St. Johns County

A St. Johns County Commissioner proposed a mandatory mask mandate during Tuesday’s special emergency meeting, but the motion failed as none of the other commissioners were willing to second the proposal, even as one of their colleagues is in “critical” condition due to complications from COVID-19.

Seventeen men have been arrested for child-exploitation crimes, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar announced Friday.

911 Texting Available In St. Johns County

Jan 4, 2017

St. Johns County has joined a growing number of area counties offering the ability to text 911 in an emergency.

Clay and Alachua counties also offer the service.

Report: St. Johns County Is Florida's Healthiest County

Mar 17, 2016
A male doctor in  a white lab coat uses a stethoscope to check a male patient's heart.

A new report says St. Johns County near Jacksonville is the healthiest county in Florida, while Gadsden County in the Panhandle is ranked at the bottom.

St. John's County

Former employees of a medical clinic accuse the St. Johns County Commissioner and his mother of improperly billing for nearly 40 Medicaid patients, illegally storing controlled substances and forging prescriptions, the Florida Times-Union reports. 

It’s pretty much a rerun of last year: The annual County Health Rankings report shows St. John’s took the top spot for healthiest and Union County - home to Florida State Prison - came in last.

After St. John’s, the report lists the next-healthy as Collier, Seminole, Martin, and Miami-Dade. Least-healthy, after Union County, were Washington, Putnam, Baker and Hamilton.