Tag: W.C. Gentry

A.G. GancarskiDecember 15, 2016

On Thursday, Patrol and Enforcement Director Michelle Cook of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, presented a “good news/bad news” scenario. As she told the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee, the good news is that the JSO “violence reduction strategy” is working in some of the city’s more crime-plagued areas. The bad news: violent crime is spiking elsewhere in […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 16, 2016

On Wednesday afternoon, the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee convened for the first time since a wave of weekend violence left multiple people dead, including an 11-month-old infant. In that meeting, held in the wake of City Council committees scrutinizing how Journey resources are allocated, one thing that became clear was that the committee is looking […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 29, 2016

On Thursday, the Jax Journey Oversight Committee met for the first time since July and had some good news regarding new federal money for Journey initiatives. City grant administrator Damien Cook noted the Department of Justice awarded the city of Jacksonville $1 million for data analysis regarding the best way of going forward related to at-risk youth. This […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 29, 2016

When running for office in 2015, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry vowed to bring back the Jacksonville Journey. Under previous mayor Alvin Brown, many Journey programs had been moved to the purview of other organizations, such as the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. Funding levels for the Journey were cut. Curry’s vows to reinstate the Journey coincided, especially during […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 25, 2016

Watchers of the HD 12 race have waited to see whether establishment money would swing toward Terrance Freeman. His fundraiser at Jacksonville’s SunTrust Building next Tuesday offers clues. An all-star host committee includes names Duval Republicans know, including Charlie Appleby, Bruce Barcelo, Lindsey Brock, Councilman Aaron Bowman, Mel Clark, Rose Conry, Rory Diamond, W.C. Gentry, Dane Grey, Deno Hicks, Charles Moreland, Karyn Morton, Michael Munz, Alexander Pantinakis, Kara Tucker, and Scott Wiley. […]


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