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The great debate about funding the Fernandina Beach 2024-2025 budget is about to begin at its usual starting point: there won't be enough money to pay for everything the city needs.

After nearly a quarter of a century of fits and starts, dozens of discarded park designs and passionate public debate, plans to build a park along the Amelia River cleared a major hurdle when Fernandina Beach city commissioners approved funding $2 million for construction of the new facility.

Former Nassau County Manager Mike Mahaney is one of 18 candidates for the Fernandina Beach city manager position with just one week remaining until applications are closed. Five of the 18 applicants …

An engineering firm hired by the city of Fernandina Beach has pegged renovation of the historic downtown at $2.234 million, according to an estimate provided to city commissioners. The estimate by …

The largest petanque club in the United States is suddenly looking for a new home in Fernandina Beach. Next week, the Amelia Island Boules Club and its 153 members will be kicked out of its …

To understand efforts to codify the Fernandina Beach City Commission's Rule of Procedures, it's helpful to refer to the film "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the reference to the "Pirates Code." In the …

The state's more comprehensive financial disclosure forms are now public on the Florida Commission on Ethics website and show that Vice Mayor David Sturges and Commissioner Chip Ross reported net …

A newly engineered stormwater project to relieve flooding on Front Street will mean Alachua Street access to the riverfront will be open to traffic by the end of the year, city officials told the city commission Tuesday night. Utilities Director Andre Desilet detailed the change from installing a pumping station to deal with floodwaters to an infiltration system that will improve drainage with the rehabilitation of underground pipes currently in place.

At the start of Tuesday's mediation between the city of Fernandina Beach and the Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA), Administrative Law Judge E. Gary Early told both parties "We may have a …

The Fernandina Beach Historic District Council raved about the design of a proposed pavilion at the riverfront, but criticized plans to have a prefabricated concrete restroom …

Dear Readers, If you thought strange things have been happening at the Observer in recent days, I’m here to tell you they were worse than strange.

Do you know who Roy G Biv is? He is not running for city commission! He teaches us the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. Maybe you heard his name sung in a song …

Fallout from the Christian Heritage parade's requirement that marchers sign a "Statement of Shared Convictions" continues with the latest revelation involving Fernandina Beach American Legion Post …

Rising taxable values will generate an additional $548,000 in revenue for the city of Fernandina Beach for the 2024-2025 budget under the rollback rate, according to a preliminary forecast by the Nassau County Property Appraiser.

Amelia Baptist Church has abandoned plans to build two condominium buildings with 24 total units along the Amelia River on an oak-lined street of residential homes off Buccaneer …

Local entertainer Brian Ernst said all he wanted to do was to march shoulder-to-shoulder with his Christian brothers at the Christian Heritage parade …

Two weeks ago, city commissioners spent an hour debating whether they should hold a monthly town hall meeting for citizens and if the public comment …

The Nassau County School Board was unanimous in voting to deny Citizens Defending Freedom's (CDF) objections to a world history textbook …

The Fernandina Beach City Commission will vote Tuesday to approve a $445,000 settlement to the developers of the Courtyard by Marriott and Springhill Suites, who sued the city …

The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) has granted a petition by No Ethanol Fernandina to conduct a hearing on the validity of a draft air quality permit for …

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