Editor’s Note: Catch up on the news you missed and the things we thought were noteworthy around town, around the world, and in the sports scene! Be on the lookout for more posts like these every Monday. Boom.

Around Town

If you are not already aware, Jacksonville was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1901. We are bigger and better than ever, and it is hard to believe that the Historic City of Jacksonville has been completely devastated four times since 1846. Check out how our beloved city has been nearly annihilated four separate times over the years.

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downtown after the fire

 

JIA ranks among the top ten best airports in North America for service quality

EverBank may receive state money for renovations. We like the sound of that!

Two sperm whales washed onto beach at Anastasia Island State Park

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St. Johns Marine Patrol earns top state award

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Atlantic Beach Pub allowed to fly Irish Flag

A day in the life of the OCEARCH team

Around The World

Close to 2,800 dead pigs have washed up from the Shanghai River. The river is a drinking source for more than 20 million Shanghai residents.

Could there be life in an Antarctic lake?

A New York-based artist will attempt to bring hope and celebration in Kabul, Afghanistan with 10,000 balloons.

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Sports News

Mike Wallace makes sense for the Miami Dolphins

Kelly Slater wins Quicksilver Pro

Jacksonville Jaguar Pro Day update

Miami Heat on a roll with 19 wins