DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster

DCF tests tech at "Food for Florida" mock disaster


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Department of Children and Families employees from all over the state came together in Tallahassee today to test the agency’s “Food for Florida” disaster preparation operations. The program allows DCF to provide emergency food assistance to families in need after a hurricane or another disaster.

Clay County Fire Rescue hires new firefighters, communications specialist

Clay County Fire Rescue hires new firefighters, communications specialist


Clay County Fire Rescue welcomed 11 new firefighters on April 11, 2012, conducting several weeks of training before the trainees were given station assignments to begin their probationary period.

Funeral Arrangements for Slain Deputy

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler this afternoon announced funeral arrangements for Detective David White.

A police motorcade transported White's body from Shands Jacksonville hospital back home to Clay County Friday evening.

Beseler said Detective White's viewing will be Sunday, February 19th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The viewing will take place at Russell Haven of Rest Home in Green Cove Springs.

The funeral for Detective White will be held Monday, February 20th, at 10 a.m.

The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church of Middleburg.

Veterans-Only Job Fair Happening Today

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Veterans across the country will be able to log on and apply for post-service careers as part of a virtual job fair today.

Just one day before the celebration of Veteran's Day, more than 36,000 former servicemen and women have signed up to participate in the online job fair.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, recent war veterans had a slightly higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country in 2010. 

"Gulf War-era II veterans," or members of the military who have served since 2001, had a jobless rate of 11.5 percent last year.  Non-veterans had a jobless rate of 9.4 percent. 

In July 2010, a quarter of Gulf War-era II veterans reported some sort of disability from their time in the armed forces.

To help these men and women find new careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs and are holding a virtual job fair from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.