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6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

6th Annual Hammerhead Ocean Marathon

Looking for a challenge?? Well, sign up for the 6th annual Hammerhead Ocean marathon!The swim marathon has two sepreate legs that are1.25 miles, and 2.5 miles respectively in OPEN WATER. It will be held on August 13, 2011 and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Bring your swimming gear, and most importantly your endurance!!! For more information log on to www.hammerheadtriathlonclub.com. See you there! 

Five Teens Hospitalized for Suspected 'Bath Salt' Ingestion

Five Teens Hospitalized for Suspected 'Bath Salt' Ingestion

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Five teenagers have been hospitalized for ingesting what deputies believe to be a type of bath salts banned in Florida earlier this year.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the incident began Saturday at a home on North Lake Cunningham Avenue in Fruit Cove.

Neighbors said Monday they were stunned by the incident.

"It's just a very unfortunate incident that happened to some pretty decent kids," said Clyde Ewing who lives across the street from one of the teens.  "[It's] just really upsetting."

The father of a 17-year-old reported that his son was out of control; the teen fought his father and several deputies as they tried to secure him.

Make it Your Mission to Learn About Your Heart Health at the Go Red For Women Luncheon

Make it Your Mission to Learn About Your Heart Health at the Go Red For Women Luncheon

The American Heart Association, First Coast Market and chairwoman Kristi Bageant-Epperson of Citi are hosting the First Coast Go Red for Women Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011. For for information including ticket prices and event location contact the American Heart Assocation, First Coast Market at 904-256-5724 or go to www.heart.org/firstcoastgored

Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Coming to Doctors Village?

Hospital Corporation of America [HCA] and Memorial Hospital have been offered economic incentives by the St Johns County Commission if they build the region’s first and only free standing Emergency Department [ED] at Doctors Village in Julington Creek.

Youth Win Immunization PSA Contest

Each year in the United States, we lose 1,070 people to meningitis and 4,590 people to cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In an effort to spread the word about these vaccine-preventable diseases and raise awareness among teens, Brunet-García Advertising sponsored the Florida Bureau of Immunization’s You Call the Shots public service announcement (PSA) contest; inviting youth ages 11 to 18 to produce and enter a 30-second  PSA highlighting the importance of HPV and meningitis vaccinations.

Four Loko Lurks at High School Parties

Four Loko Lurks at High School Parties

Most of us remember the high school party movies of the 80s. Party mischief included making a dream girl out of a doll, the most popular girl in school getting a bad haircut and an entrepreneurial freshman flashing an upper classman’s panties for a buck a peep. 

Unfortunately, it’s not the 80s.

High school parties today involve a whole new breed of drugs and alcohol, including Four Loko, nicknamed by some, “blackout in a can.”

Operation-Medicine Cabinet, March 12th

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is hosting another “Operation-Medicine Cabinet” this month in the Northeastern and Central parts of the county. This is a Pharmaceutical Take Back program, a prescription for safe kids and a clean environment.

The operations will take place on Saturday, 12 March, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at the Gate Petroleum, 10970 U.S. 1 North (corner of U.S.1 and Valley Ridge Blvd.) as well in the parking lot at the Flagler Imaging Center, 101 Health Park Blvd.