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Jesse Jackson makes GOTV push in Northwest Jacksonville

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In Jacksonville near the Legends Community Center on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Jesse Jackson delivered an urgent message to around 50 Democrats on hand. Vote this year. And avoid what happened in 2000, when “the loser was the winner” because of “voter suppression.” Jackson, in extemporaneous remarks designed to “remind allies to not surrender,” described a couple of elections decided by seemingly small, yet ultimately fateful, events. Jackson described the 1960 election between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon as one example. “Dr. King was…

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St. Augustine and Panama City — the nation’s top college towns?

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Tallahassee failed to make a ranking of the top 50 college towns but Panama City did? And St. Augustine was rank No. 1? Bogus. A web site called Collegeranker.com posted the ranking this week. I’m immediately attracted to any ranking of college towns. After working as a news reporter in non-college town Montgomery, Ala., for four years, moving to Gainesville in 1988 was rejuvenating. And then I spent 10 months in Boulder, Colo., in 1997 on an environmental journalism fellowship…

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