. The additional stores taking appointments:Harveys - 5909 University Blvd. W., JacksonvilleWinn-Dixie - 1209 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune BeachWinn-Dixie Store - 7921 Normandy Blvd., JacksonvilleWinn-Dixie Store - 8560 Argyle Forest Blvd., JacksonvilleWinn-Dixie Store - 1520 W. University Blvd., JacksonvilleWinn-Dixie Store - 703 Chaffee Rd., JacksonvilleWinn-Dixie Store - Ponte Vedra BeachWinn-Dixie Store - 3551 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. AugustineWinn-Dixie - 1339 Blanding Blvd., Orange ParkWinn-Dixie - 3260 Hwy. 17, Green Cove SpringsWinn-Dixie Store - 580 S. Marion Ave., Lake CityWinn-Dixie Store - 1115 N. Summit St., Crescent CityWinn-Dixie Store - 1260 W. Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm CoastFor appointments at these or the existing locations that were offering vaccinations, visit winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine or harveyssupermarkets.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine.
Enjoy these warm, dry days Richard says cooler, wetter weather next week
It’s a warm start to the weekend...South-southwest flow as a weak front lifts northward leading to increased cloud cover and warm temperatures going into the weekend. Potential for late evening and early morning patchy fog developments over areas west of the I-75 corridor. Wind S 5-10 mph. Mostly clear with patchy fog overnight. Wind S 5-10 mph.
Turning chilly tonight- clouds and a few showers are back Wednesday
Tonight temperatures turn chilly with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s over inland Southeastern Georgia, low 40s for inland Northeastern Florida and upper 40s and low 50s for the beaches. Wednesday expect building clouds and afternoon to evening chances for showers- especially in our southern, coastal counties. Temperatures will top out in the mid 60s with northeasterly winds around 10 mph. Friday morning may start off with a few showers, but the we will see clearing skies and chilly temperatures only climbing into the mid 60s. Sunday we wake up around 40° and warm up into the cool low 60s under sunny skies.