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JEA Warns Customers to Beware of Scams

JEA is warning its customers to beware of scams involving utility bill payments.

Recently, some JEA customers have been called, texted or visited in person, requesting a payment be made on a credit card number to avoid disconnection of services. JEA does not call its customers to make such requests.  Additionally, some JEA customers are being offered payment of their utility bill for up to half off the total amount due. The scam works like this – a customer is approached and told their bill will be paid in full if the customer gives an amount in cash. Unfortunately, the account is then paid with a stolen credit card or check. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

World-Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Speaks at Annual Us Luncheon

The University of North Florida’s Us Group, along with UNF’s Brooks College of Health and the Mayo Clinic, will feature Dr. Mary O’Connor, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, at its annual educational luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the UNF University Center. She will discuss “Lifelong Bone Health: Girls to Grannies.” Check-in and registration begins at 10:45 a.m.

Visit Jacksonville Advertisement Heats Up New York's Times Square

In the midst of one of the snowiest winters on record for the Northeast United States, Visit Jacksonville launched an advertising campaign positioning the city as an escape from the cold in New York’s Times Square Plaza.  The 15-second advertisement will be on display daily every hour on the CBS “Super Screen” located at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues through April 30.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update Feb 7

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.07/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.11/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

UNF Hosts Teen Entrepreneurship Conference

The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida is hosting its 6th annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference-It’s HER Business from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the University Center on campus for girls age 15 to 18 who are enrolled in high school.

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

Target, RadioShack Buy Back iPhones, Other Used Gadgets

The trend of dumping unwanted gadgets online at sites like eBay and Craigslist now has shifted to brick-and-mortar retail stores, with a twist.

Major retailers, such as Target (TGT) and RadioShack (RSH), are buying back products from customers in-store and offering credit toward purchase of new products.

New SPA Opens At Massage Envy Harbour Village

Massage Envy Harbour Village located at 13475 Atlantic Boulevard in the Harbour Village Shopping Center next to Stein Mart is giving Jacksonville area residents even more reasons to visit.   Yesterday, the clinic debuted its new SPA – adding MURAD Signature Facials and hot stone massage to its menu of high-quality, affordable therapeutic treatments provided by friendly, licensed massage therapists and estheticians.