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Barnabas Center relocates to meet growing needs of the community

 Barnabas Center Press Release Submitted by Mary Pitcher, Community Relations Barnabas Center’s crisis assistance services, [...]

Goals cloudy with a chance of referendum: FBCC meets to strategize

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst In what was advertised as a [...]

Volunteers fan out to count County’s homeless

Submitted by Anne H. Oman Reporter at Large                “We need your eyes and ears,” [...]

Scott Road Peacocks – The other side of the story

An opinion submitted by Irene Basore Residents of Amelia Island met January 22, with Nassau [...]

Local opportunities for Lifelong Learning

Press Release Florida State College Donald J. Hughes, Nassau Center Director Registration for the spring [...]

Truck fire after Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting

City of Fernandina Beach Police Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police [...]

FBCC punts on naming rights policy for new library building

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Routine business took little time during [...]

Golf Course Advisory Board replaced by Greens and Oversight Committee

Fernandina Beach City Commission appoints commissioner liaisons to four committees/boards Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm [...]

Fernandina Beach Police dismantle drug distribution house

Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Chief of Police The [...]

Cassandra King visits Amelia Island

Submitted by Terry Dean Cassandra King spends her days writing in her home office near [...]

DEP grant funds new beach and greenway signs

Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Kelly Gibson, Senior Planner In the coming months, City [...]

Amelia Tree Conservancy – A tree planting celebration

Submitted by Michael Spicer You are invited to join the Amelia Tree Conservancy and the [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Wayne Howard Wayne Howard began his photographic journey as a kid with a [...]

Amelia Island Book Festival headliner – David Baldacci

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Submitted by Susan Siegmund BALDACCI TICKET PRICES RISE FEB. [...]

City Commission meets to talk possibilities of self-insurance for Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On January 16, 2014, Fernandina Beach [...]

Billy Burbank III receives the 2014 Florida Folk Heritage Award

Submitted by Peggy A. Bulger I first met the Burbank family in 1979, when I [...]

Arts & Culture Nassau develops arts directory

Submitted by Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Nassau, a Fernandina Beach city commission that [...]

Big Shef acquires The Dog Star Tavern

Press Release submitted by Kellie Culbreth Lickwid Marketing The Sheffield family is proud to formally [...]

City’s rebuttal – Impact Fee Class Certification

http:// January 16, 2014 1:04 p.m.

The Conlon argument – Impact fee class certification

http:// January 16, 2014 12:45 p.m.

The City’s argument – Impact fee class action

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Impact fee class action? Arguments at the Court of Appeal

Submitted by Adam D. Kaufman Legal Analyst A three judge panel of the First District [...]

Peacock lovers muster support at Nassau County Commission Meeting

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Peacock lovers flocked to the Nassau County Board of Commissioners [...]

A.I. – Fernandina Beach – Yulee Chamber of Commerce presents awards

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Over 250 people reserved space at the annual Amelia [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commissioners select Caroline Best as next City Clerk

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst After a morning of individual interviews [...]

Friends of Fernandina Aviation presents plaque to City Airport

Submitted by Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter Photos by Tom and Gerry Clare Jerry Kawecki, President [...]

Around the island . . .

Submitted by Gerry Clare Roving Reporter Around the island . . . Many places are [...]

First District Court of Appeal to hear City impact fee case Wednesday

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The State of Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal  will [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan Leimburg www.unseenimages.com Thank you Stephan Leimberg for braving cold weather winds to [...]

CRAAB ponders future direction

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach Community Redevelopment Area [...]

St. Michael’s Catholic Church seeks review of parking lot expansion

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On January 9, the Technical Review Committee of the City [...]

New Fernandina Beach City Commission begins new year

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission kicked [...]

And then there were four …

Fernandina Beach schedules interviews with 4 of 6 top applicants for City Clerk position on [...]

Organizing for Action volunteers speak on behalf of unemployed

Submitted by Karen Thompson Features Reporter A small but hearty group of Organizing for Action [...]

Reduced flood insurance premiums for city residents

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Bob Sasser, Floodplain Manager The City of Fernandina Beach [...]

Sinda Nichols to star in benefit for Fernandina Beach Branch Library

Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Catherine Henry Over the last three years, [...]

Fernandina Beach resumes attempt to fill City Clerk position

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst During today’s first special meeting of [...]

Scott Road Peacock removal -Neighbors cry “fowl!”

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger For approximately 50 years, peacocks also known as peafowls, have [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Elizabeth Wilkes elizabethwilkesphotography.com Editor’s Note: Libby Wilkes and her husband Clyde, partner in [...]

South 8th Street early morning accident

Despite extensive damage to the  interior of the South 8th Street Enterprise-Rent-A-Car business after an [...]

One injured in South 8th Street vehicular accident

First Coast News is reporting an early morning accident at 2440 South 8th Street.  The [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: December 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following [...]

Judge Brian Davis rules against City of Fernandina Beach – Impact Fee Bond Validation

Submitted by Adam Kaufman Comments 2 Judge Brian Davis presides over two day Impact Fee [...]

Fernandina Beach Fire/Rescue Incident Statistics – November 2013

Submitted by Jason Higginbotham, Fire Chief Total Number of Calls for Service                                                                       151 RESPONSE RELATED [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Stephan Leimberg http://www.unseenimages.com/ Leimberg’s photography is on display and for sale at The [...]

The people make Fernandina Beach special.

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst As we approach the start of [...]

Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Visits Council on Aging

Press release submitted by the Council On Aging-Nassau Jeff McDowell, Marketing and Communications Manager The [...]

Merry Christmas!

Submitted by Michael Whitman [email protected] Worshipers raise their candles during the final verse of Silent [...]

Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: November 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following [...]

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department completes 10th annual Shop with Cops

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release Submitted by James T. Hurley, Police Chief [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by John C. “Charlie” Hutchins John C. “Charlie” Hutchins has been a freelance photographer [...]

Judge Brian Davis confirmed by U. S. Senate for federal judgeship

Just minutes ago, the U. S. Senate confirmed Judge Brian Davis’ appointment to serve as [...]

High praise for Fernandina Beach firefighters

At the conclusion of the December 17, 2013 Fernandina Beach City Commission meeting, City Manager [...]

Fernandina Beach installs lightning protection system

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst According to a city press release, [...]

U.S. Senate expected to confirm Judge Brian Davis for federal judgeship

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis was expected to be confirmed [...]

Video highlights of Chief Judge and Board Chair’s frustrations with Nassau County Clerk Crawford

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On December 18, Chief Judge Donald Moran appeared before the [...]

12/17/13 Fernandina Beach City Commission highlights: Shrimp Fest, Library, CDBG grant, St. Michael’s appeal and more

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Under the leadership of a new [...]

Fernandina Beach swears in new commissioner, mayor and vice mayor

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst On December 17, 2013, before an [...]

Former Fernandina Beach Commissioner Arlene Filkoff’s Farewell Address

Retiring Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Arlene Filkoff left office last night, December 17, 2013.  She [...]

Baptist-Nassau Hospital requests annexation into City of Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger If all goes according to plan, the City of Fernandina [...]

2013 Fernandina Beach City Election: A fluke or a trend?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst City residents, other commissioners and city [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Priscilla Footlik Editor’s Note: Priscilla has lived on Amelia Island for 5 years. [...]

Friends of the Library deliver $400,000 check for Fernandina Library

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger On December 12, the Friends of the Library met its [...]

Main Beach Boardwalk construction moves forward

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Within three weeks, Phase I of the Main Beach Boardwalk [...]

The voters have spoken . . . It’s Miller Time!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The City of Fernandina Beach voters have cast their ballots [...]

Fernandina Beach City Election – Absentee ballot results shows Miller in lead

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The absentee ballot information provided below is from the Nassau [...]

Fernandina Beach City Election Day underway – Don’t forget to vote!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The morning weather is perfect, polls are open, and candidates [...]

Fernandina Beach branch library project approved on 4 – 1 Nassau County Commission vote

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A Christmas card sent during the season of giving by [...]

Fernandina City Election December 10 – Vote!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Andrew J. Curtin and Johnny Miller, candidates for Fernandina Beach [...]

Candidates Curtin – Miller Campaign Contributors for Fernandina Beach City Commission

Financial information from Nassau County Supervisor of Elections Editor’s Note: We have listed below, the [...]

Fernandina Beach City Commission approves unanimously all business items on December 3, 2013 agenda

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission, in [...]

Is Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Fernandina Beach’s future?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Mark Thompson, Key Accounts Manager for [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by David Lee Roberts www.dlrobertsphotography.com Editor’s Note:  As a long time Fernandina resident, Mary [...]

Fernandina Beach Run-Off Election: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Registered Fernandina Beach city voters will [...]

Impact Fees “A Paper Napkin Calculation?”

A special report by Adam Kaufman Whether the $1500 “impact fee “imposed upon new water [...]