Candlelight Vigil for Teens Killed in Boating Accident

Candlelight Vigil for Teens Killed in Boating Accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 150 family members and friends remembered two teenagers who died in a boating accident on Black Creek.

Middleburg High School junior Travis Hanner, 17, and freshman Halee Mickey, 15, were killed Monday when the boat hit a tree growing out over the water, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigator Jeff Summers.

Summers said the boat operator, Ted Hanner, was Travis' father.

Ted Hanner, 48, was injured. He is out of the hospital and was at Wednesday night's vigil.

Hanner's stepfather, Jason Green, was also there. "It's just overwhelming the show of love and support. It's just a testament to both Halee and Travis," said Green.

Hanner was an ROTC student who had planned to go into the military, said Middleburg High Principal David Broskie, who didn't know Mickey as well, but described her as shy, quiet and polite.

Clay County Awake the State Rally March 8th

It's time to take a stand and come together! We must do our part in Clay County to Awake the State by urging our state legislators to reject budget cuts and invest in Floridians again.

Clay, Duval, Nassau County PD’s Support Teen Court Program

Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk will be addressing high school students competing in the Circuit 4 Mock Trial Competition this Friday (2/25/11) at the Clay County Courthouse in Green Cove Springs, Courtroom A (cases will be heard in various other courtrooms to be determined). 

Get Up Close to Monster Trucks at Displays This Thursday & Friday 2/24-25

Before the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® revs up the crowd at EverBank Field this Saturday, February 26, some of the show’s stars will be on display so fans can get an up-close look, for free.  At various locations throughout the First Coast, the public is invited to stop by and check out the trucks and talk to the drivers.  Below is a list of truck displays for this Thursday and Friday.

Camp Cadet Kicks Off Application Period

Northeast Florida Camp Cadet, Inc. is kicking off the application period for a week long summer camp that begins on June 19th and runs through June 25th, 2011 at Camp Blanding (southern Clay County off SR 16).

The camp is for all youth, not just for troubled youth. Applicants must be 12 - 15 years of age.  Applications will not be accepted after April 9th, 2011.  Applications are available at the local police /sheriffs offices in the following counties: Clay, Duval, Bradford, St. Johns and Nassau.  There is no cost/fee for the camp and a maximum of eighty (80) youth will be accepted. 

For more information please contact Officer Kimberly Robinson at 904-274-0545 or email at

IHOP’S Free Pancake Giveaway Returns March 1, 2011

Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia families can be a part of pancake history as IHOP serves up FREE pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on March 1, 2011!  From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at IHOP restaurants across the country, families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  All of the funds raised locally will benefit the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, both of which are Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

99.9 Gator Country/Tire Kingdom FREE Spring Concert Series

99.9 Gator Country/Tire Kingdom FREE Spring Concert Series

WGNE, Renda Broadcasting, Jacksonville’s New Number One For Country 99.9 Gator Country along with Tire Kingdom is once again bringing it’s FREE Concert Series to the Jacksonville Landing!

The FREE Spring Concert Series kicks into high gear on Friday, March 11th with Chuck Wicks along with special guests Stoney Creek Records Thompson Square and Republic Nashville artist Sunny Sweeney!