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Local UPS Driver Gene McCool Honored for Safety

Local UPS Driver Gene McCool Honored for Safety

UPS is proud to announce that Emmitt “Gene” McCool has been inducted into its Circle of Honor. UPS’s Circle of Honor is the highest safety honor a UPS driver can achieve; each driver must amass at least 25 years without an avoidable accident to qualify for induction.

UPS has long enjoyed an outstanding reputation for safety in the transportation industry. UPS drivers log over two billion miles a year on U.S. roads and average less than one accident per million miles driven thanks to drivers like Gene, who recognize that safety is a way of life.

Gene is a package car driver out of the Jacksonville facility and provides service on Atlantic Avenue. He and his wife, Donna, live in Jacksonville. They have three children: Patrick, who is 35 years old, Keghan, who is 24, and Lyndsey, who is 20.

"Dancing With The Stars" Julianne Hough Holds Benefit Concert for Children’s Miracle Network

99.9 Gator Country presents a benefit concert for Children’s Miracle Network featuring Mercury Records Nashville artists Julianne Hough and Randy Montana on Friday, December 17th at Mavericks at the Jacksonville Landing. Tickets are just $10 at the door and proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Wounded Warriors end 350-mile bike ride at Naval Station Mayport Saturday

Naval Station Mayport, Fla. - More than 200 Ride 2 Recovery participants will end their 350-mile bike ride at Naval Station Mayport on Saturday, November 20.

Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10

There will be a Marine & Navy Corpsmen Memoiral at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:30.  This tribute is on the 235th Birthday of the U. S. Marines and tribute will be paid to the 7 young Marines and Navy Corpsmen who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and are from the Jacksonville Area.  Please see the attached flyer. There will be a speaker, color guard and families of the  young men will attend.  The public is welcomed.

Jacksonville Couple Chosen for First Times Square New Year's Wedding

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- How many guests make for a "full house" at a wedding? One local couple will have about a million.

Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, who live in Jacksonville,  met in Iraq while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  They live in Jacksonville.

They entered a contest to be the first people ever married in a ceremony at Times Square on New Year's Eve.

After looking through nearly 2,000 entries, Get Married Media chose Philips and Dubie to say "I do" as the ball drops with the world watching.

Philips, originally from Georgia, is heading to Florida State College Jacksonville to study nursing, and Dubie, from North Carolina, is studying at Jacksonville University.

The couple chose Jacksonville to start their life together after their service in the military.

Jaguars trade safety Anthony Smith to Green Bay; sign cornerback Chevis Jackson

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers finalized a trade today with safety Anthony Smith going to the Packers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.  In addition, the Jaguars signed third-year cornerback Chevis Jackson.

Groundbreaking for Fitness and Training Center at Mayport Oct 14

Congressman Ander Crenshaw will attend and make remarks at the official groundbreaking for the Naval Station Mayport Fitness and Training center at Naval Station Mayport on Thursday, October 14.