Pilot, other man detained after TSA finds gun at JAX
When a viewer alerted News4Jax that two men in pilot uniforms were detained by authorities near the TSA checkpoint at JIA at around 7 a.m. Thursday, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority confirmed that a loaded gun was found in one of the men’s carry-on bags.
Last weekend of January and temperatures will be bouncing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was a frosty Friday morning, as inland sunrise temperatures bottomed out at or just below freezing. Saturday morning will start off chilly, but not freezing cold, with sunrise temperatures in the 30s, 40s along area beaches. Sunshine will continue to dominate the early morning skies, yet as the day wears on, clouds will start to roll onshore. Sunrise temperatures another 10° milder, mostly in the 50s. Sunrise temperatures on Monday will be around 50° and afternoon highs will only be around 58°.
Majority of Americans expected to stay home for Christmas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During what is normally a hallmark travel time, Jacksonville International Airport was noticeably quiet and emptier than is typical for the day before Christmas Eve. @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/MDxwycAacd — WJXT Ashley Harding (@WJXTAshleyH) December 23, 2020Wednesday was expected to be the busiest day for travel to holiday destinations, but analysts are expecting the vast majority of travelers will stay home for the holidays. RELATED: US holiday travel surges despite outbreakIt’s due mostly to the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC warnings to avoid flying. However, some passengers at JAX said today that life has to continue, even during a pandemic. If you are flying the CDC recommends booking your ticket for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or News Years Day to avoid high-volume times.
Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival canceled for 2020
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. Citing public health concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jekyll Island Authority announced this week that the 2020 Shrimp & Grits Festival has been canceled for November. Canceling this years festival was not an easy decision to make, but ultimately we, the JIA, felt it was in the best interest of both participants and those who work so hard to bring the festival to life, said Jones Hooks, Executive Director of the Jekyll Island Authority. To ensure island management is properly sustained, we too have to focus our efforts on rebuilding lost revenue and not overspending. The festival is slated to return Nov. 5-7, 2021, to continue the celebration of shrimp & grits and the dishs longstanding connection to the south, organizers said. The Shrimp & Grits Festival, three times voted Best Festival in the Southeast (2012, 2017 & 2019) by the Southeast Festivals & Events Association, brings more than 45,000 people to Jekyll Island over a three-day weekend.