Florida vs. Georgia Festivities at City Hall Pub

The Florida vs. Georgia Football Classic is almost here, and City Hall Pub is kicking off a week full of tailgating, live entertainment and nightlife.

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 26th, City Hall Pub welcomes tailgaters for a pre-party and after-party for the Carrie Underwood concert. Festivities kick-off at 5 p.m. with live music, grilling on the patio, and a home-style buffet.

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FHP Launches Halloween Drunken Driving Crackdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to make Halloween less scary.

State troopers are cracking down on drunken driving and offering safety tips to parents of young ghouls and goblins. The Highway Patrol is participating in a national drunken driving campaign that began Monday and will continue through Oct. 31. It's called "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest."

The FHP web site offers Halloween safety tips for parents. They include using light colored costumes and putting reflective tape on costumes and goody bags so they'll be more visible to motorists.

 

Chimney Lakes Teacher Selected for Foundation for Excellence in Education Excel Award

Judith Phipps, a teacher at Chimney Lakes Elementary, is one of 76 Florida educators to receive the Foundation for Excellence in Education 2010 Excel Award, and the only educator selected from Duval County.

The Excel Award rewards teachers whose students made the most progress in reading or math from one year to the next for the last three consecutive years. Students of these exceptional educators learned at least 1.5 times, or 50 percent, more than the average student based on the results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

How Young is Too Young to Wear Thong Underwear?

I was recently in a major department store shopping for clothes for a little girl.  When passing by the underwear section, I couldn't help but notice there were thong underwear for sale.  I honestly stopped walking and took a second look to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me.  I was kind of shocked to see thong underwear being sold in the girls department for girls wearing sizes 7-14.

Am I alone in thinking that girls between 7 and 14 years old probably shouldn't be wearing thong?  I just think that's too young for thong underwear.  I know that some women wear thong for comfort or to hide underwear lines under their clothing.  I also know some women wear them strictly for sex appeal.  Either way, what age do you think is appropriate for a woman and/or a girl to start wearing thong underwear?

 

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Newt Gingrich in Jacksonville

Thursday, October 28th

11:00 am

(Doors Open at 10:30 am)

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5 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is reminding pet owners to protect their animals this Halloween.

“While Halloween is really fun for people, it can be truly scary for cats and dogs,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of the Jacksonville Humane Society.  “Many animals get sick or go missing during holidays, especially ones like Halloween when families are repeatedly opening the door to trick-or-treaters.”

Bolles Hosts Several Events this Week

On Wednesday, October 27, at 11:30 a.m., Whitehurst Campus second grade students will perform an original play entitled “Celebrating China” in McGehee Auditorium.  Students in each grade on the Whitehurst Campus perform a play throughout the school year that incorporates lessons learned in the classroom.