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St. Augustine, Fla., Mulls Streetcar

St. Augustine, Fla., is considering a narrow-gauge heritage streetcar operation, roughly paralleling U.S. Route 1 and linking several traffic generating sites within the municipality. The proposal, first disclosed publicly this spring by Historic City News website, is being aided by a so-far unnamed designer of track and overhead wire systems. Last September the St. Augustine…


Panama City- DIB could ditch debt

PANAMA CITY —  Members of the Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) heard signs of a positive outcome for their debt woes during a special meeting Thursday. Board members originally discussed selling downtown parking lots owned by the DIB to pay its $58,789 in outstanding debt. About $50,000 of the debt is accruing interest at 4.75 percent. DIB members…