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USCG Recognition of the Special Operations

USCG Recognition of the Special Operations

The St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) Marine Rescue section received a special recognition by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) during the Tuesday Board of County Commissioners Meeting.  The Marine Rescue section was chosen for this recognition by the USCG as a result of several recent emergency events where both agencies worked together to achieve positive results in search and rescue missions in and around our coastline. 

St. Johns Firefighters Complete Advanced Training

St. Johns Firefighters Complete Advanced Training

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Four firefighters from St. Johns County were recognized this week for completing an advanced training course in Indiana.

The firefighters, Lt. Isaac Frazier, Lt. Jeff Mrwik, FF Chris Naff and FF Tommy Orr, attended the class with men and women from across the country.

The course, called the Truck Company Operations course, showed the participants how to better work with fire engines through hands-on drills. 

Man Makes His Living Wearing T-Shirts

Man Makes His Living Wearing T-Shirts

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- With temperatures in the mid-80s and full sunshine, you couldn't ask for better weather for the job Jason Sadler does.

"It's beautiful t-shirt weather today," Sadler said while strolling the Jacksonville Beach pier.

But his tan isn't the only thing at work under the sun, his walk today is just part of the job.

"I literally get paid to wear t-shirts for a living," he said.

Today he's sporting a Scout and Zoe's shirt, an out-of-town business that makes all natural dog chews out of antlers.

He started this unique business from his Ponte Vedra home back in 2009 and it's paying the bills.

"Two years ago I was doing this all by myself.  Now I have five people wearing t-shirts all over the country."

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

Darius Rucker to Perform at THE PLAYERS

Darius Rucker to Perform at THE PLAYERS

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Last year, Tim McGraw performed in a special concert on Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS.  This year, another country music superstar, Darius Rucker, will sing on the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse lawn on Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m.

As is the case for the entire tournament week, all active duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents are admitted free for Military Appreciation Day, as are children under the age of 18 with a ticketed adult.  For the general public, Wednesday Practice Round tickets are only $20 for the entire day.

Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Tournament Set for May

Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Tournament Set for May

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic is now on the calendar for this spring, and the list of celebrities expected to attend is starting to grow.

Tebow, a Jacksonville native and current quarterback for the Denver Broncos, will host the tournament May 6-7 at the TPC Sawgrass on Dye's Valley Course a week before the best field in golf is in town for the Players Championship.

The Tim Tebow Foundation is a fund-raising organization for at-risk children around the world.

St. Johns County Announces 2010 Employee of the Year

St. Johns County held its annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony today, at which Benjamin Coney was honored as the St. Johns County Employee of the Year. Coney works as the Assistant Director with St. Johns County Housing and Community Services and was selected from a highly talented and deserving group of nominees for this special award. The award is presented to the employee who, through nomination, has demonstrated public service excellence and made exemplary organizational contributions throughout the year. Ben’s commitment to community revitalization, leadership and volunteer work throughout the county were just a few of the qualities that set him apart.