Market Trend: Jacksonville’s Office Vacancy Decreases to 12.3%

The Jacksonville Office market ended the third quarter 2014 with a vacancy rate of 12.3%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 266,584 square feet in the third quarter. That compares to negative (106,880) square feet in the second quarter 2014. Vacant sublease space increased […]

Want to pitch this Ponte Vedra private equity firm? Here’s their advice

Here’s what you need to know if you want to raise capital. Colleen Michele Jones Reporter- Jacksonville Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Google+  |  LinkedIn With its recent access to $22 million in lines of credit, Ponte Vedra private equity firm MountainStar Capital certainly has the funds to consider venture capital investment in startups. […]

Water leak from manhole damaging church’s property

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It was another week of making repairs to the driveway of Cedar Creek Baptist church. The Lane Avenue church has had a problem with a manhole leaking water from the roadway to its property. “We tried to resolve it with AT&T and they claim it is not theirs,” said Earl Mckee. It […]

Teen’s jail death lawsuit heads to mediation

Valerie Linsinbigler holds a sign calling for justice in her son’s death.(Photo: Bob Self, Florida Times-Union) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The family of a teenager who died in police custody arrived in Jacksonville Thursday for a court-ordered mediation. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Linsinbigler asphyxiated while in custody at the Clay County Jail in March 2013 in a death […]

World’s best golf destinations: Vote for your favorite

Voting ends Monday at noon in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for ‘Best Golf Destination.’ The contest coincided with the 2014 Masters at Augusta National. 20 golf destinations, each of which has at least one supreme public course, were chosen by an expert panel. Panel members were USA TODAY golf writer Steve DiMeglio; pro […]

World’s best golf destinations: Vote for your favorite

According to Tyler Kupper with USA TODAY, Ponte Vedra’s TPC Sawgrass has “the hardest 18th hole in golf; it requires a perfect drive to a tough approach.” With a golf history dating back to the installation of the first course in 1928, Ponte Vedra has become one of the great golf capitals of the Eastern […]

Ripley’s wants you to name its two-headed turtle

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The newest member of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! menagerie gives life to the saying “two heads are better than one.” The museum is holding a contest to name the red-bellied slider turtle with polycephaly (the condition of having two heads), according to a release from Ripley’s. The odds of […]

Teen’s jail death lawsuit heads to mediation

Valerie Linsinbigler holds a sign calling for justice in her son’s death.(Photo: Bob Self, Florida Times-Union) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The family of a teenager who died in police custody arrived in Jacksonville Thursday for a court-ordered mediation. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Linsinbigler asphyxiated while in custody at the Clay County Jail in March 2013 in a death […]

Teen’s jail death lawsuit heads to mediation

Valerie Linsinbigler holds a sign calling for justice in her son’s death.(Photo: Bob Self, Florida Times-Union) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The family of a teenager who died in police custody arrived in Jacksonville Thursday for a court-ordered mediation. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Linsinbigler asphyxiated while in custody at the Clay County Jail in March 2013 in a death […]

World’s best golf destinations: Vote for your favorite

Voting ends Monday at noon in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for ‘Best Golf Destination.’ The contest coincided with the 2014 Masters at Augusta National. 20 golf destinations, each of which has at least one supreme public course, were chosen by an expert panel. Panel members were USA TODAY golf writer Steve DiMeglio; pro […]

World’s best golf destinations: Vote for your favorite

According to Tyler Kupper with USA TODAY, Ponte Vedra’s TPC Sawgrass has “the hardest 18th hole in golf; it requires a perfect drive to a tough approach.” With a golf history dating back to the installation of the first course in 1928, Ponte Vedra has become one of the great golf capitals of the Eastern […]

Ripley’s wants you to name its two-headed turtle

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The newest member of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! menagerie gives life to the saying “two heads are better than one.” The museum is holding a contest to name the red-bellied slider turtle with polycephaly (the condition of having two heads), according to a release from Ripley’s. The odds of […]

Teen’s jail death lawsuit heads to mediation

Valerie Linsinbigler holds a sign calling for justice in her son’s death.(Photo: Bob Self, Florida Times-Union) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The family of a teenager who died in police custody arrived in Jacksonville Thursday for a court-ordered mediation. Nineteen-year-old Daniel Linsinbigler asphyxiated while in custody at the Clay County Jail in March 2013 in a death […]

Buffett lost $2 billion, but there’s good news

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The bad news for Warren Buffett: Two of his firm’s largest investments have lost the company $2.3 billion this week. The good news: That’s about the extent of his U.S. losses so far this year. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment house has lost big on Coca-Cola and IBM, each of which recently […]

Dream of Vegas team doesn’t involve Sharks

Jeff Bouchy is a rock ’n’ roller at heart. He also happens to own the Jacksonville Sharks. His brother, Brett Bouchy, is the managing partner of the Los Angeles Kiss. His partners are hall of famers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Now Jeff Bouchy is getting close to making Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil a […]

Jacksonville Councilman Robin Lumb said he’ll put aside his political aspirations to avoid primary in-fighting

Jacksonville City Councilman Robin Lumb said he’ll put aside his own political aspirations if it would prevent a primary battle between two high-profile Republicans in next spring’s mayoral election. Lumb is running for Duval County Supervisor of Elections, but he said he’d withdraw from the race if Republican Mike Hogan wanted to run for the […]

Mandarin Garden Club a growing showcase for area’s master gardeners

The couple came to get married under the butterfly garden arbor adorned with white coral and passion flower vines. Becky Bathen was there pulling weeds, her arms and gloved hands stained with soil. The justice of the peace who performed the ceremony asked her to be a witness. The surprised Bathen took off her gloves […]

Viosergy Rosa’s baseball journey: From being cut in high school to SL Championship MVP

The most incredible run in Jacksonville Suns baseball history, which ended Friday night with champagne flowing from its sixth Southern League championship, would have never been possible without Viosergy Rosa, a late bloomer who was cut three times from his George Washington High team in Bronx, N.Y. “I wasn’t good enough, that’s pretty much it,” […]