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Green Cove Springs to Begin Using Red Light Cameras

Green Cove Springs to Begin Using Red Light Cameras

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- Next month, Green Cove Springs police will begin citing red-light runners using cameras that catch drivers in the act.

If you are driving down U.S. 17 (Orange Avenue) and run a red light at the busy Houston or Ferris street intersection, new red- light cameras will catch the violation. Cameras will be added to Harbor Road and 17 in  two to three months.

Soon after being caught on camera running a red light, offenders receive a ticket in the mail that will cost $158. The driver doesn't get points or higher insurance rates, but if the fine isn't paid within 30 days, the fine increases to $256.

"This is about public safety," said Police Chief Bobby Musco. "If you go to a t-bone crash at an intersection, somebody is going to be hurt. This is about public safety. "

Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Clay County Kicks Off Distracted Driving Reduction Campaign

Through a grant from State Farm officials, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office placed multiple banners around our county this week to raise awareness about this problem.  The message on the banners reads “Texting + Driving: A Deadly Combination”. Banner locations include Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Keystone and Fleming Island.

FWC Wants Public's Input About More Daylight Alligator Hunting

FWC Wants Public's Input About More Daylight Alligator Hunting

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to know what Floridians think about providing more daylight-hunting hours to alligator hunters. The public can comment via an online survey.

Use Caution Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday, Patches of Dense Fog Expected

Florida Division of Emergency Management officials are urging residents and visitors to use caution during the Thanksgiving holiday as patches of dense fog

Green Cove Springs Farmers Market Saturday, November 13th

The Green Cove Springs Farmers Market will be hosting a “Live Healthy” event this Saturday, November 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Mayhugh’s Drugs will be on site offering discounted flu shots for $15.99, blood pressure checks and fittings for Dr. Comfort Diabetic Shoes (which are covered by Medicare).  Come on out to get your flu shot, enjoy the wonderful fall weather and pick up some fresh produce at the same time!  If you are interested in being a vendor, please call (904) 657-1268 or visit us online at: www.greencovespringsfarmersmarket.com  All types of vendors will be accepted!

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.

A Family-Friendly Ghost Walk: Saturday October 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

By the light of the silvery moon with the owls and frogs we’ll croon… and we hope you’ll join us!

On October 30th, the Saturday before Halloween, come with family and friends for a night hike to the Morningside Living History Farm where you will meet ghosts from 1870 and hear about their lives in rural Florida.

The program begins at 7 p.m. and goes to 8:30 p.m. The admission gate will close when the program begins so be sure to arrive on time. Bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Meet in the parking lot. Admission for this event is one non-perishable food item for each participant. Admission to the event is one non-perishable food item for each adult or child. The donations will be given to a local food bank.

The Living History Farm is located at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., three miles east of downtown Gainesville.