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This Day In Country Music

  • On this day December 12, 1988

    Waylon Jennings underwent triple bypass surgery at Nashville's Baptist Hospital. The singer later said he had quit smoking five or six packs a day after being a smoker for 40 years. […]

  • On this day December 12, 1966

    Merle Haggard released the single "The Fugitive" (later titled "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive" on the album), which became Haggard's first #1 hit on the country chart. Although not written by Haggard, the song became one of the […]

Local News

  • Inmate from St. Augustine dies in Florida prison
    on December 12, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The death of an inmate from St. Johns County who was serving time at a state prison in South Florida is under investigation.Charles Patten, 34, died early Wednesday morning at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution.The […]

  • Bible teacher sentenced to prison for sex with underage girl
    on December 12, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    A former Bible school teacher at a Jacksonville Christian school was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexual activity with an underage girl, according to court records.Robert Russell Browning, 60, was sentenced […]

  • How to protect your holiday deliveries from porch pirates
    on December 12, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Though we think of the holidays as the season for giving, for criminals it has become the season for taking. And in many cases, they're snatching packages right off people's porches.With more and more doing their holiday […]

  • New contracts for JFRD, JSO could cost Jacksonville millions
    on December 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Big changes are on the way for Jacksonville's police and firefighters after Mayor Lenny Curry signed a new contract into law that could cost the city millions of dollars more.Approved in the plan are changes for health […]

Local Sports

  • Inaugural High School 9:12 basketball tournament tips off Thursday
    on December 12, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Eight local high school basketball teams will face off Thursday at the inaugural Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational.First Coast, Providence, Bishop Kenny, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra, Episcopal, Bolles and Ribault will […]

  • Seniors give Mandarin High parting gift: Team's 1st state title
    on December 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    With a roster half full of seniors who have played together for four years, Mandarin High's first state title was an emotional victory Saturday.The nail-biter title game against Miami Columbus came down to a crucial […]

  • Gators Breakdown: Recruiting scoop with Blake Alderman
    on December 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Florida is in good shape for many of the top prospects on their board and look to make a final push with the Early Signing Period just a week away.LISTEN: Catch up on previous episodes of Gators Breakdown Swamp 247's Blake […]

  • Jaguars release designs for 2018 'My Cause, My Cleats'
    on December 11, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    On most Sunday's, the NFL is very strict about what players can and can't wear during games. This week the NFL will relent on those restrictions in the name of a good cause. This Sunday, when the Jaguars face the Washington […]