Prayer vigil brings beaches community together
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – The beaches community came together Wednesday evening for a prayer vigil designed to help heal divides across the nation over police brutality. But those persons that are sincere, those persons that really want to see unity, peace, those persons that want to reconcile our differences. The beaches is unique in that some things other places experience, typically we don’t.”The vigil was held at the Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center on Fourth Street in Jacksonville Beach. Carter, who hosted the event, spoke alongside Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Gene Paul Smith, who said the past week has not been easy for the department. Nothing really came out of it,” said Thomas, a Jacksonville Beach resident.