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2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year

2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) is pleased to announce the following two fire rescue personnel as the 2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the year.  They were both selected based on nominations received from their peers, with the final decision being made by a department appointed awards committee.

St. Johns County Veterans Office Wins State Award

St. Johns County Veterans Office Wins State Award

The St. Johns County Veterans Service Office has received recognition from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Department of Florida for being named the State Service Office of the Year for 2010. Kenneth Thie, Director of the Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented the award to the staff of the St. Johns County Veterans Service Office during the County Commission meeting Tuesday.

Richard Willich Joins Tony Steward as VIP Honoree at U.S. Army All-American Tour Event

Richard Willich Joins Tony Steward as VIP Honoree at U.S. Army All-American Tour Event

MDI founder and Chairman, Richard Willich, was invited to a ceremony and pep rally held in honor of star high school football player, Tony Steward’s selection as a U.S. Army All-American. Steward invited Willich to attend the selection celebration as his VIP guest, honoring Willich for his military service and support of youth and high school sports in the area.

"Dancing With The Stars" Julianne Hough Holds Benefit Concert for Children’s Miracle Network

99.9 Gator Country presents a benefit concert for Children’s Miracle Network featuring Mercury Records Nashville artists Julianne Hough and Randy Montana on Friday, December 17th at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing. Tickets are just $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10

There will be a Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:30.  This tribute is on the 235th Birthday of the U. S. Marines and tribute will be paid to the 7 young Marines and Navy Corpsmen who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and are from the Jacksonville Area.  Please see the attached flyer. There will be a speaker, color guard and families of the  young men will attend.  The public is welcomed.

Jacksonville Couple Chosen for First Times Square New Year's Wedding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How many guests make for a "full house" at a wedding? One local couple will have about a million.

Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, who live in Jacksonville,  met in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  They live in Jacksonville.

They entered a contest to be the first people ever married in a ceremony at Times Square on New Year's Eve.

After looking through nearly 2,000 entries, Get Married Media chose Philips and Dubie to say "I do" as the ball drops with the world watching.

Philips, originally from Georgia, is heading to Florida State College Jacksonville to study nursing, and Dubie, from North Carolina, is studying at Jacksonville University.

The couple chose Jacksonville to start their life together after their service in the military.

Jaguars trade safety Anthony Smith to Green Bay; sign cornerback Chevis Jackson

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers finalized a trade today with safety Anthony Smith going to the Packers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.  In addition, the Jaguars signed third-year cornerback Chevis Jackson.