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Carroll’s Krystal Box Design to be in Krystal Restaurants Nationwide

Carroll’s Krystal Box Design to be in Krystal Restaurants Nationwide

Krystal, known for their innovative take on packaging and featuring their customers on Krystal Boxes for the Krystal Lover Hall of Fame has gone a step further in asking their customers to create designs for the famous Krystal box.  Last fall thousands of Krystal Lovers were challenged to submit their own graphic designs for the Design a Box Contest and Orange Park resident, Ruth Carroll, was chosen as a judge’s choice winner.

High Honors for Ad Agency

At the American Advertising Federation’s National ADDY competition, one small multicultural agency truly shined. Playing in the big leagues, Brunet-García Advertising won three gold and one silver national awards – the most of any agency in Florida and the Caribbean. Only one other multicultural/Hispanic agency received an award at the national level. The winners were selected from 1,382 entries from a full range of advertising agencies around the country.

BG received Gold ADDY awards for the Block x Block Illustrations, the Players by the Sea “The Full Monty” poster and the Players by the Sea poster series. A Silver ADDY was also awarded for the Players by the Sea building design.

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Pulmonologist from St. Vincent's Warns of Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke

Phyisicans at St. Vincent's Medical Center are warning people about the health effects of the smoke from recent wildfires.  Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of patients complaining about irritation from smoke.

Pulmonologist Dr. Thomas Szwed, who works at St. Vincent's Medical Center, says people exercising outdoors may feel the effects.

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

Somer Thompson Day in Clay County

Somer Thompson Day in Clay County

ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The community paused to remember Somer Thompson, who would have turned 9 today.

Somer was abducted and later found murdered in October 2009. She was walking home from Grove Park Elementary at the time of the abduction.  Her disappearance resulted in a community-wide search until she was found dead in a Georgia landfill.

The Clay County Commission recently decided to make Somer's birthday special by making it "Somer Thompson Day."

Schools in Clay County observed a moment of silence in her honor.

Somer's mother, Diena, was touched by the moment given to her daughter.

"It means a lot to have the support of the school and for everybody to take just a few seconds out of their lives to remember the little girl who was just so special and did not deserve to go so soon," said Thompson outside Grove Park Elementary, where Somer attended.

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

Westside Marine Injured in Afghanistan Back in U.S.

Westside Marine Injured in Afghanistan Back in U.S.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Westside Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan has made it back to the U.S.

According to his family, Cpl. Marcus Dandrea, 21, arrived on American soil at about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. 

Dandrea's father, Mark, said his son has shown tons of courage and character, and even while experiencing pain, Marcus told him "they could not have performed better surgery."

Mayor John Peyton will present the elder Dandrea with a city of Jacksonville flag to be placed in the injured man's hospital room.

In addition, the Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. will give the Dandrea family a $5,600 check to help pay for their travels to Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to visit the wounded Marine. 

The group is also giving the city a $4,000 check to cover the costs for the city's for its Memorial Day Service at the Veterans' Wall.