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Local Business to Observe Digital Moment of Silence for Sept 11

Local Business to Observe Digital Moment of Silence for Sept 11

Jacksonville will observe a digital out-of-home (OOH) moment of silence for one hour and 17 minutes on September 11th. More than 450 of Clear Channel’s digital billboards in 23 markets across the nation will display the OAAA’s rotating memorial ad creative, reading “Pause and Reflect,” to commemorate the moments on September 11, 2001 during which American Airlines Flight 11 collided into the World Trade Center’s landmark North Tower, United Airlines Flight 175 impacted the South Tower, American Airlines Flight 77 hit the western side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

From Palatka, Florida to Guanaja, Honduras

From Palatka, Florida to Guanaja, Honduras

Getting to the village of Savannah Bight in Guanaja, Honduras is not an easy thing to do, but well worth the effort.  It's a place like most of us cannot imagine.  No malls or grocery stores, no mail carriers to fill your mailbox.  My TV had one channel, ESPN.

First, let me tell you I am not from Palatka, I live in Fleming Island. But, Palatka was very important to the success of the trip.

From Palatka, Florida to Guanaja, Honduras

From Palatka, Florida to Guanaja, Honduras

Getting to the village of Savannah Bight in Guanaja, Honduras is not an easy thing to do, but well worth the effort.  It's a place like most of us cannot imagine.  No malls or grocery stores, no mail carriers to fill your mailbox.  My TV had one channel, ESPN.

First, let me tell you I am not from Palatka, I live in Fleming Island. But, Palatka was very important to the success of the trip.

State Farm Now Accepting Applications for Youth Advisory Board Members

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is seeking Board Members to serve through 2013.

“Being on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board has allowed me to share my passion for service-learning with other highly motivated young people, and helped develop me as an individual,” said Erin Drake, a current Board member. “It’s enlightening to see a corporation that realizes the power youth can bring in creating long-lasting change.”

Hundreds Greet Jacksonville Sharks at JIA

Hundreds Greet Jacksonville Sharks at JIA

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sharks are back in the River City as ArenaBowl XXIV champions. The team landed at the Jacksonville International Airport around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Hundreds of fans waited to greet them at the gate and erupted in cheers and applause when the team came into the terminal shortly before midnight.   

Jacksonville Sharks Head Coach Les Moss tells First Coast News he was blown away by the show of support. "This is great," said Moss. "This is great for Jacksonville and obviously our franchise. These fans are the best in the league."   

TODAY: Local Family Hosts Benefit to Support Hospitalized Son

TODAY: Local Family Hosts Benefit to Support Hospitalized Son

The family and friends of Brian Kelley are hosting an all-day charity event on Saturday, August 13 at the Clay County Fairgrounds to relieve Kelley’s family from mounting medical bills.

There will be live entertainment from local bands from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along with food, face painting, bounce houses, dunking booths, raffles, an auction and a car show.

Kelley, father of two children, is currently in a coma due to a severe automotive accident that occurred July 25 where he was life-flighted to Shands Trauma ICU.

For more information go to on.fb.me/BrianKelleyBenefit.
 

Local Family Hosts Benefit to Support Hospitalized Son

Local Family Hosts Benefit to Support Hospitalized Son

The family and friends of Brian Kelley are hosting an all-day charity event on Saturday, August 13 at the Clay County Fairgrounds to relieve Kelley’s family from mounting medical bills.

There will be live entertainment from local bands from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along with food, face painting, bounce houses, dunking booths, raffles, an auction and a car show.

Kelley, father of two children, is currently in a coma due to a severe automotive accident that occurred July 25 where he was life-flighted to Shands Trauma ICU.

For more information go to on.fb.me/BrianKelleyBenefit.