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A city of northeast Florida near the mouth of the Saint Johns River. It was settled in the late 1700s on the site of a Huguenot colony (1564-1565) that was destroyed by Spanish forces from St. Augustine. Jacksonville is now a major port and commercial center.


(Placename) a port in NE Florida: the leading commercial centre of the southeast. Pop: 773 781 (2003 est)


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a seaport in NE Florida, on the St. John's River. 679,792.
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Noun1.Jacksonville - Florida's largest city; a port and important commercial center in northeastern Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
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It was Chi Slim, who had been with me once when I was thrown off a freight in Jacksonville.
Following the transaction, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Jacksonville Bancorp, Jacksonville Savings Bank, will merge with and into CNB Bank & Trust, the wholly-owned subsidiary of CNB Shares.
Whereas the USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) is named after Jacksonville, the largest and most populous city in Florida, and is the first ship to bear that name; Whereas the slogan of the city of Jacksonville, Florida, is The Bold New City of the South and inspired the nickname of the USS Jacksonville, which is The Bold One; Whereas, on August 10, 2017, the USS Jacksonville returned to the home port of the USS Jacksonville at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the Western Pacific after 209 days out to sea, thus completing the 15th and final deployment of the USS Jacksonville.
Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ-GS: ABCB), parent company of Ameris Bank, said it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Ameris will acquire Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc.
Each year, the Jacksonville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
In July 2008, a process improvement study at FISC Jacksonville Det NAS Jacksonville showed that it was more cost effective for the Navy and beneficial to SKs seeking advancement to in-source the NAS Jacksonville postal function.
Jacksonville has the potential to become a city where all ethnic groups can realize the American dream.
The AOR that we've been assigned from SDDC is to conduct surface deployment and distribution operations for any unit that is port called to Jacksonville.
It makes me that much more comfortable in Jacksonville.
The deal is backed with a three-year loan of $950,000 from First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville.
Representing the smallest FBI field office ever to face the responsibility for coordinating counterterrorism efforts related to such an event, agency personnel in Jacksonville knew a big job lay ahead.
Picture school kids using this 35-acre living science project as an environmental science classroom--squishing their toes in mud, handling dip nets and seines, and studying the rich marine life--and you're starting to think like Jacksonville these days.

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