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The most viewed story on over the past week was the sale of Steve Spurrier’s Crescent Beach home.

Other headline stories include the state’s rejection of a SilverLeaf expansion, a treasure hunter opening a new museum, St. Johns County advancing a new development, and St. Augustine to consider new mobility fees.

Here is a brief summary of the Top 5 stories from the past week:

The Florida home of Gators legend Steve Spurrier is selling

Steve Spurrier, a former head football coach at the University of Florida, has sold his five-bedroom home at 7630 A1A S. in Crescent Beach for $4,406,500 after 18 months on the market. The 7,723 square foot waterfront home sits on 2.58 acres and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

Florida home of Gators legend Steve Spurrier sells for $4.4 millionFebruary 7, Ashley Varese

State denies expansion of SilverLeaf development

St. Johns County Commissioners are to reconsider a key part of the SilverLeaf development expansion they approved in December. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity sent a letter to the county stating that the amendment to the comprehensive plan must be submitted through a state-coordinated review process.

State Denies SilverLeaf Development Expansion, Plans Must Return to St. Johns County CommissionFebruary 6, Sheldon Gardner

St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum & Gallery Manager Filiz Montanez views an exhibit of artifacts recovered from shipwrecks around the world.

A treasure hunter exhibits his collection in a museum

Treasure hunter James Owens opened the St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum & Gallery in July to display items from his collection. Visitors can view artefacts from the Atocha, including a large silver ingot recovered by Owens; and items from the wreckage of the SS Republic, a Civil War steamship that sank in 1865 while carrying silver and gold coins.

St. Augustine’s treasure hunter exhibits his collection in a new museumFebruary 6, Peter Willott

St. Johns County advances major development

St. Johns County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve an application to rezone more than 12 acres of rural development open to planned unit development for a 47-lot single-family home development called Rolling Hills. Whitehurst voted against the proposal. The development is planned near Kings Estate Road and Old Moultrie Road.

St. Johns County Development: Major Development Advances, Workforce Housing OKFebruary 10, Sheldon Gardner

King Street connects US 1 to downtown St. Augustine.  The City of St. Augustine is looking to take back the state road to make improvements.

St. Augustine considering mobility fees

St. Augustine commissioners are set to hold the first of two votes on a citywide mobility plan and mobility fee Monday night. The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Alcazar Room at City Hall at 75 King Street. People can attend or watch live at For more details, visit under Latest News and Updates.

St. Augustine will consider mobility fees on MondayFebruary 12, Sheldon Gardner


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