Category Archives: City News

TDK breaks ground at 14th & Lime for Vintage Amelia Island

MEDIA RELEASE October 26, 2018 MURFREESBORO, TN – Tim Keach, CEO of TDK, announced today [...]

In a “Community Conversation”, A Recovering Addict Tells Her Story, and an Ex-Firefighter Tells Group to “Get Your Hands on NARCAN®”

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large October 24, 2018 6:40 a.m. The thirty-or-so attendees at Starting [...]

OHPA, WTF agree to contract terms

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 20, 2018 4:29 p.m. After [...]

Mayor Declares November “Right Whale Month” in Fernandina Beach

MEDIA RELEASE City of Fernandina Beach October 19, 2018 3:00 p.m. On November 2, 2018, [...]

WTF responds to FO article on Clyde Davis resignation

Submitted by Christopher Ragucci CEO Worldwide Terminals Fernandina (WTF) October 18, 2018 — 10:38 a.m. [...]

Beach parking remains free for now in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 17, 2018 – 2:20 p.m. [...]

Beach Parking: Who Really Pays? – An opinion

Submitted by Chip Ross Fernandina Beach City Commissioner October 15, 2018 8:59 a.m. Social media [...]

Fernandina Beach Airport Terminal makes its official debut

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 14, 2018 5:30 p.m. It [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Report:  September 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 14, 2018 4:00 p.m.   [...]

Sprucing up Centre Street

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 11, 2018 3:38 p.m. Fernandina [...]

Quarterly summary of pending litigation in the city of Fernandina Beach

Prepared by Tammi Bach Fernandina Beach City Attorney   I. CASE NAME: City of Fernandina [...]

Fernandina Beach Proclamations:  October 2, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 5, 2018 11:30 a.m. City [...]

Weekly comments from Dale Martin

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach October 5, 2018 12:00 a.m. With mail-in ballots now [...]

The long and winding road to island land conservation

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 3, 2018 The Fernandina Beach [...]

Can you see it now?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 3, 2018 4:35 p.m. More [...]

More changes coming to Fernandina Beach’s 8th Street corridor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst October 2, 2018 11:00 a.m. Development [...]

New business and building report: August 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 29, 2018 4:00 p.m. The [...]

Update from the Friends of Bosque Bello

Submitted by Adrienne Burke Chair, Friends of Bosque Bello September 24, 2018 11:30 a.m.   [...]

FBCC considering limited paid beach parking

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 26, 2018 3:20 p.m.   [...]

City’s Marina Advisory Board holds first meeting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 24, 2018 5:32 p.m. The [...]

FBCC evaluates performance of Charter Officers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 24, 2018 12:44 p.m. At [...]

St. Michael’s Church campus expansion continues under city review

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 23, 2018 5:30 p.m. The [...]

Plat approval, annexations, FLUM Amendments, zoning changes … Oh, my!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 23, 2018 4:21 p.m. Requested [...]

FBCC and OHPA press the RESET button

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 21, 2018 9:36 a.m. Following [...]

FBCC adopts flag policy for City facilities on 4-1 vote

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 21, 2018 2:09 p.m. At [...]

City Commission Group 5 Candidate Kreger answers questions

Leonard A. “Len” Kreger Incumbent Candidate Group 5 Fernandina Beach Commission September 20, 2018 5:00 [...]

FBCC adopts millage, budget and fees for FY 2018/19

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 20, 2018 1:00 a.m.   [...]

City Commission Group 4 Candidate Smith answers questions

Roy G. Smith Incumbent Candidate Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 4 September 19, 2018 11:00 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Chris Whelan September 15, 2018 11:00 p.m. Editor’s Note: Chris Whelan joined the [...]

Weekly comments from Dale Martin

By Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach September 14, 2018 12:00 a.m. As has been [...]

Ocean Rescue and citizens save a life at the beach

Submitted by Fire Rescue Chief Ty Silcox City of Fernandina Beach September 12, 2018 9:30 [...]

More kudos for Fernandina Beach

September 7, 2018 11:00 a.m.   Trip Advisor has named Fernandina Beach as one of [...]

Weekly comments from Dale Martin

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach September 7, 2018 12:00 a.m. With the conclusion of [...]

FBCC holds first Public Hearing on Millage Rate, Budget for FY2018-19

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 6, 2018 8:25 a.m. Fernandina [...]

Fernandina Beach applying for working waterfronts grant

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 6, 2018 3:30 p.m. At [...]

City Proclamation and Board Appointments:  September 4, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 6, 2018 2:00 p.m. 25th [...]

City authorizes, staffs 7-member Marina Advisory Board

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 5, 2018 3:37 p.m. During [...]

Fernandina Beach Commissioner Phil Chapman recovering from stroke

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 5, 2018 Last week Fernandina [...]

Amelia River-To-Sea Trail

Friends of the Amelia Island Trail, Inc. Mike Pikula, President September 4, 2018 11:00 a.m. [...]

Fernandina Beach Wellness Fair – Friday, September 7, 2018

Please note that the previously advertised Annual Health and Wellness Fair is only available for [...]

Short takes and updates from Fernandina Beach City Hall:  September 2, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 3, 2018 3:30 p.m. Public [...]

FBCC to discuss using P&R Impact Fees to purchase land for conservation

Submitted by Commissioner Chip Ross Fernandina Beach City Commission August 31, 2018 – noon [FO [...]

A death in the city’s family

From  the Co-Editors and Staff of the Fernandina Observer August 30, 2018 The Fernandina Observer [...]

Commissioner Ross thanks key players for marina reconstruction efforts

Submitted by Chip Ross Fernandina Beach City Commissioner August 29, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Recently [...]

Community priorities and the conservation quandary

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 28, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. [...]

Tenants begin moving into new airport terminal

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 23, 2018 By the end [...]

City Proclamations and recent Advisory Board Appointments: August 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 22, 2018 International Homeless Animals’ [...]

Move ’em — or lose ’em

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 22, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. [...]

City to consider setting fees for FY2018/19 tonight

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 21, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. [...]

Make your mark on Centre Street via Fernandina Beach Main Street

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 20, 2018 — 6:00 p.m. [...]

PAB to consider accessory dwellings, CRA waterfront height limits at Special Meeting

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 20, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. [...]

New business and building report: July 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 17, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. [...]

Fernandina Beach workshops FY 2018/19 Budget

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 14, 2018 – 2:10 p.m. [...]

On tap the week of August 12, 2018 in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 12, 2018 Nassau County to [...]

Fernandina Beach short takes and updates from the week of August 5, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 11, 2018 Cleared for take [...]

Weekly Comments from Dale Martin

Submitted by Dale Martin Fernandina Beach City Manager August 10, 2018 — 12:00 p.m. Next [...]

Marina update: August 9, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 9, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. [...]

City schedules budget workshops, invites public comment

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 8, 2018 – 1:55 p.m. [...]

Breaking News: City now has 408 process authorization in hand from Army Corps of Engineers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 7, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. [...]

Planning Advisory Board (PAB) meeting on August 8, 2018 may be a long one

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 6, 2018 4:00 p.m. If [...]

Changes coming to North Front Street: demos approved for icehouse, tank farm

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. During [...]

Fernandina Beach short takes and updates:  Week of July 30-August 3, 2018

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 4, 2018 Marina/Riverfront:  City Manager [...]

Lofts on 5th LLC gets thumbs up from HDC

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 2, 2018 There may soon [...]

HDC removes an obstacle to downtown miniature golf course

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 2, 2018 – 12:30 p.m. [...]

Fernandina Beach adopts tentative operating millage rate of 5.8553 for FY 2018-19

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. At [...]

Fernandina Beach welcomes new City Comptroller

MEDIA RELEASE Submitted by Mary Hamburg, PIO City of Fernandina Beach July 31, 2018 9:26 [...]

Weekly comments from Dale Martin: the FY2018-19 Budget

July 27, 2018 12:00 p.m. For his Weekly Report this week, Fernandina Beach City Manager [...]

Fernandina Beach will soon welcome first Arborist and a Building Director

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 24, 2018 3:54 p.m. City [...]

New FBMA terminal preparing for landing

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 20, 2018 Work on the [...]

No need for Mayor Straw Vote this year

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 20, 2018 11:00 a.m.   [...]

Weekly comments from Dale Martin

Dale Martin City Manager Fernandina Beach July 20, 2018 12:00 a.m. The 2018/2019 budget is [...]

Two final plats approved in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 19, 2018 8:46 a.m. During [...]

Fernandina Beach Marina repairs soon to be underway

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst July 18,2018 12:45 p.m. With a [...]

Fernandina Beach authorizes creation of a Marina Advisory Board

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   Following discussions at several previous [...]