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Store and mall hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
LOCAL MALL HOURS:
The Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd., will open at 8 p.m. Thursday and will remain open through 9 p.m. Friday. The Avenues will open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Gateway Town Center, 5152 Norwood Ave., the mall itself will be closed Thursday. Hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The mall will open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Regency Square Mall, 9501 Arlington Expressway, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and will remain open until 10 p.m. Friday. The Regency will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
St. Augustine Outlets Mall, 500 Prime Outlets Blvd., opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and remains open until 10 p.m. Friday. The Outlets Mall will open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Jacksonville Landing,2 W. Independent Drive, the interior of the mall is closed on Thursday, but Chicago Pizza, Hooters and Maverick’s restaurants will be open for several hours. The Landing will open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday with the holiday tree lighting ceremony scheduled on the riverfront at 7 p.m. The Landing will open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. with viewing of the annual boat parade on the riverfront at 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Road, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and will remain open through Friday until 10 p.m. Then it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Planning to murder someone? You may want to make sure you don't butt-dial your intended victim while discussing the details of your nefarious plot. Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas, say Larry Barnett, 68, accidentally called one of his former employees last week ... and when the employee heard Barnett discussing the plan to have him killed, he contacted police, KAIT-8 reports. Among the comments Barnett allegedly made to a third man: "I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it. I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident."
A man shot and killed his live-in girlfriend, then killed himself in a murder-suicide early Tuesday morning inside a Regency apartment, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
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Forget the war on Christmas. It’s time to talk about a more dangerous assault—the one being waged against Thanksgiving. And this war has real casualties: American families.
On Thursday, while most of us will be stuffing ourselves in the company of our loved ones—or at least our family—thousands of others will be compelled to leave their Thanksgiving celebrations to go to work. Why? Many retail chains have decided to open up their stores on Thanksgiving Day, including Walmart, Macy’s, Target, and Sears. Kmart is even opening at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, while the Gap will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. I guess that’s for people who are desperately in need of a pair of flat-front khakis on Thanksgiving.
We are constantly bombarded by whining from the right over its contrived war on Christmas. Sarah Palin even wrote a book—or at least she allegedly wrote one—about it, which she conveniently released in time for Christmas shopping. You would think the people who want to “keep Christ in Christmas” would be leading the charge to keep the “Thanks in Thanksgiving” and call on these stores to close so that employees could spend the day with their families.
But keeping retail stores closed on the holiday truly shouldn’t be a right or left issue. It should be one that, like Thanksgiving Day itself, unites all Americans regardless of political outlook, religion, or background. We should stand together in objecting to employees being forced to sacrifice their celebrations because the mammoth corporate chains have decided to open. And I say “forced” to work because let’s be honest: How many employees can tell their boss “no” when asked to work on Thanksgiving, when doing so could mean losing their job or hurting their career advancement?
Of course, we won’t see the CEOs of these companies working at the stores on Thanksgiving. Instead, we have corporate executives like Walmart vice president Duncan Mac Naughton trying to spin the story. “Walmart associates are really excited to work” on Thanksgiving because it’s a “pretty high energy day,” he says. I wonder how many Walmart execs will be at the store sharing in that “high energy” on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving has a special place in our nation’s history. It’s truly the quintessential American holiday. Our first Congress even passed a resolution in 1789 urging President Washington to proclaim a national day of thanks. (You have to wonder if our current dysfunctional Congress could even agree on a Thanksgiving resolution.) Washington obliged by issuing a proclamation that Thursday, November 26, 1789, would be a day of public thanksgiving.